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Fish & Wildlife
fish_wildlife@uidaho.edu

College of Natural Resources

phone: (208) 885-6434

875 Perimeter Drive MS 1136
Moscow, ID 83844-1136
Kerri Reese feeding a deer

Kerry Paul Reese


Office: CNR Building 104
Phone: 208-885-6434
Email: kreese@uidaho.edu
Mailing Address: Department of Fish and Wildlife, University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1136
Moscow, Idaho 83844-1136

College of Natural Resources
Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences
Professor
Department Head

Home Town: Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
With UI Since 1983


  • Research/Focus Areas
    • Wildlife ecology
    • Wildlife management
    • Avian ecology
    • Upland gamebird ecology and management
  • Biography

    Employed at the University of Idaho since 1983, Dr. Reese became department head of the Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences in 2004.  As an avian ecologist, his research interests focus on native game birds, especially those species with declining populations.  Research projects on Greater Sage-grouse, Columbian Sharp-tailed Grouse, Blue Grouse, Caucasian Black Grouse, Mountain Quail, Chukars, Wild Turkeys, Trumpeter Swans, Spotted Owls and other species have taken him to field sites in Idaho, Utah, California, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Colorado and the country of Georgia.  He has worked with sage-grouse for over 25 years, advised 23 completed graduate students on grouse research projects (45 graduate students in total) and currently advises four (two doctorate and two master's of science) graduate students working on sage-grouse. He has published 37 refereed papers on grouse and over 20 other papers on grouse.  Dr. Reese has served as an invited member of the 34-person Sage Grouse Forum, United States Institute of Environmental Conflict Resolution (2005-2006), invited member of a six-person expert panel to assess risks of extinction for Greater Sage-grouse in Idaho (2005), invited member of seven-person science panel to assess risks of extinction for Greater Sage-grouse, USFWS (2004), member of the Grouse Habitat Restoration Fund, North American Grouse Partnership (2004-2006), reviewed Sage Grouse Plan for Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (2003) and is a member of the Grouse Specialist Group of IUCN/Species Survival Commission (2002-present).

  • Selected Publications
    • Baruch-Mordo, S., J. S. Evans, J. P. Severson, D. E. Naugle, J. D. Maestas, J. M. Kiesecker, M. J. Falkowski, C. A. Hagen, and K. P. Reese.  In press.  Informing proactive conservation of a candidate endangered species:  a targeted approach for conifer removal to manage sage-grouse habitat threats.  Biological Conservation.
    • Baumgardt, J. A., C. S. Goldberg, K. P. Reese, J. W. Connelly, D. D. Musil, E. O. Garton, and L. P. Waits.  2013.  A method for estimating population sex ratio for sage-grouse using noninvasive genetic samples.  Molecular Ecology Resources 13:393-402.
    • Guttery, M. R., D. K. Dahlgren, T. A. Messmer, J. W. Connelly, K. P. Reese, P. A. Terletzky, N. A. Burkepile, and D. N. Koons.  2013.  Effects of landscape-scale environmental variation on greater sage-grouse chick survival. PLoS ONE 8(6): 
    • Stevens, B. S., D. E. Naugle, B. Dennis, J. W. Connelly, T. Griffiths, and K. P. Reese.  2013.  Mapping sage-grouse fence-collision risk:  spatially explicit models for targeting conservation management. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:409-415.
    • Gillan, J. K., E. K. Strand, J. W. Karl, K. P. Reese, and T. Laninga.  2013.  Using spatial statistics and point-pattern simulations to assess the spatial dependency between greater sage-grouse and anthropogenic features.  Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:301-310.
    • Stevens, B. S., K. P. Reese, J. W. Connelly, and D. D. Musil.  2012.  Greater sage-grouse and fences: does marking reduce collisions?  Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:297-303. Stevens, B. S., J. W. Connelly, and K. P. Reese.  2012.  Multi-scale assessment of greater sage-grouse fence collision as a function of site and broad-scale factors.  Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1370-1380.
    • Stephenson, J. A., K. P. Reese, P. Zager, P. E. Heekin, P. J. Nelle, and A. Martens.  2011.  Factors influencing survival of native and translocated mountain quail in west-central Idaho and eastern Washington.  Journal of Wildlife Management 75:1315-1323.
    • Stevens, B.S., K.P. Reese, and J.W. Connelly.  2011.  Survival and detectability bias of avian fence collision surveys in sagebrush steppe.  Journal of Wildlife Management 75:437-449.
    • Shepherd, J.F., J.W. Connelly, and K.P. Reese.  2011.  Modeling nest and brood habitats of greater sage- grouse. Pp. 137-150 in B. K. Sandercock, K. Martin, and G. Segelbacher (editors).  Ecology, conservation, and management of grouse.  Studies in Avian Biology (vol. 39), University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
    • Shepherd, J.F., K.P. Reese, and J.W. Connelly.  2011.  Landscape fragmentation and non-breeding greater sage- grouse.  Pp. 77-88 in B. K. Sandercock, K. Martin, and G. Segelbacher (editors).  Ecology, conservation, andanagement of grouse.  Studies in Avian Biology (vol. 39), University of California Press, Berkeley, CA. 
    • Reese, K.P., and J.W. Connelly.  2011.  Harvest management for greater sage-grouse:  a changing paradigm for game bird management.  Pp 101-111 in S. T. Knick and J. W. Connelly (editors). Greater Sage-grouse: Ecology and Conservation of a landscape species and its habitats.  Studies in Avian Biology (vol. 38), University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
    • Connelly, J.W., S.T. Knick, C.E. Braun, W.L. Baker, E.A. Beaver, T.J. Christiansen, K.E. Doherty, E.O. Garton, C.A. Hagen, S.E. Hanser, D.H. Johnson, M. Leu, R.F. Miller, D.E. Naugle, S.J. Oyler- McCance, D.A. Pyke, K.P. Reese, M.A. Schroeder, S.J. Stiver, B.L. Walker, and M.J. Wisdom. 2011.  Conservation of greater sage-grouse:  a synthesis of current trends and future management. Pp 549-563 in S. T. Knick and J. W. Connelly (editors).  Greater Sage-grouse:  Ecology and Conservation of a landscape species and its habitats.  Studies in Avian Biology (vol. 38), University of California Press, Berkeley, CA
  • Research Projects
    • Response of greater sage-grouse to juniper encroachment and juniper removal, 2010-2015,
    • Influences of feral horses on translocated greater sage-grouse on the Yakama Indian Reservation, 2011-2015,
    • Columbian sharp-tailed grouse ecology in CRP and native habitats, 2010-2014
    • Sage-grouse fence collisions. 2008-2011.
    • Sage-grouse population dynamics in California. 2006-2011.
    • Lek attendance patterns in sage-grouse. 2006-2011.
    • Dispersal of juvenile greater sage-grouse: genetic and conservation implications. 2004-2011.
  • Awards and Honors
    • 2012  Arthur S. Einarsen Award from the Northwest Section of The Wildlife Society for Outstanding Service to the Wildlife Profession.
    • 2007. Hamerstrom Award from the Prairie Grouse Technical Council for exemplary contributions to prairie grouse conservation.
    • 2003. Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho.
    • 1984, 1991, 1992, 2000. Alumni Award for Faculty Excellence.
    • 1987. Sigma Xi Faculty Research Paper Award, University of Idaho.
    • 1993. Professional Wildlifer of the Year Award from the Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society.
    • 1995, 1996, 2002. Ted Trueblood Communications Award for Best Professional Presentation at the Idaho Chapter of The Wilderness Society Annual Meeting.

    *You can view a full list of awards, and publications in Kerry's CV.

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