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US Forest Service Research & Development
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  • US Forest Service Research & Development
  • 1400 Independence Ave., SW
  • Washington, D.C. 20250-0003
  • 800-832-1355
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Lucretia Olson with dog

Lucretia E. Olson

Ecologist
800 East Beckwith Avenue
Missoula
Montana
United States
59801-5801

Phone: 406-542-4151
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Current Research

My research focuses on understanding the patterns and processes behind the distribution of animals across a landscape. I am interested in how biotic and abiotic factors influence the habitats and resources that animals use, and in how the ways in which we choose to analyze these data influence our understanding.  My current projects include modeling the distribution and habitat selection of Canada lynx and fisher in the northwestern Rocky Mountains, examining the movement and migration of ferruginous hawks in Wyoming, and understanding Canada lynx response to recreation and beetle outbreaks in Colorado.

Education

  • University of California, Los Angeles, Phd Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 2009
  • University of Montana, B.A. Biology 2001

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Publications

Research Highlights

HighlightTitleYear


RMRS-2016-209
Canada Lynx are Persisting in Spruce-beetle Impacted Forests

The Forest Service’s Rocky Mountain Research Station and its partners are currently investigating the resource selection and movements of Cana ...

2016


RMRS-2018-74
Managing forests and forest carnivores: Canada lynx and forest mosaics

Differences in forest structure impact the ability of Canada lynx to produce kittens. Therefore, understanding how forest management and silvicu ...

2018


Last updated on : 10/02/2019