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Andrew Smith

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Emeritus Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 4501
Biography

Andrew Smith is a conservation biologist whose work includes the behavioral ecology of mammals, effects of habitat fragmentation, and ecosystem services provided by small mammals. He primarily works in the mountains of western United States and on the Tibetan plateau. His research focuses on the pika, a small relative of rabbits.

Smith is involved in global conservation issues and has served since 1991 as Chair of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Lagomorph Specialist Group. He has also served as an advisor to the Chinese government on issues concerning biodiversity. His “A Guide to the Mammals of China” is the first comprehensive treatment of the 556 mammal species found in China.

He teaches mammalogy; conservation of biodiversity; conservation in practice; and field techniques in conservation biology and ecology. The American Society of Mammalogists chose Smith as the recipient of its 2015 Aldo Leopold Conservation Award.

Education

PhD Zoology, University of California, Los Angeles, 1973

BA Biology, University of California, Berkeley 1968

 

 

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Research Interests

Conservation Biology, Mammalogy, Behavioral Ecology, Science Policy

Research Group
Publications
  • BOOKS
  • Smith, A. T., C. H. Johnston, P. C. Alves, and K. Hackländer. In Press - 2017. Lagomorphs: Pikas, Rabbits, and Hares of the World. Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore. [ATS contributions: Preface; Introduction; Lagomorph Conservation; Ochotona alpina; Ochotona argentata; Ochotona cansus; Ochotona coreana; Ochotona curzoniae; Ochotona dauurica; Ochotona erythrotis; Ochotona forresti; Ochotona gloveri; Ochotona hyperborea; Ochotona iliensis; Ochotona koslowi, Ochotona ladacensis; Ochotona macrotis; Ochotona mantchurica; Ochotona nbrica; Ochotona opaca; Ochotona pallasi; Ochotona princeps; Ochotona pusilla; Ochotona roylei; Ochotona rufescens; Ochotona rutila; Ochotona thibetana; Ochotona thomasi, Caprolagus hispidus; Sylvilagus brasiliensis; Lepus comus; Lepus coreanus; Lepus hainanus; Lepus mandshuricus; Lepus oiostolus; Lepus sinensis; Lepus tibetanus; Lepus tolai, Lepus yarkandensis; Master Bibliography; all images; all species range maps].
  • Smith, A. T., and Y. Xie, editors.  2013.  The Mammals of China [Princeton Pocket Guide].  Princeton University Press: Princeton.
  • Smith, A. T., and Y. Xie, editors.  2009.  A Guide to the Mammals of China.  Hunan Education Publishing House:  Changsha, Hunan, China.  [revised edition; in Chinese].
  • Smith, A. T., scientific editor.  2009.  Lagomorphs [English translation of Russian text:  V. E. Sokolov, E. Yu. Ivanitskaya, V. V. Gruzdev and V. G. Heptner.  1994.  Lagomorphs.  Nauka:  Moscow].  Smithsonian Institution Libraries:  Washington, DC.
  • Smith, A. T., and Y. Xie, editors.  2008.  A Guide to the Mammals of China.  Princeton University Press: Princeton.  [ATS contributions:  Preface, xxi; Introduction, pp. 1-15; Class Mammalia, pg. 155-156; Order Proboscidea, pp. 155-157; Order Sirenia, pg. 157; Order Scandentia, pg. 158; Order Rodentia, pg. 172; Family Sciuridae, pp. 172-196; Family Gliridae, pp. 196-197; Family Castoridae, pp. 197-198; Family Dipodidae, pp. 198-208; Family Platacanthomyidae, pp. 208-209; Family Spalacidae, pp. 209-214; Family Cricetidae, pg. 214; Subfamily Cricetinae, pp. 239-247; Family Muridae, pg. 247; Subfamily Gerbillinae, pp 247-252; Family Hystricidae, pp. 273-275; Order Lagomorpha, pp. 275-292; Order Perissodactyla, pp. 449-451; Order Cetacea, pp 481-484; Appendix I, II, III, pp. 485-487; Glossary, pp. 489-493].
  • J. McNeely, T. M. McCarthy, A. T. Smith, L. Olsvig-Whittaker, and E. D. Wikramanayake, editors.  2006.  Conservation Biology in Asia.  Society for Conservation Biology, Asian Section and Resources Himalaya Foundation: Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • MANUSCRIPTS
  • A. T. Smith, J. D. Nagy, and C. I. Millar. 2016. Behavioral ecology of American pikas (Ochotona princeps) at Mono Craters, California: living on the edge. Western North American Naturalist 76:459-484.
  • Lacher Jr., T. E., W. J. Murphy, R. Rogan, A. T. Smith, and N. S. Upham. 2016. Evolution, phylogeny, ecology, and conservation of the Clade Glires: Lagomorpha and Rodentia. Pp. 15-26. In: Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 6. D. E. Wilson, T. E. Lacher Jr, R. A. Mittermeier, editors. Lynx Edicions: Barcelona.
  • Ma, Y. J., X. Y. Li. M. C. Wilson, X. C. Wu, A. T. Smith, and J. Wu. 2016. Water loss by evaporation from China's South-North Water Transfer Project. Ecological Engineering 95:206-215.
  • Badingqiuying, A. T. Smith, J. Senko, and M. U. Siladan. 2016. Plateau pika Ochotona curzoniae poisoning campaign reduces carnivore abundance in southern Qinghai, China. Mammal Research. 41:1-8. [Cover article]
  • Fontanesi, L., F. Di Palma, P. Flicek, A. T. Smith, C.-G. Thulin, P. C. Alves, and the Lagomorph Genomics Consortium. 2016. LaGomiCs - Lagomorph Genomics Consortium: an international collaborative effort for sequencing the genomes of an entire mammalian order. Journal of Heredity 2016:295-308.[Cover article]
  • Harris, R. B., L. H. Samberg, E. T. Yeh, A. T. Smith, W. Wang, J. Wang, Gaerrang, and D. J. Bedunah. 2016. Rangeland response to site heterogeneity, pastoralist, and grazing pressure on a Tibetan steppe grassland, Qinghai Province, China. The Rangeland Journal 38:1-15. [Cover article; Editor’s choice award]
  • Harris, R. B., W. Y. Wang, Badingqiuying, A. T. Smith, and D. J. Bedunah.  2015.  Herbivory and competition of Tibetan steppe vegetation in winter pasture: effects of livestock exclosure and plateau pika reduction. PLoS One 10(7): e0132897: DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0132897.
  • Li, W. D., and A. T. Smith. 2015. In search of the illusive and iconic Ili pika (Ochotona iliensis). Mountain Views (CIRMOUNT) 9:21-27.
  • Smith, A. T., and J. D. Nagy.  2015.  Population resilience in an American pika (Ochotona princeps) metapopulation. Journal of Mammalogy 96:394-404.
  • Wilson, M. C., and A. T. Smith.  2015.  The pika and the watershed:  the impact of small mammal poisoning on the ecohydrology of the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau. AMBIO 44:16-22.
  • Kessler, A. E., and A. T. Smith. 2014. The status of the great bustard (Otis tarda tarda) in Central Asia: from the Caspian Sea to the Altai.  Aquila 121:115-132.
