Janet Rachlow, Ph.D.
Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Department Head of Fish and Wildlife Sciences
- National Science Foundation, NATO Postdoctoral Fellowship, Institute of Zoology, London
- Ph.D. Ecology Evolution and Conservation Biology, University of Nevada Reno
- M.S. Wildlife Management, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Behavioral ecology and conservation of mammals
Viewshed estimation and ecology
Ecology of sagebrush ecosystems
Stein, R.M., B. Lecigne, J.U.H. Eitel, T.R. Johnson, C. McGowan, and J.L. Rachlow. 2022. Vegetation and vantage point influence visibility across diverse ecosystems: Implications for animal ecology: Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution. https://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2022.911051
Smith, I.T., S.J. Knetter, L.K. Svancara, J.W. Karl, T.R. Johnson, and J.L. Rachlow. 2021. Overlap between sagebrush habitat specialists differs among seasons: implications for umbrella species conservation. Rangeland Ecology and Management. 78:142-154.
Lecigne, B. J.U.H. Eitel, and J.L. Rachlow. 2020. viewshed3d: an R package for quantifying 3D visibility in the environment using terrestrial lidar data. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1111/2041-210X.13385.
Schrempp, T.V., J.L. Rachlow, T.R. Johnson, L.A. Shipley, R.A. Long, J.L Aycrigg, and M.A. Hurley. 2019. Linking forest management to moose population trends: The role of the nutritional landscape. PLOS ONE. 14(7):e0219128.
Milling, C.R., J.L. Rachlow, P.J. Olsoy, M.A. Chappell, T.R. Johnson, J.S. Forbey, L.A. Shipley, and D.H. Thornton. 2018. Habitat structure modifies microclimate: an approach for mapping fine-scale thermal refuge. Methods in Ecology and Evolution. 9:1648–1657.
Grassel, S.M. and J.L. Rachlow. 2018. When generalists behave as specialists: local specialization by American badgers. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 96: 592–599.
DeMay, S.M., P.A. Becker, J.L. Rachlow, and L.P. Waits. 2017. Genetic monitoring of an endangered species recovery: demographic and genetic trends for reintroduced pygmy rabbits. Journal of Mammalogy. 98:350-364.
McMahon, L.A., J.L. Rachlow, L.A. Shipley, J.S. Forbey, and T.R. Johnson. 2017. Habitat selection differs across hierarchical behaviors: selection of patches and intensity of patch use. Ecosphere. 8(11):e01993. doi:10.1002/ecs2.1993.
Milling, C.R., J.L. Rachlow, T.R. Johnson, J.S. Forbey, and L.A. Shipley. 2017. Seasonal variation in behavioral thermoregulation and predator avoidance in a small mammal. Behavioral Ecology. 28:1236–1247.
2022—Outstanding Instructor Award, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho
2021—Faculty Excellence Award, College of Natural Resources Advisory Board, University of Idaho
2019 & 2020—Alumni Award for Excellence, University of Idaho
2015—Outstanding Researcher Award, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho
2006 & 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
- Understanding the distribution and adaptive capacity of pygmy rabbits
- Quantifying visibility and examining how viewsheds influence animal behavior
- Assessing functional properties of habitat and resource tradeoffs
- Evaluating factors influencing moose populations and health in Idaho