Kevin Shoemaker


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Assistant Professor

Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
University of Nevada/Mail Stop 186
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno,  Nevada   89557

Office: (775) 682-7449
Email: kshoemaker@cabnr.unr.edu
Building: Max Fleischmann Agriculture,  Office 220e
Personal Web: http://naes.unr.edu/shoemaker/

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EDUCATION
B.S., Haverford College, 2000
M.S., State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2007
Ph.D., State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, 2011

ACADEMIC & RESEARCH INTEREST

Broadly, I'm interested in coupling ecological data (e.g., census records, mark-recapture data, remote sensing) with simulation models, statistics and machine learning to support evidence-based conservation and wildlife management. See the Applied Population Ecology (A.P.E.) lab web site for more detail!

COURSES & TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

NRES 470- Applied Population Ecology

NRES 746- Advanced Analysis Methods for Natural Resources and Environmental Science

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Journals
Johnson, B. D., Gibbs, J. P., Shoemaker, K. T., Cohen, J. B. 2016, Demography of a Small and Isolated Population of Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes (Sistrurus catenatus) Threatened by Vegetative Succession., Journal of Herpetology, 50, 534-540
Ryu, H.-Y., Shoemaker, K. T., Kneip, E., Pidgeon, A. M., Heglund, P. J., Bateman, B. L., Akcakaya, H. R. 2016, Developing population models with data from marked individuals., Biological Conservation(197), 190-199
Johnson, B. D., Gibbs, J. P., Bell, T. A., Shoemaker, K. T. 2016, Manipulation of basking sites for endangered eastern massasauga rattlesnakes., The Journal of Wildlife Management(80), 803-811.
Shoemaker, K.T. & Akçakaya, H.R. 2015, Inferring the nature of anthropogenic threats from long-term abundance records., Conservation Biology 29:238–249.
Stanton, J.C., Shoemaker, K.T., Pearson, R.G., & Akçakaya, H.R. 2015, Warning Times For Species Extinctions Due To Climate Change., Global Change Biology [doi: 10.1111/gcb.12721]
Shoemaker, K.T., Breisch, A.R., Jaycox, J.W., & Gibbs, J.P. 2014, Disambiguating the Minimum Viable Population Concept: Response to Reed and McCoy., Conservation Biology 28:871-873.
Shoemaker, K.T., Lacy, R.C., Verant, M.L., Brook, B.W., Livieri, T.M., Miller, P.S., Fordham, D.A., & Akçakaya, H.R. 2014, Effects of prey metapopulation structure on the viability of black-footed ferrets in plague-impacted landscapes: a metamodelling approach., Journal of Applied Ecology 51: 735-745.
Gibbs, J.P, Shoemaker, K.T., Hunter, E.A., Cayot, L., & Tapia, W. 2014, Giant Tortoise Reintroduction to Española Island, Galapagos: Demographic Outcomes and Ecosystem Implications., PLoS ONE. [DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110742]
Shoemaker, K.T., and J.P. Gibbs. 2013, Genetic Connectivity Among Populations of the Threatened Bog Turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) and the Need for a Regional Approach to Turtle Conservation., Copeia 2013:324-331.
Shoemaker, K.T., and J.P. Gibbs. 2010, Evaluating basking-habitat deficiency in the threatened eastern massasauga rattlesnake., Journal of Wildlife Management 74:504-513.
Book or Chapter(s) in Books
Shoemaker, K.T., G. Johnson and K.A. Prior. 2009, Habitat manipulation as a viable conservation strategy., Pp. 221–243 in (S.J. Mullin and R.J. Seigel, eds.) Snakes: Applied Ecology and Conservation. Cornell Univ. Press.