  • Kessler, A. E., N. Batbayar, T. Natsagdorj, D. Batsuur, and A. T. Smith.  2013.  Geographic variation in Great Bustard migration:  satellite telemetry reveals long-distance migration in the Asian subspecies.  Journal of Avian Biology 44:311-320. [Editor’s choice award]
  • Reid, D. G., D. Berteaux, K. L. Laidre, A. Angerbjörn, R. Angliss, E. W. Born, P. Boveng, D. Cluff, D. Ehrich, S. H. Ferguson, J. Garlich-Miller, G. Gauthier, A. Gunn, K. M. Kovacs, N. Lecomte, L. F. Lowry, P. McLoughlin, D. Litovka, S. Moore, K. Mustonen, T. Mustonen, L. Nguyen, E. Peacock, K. Poole, L. Quakenbush, D. Russell, N. M. Schmidt, B. Sheftel, M. Simpkins, B. Sittler, B. Slough, A. Smith, F. Ugarte, D. Vongraven, and Ø. Wiig.  2013.  Mammals.  Pp. 78-141.  In:  Arctic Biodiversity Assessment: Status and Trends in Arctic Biodiversity. H. Meltofte, editor.  Arctic Council, Biodiversity Working Group, editors. Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF): Akureyri, Iceland.
  • Boyle, S., A. T. Smith, W. R. Spironello, and C. E. Zartman.  2013.  The behavioural ecology of northern bearded sakis (Chiropotes satanas chiropotes) living in forest fragments of central Brazilian Amazonia.  Pp. 255-261.  In:  Evolutionary Biology and Conservation of Titis, Sakis and Uacaris.  L. M. Viega, A. A. Barnett, S. F. Ferrari and M. A. Norconk, editors.  Cambridge University Press:  Cambridge.
  • Boyle, S. A., C. E. Zartman, W. R. Spironello and A. T. Smith.  2012.  Implications of habitat fragmentation on the diet of bearded saki monkeys in Central Amazonian forest.  Journal of Mammalogy 93:959-976.
  • Ge, D., A. A. Lissovsky, L. Xia, C. Cheng, A. T. Smith, and Q. Yang.  2012.  Re-evaluation of several taxa of Chinese lagomorphs (Mammalia: Lagomorpha) described on the basis of melanistic individuals.  Mammalian Biology 77:113-123.
  • Tian, Y., J. Wu, A. T. Smith, T. Wang, X. Kou, and J. Ge.  2011.  Population viability analysis of the Siberian tiger in a changing landscape:  going, going and gone. Ecological Modelling 222:3166-3180.
  • Delibes-Mateos, M., A. T. Smith, C. N. Slobodchikoff, and J. E. Swenson.  2011.  The paradox of keystone species persecuted as pests:  a call for the conservation of abundant small mammals in their native range.  Biological Conservation 144:1335-1346.
  • Tian, Y., J. G. Wu, X. J. Kou, T. M. Wang, A. T. Smith, and J. P. Ge.  2011.  Methods and applications of population viability analysis (PVA):  A review.  Chinese Journal of Applied Ecology 22:257-267.  [in Chinese, English abstract]
  • Hoffmann, M., C. Hilton-Taylor,…A. T. Smith…et al.  2010.  The impact and shortfall of conservation on the status of the world’s vertebrates.  Science 330:1503-1509.
  • Harris, R. B., D. J. Bedunah, E. T. Yeh, A. T. Smith, and J. M. Anderies.  2010.  Determinants of rangeland dynamics on the Qinghai-Tibet plateau, China:  livestock, wildlife, and pastoralism.  Research in Progress.  Pastoralism – Research, Policy and Practice 1:325-326.
  • Boyle, S. A., and A. T. Smith.  2010.  Can landscape and species characteristics predict primate presence in forest fragments in the Brazilian Amazon?  Biological Conservation 143:1134-1143.
  • Boyle, S. A., and A. T. Smith.  2010.  Behavioral modifications in northern bearded saki monkeys (Chiropotes satanas chiropotes) in forest fragments of central Amazonia.  Primates 51:43-51.
  • Hafner, D. J., and A. T. Smith.  2010.  Revision of the subspecies of the American pika, Ochotona princeps (Lagomorpha:  Ochotonidae).  Journal of Mammalogy 91:401-417.
  • Boyle, S.A., W. C. Lourenço, L. R. da Silva, and A. T. Smith.  2009.  Home range estimates vary with sample size and methods.  Folia Primatologica 80:33-42.
  • Boyle, S. A., W. C. Lourenço, L. R. da Silva, and A. T. Smith.  2009.  Travel and spatial patterns change when northern bearded saki monkeys (Chiropotes satanas chiropotes) inhabit forest fragments.  International Journal of Primatology 30:515-531.
  • McNeely, J., P. Kapoor-Vijay, L. Zhi, L. Olsvig-Whittaker, K. M. Sheikh, and A. T. Smith.  2009.  Conservation biology in Asia:  the major policy challenges.  Conservation Biology 23:805-810.
  • Prevost, S., and A. T. Smith.  2009.  Conservation during conflict:  strategic planning to deal with war in sub-Saharan Africa.  Pp. 97-109.  In:  Wildlife:  Destruction, Conservation and Biodiversity.  J. D. Harris and P. L. Brown, editors.  Nova Publications: New York.
  • Smith, A. T.  2008.  The world of pikas.  Pp. 89-102.  In:  Lagomorph Biology:  Evolution, Ecology and Conservation.  P. C. Alves, N. Ferrand and K. Hackländer, editors.  Springer-Verlag: Berlin.
  • Smith, A. T.  2008.  Conservation of Endangered Lagomorphs.  Pp. 297-315.  In:  Lagomorph Biology:  Evolution, Ecology and Conservation.  P. C. Alves, N. Ferrand and K. Hackländer, editors.  Springer-Verlag: Berlin.
  • Qu, J., M. Yang, W. Li, K. Li, Y. Zhang, and A. T. Smith.  2008.  Seasonal variation of family group structure of plateau pikas (Ochotona curzoniae).  Acta Theriologica Sinica 28:144-150.
  • Schipper, J., J. S. Chanson, F. Chiozza, N. A. Cox, M. Hoffmann, V. Katariya, J. Lamoreux, A. S. L. Rodrigues, S. N. Stuart, H. J. Temple, J. Baillie, L. Boitani, T. E. Lacher, Jr., R. A. Mittermeier, and A. T. Smith, et al.  2008.  The status of the world’s land and marine mammals:  diversity, threat, and knowledge.  Science 322:225-230.
  • Qu, J. P., K. X. Li, M. Yang, W. J. Li, Y. M. Zhang, and A. T. Smith.  2007.  Seasonal dynamic pattern of spatial territory in social groups of plateau pikas (Ochotona curzoniae).  Acta Theriologica Sinica 27:215-220.
  • Olsvig-Whittaker, L., M. Lane, C. MacAlister, Y. Xie, and A. T. Smith.  2007.  Data networking for conservation biology in Asia.  ASEAN Biodiversity January-March:18-25.
  • Katzner, T. E., E. A. Bragin, S. T. Knick, and A. T. Smith.  2006.  Spatial structure in diet of Imperial eagles (Aquila heliaca) in Kazakhstan.  Journal of Avian Biology 37:594-600.
