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Shawn Crimmins, PhD

Assistant Unit Leader - Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Dr. Crimmins received graduate degrees from West Virginia University and the University of Montana, was a post-doctoral fellow at the USGS Upper Midwest Environmental Science Center and at the University of Wisconsin Madison, and was an assistant professor of wildlife ecology at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point before joining the Alaska Unit in 2020. His research focuses primarily on the management and conservation of game species including furbearers and ungulates, and on population dynamics and habitat use of carnivores, ungulates, and furbearers. He also works extensively with state and federal partner agencies to develop and optimize wildlife monitoring programs. His work is currently focused in Alaska and Canada and is conducted in a variety of systems including coastal rain forests, high altitude alpine systems, boreal forests, and tundra. Dr. Crimmins teaches graduate courses in Large Mammal Ecology and Management, Vertebrate Population Dynamics, and Occupancy Modeling.