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  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
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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


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. 

Education

  • 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