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Shawn Crimmins, PhD

Shawn's research focus in on the management and conservation of game species including furbearers and ungulates, and on population dynamics and habitat use of carnivores, ungulates, and furbearers.

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. Shawn develops wildlife monitoring programs with Federal and State partners. He works in coastal rain forests, high altitude alpine systems, boreal forests, and tundra in Alaska and Canada. Shawn teaches graduate courses in large mammal ecology and management, vertebrate population dynamics, and occupancy modeling.