H Brian Underwood, Ph.D.

I collaborate with DOI partners, USGS and academic colleagues on mission-critical problems or emerging issues. I conduct research primarily through graduate student mentoring and advising. Secondarily, I provide technical assistance to partners that often lead to interesting research questions and products.

Biography

Professional Experience

  • Research Wildlife Biologist, 1990-present.

Education

  • BS (1982); Wildlife Resources Management, West Virginia University, Morgantown.
  • MS (1986); Wildlife Ecology, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse.
  • PhD (1990); Wildlife Ecology, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse.

Current Research Emphasis

  • applied population biology, ecology and demography
  • natural resource conservation and management
  • systems modeling and simulation
  • trophic dynamics of plant-herbivore, prey-predator systems
  • numerical ecology and applied statistics

Honors, Awards and Recognition

  • Patuxent Scientific Achievement Award, 3/00
  • Service Appreciation, Bureau of Land Management, 5/99
  • Regional Director’s Award (Northeast Region) for Natural Resource Research, National Park Service, 5/98
  •  Merit Award for Scientific Contributions, Fire Island National Seashore, 2/98

Professional Society Affiliations

  • The Wildlife Society, Northeast Section, New York Chapter

TECHNICAL TRAININGRECEIVED.

  • Cooperative Agreements Training, 1991
  • Population Dynamics Workshop, SREL, 1991
  • The Role and Responsibilities of Those Using Animals in Research and Teaching, 1994
  • The Internet as a Faculty Tool, Syracuse University, 1995
  • Making a Syllabus Page for the WWW, Syracuse University, 1995
  • ArcView II Short‑course, SUNY- ESF Continuing Education, 1995
  • Capture and Chemical Anesthesia of Wildlife, 1996
  • AAA Driver Improvement Program, 2005
  • USGS Field Employee Safety Orientation, 2005