Scott Goetz

Scott Goetz is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Fort Collins Science Center’s Invasive Species Science Branch. His research focuses on invasive Brown Treesnakes in Guam as part of the USGS Brown Treesnake Project. 

Biography

Scott Goetz is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Fort Collins Science Center’s Invasive Species Science Branch. His research is primarily focused on invasive Brown Treesnakes in Guam as part of the USGS Brown Treesnake Project and invasive reptiles in the southeastern United States. He is particularly interested in how ecology and behavior influence the success of introduced species and how better understanding of these aspects can improve invasive species management. He has broad research interest including invasive ecology, behavior, physiology, immunology, animal movement, and conservation biology with the underlying theme that his work focuses specifically on amphibians and reptiles.

Education

  • Ph.D. Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, 2017
  • M.S. Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Old Dominion University, 2011
  • B.S. Biology, Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Kentucky University, 2005

Professional Experience

  • 2019 - Present, Postdoctoral Researcher, U.S. Geological Survey, Fort Collins, CO
  • 2018 - 2019, Postdoctoral Researcher, National Wildlife Research Center, Barrigada, Guam
  • 2017 - 2018, Postdoctoral Researcher, Auburn University, Auburn, AL