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John Severson, Ph.D.

Resource selection, habitat relationships, habitat restoration, space use, movement ecology, population demographics

Professional Experience

  • 2019 – Present  Wildlife Biologist, USGS Alaska Science Center, Anchorage, AK

  • 2016 – 2019       Wildlife Biologist, USGS Western Ecological Research Center, Reno, NV

  • 2016                    Post-doctoral Researcher University of Idaho, Moscow, ID

  • 2011 – 2016       Graduate Research Assistant, Moscow, ID

  • 2007 – 2011       Various field technician positions

  • 2004 – 2007     Graduate Research Assistant, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

  • 2001 - 2004       Various Field technician positions

Education and Certifications

  • Ph.D. 2016    University of Idaho, Moscow, ID   Natural Resources/Wildlife

  • M.S.  2007    Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL   Zoology/Wildlife

  • B.S.   2004    University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, WI   Wildlife Ecology and Management

Affiliations and Memberships*

  • The Wildlife Society (2004–Present)

  • TWS Alaska Chapter (2019–Present)

  • TWS Northwest Section (2019–Present)

  • TWS Biometrics Working Group (2010–Present)

  • TWS Wildlife and Habitat Restoration Working Group (2010–Present)

  • TWS Rangeland Wildlife Working Group (2017–Present)

  • TWS Spatial Ecology and Telemetry Working Group (2019–Present)

  • Society of Wetland Scientists (Lifetime Member 2004–Present)

  • American Society of Mining and Reclamation (2007–Present)

  • Society of Northwest Vertebrate Biology (2011–Present)

  • Society for Range Management (2015–Present)

  • American Ornithological Society (2015–Present)

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