  • Olsvig-Whittaker, L., M. Lane, C. MacAlister, Y. Xie, and A. T. Smith.  2006.  Data networking for conservation biology in Asia.  Pp. 386-400.  In:  Biodiversity Conservation in Asia.  J. McNeely, T. M. McCarthy, A. T. Smith, L. Olsvig-Whittaker and E. D. Wikramanayake, editors.  Society for Conservation Biology, Asian Section and Resources Himalaya Foundation: Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Smith, A. T., P. Zahler, and L. A. Hinds.  2006.  Poisoning of native small mammals in central Asia is an undesirable and unsustainable activity.  Pp. 285-293.  In:  Biodiversity Conservation in Asia.  J. McNeely, T. M. McCarthy, A. T. Smith, L. Olsvig-Whittaker and E. D. Wikramanayake, editors.  Society for Conservation Biology, Asian Section and Resources Himalaya Foundation: Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Katzner, T. E., E. A. Bragin, S. T. Knick, and A. T. Smith.  2005.  Relationship between demographics and diet specificity of Imperial Eagles Aquila heliaca in Kazakhstan.  Ibis 147:576-586.
  • Li, W. D., and A. T. Smith.  2005.  Dramatic decline of the threatened Ili pika Ochotona iliensis (Lagomorpha:  Ochotonidae) in Xinjiang, China.  Oryx 39:30-34.  [in 2007, awarded 2nd prize for best natural science paper in Xinjiang by Xinjiang Academy of Sciences].
  • Smith, A. T.  2005.  Plateau pikas:  Keystone species status and management concerns.  Pp. 95-97.  In:  Proceedings of the International Seminar on Brandt’s Vole Management.  L. Dolgormaa, editor.  WWF Mongolia Programme Office:  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
  • Hoffmann, R. S., and A. T. Smith.  2005.  Lagomorphs.  Pp. 185-211.  In: Mammal Species of the World, 3rd Edition.  D. E. Wilson and D. M. Reeder, editors.  Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore.
  • Smith, A. T.  2004.  Everything you wanted to know about conservation biology.  Invited review of “Essentials of Conservation Biology.”  Conservation Biology 18:283-284.
  • Katzner, T. E., C. H. Lai, J. D. Gardiner, J. M. Foggin, D. Pearson, and A. T. Smith.  2004.  Adjacent nesting by bearded vulture Gypaetus barbatus and Himalayan Griffon Vulture Gyps himalayensis on the Tibetan plateau, China.  Forktail 20:94-96.
  • Koleff, P., J. Soberon, and A. T. Smith.  2004.  Madrean pine-oak woodlands.  Pp. 204-217.  In: Hotspots revisited:  Earth’s biologically richest and most endangered terrestrial ecosystems.  R. A. Mittermeier, P. Robles Gil, M. Hoffmann, J. Pilgrim, T. Brooks, C. Goettsch Mittermeier, J. Lamoreau and G. A. B. da Fonseca, editors.  Conservation International/CEMEX: Mexico City.
  • Smith, A. T., and F. S. Dobson.  2004. Social organization:  Social dynamics in the plateau pika.  Pp. 1016-1019.  In:  Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior.  M. Bekoff, editor.  Greenwood Publishing Group:  Westport, Connecticut.
  • Zahler, P., L. Dolgormaa, L. A. Hinds, and A. T. Smith.  2004.  The management of Brandt’s vole in Mongolia:  toward an ecologically based means of control.  Mongolian Journal of Biological Sciences 2:51-55.
  • Lai, C. H., and A. T. Smith.  2003.  Keystone status of plateau pikas (Ochotona curzoniae): effect of control on biodiversity of native birds.  Biodiversity and Conservation 12:1901-1912.
  • Katzner, T. E., E. A. Bragin, S. T. Knick, and A. T. Smith.  2003.  Coexistence in a multi-species assemblage of eagles in central Asia.  Condor 105:538-551.
  • Clinchy, M., D. T. Haydon, and A. T. Smith.  2002.  Pattern does not equal process: what does patch occupancy really tell us about metapopulation dynamics?  American Naturalist 159:351-362.
  • Smith, A. T.  2001.  Invited review of: “Priorities for the conservation of mammalian diversity: has the panda had its day?  Oryx 35:90.
  • Bell, D., and A. T. Smith.  2001.  Lagomorphs.  Pp. 694-695.  In: The new encyclopedia of mammals.  D. W. Macdonald, editor.  Oxford University Press:  Oxford.
  • Smith, A. T., and D. Bell.  2001.  Rabbits and hares.  Pp. 696-705.  In: The new encyclopedia of mammals.  D. W. Macdonald, editor.  Oxford University Press:  Oxford.
  • Kawamichi, T., and A. T. Smith.  2001.  Pikas.  Pp. 712-713.  In: The new encyclopedia of mammals.  D. W. Macdonald, editor.  Oxford University Press:  Oxford.
  • Smith, A. T.  2001.  Securing a vacancy: the social organization of the North American pika.  Pp. 714-715.  In: The new encyclopedia of mammals.  D. Macdonald, editor.  Oxford University Press:  Oxford. [n.b.  A reprint of “Family bonds and friendly neighbors.  The social organization of the North American pika.  Pp. 728‑729.  In:  Encyclopedia of Mammals.  D. W. Macdonald, editor.  Facts on File, New York.]
  • MacKinnon, J, Y. Xie, J. Fellowes, Z-H Ho, S. Mainka, P. Schei, A. Smith, and S. Wang.  2001.  Restoring China’s degraded environment: the role of natural vegetation.  China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, Beijing.  Pp. 1-50. [in Chinese]
  • Smith, A. T., J. MacKinnon, and Y. Xie.  2001.  Grassland habitats.  Pp. 21-28.  In: Biodiversity principles for developers and planners.  J. MacKinnon and Y. Xie, editors.  China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development:  Beijing. [in Chinese]
  • Smith, A. T., and J. M. Foggin.  2001.  The plateau pika is a keystone species for biodiversity on the Tibetan plateau.  Pp. 211-221.  In: Conserving China’s biodiversity (II).  P. J. Schei, S. Wang and Y. Xie, editors.  China Environmental Science Press:  Beijing.
  • Lai, C. H., and A. T. Smith.  2001.  Keystone status of plateau pikas (Ochotona curzoniae): effect of control on biodiversity of native birds.  Pp. 222-230.  In: Conserving China’s biodiversity (II).  P. J. Schei, S. Wang and Y. Xie, editors.  China Environmental Science Press:  Beijing.
  • Foggin, J. M., and A. T. Smith.  2001.  Rangeland utilization and biodiversity on the alpine grasslands of Qinghai Province, People’s Republic of China.  Pp. 247-258.  In: Conserving China’s biodiversity (II).  P. J. Schei, S. Wang and Y. Xie, editors.  China Environmental Science Press:  Beijing.
  • Smith, A. T., and J. M. Foggin.  2000.  The plateau pika (Ochotona curzoniae): a keystone species for biodiversity on the Tibetan plateau.  Pp. 387-396.  In:  Formation and evolution, environmental changes and sustainable development on the Tibetan plateau.  D. Zheng, editor.  Academy Press:  Beijing, PRC.
