"Most of the Western Hemisphere's charismatic large mammals no longer exist. As a result, without knowing it, Americans live in a land of ghosts" - Paul S. Martin

"A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability, and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise." - Aldo Leopold

Rob Lonsinger

I am currently working on my PhD at the University of Idaho (Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources). As a member of the Laboratory for Ecological, Evolutionary, and Conservation Genetics, I am advised by Dr. Lisette Waits. My dissertation research focuses on employing noninvasive genetic sampling techniques to assess the demographic parameters of kit fox and coyote populations in western Utah. Furthermore, I am evaluating population genetic structure and the influence that anthropogenic landscape alterations have on the spatial dynamics and connectivity of these populations. My professional interests include landscape genetics, spatial ecology, the effect of anthropogenic landscape alteration on populations, urban ecology, predator-prey dynamics, and statistics.

The Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society's Annual Meeting (Boise, Idaho)

Paige Byerly, a senior undergraduate student in the Ecology and Conservation Biology Program at the University of Idaho, recently presented her research entitled “Resource partitioning between sympatric carnivores: a comparison of historic and contemporary dietary overlap”. Along with my advisor, Lisette Waits, I have mentored Paige throughout this project and I was very pleased to see her give such a great presentation at her first professional conference. Congratulations Paige on a job well done!