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Mark A. Rumble

Research Wildlife Biologist
8221 South Highway 16
Rapid City
South Dakota
United States

Phone: 605-716-2174

Current Research

Current research topics include habitat ecology and effects of wind farm development on Greater sage-grouse, resource selection and population estimation of Black-backed woodpeckers in burned forests and mountain pine beetle epidemics, and elk population and resource selection.

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

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

Why This Research is Important

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.


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

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Last updated on : 09/04/2015