  • Dobson, F. S., A. T. Smith, and X. G. Wang.  2000.  The mating system and gene dynamics of plateau pikas.  Behavioural Processes 51:101-110.
  • Smith, A. T., and J. M. Foggin.  2000.  The plateau pika is a keystone species for biodiversity on the Tibetan plateau.  Pp. 131-140.  In: Tibet’s biodiversity: conservation and management.  N. Wu, D. Miller and  Z. Lu, editors.  WWF and China Foresty Publishing House:  Beijing.
  • Foggin, J. M., and A. T. Smith.  2000.  Rangeland utilization and biodiversity on the alpine grasslands of Qinghai Province, People’s Republic of China.  Pp. 120-130.  In: Tibet’s biodiversity: conservation and management.  N. Wu, D. Miller and Z. Lu, editors.  WWF and China Forestry Publishing House:  Beijing.
  • Smith, A. T., and J. M. Foggin.  1999.  The plateau pika (Ochotona curzoniae) is a keystone species for biodiversity on the Tibetan plateau.  Animal Conservation 2:235-240.
  • Moilanen, A., A. T. Smith, and I. Hanski.  1998.  Long-term dynamics in a metapopulation of the American pika.  American Naturalist 152:530-542.
  • Dobson, F. S., A. T. Smith, and X. G. Wang.  1998.  Social and ecological influences on dispersal and philopatry in the plateau pika.  Behavioral Ecology 9:622-635.
  • Smith, A. T., and M. E. Gilpin.  1997.  Spatially correlated dynamics in a pika metapopulation.  Pp. 407-428.  In: Metapopulation dynamics:  ecology, genetics, and evolution.  I. A. Hanski and M. E. Gilpin, editors.  Academic Press.
Research Activity
  • Smith,Andrew Thomas*. The Effect of the Plateau Pika (Ochotona curzoniae) on Water Retention in the Sanjiangyuan (Three Great Rivers) Headwaters Region. Phx Zoo(1/7/2010 - 1/6/2011).
  • Smith,Andrew Thomas*. Mongolian Great Bustard Conservation Project. DWCF(5/19/2009 - 5/18/2010).
  • Smith,Andrew Thomas*, Anderies,John M. Collaborative Research: Determinants of Grassland Dynamics in Tibetan highlands: Livestock Wildlife and the Culture and Political Economy of Pa. NSF-ENG-BCS(9/15/2008 - 8/31/2014).
  • Smith,Andrew Thomas*. IUCN RED LIST PROGRAM BIO-INDICATORS WORKSHOP. NSF-BIO(9/1/2000 - 8/31/2001).
  • Smith,Andrew Thomas*. AN EVALUATION OF THE ECOLOGICAL ROLE OF THE PLATEAU PIKA (OCHOTONA CURZONIAE) IN THE TIBETAN PLATEAU ECOSYSTEM: KEYSTONE SPECIES OR PE. KADOORIE FNDS(4/1/2000 - 11/15/2000).
  • Smith,Andrew Thomas*. METAPOPULATION DYNAMICS OF PIKAS: MODELLING COUSERVATION ALTERNATIVES. EARTHWATCH(1/1/1999 - 12/31/2000).
  • Smith,Andrew Thomas*, Katzner,Todd E. MODELLING PREDATOR-PREY DYNAMICS AND THEIR INTERACTION WITH LANDSCAPE-LEVEL PROCESSES IN A UNIQUE ECOSYSTEM IN KAZAKSTAN. USEPA-REGION 9(6/1/1998 - 5/31/2001).
  • Smith,Andrew Thomas*. METAPOPULATION DYNAMICS OF PIKAS: MODELLING CONSERVATION ALTERNATIVES. CTR FOR FIELD RESEARCH(1/1/1998 - 3/12/2000).
  • Smith,Andrew Thomas*. REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR RESTORATION AND SUSTAINABLE USE OF BIOLOGICAL RESOURCES ON THE ALPINE GRASSLANDS OF CHINA. IUCN-WORLD CONSERVATION UNION(12/1/1997 - 8/31/1998).
  • Smith,Andrew Thomas*, Katzner,Todd E. SPATIAL & TEMPORAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN HABITATS & RAPTORS IN KAZAKSTAN. DOI-USGS(8/20/1997 - 9/30/2000).
  • Smith,Andrew Thomas*. ENDANGERED SPECIES CRITERIA. NATL RESEARCH COUNCIL(2/6/1996 - 5/31/1997).
  • Smith,Andrew Thomas*. MAMMAL HABITAT RELATIONSHIPS-2. USDA-FS(5/1/1994 - 4/30/1995).
  • Smith,Andrew Thomas*. MAMMAL HABITAT RELATIONSHIPS. USDA-FS(5/24/1993 - 4/30/1994).
  • Smith,Andrew Thomas*. ENDANGERED ARIZONA WATER SHREW. AZ GAME & FISH, DEPT OF(12/31/1992 - 12/30/1994).
  • Smith,Andrew Thomas*. US-CHINA COOPERATIVE RESEARCH(BIOLOGY):DETERMINANTS OF LIFET. NSF(6/15/1990 - 11/30/1992).
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 322Conservation of Biodiversity
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BIO 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 410Techniques ConservationBio&Eco
BIO 412Conservation in Practice
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BIO 495Undergraduate Research
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 189Life Sciences Career Paths
BIO 472Mammalogy
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BIO 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 410Techniques ConservationBio&Eco
BIO 412Conservation in Practice
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 189Life Sciences Career Paths
BIO 322Conservation of Biodiversity
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BIO 499Individualized Instruction
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 410Techniques ConservationBio&Eco
BIO 412Conservation in Practice
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
BIO 493Honors Thesis
BIO 499Individualized Instruction
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 472Mammalogy
BIO 492Honors Directed Study
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
BIO 410Techniques ConservationBio&Eco
BIO 412Conservation in Practice
Presentations
  • *Behavioral ecology of American pikas (Ochotona princeps) at Mono Craters, California:  living on the edge. (With J. D. Nagy and C. I. Millar). 4th North American Pika Consortium. Reno, Nevada. 2017.
  • *Pikas reject the low snowfall/high mortality hypothesis. (With C. I. Millar). 4th North American Pika Consortium. Reno, Nevada. 2017.
  • A tail (tailless?) of two pikas: ecology, behavior, and conservation of American and Plateau pikas. Invited lecture: Phoenix Zoo/Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Project Dragonfly-Miami University. Phoenix, Arizona. 2016.
  • The world of pikas: ecology, behavior, and conservation. Invited lecture: Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association, Mono Basin Scenic Area Visitor Center, Lee Vining, California. 2016
  • Co-organizer and Scientific Committee. (With Patrick Kelly).  5th World Lagomorph Conference. Turlock, California. 2016.
  • Lagomorphs in an international conservation context – A workshop of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Lagomorph Specialist Group.  5th World Lagomorph Conference.  Turlock, California. 2016.
  • *Behavioral ecology of American pikas (Ochotona princeps) at Mono Craters, California:  living on the edge. (With J. D. Nagy and C. I. Millar). 5th World Lagomorph Conference. Turlock, California. 2016.
  • *Pikas reject the low snowfall/high mortality hypothesis. (With C. I. Millar). 5th World Lagomorph Conference. Turlock, California. 2016.
