Bret CollierDr. Bret Collier


Wildlife Ecology

Room 341A RNR Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

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  • Eastern Illinois University (B.S., 1997)
  • Oklahoma State University (M.S., 1999)
  • University of Arkansas (Ph.D., 2004)

Research Focus

My research and outreach activities are focused on wildlife population conservation where I am primarily interested in linking animal interactions with each other and their environment with population demography and utilizing those data to support long-term policy and management decisions at the state and federal level.

My students utilize a suite of computational methods to link field based data to contemporary conservation issues including topics such as impacts of land use change and management on habitat conservation, impacts of regulatory actions on harvest management, and spatial modeling of group dynamics.

I work primarily on harvestable big game species with a wide group of state wildlife agencies.

In my free time I co-direct a Collegiate New Hunter Program where I train and take college students hunting and I am the Editor-In-Chief for the Wildlife Society Bulletin. 

Academic Publications

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