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College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1138
Moscow, ID 83844-1138

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

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Courtney Conway

Courtney Conway, Ph.D.

Professor of Wildlife Sciences, and Director of the Idaho Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit

Office

CNR 103E

Phone

208-885-6176

Mailing Address

Idaho Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
College of Natural Resources
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1141
Moscow, ID 83844-1141

Degrees

  • B.S., Colorado State University, Wildlife Biology, 1985
  • M.S., University of Wyoming, Zoology and Physiology, 1990
  • Ph.D., University of Montana, Organismal Biology & Ecology, 1998

Research Interests:

Wildlife management
Conservation biology
Behavioral ecology
Life history evolution


Find out more about how to support my research and the Burrowing Owl Migration Fund; Ridgway’s Rail Dispersal and Migration Fund; Idaho Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Fund.

Lundblad, C.G., and C. J. Conway. 2021. Intraspecific variation in incubation behaviours along a latitudinal gradient is driven by nest microclimate and selection on neonate quality.  Functional Ecology 35:in press.

Lundblad, C.G., and C. J. Conway. 2021. Ashmole’s hypothesis and the latitudinal gradient in clutch size.  Biological Reviews, in press.

Dillon, K. G., & C. J. Conway. 2021. Habitat heterogeneity, temperature, and primary productivity drive elevational gradients in avian species diversity. Ecology and Evolution, in press.

Lundblad, C.G., and C. J. Conway. 2021. Nest microclimate and limits to egg viability explain avian life-history variation across latitudinal gradients.  Ecology, in press. 

Riley, I. P., C. J. Conway, B. S. Stevens, and S. Roberts. 2021. Aural and visual detection of greater sage-grouse leks: Implications for population trend estimates.  Journal of Wildlife Management 85:508-519.

Helmstetter, N. A., C. J. Conway, B. S. Stevens, and A. R. Goldberg. 2021.  Balancing transferability and complexity of species distribution models for rare species conservation. Diversity and Distributions 27:95-108.

Connelly, J. W., and C. J. Conway.  2021. Managing wildlife at landscape scales.  Pages 143-157 in Wildlife Management and Landscapes: Principles and Applications (W.F. Porter, C.J. Parent, R.A. Stewart, and D.M. Williams, eds.). Johns Hopkins University Press in affiliation with The Wildlife Society, Baltimore, MD, USA.

Garton, E. O., J. L. Aycrigg, C. J. Conway, and J. S. Horne.  2020.  Research and experimental design.  Pages 1-39 in The Wildlife Techniques Manual, Volume 1: Research, 8th Edition (N. J. Silvy, ed.).  Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD.

Conway, C. J., C. P. Nadeau, and M. A. Conway. 2020. Broadcasting regional call dialects has little influence on the effectiveness of call-broadcast surveys for marsh birds.  Wetlands 40:2055-2059.

Macías-Duarte, A., C. J. Conway, and M. Culver.  2020. Agriculture creates subtle genetic structure among migratory and non-migratory populations of Burrowing Owls throughout North America.  Ecology and Evolution 2020;10:10697–10708.

Stevens, B. S., and C. J. Conway. 2020.  Mapping habitat suitability at range-wide scales: spatially-explicit distribution models to inform conservation and research for marsh birds.  Conservation Science and Practice 2:e178.

  • "Top-cited Paper Award" from the Association of Field Ornithologists; award for a paper published in 2006 that was cited over the past 5 years more than any other paper published in 2006 in the society’s journal (Journal of Field Ornithology). 2010.
  • "Outstanding Course Award" in the School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona, 1 May 2010.
  • Outstanding Science Award, USGS-CRU Program, U.S. Department of Interior, 2008.
  • Service Excellence Award, USGS-CRU Program, U.S. Department of the Interior, 2007.
  • The U.S. Department of Defense received the 2013 Presidential Migratory Bird Stewardship Award in recognition of their support of a collaborative project for which I developed, titled Migratory Linkages of Burrowing Owls on Department of Defense Installations and Adjacent Lands. The award was presented by the Council for the Conservation of Migratory Birds at an awards reception in Washington D.C. 15 May 2013.

  • Effects of cattle grazing on demographic traits and nest-site selection of greater sage-grouse. Location: Idaho.
  • Causes and consequences of changes in migratory strategies for burrowing owls in North America. Location: western North America.
  • Effectiveness of forest restoration treatments on demography of the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel. Location: central Idaho. 
  • Effects of sylvatic plague on survival of the Northern Idaho Ground Squirrel. Location: central Idaho. 
  • Causes of latitudinal gradients in avian clutch size. Location: southeastern Arizona.
  • Modeling habitat suitability of marsh birds in North America. Location: North America.
  • Habitat suitability of and effects of forest management actions on Pileated Woodpeckers on Craig Mountain Wildlife Management Area. Location: northern Idaho.
  • Causes of latitudinal gradients in hatching asynchrony in birds. Location: western U.S.
  • Utility of LIDAR to predict habitat suitability of red-faced warblers. Location: southeastern Arizona.

Contact Us

College of Natural Resources

Physical Address:
975 W. 6th Street
Moscow, Idaho

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1138
Moscow, ID 83844-1138

Phone: 208-885-8981

Fax: 208-885-5534

Email: cnr@uidaho.edu

Web: College of Natural Resources

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