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Department of
Fish & Wildlife

College of Natural Resources

phone: (208) 885-6434

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1136
Moscow, ID 83844-1136
Edward Garton

Edward O. (Oz) Garton

Office: CNR 105F
Phone: (208) 885-7426
Email: ogarton@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1136
Moscow, ID 83844-1136

College of Natural Resources
Department of Fish & Wildlife Sciences
Emeritus Professor of Wildlife Ecology and Statistics

Campus Locations: Moscow
With UI Since 1977

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Population Dynamics and Management of Avian and Mammalian Populations
    • Experimental Design and Analysis
    • Modeling and Simulation of Population and Community Processes
    • Ecology of Large Mammals
    • Avian Feeding Ecology
  • Selected Publications
    • Garton, Edward O., Jon S. Horne, Jocelyn L. Aycrigg, and  John T. Ratti.  2011.  (in press).  Research and Experimental Design.  Chapter 1 In Silvy, Nova (ed.).  Techniques For Wildlife Investigations and Management. Seventh edition, Vol. I Wildlife Research Methods. The Wildlife Society, Bethesda, MD.
    • Garton, Edward O., John W. Connelly, Jon S. Horne, Christian Hagen, Anne Moser and Michael A. Schroeder.  2011 (in press).  Greater Sage-Grouse Population Dynamics and Probability of Persistence. Pp. 293–382 in S. T. Knick and J. W. Connelly (editors), Greater Sage-Grouse: Ecology and Conservation of a Landscape Species and its Habitats. Studies in Avian Biology Series (vol. 38), University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. [Note: pre-release version available at   http://sagemap.wr.usgs.gov/Docs/SAB/Chapter16.pdf]
    • Horne, Jon S., Edward O. Garton, and Janet L. Rachlow.  2008.  A synoptic model of animal space use: simultaneous analysis of home range, habitat selection, and inter/intra-specific relationships.  Ecological Modelling 214:338-348.
    • Moser, Brian W. and Edward O. Garton.  2007.  Effects of telemetry location error on space-use estimates using a fixed-kernel density estimator.  Journal of Wildlife Management 71: 2421-2426.
    • Lewis, Jesse S., Janet Rachlow, Edward O. Garton, and Lee A. Vierling.  2007.  Effects of habitat on gps collar performance: using data screening to reduce location errors.  Journal of Applied Ecology 44:663-671.
  • Research Projects
    • 2/2010-present Analysis and modeling of space use by ungulates in Alaska

    • 8/2008-present Greater sage grouse extinction risk

    • 9/2007-present Spatial dynamics of mountain goats in Cascade Mountains

    • 8/2006-2010 Risk assessment framework for threatened and endangered species on Department of Defense lands

    • 5/2004-2007 Population dynamics and management of Kodiak bears

    • 5/2002-present Greater sage-grouse population ecology

    • 1/2002-present Interactions between elk and deer metapopulations in Idaho

    • 9/2001-2005 Landscape models for terrestrial wildlife in Interior Columbia Basin

    • 1/2000-2005 Assessing risk of selenium contamination to bird populations in SE Idaho

    • 6/2000-present Modeling habitat and populations of elk and neotropical birds on landscapes

    • 5/2000-2009 Lewis woodpecker nesting ecology

    • 4/2000-9/2007 Beach buffer importance for wildlife populations in SE Alaska

  • Awards and Honors
    • Fulbright Fellowship to Kenya

    • Outstanding Researcher Award, College of Forestry, Wildlife, and Range Sciences

    • Outstanding Teacher Award, Associated Students of University of Idaho

    • Outstanding Wildlifer Award, Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society

    • Outstanding Professional Paper Award, Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society

    • University of Idaho Alumni Award for Excellence

    • Arthur S. Einarsen Award, Northwest Section of The Wildlife Society