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Greater Sage-Grouse research

Brian Dickerson

Wildlife Biologist
8221 South Highway 16
Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone: 605-716-2197
Fax: 605-374-6627
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Current Research

I am currently assisting research scientists in a number of projects including Greater sage-grouse habitat ecology with respect to proposed wind energy projects, resource selection of Black-backed woodpeckers in the Black Hills National Forest, and monitoring change in understory vegetation with regard to timber harvest activities.

Research Interests

I am interested in research that produces results that managers can use to better conserve our natural resources.  Anything that brings me outside and allows me to be a part of answering the questions that our land managers need answered is what drives me.   

Past Research

As an undergraduate at Texas A&M University I was fortunate to be part of a mini-research course through the Study Abroad program that took place in Swaziland, Africa.  My group studied roost use by bat species we caught that resulted in a publication. 

As a graduate student at Texas State University-San Marcos I studied urbanization effects of a common freshwater turtle species.

Why This Research is Important

All research is important in that it allows us to make better informed decisions about how we use our natural resources. 


  • Texas State University-San Marcos, M.S. Wildlife Ecology, 2010
  • Texas A&M University, B.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Management, 2009

Professional Organizations

  • The Wildlife Society, Member (2009 - Current)
    I started my involvement with The Wildlife Society through the student chapter at Texas A&M University. I joined The Widlife Society and the Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society as well. Now I live in South Dakota and have become a member of the South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society. I currently hold an Associate Wildlife Biologist certification with this organization and plan to become a Certified Wildlife Biologist once I fulfill the requirements.

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Last updated on : 06/26/2013