Currently, our participating faculty represents more than 18 departments from 10 colleges across campus.
Ryan LongAssistant Professor Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences
I completed my B.S. in Wildlife Biology at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (2004), my M.S. in Wildlife Resources at the University of Idaho (2007), and my Ph.D. in Biological Sciences at Idaho State University (2013). After a 1-year post-doc at Princeton University, I joined the Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences at UI in the fall of 2014. My research focuses on the behavioral and physiological ecology of large mammals. I’m especially interested in how the interplay between individual behavior and physiology scales up to influence population performance, and much of my work seeks to quantify the fitness consequences of individual foraging and movement patterns. I work in a variety of ecosystems to address these types of questions, from the montane forests and high-elevation deserts of the Intermountain West, to the woody savannas of sub-Saharan Africa.
Ryan is currently the PI for the Development of an Agent-Based Model for Understanding Mechanisms of Pneumonia Transmission in Bighorn Sheep Modeling Access Grant.