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.
- Avian ecology
- Behavioral ecology
- Conservation biology
- Life history evolution
- Avian migration
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.
Unit Leader, Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 2011-
Assistant Unit Leader, Arizona Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 2000-2011
Education and Certifications
Ph D University of Montana 1998
MS University of Wyoming 1990
BS Colorado State University 1985