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Brad Griffith

My-Le Ng
Research Interests: 

Habitat and nutritional ecology, stochastic population processes, endangered species management/planning, remote sensing, landscape processes, species translocation and reintroduction.

Abby Powell
Brad Griffith
Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology
Leader, Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
209C Irving I Bldg.
Postal Address: 
Alaska Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
PO Box 757020
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7020
  • University of Idaho, Ph.D., Forestry, Wildlife, and Range Sciences, 1988. Dissertation title: Mule deer habitat selection in Columbia River rangelands of northcentral Washington.
  • Oregon State University, M.S., Wildlife Science, 1977. Thesis title: Seasonal properties of the coyote scent station index.
  • University of Missouri Columbia, B.A., Zoology, 1969.


  • 1996-present: Assistant Unit Leader (Wildlife Ecology), U.S. Geological Survey, Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and Associate Professor, Institute of Arctic Biology and Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
  • 1995-96: Assistant Unit Leader (Wildlife), U.S. National Biological Service, Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and Research Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
  • 1991-95: Project Leader and Assistant Station Leader, U.S. National Biological Service, Alaska Science Center, Fairbanks Field Station.
  • 1988-91: Assistant Unit Leader (Wildlife), U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Maine Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and Assistant Professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology, University of Maine, Orono.
  • 1987-88: Research Associate, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Idaho, Moscow.
  • 1983-87: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow.
  • 1979-83: Research Biologist, U.S. National Park Service, Pacific Northwest Region, Seattle, Washington.
  • 1978: Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Forest Service, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Jackson, Wyoming.
  • 1976-77: Wildlife Intern, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder, Colorado.
  • 1973-76: Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis.
  • 1969-73:Helicopter Pilot, U. S. Marine Corps, Washington, D.C. and other locations.


  • IUCN, Species Survival Commission, Re-introduction Specialist Group, Section Chair - Habitat Restoration.
  • Member, TWS Technical Committee, Climate Change effects on Wildlife, 2002-2004.
  • Member, Porcupine Caribou Herd Technical Committee, 1996- present.
  • Representative, North American, Arctic Ungulate Society, 2003-2008.
  • Treasurer, Northeast Section, The Wildlife Society, 1990-1992.
  • Editor, Northwest Wildlifer, Northwest Section, The Wildlife Society, 1987-1989.



Meretsky, V.J. et al., 2012. A state-based national network for effective wildlife conservation. BioScience, 62, p.970*-976.
Roach, J.K., Griffith, B. & Verbyla, D., 2012. Comparison of three methods for long-term monitoring of boreal lake area using Landsat TM and ETM. Canadian Journal of Remote Sensing, 38, pp.427–440.


Roach, J. et al., 2011. Mechanisms influencing changes in lake area in Alaskan boreal forest. Global Change Biology, 17, pp.2567–2583.



Griffith, B. et al., 2009. Climate Change Adaptation for the US National Wildlife Refuge System. Environmental Management, 44, pp.1043–1052.



Cameron, R. et al., 2005. Central Arctic caribou and petroleum development: distributional, nutritional, and reproductive implications. Arctic (Arctic Institute of North America), 58, pp.1–9.
McNeil, P. et al., 2005. Where the wild things are: seasonal variation in caribou distribution in relation to climate change. Rangifer, Special Issue No. 19, pp.51–63.


  • U.S. Geological Survey, Cooperative Research Units Program, Scientific Excellence Award, 2002.
  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Special Achievement Award, 1991-94.
  • Northeast Section, The Wildlife Society, Outstanding Wildlife Paper, 1991.
  • National Wildlife Federation, Environmental Publication Award, 1990.
  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, Species Survival Commission.
  • The Wildlife Society, Certified Wildlife Biologist, 1982.
  • Ecological Society of America.
  • American Institute of Biological Sciences.
  • Sigma Xi.
  • Scale in Ecology and Management,Univ. Alaska Fairbanks, Spring 2003
  • Foraging Ecology,Univ. Alaska Fairbanks, Spring 2000, 2002, 2004
  • Research Design, Univ. Alaska, Fairbanks, Spring 1998, Fall 2005.
  • Readings in Conservation Biology, Univ. Alaska Fairbanks, Spring 1997, 1999, 2001, Univ. Arkansas, Fall 1995; Univ. Maine, Fall 1990.
  • Conservation Biology Laboratory, Univ. Maine, Fall 1990, Univ. Alaska, Spring 1999.