Kerri Vierling, Ph.D.
Professor of Wildlife Resources
Fish and Wildlife Resources
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1136
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1136
- Ph.D. Biology, University of Colorado, 1998
- M.A. Biology, University of Colorado, 1994
- B.A. Biology, The Colorado College, 1990
Fire Ecology/Disturbance Ecology
Role of Vegetative Structure and Composition in Assessing Animal Distributions
Land Use Effects on Animal Populations
Lorenz, T.J., K.T. Vierling, T.R. Johnson, and P.C. Fischer. 2015. Choice or constraint? The role of wood hardness in limiting nest site selection in North American woodpeckers. Ecological Applications 25:1016-1033.
Holbrook, J.D., R.S. Arkle, J.L. Rachlow, K.T. Vierling, and D.S. Pilliod. 2015 Sampling animal sign in heterogeneous environments: how much is enough? Journal of Arid Environments 119:51-55.
Vierling, K.T., C. Swift, A.T. Hudak, J.C. Vogeler, and L.A. Vierling. 2014. How much does the time lag between wildlife field data collection and LiDAR data acquisition matter for studies of animal distributions? A case study using bird communities. Remote Sensing Letters 5:185-193.
Vogeler, J.C., A.T. Hudak, L.A. Vierling, J. Evans, P. Green, and K.T. Vierling. 2014. Terrain and vegetation structural influences on local avian species richness in two mixed-conifer forests. Remote Sensing of Environment 147: 13-22.
Vierling, L.A., K.T Vierling, P. Adam, and A.T. Hudak. 2013. Using satellite and airborne LiDAR to model woodpecker habitat occupancy at the landscape scale. PLOS ONE, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0080988.
UI Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. 2015
University of Idaho Alumni Award for Excellence, Outstanding Advisor award. 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014.
University of Idaho College of Natural Resources Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award. 2007, 2010, 2014.
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