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Todd J Brinkman
My primary research interests include: 1) the human dimensions of wildlife (especially hunting systems), 2) larger mammal ecology 3) modeling of the interactions among humans, wildlife, and rapidly changing social, economic, and ecological conditions. See my lab website for more.
- Ph.D. Wildlife Ecology. 2009. University of Alaska Fairbanks. Dissertation: Resilience of a Deer Hunting System in Southeast Alaska: Integrating Social, Ecological, and Genetic Dimensions.
- M.S. Wildlife Science. 2003. South Dakota State University. Thesis: Movement and Mortality of White-Tailed Deer in Southwest Minnesota.
- B.S. Double Major: Biology & Environmental Science, Minor: Chemistry. 2000. Minnesota State University (Honors)
University of Alaska Fairbanks
- 2014-present Assistant Professor, Institute of Arctic Biology and Department of Biology and Wildlife
- 2014-present Co-Director, Community Partnerships for Self-Resiliance
- 2012-present Associate Director, Resilience & Adaptation Program
- 2011-2014 Research Assistant Professor, Scenarios Network for Arctic & Alaska Planning
- 2009-2011 Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Arctic Biology
- 2005-2009 Ph.D. Research/Teaching Assistant, Biology and Wildlife Department
- 2003- 2005 Ph.D. Research Fellowship, National Science Foundation, Integrated Graduate Education Research Training, Resilience and Adaption Program
South Dakota State University
- 2000-2003 M.S. Research/Teaching Assistant, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
- 1999-2000 Wildlife Research Technician
- 1998-1999 Wild Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo) Survey Intern
- 2015 Dennis Demmert Award. Exemplary commitment and service to the students of University of Alaska Fairbanks
- 2009 Best Oral Presentation Award. Annual Meeting of the Alaska Chapter of The Wildlife Society, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
- 2004 National Science Foundation Doctoral Student Scholarship to attend the Vespucci Summer School on Geographic Information Science, Fiesole, Italy. Awarded by State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo, National Center for Geographic Information and Analysis (NCGIA) and funded by the National Science Foundation.
- 2004 Wildlife Society Meeting Travel Scholarship to attend Alaska Chapter/Northwest Section Wildlife Society Meeting, Girdwood, Alaska.
- 2004 Alaska Trappers Association's Dean Wilson Scholarship
- 2003 Best Student Paper Award. Annual Meeting of the South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Aberdeen, South Dakota.
- 2002 Outstanding Wildlife Master of Science Graduate Student of the Year Scholarship. South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Presented at the 2002 Annual Meeting of the South Dakota Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Oacoma, South Dakota.
- 2000 Magna Cum Laude Graduate, Minnesota State University Honors Scholar Award, Minnesota State University Honor's Program
- Listed alphabetically:
- Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center (2012-2014)
- Coordinating committee alternate
- Alaska Trappers Association Member (2003-2005)
- American Association for the Advancement of Science Member(2003)
- American Indian Science and Engineering Society
- National Science Foundation IGERT Program Recruiter (2005)
- American Society of Mammalogists Member (2003-2012)
- Boone and Crockett Club Associate Member (2003-2005)
- Ducks Unlimited Member (1999, 2005, 2006)
- International Arctic Social Sciences Association Member (2004)
- Minnesota State University Wildlife Club, President (1999), Vice President (1998)
- Pheasants Forever Member - Brookings County Pheasant Restoration Chapter (2003)
- Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Member (2000-2003)
- Wisconsin: Namekagon River Valley Chapter Committee Member (2000-2001)
- South Dakota: Prairie Coteau Chapter (2002-2003)
- Society for Applied Anthropologists Member (2006)
- The Wildlife Society Member (2001-present),
- Annual Meeting Session Moderator and Oral Presentation Judge (2011)
- Alaska Chapter (2004-present), Conference Committee Member (2005), Northern Representative (2014-2016), Student Chapter Advisor (2015-present)
- Minnesota Chapter (1999, 2000, 2002)
- South Dakota Chapter (2003)
2015, '16 Survey of Wildlife Science
2014, '15, '16 Principles and Techniques of Wildlife Management
2012, ‘13, '14 Ecology Module. University of Alaska Fairbanks
2012, ‘13, '14 Integrated Assessment and Adaptive Management. University of Alaska Fairbanks
