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Dr. J. Michael Scott

Senior Scientist, U.S. Geological Survey, University of Idaho

Hawai‘i: A Window to the Future of Conservation Biology?

Dr. J. Michael Scott is a senior scientist with the U.S. Geological Survey, a professor in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources at the University of Idaho, and a leader with the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit. Over his career, he has acted as Director for the National Gap Analysis Program, Director for the Condor Research Center in California, as a Research Biologist for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and as a Research Biologist for Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. His current research involves the examination of the distribution, abundance, and limiting factors on endangered species including multiple species of Hawaiian birds; reserve identification, selection, and design in North America; the use of translocation as a tool for establishing or augmenting animal populations; predicting wildlife species distribution; issues of scale and accuracy; and estimating bird abundance.

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