Bob Klaver, Ph.D.

Bob is a Wildlife Biologist who moved to Iowa in January 2012 from the USGS Earth Resources Observation and Science Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. While at EROS, he worked in collaboration with faculty and students at South Dakota State University. 


Previously, he was the regional GIS coordinator for the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Portland, OR. He also served as a wildlife biologist on the Flathead Indian Reservation working with multiple species and coordinated wildlife activies with other resources like forestry and range management.

Only Bob's five most recent publications are shown here. For more information about Bob, including a full publications list, visit his profile page on the Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit web site. 

Bob also can be reached at his Iowa State University email address:


  • Ph D South Dakota State University 2001
  • MS University of Montana 1977
  • BS University of Montana 1974
  • BS Iowa State University 1971

Research Interests

Bob's research spans a wide variety of collaborative projects on multiple wildlife taxa, from birds to bears. Much of this work has integrated remote sensing data with population biology and habitat use and selection.

Teaching Interests

Bob will be teaching an analysis of habitat selection class Spring 2013. He has taught classes in the analysis of mark-recapture data.