College of Natural Resources
Fish and Wildlife Resources
University of Idaho, College of Natural Resources, Associate Professor
With UI Since 2004
Ph.D. Biology, University of Colorado, 1998
M.A. Biology, University of Colorado, 1994
B.A. Biology, The Colorado College, 1990
Fire Effects on Wildlife
Novel Applications of Remote Sensing Approaches in Wildlife Conservation Issues
Cavity Nester Dynamics
K-12 Outreach Animal Ecology
Professor Kerri Vierling grew up in Bellevue, Washington, and went to Colorado College on a soccer scholarship. Her first job as an undergraduate research assistant was a life-changing experience, and she went on to receive her advanced degrees in biology/ecology from the University of Colorado. She worked as the wildlife biologist for the City of Boulder Open Space Department before being hired at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She and her husband, Lee, remained at that university for five years before coming to the University of Idaho. They have two daughters.
- Sadoti, G. and K.T. Vierling. Pecking up the wrong tree: multi-scale reproductive consequences of nest-site selection by a North American cavity-excavator. Canadian Journal of Zoology. In press.
- Martinuzzi, S., L. Vierling, W. Gould, A. Hudak, and K.T. Vierling. 2009. Mapping snags and understory shrubs for a LiDAR-based assessment of wildlife habitat suitability. Remote Sensing of Environment 113:2533-2546.
- Sullivan, S.M.P. and K.T. Vierling. 2009. Experimental and ecological implications of evening bird surveys in stream-riparian ecosystems. Environmental Management 44:789-799.
- Gentry, D.J. and K.T. Vierling. 2008. Reuse of cavities during the breeding and nonbreeding season in old burns in the Black Hills, South Dakota. American Midland Naturalist 160:413-429.
- Vierling, K.T., L.A. Vierling, S. Martinuzzi, W. Gould, and R. Clawges. 2008. Lidar: Shedding new light on habitat modeling. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 6:90-98.
- University of Idaho Alumni Award for Excellence, Outstanding Advisor award. 2008.
- University of Idaho College of Natural Resources Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. 2007.
- South Dakota School of Mines and Technology: PIF College Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research. 2002.
- Two-time inductee to the Colorado College Athletic Hall of Fame Soccer (individual player). 2002.
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