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Brian Reichert, Ph.D.

Brian is an ecologist at the Fort Collins Science Center, where he serves as Coordinator of the North American Bat Monitoring Program.

Brian is an ecologist at the Fort Collins Science Center. He serves as Coordinator of the North American Bat Monitoring Program (NABat) providing overall leadership and direction of NABat across international boundaries. Brian’s research interests have focused on using a combination of field methodologies and statistical modeling to improve our understanding of the spatial dynamics of wildlife populations in response to habitat loss and land-use change.

Professional Experience

  • 2017-present: Ecologist and NABat Coordinator, USGS Fort Collins Science Center, Trust Species & Habitats, Fort Collins, CO

  • 2014-2016: Postdoctoral Associate, The Fletcher Landscape and Spatial Ecology Lab, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 

  • 2007-2014: Graduate Research Assistant, Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit and the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

  • 2006-2007: Supervisor/Field Biologist, Florida Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit: Kenansville, FL 

  • 2003-2006: Field Biologist, Minnesota Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit: St. Paul and Milaca, MN; Nestor One Field Camp, Cape Churchill, Manitoba, Canada

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, 2014

  • M.S. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, 2009

  • B.S. Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2005

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • The Wildlife Society

  • Ecological Society of America

  • International Association of Landscape Ecology

Science and Products

*Disclaimer: Listing outside positions with professional scientific organizations on this Staff Profile are for informational purposes only and do not constitute an endorsement of those professional scientific organizations or their activities by the USGS, Department of the Interior, or U.S. Government