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.



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

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

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

The Wildlife Society
Society for Conservation Biology

Honors and/or 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)