  • Population trends and management of lagomorphs in western North America workshop. (With D. Brown). 5th World Lagomorph Conference. Turlock, California. 2016.
  • *Science informing policy: case studies on plateau pikas (Ochotona curzoniae) and American pikas (O. princeps). Invited Plenary Aldo Leopold Conservation Award Lecture. American Society of Mammalogists Annual Meeting. Minneapolis, Minnesota. 2016.
  • *The world of pikas: ecology, behavior, and conservation. Invited Featured Lecture. 15th Annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua. Lee Vining, California. 2016.
  • *Pikas at the extremes. Narrated Field Trip. 15th Annual Mono Basin Bird Chautauqua. Lee Vining, California. 2016.
  • *Flexible migratory behavior in female Asian Great Bustards (Otis tarda dybowskii) may allow adaptation to climate change. (With A. E. Kessler, B. Nyambayar, N. Tseveenmyadag, B. Dashnyam, A. T. Smith). North America Congress for Conservation Biology.  Madison, Wisconsin.  2016.
  • *Sequencing the genome of all lagomorph species:  LaGomiCs, an international collaborative initiative. (With Luca Fontanesi, P. C. Alves, F. DiPalma, P. Flicek, C-G Thulin). 34th International Society of Animal Genetics (ISAG). Xi’an, China.  2014.
  • Step by steppe: Experiences with great bustards and taimen in northern Mongolia.  (With A. E. Kessler, D. J. Gilroy, N. Tseveenmyadag, B. Nyambayar, B. Dashnyam).  3rd Asia Section, Society for Conservation Biology, Meeting.  Melaka, Malaysia.  2014.
  • *Mongolia or bustard! Long distance migration in the Asian Great Bustard and implications for conservation.  (With A. E. Kessler, N. Tseveenmyadag, B. Nyambayar, B. Dashnyam).  3rd Asia Section, Society for Conservation Biology, Meeting.  Melaka, Malaysia.  2014.
  • *Environmantal education and biodiversity conservation:  A case study in the protected areas of Nepal. (With Samridhi Shrestha).  3rd Asia Section, Society for Conservation Biology, Meeting.  Melaka, Malaysia.  2014.
  • *High-resolution satellite imagery allows more complete understanding of animal interactions with dynamic agricultural mosaics.  (With A. E. Kessler, N. Tseveenmyadag, B. Nyambayar, B. Dashnyam).  Symposium on Animal Movement and the Environment.  Raleigh. 2014.
  • *Global patterns of marine turtle consumption, 1960-2013.  (With C. L. Peterson, D. I. Shockey, V. Koch, B. P. Wallace, T. Fox, M. del Mar Mancha-Cisneros, J. Senko).  34th Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Research and Conservation.  New Orleans.  2014.
  • *Environmental education and attitudes toward biodiversity conservation: A case study in protected areas of Nepal. (With Samridhi Shrestha).  26th International Congress for Conservation Biology.  Baltimore, Maryland.  2013.
  • *Does increased level of environmental education change people’s attitude toward biodiversity conservation? A case study in Chitwan National Park, Nepal. (With Samridhi Shrestha).  19th International Symposium on Society and Resource Management.  Estes Park, Colorado.  2013.
  • Water resources on the Roof of the World:  Challenges facing Asia’s Water Tower.  (With Maxwell Wilson).  Water in Asia:  Science, Values, and Activism; Center for Asian Research and Project Humanities at ASU.  2013.
  • Round-table discussion (concluding).  (With Juliane Schober).  Water in Asia:  Science, Values, and Activisim; Center for Asian Research and Project Humanities at ASU.  2013.
  • *Evolutionary dynamics of dispersal in metapopulations of the American pika (Ochotona princeps).  (With John Nagy).  Joint Arizona/New Mexico Meeting of The Wildlife Society.  Albuquerque, New Mexico.  2013
  • *The role of environmental education in biodiversity conservation:  A case study in the protected areas of Nepal.  (With Samridhi Shrestha). Pathways to Success – Integrating Human Dimensions into Fisheries and Wildlife Management Conference.  Breckenridge, Colorado. 2012.
  • *Integrating movement ecology and socioeconomics to reduce high rates of poaching of Mongolian Great Bustards.  (With Aimee Kessler, N. Tseveenmyadag, B. Nyambayar, B. Dashnyam).  Pathways to Success – Integrating Human Dimensions into Fisheries and Wildlife Management Conference.  Breckenridge, Colorado. 2012.
  • Scientific Committee.  The Wildlife Society, Annual Conference.  Portland, Oregon.  2012
  • Scientific Committee.  4th World Lagomorph Conference.  Vienna, Austria.  2012.
  • *Lagomorphs in an international conservation context – A workshop of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Lagomorph Specialist Group.  4th World Lagomorph Conference.  Vienna, Austria.  2012.
  • *The pika and the watershed. (With M. C. Wilson).  4th World Lagomorph Conference.  Vienna, Austria.  2012.
  • *Long-term dynamics of an American Pika metapopulation:  resilience at the population and individual levels. (With J. D. Nagy).  4th World Lagomorph Conference.  Vienna, Austria.  2012.
  • *Symposium Organizer.  Distribution, population trends, and resilience of the American Pika (Ochotona princeps).  (With Erik Beever).  SCB North American Congress for Conservation Biology.  Oakland, California.  2012.
  • *Long-term dynamics of an American Pika metapopulation:  resilience at the population and individual levels.  (With J. D. Nagy).  SCB North American Congress for Conservation Biology.  Oakland, California.  2012.
  • *Ghost bustards: causes of high adult mortality rate in Mongolian populations of the great bustard.  (With A. Kessler, N. Tseveenmyadag, B. Nyambayar, B Dashnyam).  SCB North American Congress for Conservation Biology.  Oakland, California.  2012.
  • Ghost bustards: high mortality rates in Mongolia’s heaviest flying bird. (With A. E. Kessler, N. Tseveenmyadag, B. Nyambayar, B. Dashnyam). Mongolian Ecological Research Symposium, Tuckerton, New Jersey. 2012.
  • Moving targets: using satellite telemetry to monitor illegal hunting of great bustards in Mongolia. (With A. E. Kessler, N. Tseveenmyadag, B. Nyambayar, B. Dashnyam). MTI Avian and Marine Tracking Conference, Columbia, Missouri. 2012.
  • *The paradox of keystone species persecuted as pests:  the case of the European rabbit in the Iberian Peninsula.  (With M. Delibes-Mateos).  II International European Rabbit Congress.  Toledo, Spain.  2011.
  • *Integrating migration ecology and conservation strategies:  geographic variation in Great Bustard migration. (With A. Kessler, N. Tseveenmyadag, B. Nyambayar, and A.T. Smith).  Annual Meeting The Wildlife Society.  Honolulu, Hawaii.  2011.
  • *Community-based research in conservation of a hunted species.  (With A. Kessler, L. Chuluunchimeg, D. Enkhtuyaa, and A. T. Smith).  Student Conference on Conservation Science.  American Museum of Natural History, New York.  2011.
  • California Pika Consortium – Field Meeting.  Co-organizer.  Mono County, California.  2011.
