Karyn Rode, Ph.D.

Nutritional and physiological ecology of large mammals, anthropogenic effects on large mammals, population ecology of ursids



Ph.D.          Washington State University              Zoology
M.S.            Washington State University             Zoology
B.S.            Colorado State University                  Wildlife Biology

Professional Experience

Mar 2012 - Present                Research Wildlife Biologist, Alaska Science Center, US Geological Survey
Oct 2006 - Feb 2012             Wildlife Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service Polar Bear Program, Anchorage, Alaska
Jan 2006 - Oct 2006              Research Associate, Cornell University, Forest Elephant program
June 2002 - Dec 2005           Contract wildlife biologist - Alaska Department of Fish and Game/PhD candidate - Washington State University

Professional Activities and/or Memberships

Member of the Scientific working group under the US-Russia polar bear commission
Member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature's (IUCN) Polar bear specialist group
Secretary/Treasurer of the Alaska chapter of the Wildlife Society 2009-2010

Honors and/or Awards

  • 2011 FWS Exceptional performance award
  • 2010 Department of Interior STAR award
  • 2009 FWS Exceptional performance award
  • 2007 Dept of Interior STAR award