Faculty: Graduate Certificate in Wildlife Management – Online

The Graduate Certificate in Wildlife Management online leverages the expertise of OSU faculty in many relevant disciplines. They will prepare you to handle a broad range of wildlife management issues.

Program leaderBruce Dugger with his dog, Jack

Bruce Dugger, Ph.D – Associate Professor, Fisheries and Wildlife
Specialty in ecology, conservation, and management of waterbirds, particularly waterfowl, and their wetland habitats. Ongoing research includes: understanding factors that limit populations of wintering waterfowl; biological theory behind development of conservation plans; avian behavioral ecology and evolution of life history parameters; ecology and conservation of rare waterbirds; wetland management and restoration to meet life history needs of waterbird communities.
Bruce’s website

Additional instructors

The following faculty are involved in the Graduate Certificate in Fisheries Management.

Lori Cramer, Ph.D. –  Associate Professor, Sociology
Specialties include: natural resource sociology, environmental sociology, social impact assessment and rural sociology. Research focuses on resource use and social change in Oregon communities, including challenges in Pacific Northwest fishing communities.

Sandra DeBano, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Fisheries and Wildlife
Specialty in riparian ecology and terrestrial invertebrates. Research focuses on the roles that terrestrial invertebrates play in linking riparian areas with adjacent streams and uplands, especially in arid and semi-arid lands.

Robert Lackey, Ph.D.  Professor, Fisheries and Wildlife and Adjunct Professor, Political Science
Expertise includes: ecological policy, salmon restoration, biological resource management, fisheries and wildlife management, environmental protection and ecological risk assessment.
Robert's website

Anita Morzillo, Ph.D. – Assistant Professor, Forest Ecosystems and Society
Research interests include landscape ecology, systems ecology, wildlife ecology, human dimensions of wildlife and natural resources, urban ecology, and integrating ecology and social science

James Peterson, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Fisheries and Wildlife
Specialties include lotic ecology, quantitative decision analysis, population estimation and modeling, sample design and estimation. Research focuses on multiple aspects of aquatic ecology, with an emphasis on stream fish communities.

Brent Steel, Ph.D.  Professor, Political Science
Director of the Master of Public Policy Program. Expertise in environmental and natural resource policy issues from a domestic and international perspective. Fisheries-related research explores knowledge and values and how these shape attitudes towards and development of marine policy.
Brent's website

Bryan Tilt, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor, Anthropology
Research interests are environmental anthropology, anthropology of work, rural development, risk assessment and perception and marine resource management.

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