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Courtney Conway, PhD

Unit Leader - Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit


Courtney grew up in Cincinnati and spent many of his weekends camping, hiking, backpacking, and climbing in OH, KY, and WV. He was motivated to find a career where he could continue to do these activities as part of his job, while still contributing to science.

Research Interests

  • Avian ecology 
  • Behavioral ecology
  • Conservation biology
  • Life history evolution
  • Avian migration

Teaching Interests

I teach Conceptual Foundations in Ecology, a 3-credit graduate class on critical thinking, the scientific method, and how to develop and test mechanisitic hypotheses in ecology. I also occasionally teach or co-teach graduate seminars on topics in avian ecology.