Scott Carleton, Ph.D.

Scott's professional training is in animal ecology, physiology, and the application of biomarkers to basic and applied fish and wildlife ecology and management. 


Scott's research often utilizes biomarkers such as trace elements, stable isotopes, and genetics to differentiate populations across the landscape, reconstruct animal life histories, link breeding and wintering populations of migratory animals, and determine resource/habitat selection. Additionally, he is interested in both the local and landscape level factors that drive the growth and/or decline of animal populations.

Only Scott's five most recent publications are shown here. For more information about Scott, including a full publications list, visit his profile page on the New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit web site.

Scott also can be reached at his New Mexico State University email address:


  • Ph D University of Wyoming 2009
  • MS University of Arkansas 2002
  • BS Southern Nazarene University 1995

Research Interests

  • Applied fish and wildlife ecology
  • Game bird ecology
  • Physiological ecology
  • Stable isotope ecology

Teaching Interests

  • Wildlife Management
  • Landscape Ecology
  • Physiological Ecology
  • Stable Isotope Ecology
  • Game Bird Ecology and Management
  • Ornithology