  • *The status of small mammals in China.  Invited Symposium Lecture:  Australian Mammal Society Technical Session “Small Mammal Population Declines.”  American Society of Mammalogists Annual Meeting.  Portland, Oregon.  2011.
  • Rangeland degradation on the Tibetan plateau:  A real phenomenon with uncertain causes.  Invited Lecture.  (With R. B. Harris, D. J. Bedunah, E. T. Yeh, Kabzung, A. T. Smith, Badingqiuying, Dukjhaker, and J. M. Anderies).  Visions of Development in Minority and Indigenous Societies:  Where Have All the Yaks Gone? Trace Foundation, New York.  2011.
  • *Bodie pika update; Spatial relationships and social organization in American pikas (Ochotona princeps); Facilitated Discussion:  Pika ecological resilience.  California Pika Consortium meeting.  Riverside, California.  2011.
  • Determinants of grassland dynamics in Tibetan highlands:   livestock, wildlife, and the culture and political economy of pastoralism.  (With Badingqiuying and M. Wilson).  CSPO enLIGHTeNING Lunch seminar series.  Arizona State University.  2010
  • Determinants of grassland dynamics in Tibetan highlands:   livestock, wildlife, and the culture and political economy of pastoralism.  Consortium for Science Policy and Outcomes.  Arizona State University.  2010
  • A tale of two pikas:  from the Sierra to The Roof of the World.  Invited lecture.  Yosemite National Park:  Parsons Memorial Lodge Summer Series.  Yosemite National Park, Tuolumne Meadows, California.  2010.
  • *Rabbits, hares and pikas (Lagomorpha):  endangered, keystones, and sustainably used – models for effective conservation action.  Invited Symposium Address:  Effective Conservation in a Changing Planet.  24th International Congress for Conservation Biology.  Edmonton, Alberta.  2010.
  • *Community-based research and education as strategies for the conservation of hunted species:  experiences with great bustard in Mongolia.  (With A. Kessler, D. J. Gilroy, L. Chuluunchimeg, and D. Enkhturaa).  24th International Congress for Conservation Biology.  Edmonton, Alberta.  2010.
  • *The Conservation and Management of Lagomorphs:  Experiences from the IUCN Species Survival Commission Lagomorph Specialist Group.  Invited Keynote Address.  Seminar on the Conservation of the Wild Rabbit.  Cordoba, Spain.  2010.
  • *Determinants of grassland dynamics in Tibetan highlands:  livestock, wildlife and the culture and political economy of pastoralism.  Special section:  Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CHANS).  (With E. T. Yeh, R. Harris, and D. Bedunah).  Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers.  Washington, DC.  2010.
  • *Ecosystem engineers as a source of landscape heterogeneity:  Plateau pika (Ochotona curzoniae) burrows on the Tibetan plateau.  (With B. W. Hogan and Y. Zhang).  Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America.  Pittsburgh, PA.  2010.
  • *Asian Great Bustard in North Central Mongolia:  Habitat and migratory routes.  (With A. Kessler, N. Tseveenmayadag and B. Nyambayar).  First International Symposium on Conservation of the Great Bustard.  Beijing, China.  2010.
  • *Long-distance migration in the Asian Great Bustard.  (With A. Kessler, N. Tseveenmayadag and B. Nyambayar).  American Ornithological Union.  San Diego, CA.  2010.
  • *Bodie pikas:  what they have to tell us.  (With L. Nichols and J. D. Nagy; presented by J. A. Smith).  1st North American Pika Conference.  Jackson Hole, WY.  2010.
  • *Thermal regimes of talus fields enhance American Pika’s resilience to warming.  Special Symposium:   The American Pika’s Capacity for Resilience in the Face of Climate Change.  (With C. Millar and R. Westfall).  Annual Conference, Western Section, The Wildlife Society – Fostering Resilient Wildlife Populations.  Visalia, CA.  2010.
  • *North American pikas:  population status, thermal environments, and periglacial processes.  (With C. Millar, R. Westfall and D. Hik).  American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting.  San Francisco.  2009.
  • Revision of the subspecies of the American pika, Ochotona princeps (Lagomorpha:  Ochotonidae).  (With D. Hafner)
  • Bodie pikas – what they have to tell us.  (presented by C. Millar).  California Pika Summit.  Davis, CA.  2009.
  • *The importance of plateau pika (Lagomorpha:  Ochotona curzoniae) disturbance in ecosystem functioning on the Tibetan plateau:  Evidence from alpine meadow vegetation and soil.  (With B. W. Hogan and Y. Zhang).  Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America.  Albuquerque, NM.  2009.
  • *Long-distance migration in the great bustard.  (With A. Kessler, T. Natsagdorj, N. Batbayar). Invited symposium address.  23rd International Congress for Conservation Biology.  Beijing, China.  2009.
  • *Plateau pikas – pest or keystone species? (With B. W. Hogan). Invited symposium address:  Conservation Challenges on the Roof of the World.  23rd International Congress for Conservation Biology.  Beijing, China.  2009.
  • Conservation Challenges on the Roof of the World.  Symposium Organizer.  23rd International Congress for Conservation Biology.  Beijing, China.  2009.
  • All Chairs Meeting:  IUCN Species Survival Commission.  Al Ain, UAE.  2008.
  • *Modeling effects of pika and livestock herbivory on pastureland of the Tibetan Plateau (With B. W. Hogan and J. M. Anderies).  Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America.  Milwaukee, WI.  2008.
  • *Environmental Education in Northern Mongolia: A Two-Way Street.  (With A. E. Kessler, D. J. Gilroy, Luvsandash Chuluunchimeg and Dorjkhuu Enkhtuyaa).   Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America.  Milwaukee, WI.  2008.
  • Biodiversity Assessments Sub-committee and Biodiversity Assessments Users Working Group meetings (IUCN/SSC).  Gland, Switzerland.  2008.
  • *Forest Fragmentation in Central Amazônia and Its Consequences for the Brown Bearded Saki, Chiropotes satanas chiropotes.  (With S. A. Boyle and W. Spironello).  International Primatological Society Congress.  Edinburgh, Scotland.  2008.
  • *Plateau pika (Lagomorpha:  Ochotona curzoniae) disturbance alters plant species diversity and composition in pastureland on the Tibetan plateau.  (With B. W. Hogan and Y. Zhang).  Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology.  Chattanooga.  2008.
  • *Flexible diets help bearded saki monkeys survive in forest fragments.  (With S. A. Boyle, W. Spironello and C. Zartman).  Midwest Primate Interest Group Annual Meeting.  University of Notre Dame, South Bend.  2008.
  • *The role of lagomorphs in ecosystems:  keystones and engineers.  Invited opening plenary address.  3rd World Lagomorph Conference.  Morelia, Mexico.  2008.
  • Chair, Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Lagomorph Specialist Group.  3rd World Lagomorph Conference.  Morelia, Mexico.  2008.
  • Biodiversity Assessments Sub-committee and Biodiversity Assessments Users Working Group meetings (IUCN/SSC).  Nature Serve, Arlington, VA.  2007.
  • *Effects of plateau pika (Lagomorpha:  Ochotona curzoniae) disturbance o nplant species richness in pastureland on the Qinghai-Tibetan plateau.  (With B. W. Hogan, and Y. Zhang).  EcoSummit.  Beijing, China.  2007.
