The Wildlife Professional Editorial Advisory Board

Steve Belinda - Energy Policy Initiative Manager - Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership
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Steve Belinda, a Certified Wildlife Biologist, deals with the federal policy implications and impacts of energy development on fish, wildlife, and sporting resources. Previously, he worked for the BLM and Forest Service for 16 years in Wyoming, New Mexico, and Oregon. He completed the National Conservation Leadership Institute program and is currently President of TWS’s Wyoming Chapter.  He earned a master’s in Public Administration from the University of Wyoming and a BS in Wildlife and Fisheries Science from Penn State.

 

 
David Bergman

David Bergman - State Director - USDA/APHIS/Wildlife Services, Arizona
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David Bergman, Certified Wildlife Biologist, is State Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services in Phoenix, Arizona. He has focused on issues of wildlife damage management, including Mexican wolf reintroduction and minimizing beaver damage. He an active member of TWS, with membership in the Southwestern section, the Arizona Chapter, as well as the Wildlife Damage and Wildlife Disease Working Groups.

 

 
Chad Bishop

Chad Bishop - Wildlife Researcher - Colorado Division of Wildlife
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A TWS member at all levels since 1996, Chad is interested in ungulate ecology, quantitative population ecology, and, more broadly, in wildlife management in response to increasing human development, and working at the interfaces among wildlife science, wildlife management, and wildlife policy.  Chad served as President of the Colorado Chapter of TWS and was a member of the Executive Board for 5 consecutive years.  He received a B.S. in wildlife management from Montana State University, an M.S. in wildlife resources from University of Idaho, and a Ph.D. in wildlife biology from Colorado State University. 

 

Robert Brown - Dean of the College of Natural Resources - North Carolina State University
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Dr. Robert Brown earned degress in Animal Nutrition from Colorado State University (B.S.) Pennsylvania State University (Ph.D.). He has served on the faculty at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, Mississippi State Univeresity, Texas A&M University and aworked at other instituions prior to his current position. He has published over 120 articles and given over 120 scientific presentations on a variety of species, as well as on higher education and conservation policy. He recently served on TWS Executive Council, and has also been active in the National Association of University Fisheries and Wildlife Programs, the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the Texas Nature Conservancy and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

 

Richard Chipman - Assistant National Rabies Management Coordinator - USDA, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services
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Richard Chipman, Certified Wildlife Biologist, is interested in management of wildlife conflicts (birds and mammals) and the management of wildlife diseases particularly the management of raccoon, coyote, gray fox and bat rabies and other zoonotic diseases. He has also worked for various state fish and wildlife Agencies and universities Rich received his BA in Biology and BS in Wildlife Management from the University of Maine and his MS in Wildlife Biology from the University of Vermont. He has been active in the Northeast Association of Wildlife Damage Biologists, the National Animal Damage Control Association, as well as in TWS at many levels.

 

Selma Glasscock - Assistant Director - Welder Wildlife Foundation
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Selma Glasscock, Certified Wildlife Biologist, focuses most of her efforts on the  conservation education and outreach programs.  Selma graduated with a B.S. in Biology and Mathematics from Sul Ross State University, Alpine, Texas, a M.S. in Biology from Angelo State University, and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Science in the joint program between Texas A&M and Texas A&M Kingsville. She is an active member of the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, the Texas Outdoor Education Association, the Boone and Crockett Club, and TWS.

 

Susan Haseltine
Susan Haseltine - Associate Director, Biology - USGS
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Dr. Haseltine has been with the USGS for more than 10 years. Before joining the USGS, she was Eastern Region Director for the former National Biological Service (NBS), and she became Chief Scientist for Biology when the NBS joined the USGS in 1996. Prior to joining the NBS, she managed the Refuges and Wildlife program in the Upper Midwest in Minneapolis, Minn., for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) after serving as the Center Director for the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center in Jamestown, N. Dak. She joined the FWS as a researcher for the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, Md., and worked for more than a decade as a researcher and research manager before moving onto the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. Dr. Haseltine has a doctorate and master's in zoology from Ohio State University and a bachelor's in wildlife science from the University of Maine.

J. Drew Lanham - Professor of Wildlife Ecology - Clemson University
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Joseph Drew Lanham, Certified Wildlife Biologist, earned a B.A. (1988) and M.S. (1990) in Zoology from Clemson University and a PhD in Forest Resources (Wildlife Ecology) from Clemson in 1997. He is also a Certified Senior Ecologist (ESA). He teaches courses including Field Ornithology, Nongame Wildlife Management, and Hunting and Wildlife Management. His research focuses on the habitat relationships and conservation ecology of passerines and herpetofauna. Drew is an avid deer and turkey hunter and lifelong birdwatcher.

 

 

Scott Lerich - Southwest Regional Biologist - National Wild Turkey Federation
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Scott P. Lerich, CWB is Southwest Regional Biologist, covering Arizona and New Mexico for the National Wild Turkey Federation based in Alamogordo, NM. His top three professional interests are wildlife habitat management, access to public lands, management of birds in the Southwest.

 

Dana Sanchez - Instructor - Oregon State University
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Dana Sanchez is currently an Instructor in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University. Her top 3 professional interests are: space use and habitat ecology of mammals, diversity in the wildlife (and other natural resource) profession(s), and college and university teaching and mentoring.

 

Nate Svoboda - Doctoral student - Mississippi State University
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Nathan Svoboda recently completed a master’s in Conservation Biology at Central Michigan University, developing a GIS-based spatial model to estimate the distribution and relative abundance of bobcats in Michigan’s Northern Lower Peninsula. He was concurrently employed full-time as a Wildlife Biologist for the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians (LRBOI) in Manistee, Michigan. For his doctoral work, he will be investigating the role of predators, winter weather, and habitat on white-tailed deer fawn survival in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

 

Eric Taylor - Waterfowl Branch Chief, Division of Migratory Birds, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service; Research Associate, Institute of Arctic Biology
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Eric J. Taylor earned degrees in wildlife science from the University of Missouri, University of Alaska Fairbanks, and Texas A&M University. His current responsibilities are to develop and coordinate waterfowl and large waterbird survey and banding programs, serve on waterfowl flyway technical committees, and supervisor project leaders in three field stations.  From October 2005 to May 2007, he was on detail to The Wildlife Society in Bethesda, Maryland, where he conducted research on the values and functions of scientific societies to the Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Geological Survey Biological Resources Division.

 

John Wiens - Chief Conservation Science Officer - PRBO Conservation Science
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John Wiens earned degrees from the University of Oklahoma and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (M.S., Ph.D.). He has worked on the faculty of Oregon State University, the University of New Mexico, and Colorado State University, where he was a Professor of Ecology and University Distinguished Professor. From 2002-2008 he worked for The Nature Conservancy. His work has focused on landscape ecology and the ecology of birds. John joined PRBO in 2008 to help the science staff and leadership build on the long-standing work of PRBO on bird populations to address the broad issue of conservation in a rapidly changing world – “conservation futures.”

 

Jiang Zhigang - Professor - Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Jiang Zhigang, Ph.D., is a professor at the Institute of Zoology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and is Executive Director of the National CITES Scientific Authority of China.

 
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