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Robert Lonsinger

Robert Lonsinger


Adjunct Faculty / Associate Graduate Faculty

Office Building

Edgar S. McFadden Biostress Lab



Mailing Address

McFadden Biostress Laboratory 138
Natural Resource Management-Box 2140B
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


If you would like my CV or more information, please feel free to contact me at my sdstate email address noted above. Thank you!


PhD, Natural Resources (2015) University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
MS, Wildlife Science (2010), New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM
BS, Biology (2002), Gannon University, Erie, PA

Academic Interests

Wildlife Ecology
Conservation Genetics
Carnivore Ecology

Academic Responsibilities

Principles of Wildlife Management (WL 411/L)
Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries Management (WL 220)

Professional Memberships

The Wildlife Society
American Society of Mammalogists
Ecological Society of America

Work Experience

Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, College of Natural Resources (2016-2018)
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, New Mexico State University/USGS Cooperative Research Unit (2016)
Regional Wildlife Biologist, Idaho Department of Fish & Game (2010-2012)

Area(s) of Research

I am an applied ecologist. My professional interests include conservation genetics, landscape ecology, community ecology, and the roles of predation and competition in driving space use by species. Although my research tends to utilize carnivore species as model organisms, the approaches I commonly employ (e.g., conservation genetic analyses, capture-recapture modeling, occupancy modeling) are amendable to many taxa and systems. My research aims to advance our understanding of ecological processes, while confronting applied problems with ecological hypotheses and to elucidate processes driving complex population dynamics and inform wildlife management. To this end, I use a combination of intensive field-based research, laboratory-based methods and ecological modeling. I strive to be collaborative; only though diversity in thoughts can we expect to tackle some of the most pressing and emerging management needs.



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