2010 Mammalogy. University of Alaska Fairbanks
2011 Ecology and Management of Large Mammals. University of Alaska Fairbanks
2011 Conservation Genetics. University of Alaska Fairbanks.
2010 Ecology and Management of Large Mammals. University of Alaska Fairbanks.
2009 Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology. University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Teaching Assistant/Laboratory Instructor
2005 Wildlife Populations and their Management. University of Alaska Fairbanks.
2004 Wildlife Techniques. University of Alaska Fairbanks.
2003 Research Design. South Dakota State University
2002 Principles of Wildlife Management. South Dakota State University
- UAF survey seeks sheep hunter input
(15 May 2014) Alaska sheep hunter survey
In the News
- Study finds climate change limits access to resources for subsistence hunters
(27 November 2016) Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
- Climate change limits access to subsistence resources
(17 November 2016) Sit News
- Living Off the Land in a Changing Arctic Climate
(15 July 2016) NASA
- Alaska Game Board, aviation group clash on new sheep hunting rules
(4 May 2015) Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
- As Alaska Dall sheep populations shrink, guides and hunters vie for bigger share of harvest
(13 February 2015) Alaska Dispatch News
- Larger venue secured for sheep hunt meeting
(20 January 2015) Fairbanks Daily News-Miner
- Desktop science helps ‘people of the caribou’ prepare for change
(5 September 2014) Yukon News
- Zoomed-In Climate Models Help Alaska Communities Plan for Uncertain Future
(26 August 2014) Inside Climate News.org
- Wildfires could cut caribou hunters success
(21 August 2014) The Tundra Drums
- Porcupine caribou herd could disappear in 100 years: study
(4 August 2014) CBC News
- Higher Wildfire Potential Could Impact Northeastern Alaska Caribou Herds
(31 July 2014) Alaska Public Media
- Study Suggests Climate Change May Reduce Caribou Habitat
(28 July 2014) KDLG Dillingham, Alaska public radio
- Climate Change Could Alter Range of Caribou and May Impact Hunters’ Access
(24 July 2014) U.S.G.S.
- State seeking information from Dall sheep hunters
(22 May 2014) KUAC FM
- DNA research transforms deer pellets into 'libraries'
(1 April 2013) KCAW (Raven Radio 104.7, 90.1 FM)
- Smarter in Alaska (Natural Alaska)
(1 November 2008) Alaska Magazine
Associate Director, Resilience & Adaptation Program, University of Alaska Fairbanks
- Oversee RAP recruitment, applications, and admissions
- Student advising on interdisciplinary pursuits
- Generate new ideas for program design and delivery
- Coordinate RAP core course instructors
- Connect RAP with relevant stakeholders and collaborators
Organizing Committee, Community Partnership for Self-Resilience and Sustainability
- Create partnerships with rural communities to foster inreach to UAF
- Identify community vision of self-reliance and sustainability
- Connect communities with relevant UAF programs
- Help communities implement their vision
- ·Peer-reviewed journals (alphabetical): Acta Theriologica, American Midland Naturalist, Arctic, Behaviour, Conservation Genetics, Ecology, Ecology and Society, Environmental Management, Human-Wildlife Conflicts, International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management, Journal of Applied Ecology, Journal of Mammalogy, Journal of Wildlife Management, Landscape Ecology, Mammalia, Molecular Ecology Resources, The Prairie Naturalist, Western North American Naturalist, Wildlife Biology, Wildlife Society Bulletin.
- ·Agency reports: National Park Service, US Dept. of Interior, US Fish and Wildlife Service
- Co-Instructor (2014): Integrating social and ecological data: approaches for informing moose management, 48th North American Moose Conference and Workshop, Girdwood, Alaska.
- Host (2013): New approaches to studies of home range, resource selection, and space use. Presented by Dr. Oz Garton, Fairbanks, Alaska.
- Instructor (2012): Using deer DNA to estimate deer abundance, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Corvallis, Oregon.
- Facilitator (2012): Tongass Vulnerability Assessment, Juneau, Alaska.
- Alaska Senate Finance Committee (2012)
- Federal Regional Advisory Council (2008)