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janet rachlow

Janet Rachlow

Office: CNR 105b
Phone: 208-885-9328
Email: jrachlow@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Department of Fish & Wildlife Sciences
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1136
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1136

College of Natural Resources
Department of Fish & Wildlife Sciences

With UI Since 2001

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Behavioral ecology of mammals
    • Conservation of fragmented populations
    • Wildlife-habitat relationships
    • Ungulate ecology and management
    • Advocacy and Science
  • Biography

    Janet Rachlow is a mammalian ecologist interested in behavior and conservation of both rare and common mammals. Her current research focuses on habitat relationships of diverse species, with an emphasis on understanding the consequences of habitat modification. Rachlow along with her students and collaborators conducts field and laboratory studies to address questions that can help manage and conserve wildlife and their habitats. Janet enjoys outdoor activities and Idaho’s terrific wildland resources.

  • Selected Publications
    • Olsoy, P.J., J.S. Forbey, J.L. Rachlow, J.D. Nobler, N.F. Glenn, L.A. Shipley. 2015. Fearscapes: mapping functional cover of prey with terrestrial LiDAR. BioScience. 65:74-80.
    • Sauder, J. and J.L. Rachlow. 2015. Fine-scale forest heterogeneity influences habitat selection by fishers (Pekania pennanti) within home ranges. Forest Ecology and Management. 347:49-56.
    • Rachlow, J.L., R.M. Peter, L.A. Shipley, and T.R. Johnson. 2014. Sublethal effects of capture and collaring: experimental and field evidence. Wildlife Society Bulletin. 38:458-465.
    • Wells, A.G., C.C. Blair, E.O. Garton, C.G. Rice, J.S. Horne, J.L. Rachlow, and D.O. Wallin. 2014. The Brownian Bridge synoptic model of habitat selection and space use for animals using GPS telemetry data. Ecological Modelling. 273: 242-250.
    • Camp, M.J., J.L. Rachlow, B.A. Woods, T.R. Johnson, and L.A. Shipley. 2013. Examining the functional components of cover: the relationship between concealment and visibility in shrub-steppe habitat. Ecosphere. 4(2):19. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES12-00114.1
    • Scott, J.M., J.L. Rachlow, and R.T. Lackey. 2008. Policy and position statements: what is an appropriate role of professional societies? Bioscience. 58:865-869.
    *You can view a full list of publications in Janet's CV
  • Research Projects
    • A functional assessment of habitat quality and habitat tradeoffs
    • Understanding effects of fire and grazing on habitat quality for pygmy rabbits
    • Resource selection by Kodiak brown bears: responses to spatial and temporal variation
    • Ecology of fishers in managed forests: habitat selection and spatial relationships
    • Territoriality, productivity, and survival of black-footed ferrets
    • Dispersal and gene flow among pygmy rabbit populations

  • Awards and Honors
    2015—Outstanding Researcher Award, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho
    2009—Alumni Award for Excellence, University of Idaho
    2008—Ted Trueblood Communications Award for best professional presentation, Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society
    2007—Outstanding Advisor Award, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho
    2006—Alumni Award for Excellence, University of Idaho
    2005—Friends of the Leadore Ranger District Award, US Forest Service

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