  • Biodiversity Assessments Sub-committee and Biodiversity Assessments Users Working Group meetings (IUCN/SSC).  University of Virginia.  2006.
  • *The effects of forest fragmentation on the bearded saki monkey (Chiropotes sagulatus) in the Brazilian Amazon.  (With S. Boyle and W. Spironello).  American Society of Primatologists Annual Meeting.  San Antonio.  2006.
  • Biodiversity Assessments Sub-committee and Biodiversity Assessments Users Working Group meetings (IUCN/SSC).  Zoological Society of London.  2006.
  • *Responses of the bearded saki monkey (Chiropotes sagulatus) to forest fragmentation in the Brazilian Amazon.  (With S. Boyle and W. Spironello).  Association for Tropical Biology Annual Meeting.  Uberlandia, Brazil.  2005
  • History of SIS.  Invited speaker at SIS Technical Review Workshop.  NatureServe and the IUCN Species Survival Commission.  Arlington, Virginia.  2005.
  • *The Plateau Pika (Ochotona curzoniae) is a keystone species and an ecosystem engineer.  Poster.  9th International Mammalogical Congress.  Sapporo, Japan.  2005.
  • *The American Pika (Ochotona princeps) at Bodie:  A classic metapopulation.  Poster.  9th International Mammalogical Congress.  Sapporo, Japan.  2005.
  • 2005 Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Lagomorph Specialist Group.  Workshop organizer and convener.  9th International Mammalogical Congress.  Sapporo, Japan.  2005.
  • IUCN Species Survival Commission.  Workshop organizer and convener (with P. Mohlman).  9th International Mammalogical Congress.  Sapporo, Japan.  2005.
  • The fascinating world of the Plateau Pika, and conservation issues facing the pikas in China.  Invited public address.  Host:  Pika Fan Club.  Sapporo, Japan.  2005.
  • International approaches to lagomorph conservation.  Invited workshop paper.  Workshop:  Where have all the Rabbits gone?  Wildlife Conservation Society.  Grand Teton National Park.  2005
  • Practical lessons and examples of the science-policy interface in China.  Invited lecture.  Workshop on sustainability science for the US and China.  Arizona State University.  2005.
  • *Native small mammals in Central Asian grasslands:  Friend or Foe?  (with P. Zahler and L. A. Hinds).  Biodiversity Conservation in Asia:  Current Status and Future Perspectives.  Kathmandu, Nepal.  2005.
  • *The IUCN/Species Survival Commission Species Information Service (SIS).  Biodiversity Conservation in Asia:  Current Status and Future Perspectives.  Kathmandu, Nepal.  2005.
  • Global Mammal Assessment.  Invited Lecture; National Workshop on the Conservation of Mexican Lagomorphs.  Morelia, Mexico.  2004. 
  • *The World of Pikas.  Invited Plenary Address.  Second World Lagomorph Conference.  Vairăo, Portugal.  2004.
  • Scientific Committee and Chair, Session on “Population management and conservation.”  Second World Lagomorph Conference.  Vairăo, Portugal.  2004.
  • Convener Workshop VII “2004 Meeting of the IUCN/SSC Lagomorph Specialist Group.”  Second World Lagomorph Conference.  Vairăo, Portugal.  2004.
  • *Legacies on the landscape:  integrating ecology and archaeology to understand long-term human-ecosystem interactions.  Poster.  (With J. M. Briggs, M. Hegmon, J. Kaye, K. W. Kintigh and K. A. Spielman).  Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America.  Portland.  2004.
  • *Steppe pikas:  Keystone species and management concerns.  Invited lecture.  International Workshop on Brandt’s vole management.  Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.  2004.
  • The Species Information Service:  Why SSC (and IUCN) needs it and progress so far.  Invited speaker at meeting of Species Survival Commission.  IUCN-World Conservation Congress III.  Bangkok, Thailand.  2004.
  • Activities of the Lagomorph Specialist Group.  Invited speaker at meeting of Species Survival Commission.  IUCN-World Conservation Congress III.  Bangkok, Thailand.  2004.
  • Adventures in Western China: Across the Roof of the World and along the Silk Route.  ASU Summer Sessions and Center for Asian Studies.  Tempe.  2003.
  • SSC Species Information Service and Red List Authority Files Workshop.  Conservation International, Washington, D. C.  2003.
  • Biodiversity Indicators Workshop.  NatureServe.  Washington, D. C.  2003
  • Seventh Red List Committee Meeting.  NatureServe.  Washington, D. C.  2003.
  • *Dietary Response and Demography of Imperial Eagles (Aquila heliaca) in a Spatially Heterogeneous Environment in Kazakhstan. (With Todd Katzner, E. Bragin, S.  Knick).  6th World Conference on Birds of Prey and Owls.  Budapest, Hungary.  2003.
  • Conservation of Biological Diversity.  Invited Lecture; Summer Lecture Series.  Desert Botanical Garden.  2003.
  • Advances in Biodiversity Conservation: Lessons on the Ground in Tibet.  Invited Lecture.  Phoenix Zoo.  2003.
  • Invited Participant: Global Animal Data Group workshop.  San Jose, Costa Rica.  2002.
  • *Assessment of Kenyan medicinal plant resources in Kuku Group Ranch, Kenya.  (With Laura Calandrella and J. Kiringe).  Annual Meeting, American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Boston.  2002.
  • Invited Participant:  Second Tibetan Teacher’s Environmental Education Workshop.  Zhiduo, Qinghai, People’s Republic of China.  2002.
  • Participant: SSC SIS (Species Information Service) Workshop.  Conservation International, Washington, D.C.  2002.
  • *The role of intraspecific interactions in the coexistence of four species of eagles at a nature reserve in Kazakhstan.  (With Todd Katzner, S. Knick, E. Bragin).  International Ornithological Congress.  Beijing.  2002.
  • *Dietary response and demography in a population of Imperial Eagles in a spatially heterogeneous environment in Kazakhstan. (With Todd Katzner, E. Bragin, S.  Knick).  3rd North American Ornithological Congress.  New Orleans.  2002.
  • *Transforming without destroying: community development and ecological preservation in the Amazon River basin.  (With Laura Calandrella).  Annual Meeting, American Association for the Advancement of Science.  San Francisco.  2001.
  • *Species coexistence mediated by intraspecific interactions: evidence from a unique community of eagles in central Asia.  (With Todd Katzner, S. Knick, E. Bragin).  Annual Meeting, Cooper Ornithological Society.  Albuquerque, NM.  2001.
  • *Coordinator: Workshop on Biodiversity Conservation in Qinghai Province, PRC.  Chair, session on “Ecosystem Diversity Conservation.”  CCICED/Biodiversity Working Group.  Xining, Qinghai, PRC.  2001.
  • *The role of intraspecific interactions in the coexistence of four species of eagles at a nature researve in Kazakhstan.  (With Todd Katzner, S. Knick, E. Bragin).  4th Eurasian Conference on Raptors.  Seville, Spain.  2001.
  • Participant:  4th SSC Red List Programme Committee meeting.  Gland, Switzerland.  2001.
  • A journey along the Silk Route: adventures in western China.  ASU Summer Sessions and Center for Asian Studies.  Tempe.  2000.
