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Heather Johnson, Ph.D.

Population ecology, resource selection, human-wildlife conflicts, predator-prey relationships, endangered species conservation, large mammal ecology and management, effects of land-use change on wildlife populations.


Professional Experience

  • 2017 - Present          Research Wildlife Biologist, USGS, Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK

  • 2010 - 2017                Wildlife Researcher, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Durango, CO

  • 2010                            Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

  • 2005 - 2010              Graduate Research Assistant, University of Montana, Missoula, MT

  • 2004 - 2005              Contract Wildlife Biologist, California Department of Fish and Game, Bishop, CA

  • 2001 - 2003              Graduate Research Assistant, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

  • 1999 - 2001              Various field technician positions

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D.  2010    University of Montana, Missoula, MT     Wildlife Biology

  • M.S.   2003    University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ      Wildlife Science

  • B.S.   1999     University of California, San Diego, CA      Biology

Affiliations and Memberships

  • The Wildlife Society

  • Society for Conservation Biology

Honors and Awards

  • USDA/APHIS/WS/National Wildlife Research Center - Outstanding Research Publication (2015)

  • Graduate Research Award, Wildlife Ecology Program, University of Montana (2010)

  • PEO Scholar, University of Montana (2009)

  • Canon National Parks Science Scholar (2007)

  • Best Thesis Award, School of Renewable Natural Resources, University of Arizona (2003)

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