Frances Cassirer: “Wild sheep and pneumonia: the spillover effect”
College of Natural Resources Room 10
Frances Cassirer, Senior Wildlife Research Biologist, Idaho Department of Fish and Game
Frances received a BS in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana (1983), an MS in Wildlife Resources from the University of Idaho (1990) and a PhD in Zoology from the University of British Columbia (2005). She has worked as a research biologist for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game for 27 years. Her initial focus was on the ecology and distribution of rare wildlife and species of concern in northern Idaho, including harlequin ducks and Coeur d’Alene salamanders. This was followed by several years conducting community-level surveys for rare and common birds, herps, and mammals in Hells Canyon. Since 1995, she has been conducting research aimed at identifying and mitigating factors limiting the Hells Canyon bighorn sheep population in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. She has collaborated with the Rocky Crate chair in wild sheep disease and other faculty in the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine since 2006. More information here.