  • *Community-based initiatives in support of biodiversity conservation: using the Zacatuche rabbit of Mexico as a flagship species.  (With Laura Calandrella).  Annual Meeting, American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Washington, D.C.  2000.
  • Co-convener:  SSC Species Information Service Workshop.  Rome.  2000.
  • Co-chair:  IUCN-SSC Red List Bio-indicators Workshop.  Setauket, NY.  2000.
  • *Participant: Workshop on Biodiversity Conservation in Dujiangyan, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, PRC.  CCICED/Biodiversity Working Group.  Dujiangyan, PRC.  2000.
  • Participant: First All-China IUCN/SSC Workshop on Red List Criteria at the Global, Regional and National Level.  Dujiangyan, PRC.  2000.
  • *Mobilizing and managing species knowledge.  Invited speaker in Interactive Session VII: Mobilizing knowledge for biodiversity.  IUCN-World Conservation Congress II.  Amman, Jordan.  2000.
  • Species Information Service.  Invited speaker at meeting of Species Survival Commission.  IUCN-World Conservation Congress II.  Amman, Jordan.  2000.
  • Activities of the Lagomorph Specialist Group.  Invited speaker at meeting of Species Survival Commission.  IUCN-World Conservation Congress II.  Amman, Jordan.  2000.Activities of the Lagomorph Specialist Group.  Invited speaker at meeting of Species Survival Commission.  IUCN-World Conservation Congress II.  Amman, Jordan.  2000.
Honors / Awards
  • Zebulon Pearce Distinguished Teaching Award in the Natural Sciences – ASU/CLAS. 2016.
  • Aldo Leopold Conservation Award, American Society of Mammalogists. 2015.
  • Chair’s Citation of Excellence, IUCN Species Survival Commission. 2012.
  • ASU President’s Professor.  2010.
  • ASU Parents Association Professor of the Year.  2006.
  • Chair’s Certificate of Appreciation, IUCN Species Survival Commission. 2004.
Editorships
  • Associate Editor:  Asian Highlands Perspectives (2009 - present)
  • Assigning Editor:  Conservation Biology (2008 - 2009)
  • Associate Editor:  Acta Oecologica (The Netherlands)(2007 - 2009)
  • Associate Editor:  Mammal Review (UK)(2005 - present)
  • Associate Editor:  Acta Theriologica Sinica (China) (2004 - present)
  • Journal Manuscript Reviewer (Frequent; Career = 106 different journals)
Professional Associations
American Society of Mammalogists Society for Conservation Biology World Lagomorph Society
Service
  • IUCN Species Survival Commission, Member Reintroduction Specialist Group (1993 - 2016)
  • IUCN Species Survival Commission, Chair, Lagomorph Specialist Group (1991 - 2020)
  • Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, Advisory Board Member (2014 - 2016)
  • Small Mammal Conservation and Research Foundation. Kathmandu, Nepal, Advisory Board (2012 - 2017)
  • Area V of US/Russia Environmental Agreement (Holarctic Mammals). US Fish and Wildlife Service, Lead (2011 - 2015)
  • Barrett Honors College, Faculty Honors Advisor (Conservation Biology and Ecology) (2011 - 2017)
  • Phoenix Zoo Conservation Advisory Committee, Invited Member (2010 - 2017)
  • University Academic Council, Invited Member (2007 - 2017)
  • American Society of Mammalogists, Member Checklist Committee (2001 - 2016)
  • Endangered Small Mammal Conservation Fund, Board of Directors and Advisory Board Member (1997 - 2017)
  • American Society of Mammalogists, Member International Relations Committee (1985 - 2017)
  • Central Arizona Chapter, Society for Conservation Biology, Faculty Advisor (1992 - 2017)
  • CLAS Curriculum Committee, Chair (2012 - 2014)
  • IUCN Species Survival Commission, Focal Point for Trade (Lagomorphs), Wildlife Trade Program (1998 - 2013)
  • American Society of Mammalogists, IUCN Representative (1996 - 2000)
Graduate Faculties / Mentoring History
Arizona State University • Palden Choying Syupo [Badingqiuying] (Ph.D. 2016). Pikas, grasslands, and pastoralists: understanding the roles of plateau pikas in a coupled social-ecological system. • Jesse Senko (Ph.D. 2015). Sustaining small-scale fisheries: ecological, social, and policy challenges and solutions. • Aimee Kessler (Ph.D. 2015). Asian great bustards: from conservation biology to sustainable grassland development) • Samridhi Shrestha (Ph.D. 2015). The role of environmental education for biodiversity conservation: a case study in the protected areas of Nepal. • Maxwell Wilson (MS 2012). The pika and the watershed. • Brigitte Hogan (Ph.D. 2010). The plateau pika: A keystone engineer on the Tibetan plateau. • Benjamin Campbell (MS 2008). Variation in territoriality between two geographically separate red squirrel populations. • Sarah Boyle (Ph.D. 2008). Effects of forest fragmentation on primates in the Brazilian Amazon. • Philip Tarrant (Master of Natural Science 2007). A review of the urban raptor population of the Phoenix metropolitan area. • Chien Hsun Lai (Master of Natural Science 2006) • Todd Katzner (Ph.D. 2003). Ecology and behavior of four coexisting eagle species at Naurzum Zapovednik, Kazakhstan. • Mary Richardson (Master of Natural Science 2000). Characteristics of occupied Cactus Ferruginous Pygmy-Owl (Glaucidium brasilianum cactorum) habitat at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Arizona. • J. Marc Foggin (Ph.D. 2000). Biodiversity protection and the search for sustainability in Tibetan plateau grasslands (Qinghai, China). • John Frisch (Master of Natural Science 1999). • Heather Triplett (Master of Natural Science 1998). The economic and social value of biodiversity: A case study in Kazakhstan. • Brenda Andrews (Master of Natural Science 1997). Environmental contaminants in fish and wildlife of Havasu National Wildlife Refuge, Arizona. • John D. Nagy (Ph.D. 1996). Evolutionarily attracting dispersal strategies in vertebrate metapopulations. • Lyle B. Nichols (Ph.D. 1996). The interaction between dispersl distance and reproductive success in cactus mice (Peromyscus eremicus) • Mary M. Peacock (Ph.D. 1995). Dispersal patterns, mating behavior, and population structure of pikas (Ochotona princeps). • Mark A. Newton (Ph.D. 1990). The ecology, behavior and evolutionary dynamics of the white-throated woodrat (Neotoma albigula). • Carolyn Engel Wilson (MS 1986). Effects of resource distribution and kinship on spacing patterns of round tailed ground squirrels. • James W. Popp (MS 1984). Interspecific interactions and mixed ungulate species exhibits in zoos. • John R. Hisey (MS 1984). Functional adaptations in microtine ailmentary morphology. • Kevin D. Roberts (MS 1983). Competition and microhabitat selection among small mammals in southeastern Arizona. University of Miami • Frank J. Mazzotti (MS 1981). Zone maintenance behavior of an intertidal chiton. • James A. Bohnsack (Ph.D. 1979). Experimental biogeography of coral head reef fishes. • Sandra L. Hersh (MS 1978). Ecology of the Key Largo Woodrat.