Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems
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  • Grassland, Shrubland and Desert Ecosystems
  • 333 Broadway SE. Suite 115
  • Albuquerque, NM 87102-3497
  • 505-724-3660
  • 505-724-3688 (fax)



Mark A. Rumble

Research Wildlife Biologist
8221 South Highway 16
Rapid City, SD 57702
Phone: 605-716-2174
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Current Research

My current research topics include habitat ecology and effects of oil and gas exploration on Greater sage-grouse on the eastern edge of their range. I am also involved with research on resource selection of Black-backed woodpeckers in recently burned forests and mountain pine beetle epidemics and monitoring protocol and landscape features of Ruffed-grouse, a management indicator for the Black Hills National Forest.

Research Interests

My research interests are in developing understanding and models predicting effects of resource management such as timber management, grazing, and energy development on wildlife.

Past Research

NEPA requires federal agencies to document the effects of their management actions on wildlife. Before agencies can use the best available science in their management decisions, the science needs to be available and in a usable format.

Why This Research is Important

Past research evaluated nongame bird, turkey, and elk responses to various structural variables that reflect the outcomes of land management actions of the Forest Service.


  • Washington State University, Pullman, WA, BS Wildlife Biology, 1975
  • South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD, MS Wildlife Biology, 1979
  • University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, Ph.D. Zoology and Physiology, 1990

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Last updated on : 12/11/2014