Wildlife Research


This project has obtained a 13-year dataset collected on wood duck population dynamics in Lahontan Valley, providing a unique opportunity to understand the effects of mercury on wildlife populations and wildlife habitat.

Perry Williams
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Start Date: 7-01-2020

wood duck

In collaboration with the Nevada Department of Wildlife this project will analyze data obtained from GPS collars on pronghorn to delineate migratory pathways and locations of stopovers as well as to train a graduate student on state of the art methods to analyze movement data.

Kelley Stewart
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Start Date: 7-01-2020

pronghorn

Understanding how local sage-grouse population dynamics link to macro-ecological patterns and dynamics such as anthropogenic change to help improve forecasting of populations through space and time. 

Perry Williams
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Start Date: 7-01-2018

sage grouse

Understand the ecology of curl-leaf mountain mahogany, including herbivory, in the context of pinyon and juniper rangeland encroachment.

Franco Biondi
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Start Date: 7-01-2019

Curl-Leaf Mountain Mahogany close up

Understand the ecology of curl-leaf mountain mahogany, including herbivory, in the context of pinyon and juniper rangeland encroachment.

Franco Biondi
Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Start Date: 7-01-2019

Curl-Leaf Mountain Mahogany close up