Dr. Marco Musiani

Faculty of Environmental Design
Professional Faculties Building, Room 3171
University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
T2N 1N4

Telephone: 1.403.220.2604
Facsimile: 1.403.284.4399
Email: mmusiani@ucalgary.ca

 

 

 

Biography

I am an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary, and a Faculty Affiliate with the University of Montana, U.S. I also hold a joint appointment with the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Calgary, Department of Ecosystem and Public Health. Please see the links below to view pages highlighting work by my group. Together with me, the Postdoctoral fellows, and the PhD and Master students in my lab have a strong focus on landscape ecology, genetics and wildlife management. Recently, with some students I am also focusing on human dimensions in wildlife management issues. With other students again, I am studying wildlife movements and their reaction to people using multi-agent models.

Currently, I am analyzing ecological data on wolves and their prey, which was gathered throughout Northern and Western Canada. I am Principal Investigator or co-PI on a number of projects with hundreds of Global Positioning System (GPS) collars deployed on elk, caribou, moose, wolves and other wildlife species throughout the Rocky Mountains and Foothills regions of Canada. All such projects are focused on impact assessment, mainly of forestry and oil and gas development. I also teach Impact Assessment and Research Methods courses.

Typically, I have published papers on a number of applied ecology journals, which also include articles on wildlife ecology and management in Poland, Italy, Canada and the U.S.. Recently, I have also participated in interdisciplinary and glamorous studies published in journal such as Nature and Science. Finally, I have published a couple of books on wolves with the University of Calgary Press.

I organized the World Wolf Congress 2003 in Banff, Canada. I often serve as reviewer for research and management projects such as the Wolf Reintroduction Programs in the North-western and the South-western U.S., and act as a consultant for the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (to protect livestock from wolves).

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