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Kerri Vierling

Office: CNR 105E
Phone: 208-885-5378
Email: kerriv@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Fish and Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1136
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1136

College of Natural Resources
Fish and Wildlife Resources
Associate Professor

Home Town: Bellevue
With UI Since 2004

  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Avian Ecology
    • Fire Ecology/Disturbance Ecology
    • Role of Vegetative Structure and Composition in Assessing Animal Distributions
    • Land Use Effects on Animal Populations
  • Biography

    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 PhD in the Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology Department at 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 several years before coming to the University of Idaho. They have two daughters.

  • Selected Publications
    • Vierling, L.A., Vierling, K.T., Adam, P., and Hudak, A.T. 2013. Using satellite and airborne LiDAR to model woodpecker habitat occupancy at the landscape scale. PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080988.
    • Vogeler, J.C., A. T. Hudak, L. A. Vierling, and K. T. Vierling. 2013. Lidar-derived canopy architecture predicts Brown Creeper occupancy of two western coniferous forests. The Condor 115(3):1-9.
    • Sullivan, M.S.P. and K.T. Vierling. 2012. Exploring the influence of multiscale environmental factors on the American dipper Cinclus mexicanus. Ecography 35: 624-636.
    • Rodhouse, T.J., P.C. Ormsbee, K.M. Irvine, L.A. Vierling, J.M. Szewczak, and K.T. Vierling. 2012. Assessing the status and trend of bat populations across broad geographic regions with dynamic distribution models. Ecological Applications 22:1098-1113.
    • Vierling, K.T., C. Bässler, R. Brandl, L.A. Vierling, I. Weiss, and J. Müller. 2011. Spinning a laser web: predicting spider distributions using lidar. Ecological Applications 21:577-588.

    You can view a full list of Kerri Vierling's publishing achievements in her CV.
  • Awards and Honors
    • University of Idaho Alumni Award for Excellence, Outstanding Advisor award. 2008, 2010, 2011. 
    • University of Idaho College of Natural Resources Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. 2007, 2010. 
    • Outstanding Professional Presentation, Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society, 2010. 
    • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology: PIF College Award for Excellence in Teaching and Research. 2002. 
    • Two-time NCAA Division I All-American (Women’s soccer), inductee Colorado College Athletic Hall of Fame

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