Mark A Ricca


Dr. Ricca (Mark) has spent his USGS career focused on addressing science needs of resource managers and agencies across a wide range of ecosystems by integrating concepts from population, community, and ecosystem ecology. His experience spans ecological systems ranging from desert wetlands in California to sub-arctic islands in Alaska to rangelands of the American West. Mark now helps facilitate science production for principal investigators at FRESC.


2013                Ph.D.   Ecology, University of California, Davis

2000                M.S.     Wildlife Science, Oregon State University

1995                B.S.      Wildlife, Humboldt State University



2019-present    Supervisory Biologist-Research Manager, USGS Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center

2002-2020       Wildlife Biologist, USGS Western Ecological Research Center

2000-2002       Biological Science Technician, USGS Western Ecological Research Center

1999                 Faculty Research Assistant, Oregon State University

1996-1999       Graduate Research Assistant, Oregon State University

1994-1996       Field Biologist, California Department of Fish and Game