Bryan Stevens, Ph.D.
- 2016 Ph.D., Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University
- 2012 M.S., Statistics, University of Idaho
- 2011 M.S., Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho
- 2008 B.S., Wildlife Resources, University of Idaho
- Wildlife ecology and management
- Applied population ecology
- Structured decision making
- Statistical ecology
- Stevens, B. S., J. R. Bence, W. F. Porter, and M. L. Jones. 2017. Identifying target reference points for harvesting assessment-limited wildlife populations: a case study. Ecological Applications 27:1916-1931.
- Stevens, B. S., J. R. Bence, W. F. Porter, and C. J. Parent. 2017. Structural uncertainty limits generality of fall harvest strategies for wild turkeys. Journal of Wildlife Management 81:617-628.
- Herbst, S. J., B. S. Stevens, D. B. Hayes, and P. A. Hanchin. 2017. Influence of movement dynamics on walleye harvest management in intermixed fisheries in a chain of lakes. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 37:467-479.
- Herbst, S. J., B. S. Stevens, D. B. Hayes, and P. A. Hanchin. 2016. Estimating walleye (Sander vitreus) movement and fishing mortality using state-space models: implications for management of spatially structured populations. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 73:330–348.
- Stevens, B. S., J. R. Bence, W. F. Porter, and C. J. Parent. 2016. Ecology matters: robustness and management tradeoffs for maximum harvests of wild turkeys. Proceedings of the National Wild Turkey Symposium 11:189–210.
- Parent, C. J., B. S. Stevens, A. C. Bowling, and W. F. Porter. 2016. Wild turkey harvest trends across the Midwest in the 21st century. Proceedings of the National Wild Turkey Symposium 11:211–223.
- Watkins, C. J., B. S. Stevens, M. C. Quist, B. B. Shepard, and S. C. Ireland. 2015. Patterns of fish assemblage structure and habitat use among main- and side-channel environments in the lower Kootenai River, Idaho. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 144:1340–1355.
- Stevens, B. S., and B. Dennis. 2013. Wildlife mortality from infrastructure collisions: statistical modeling of count data from carcass surveys. Ecology 94:2087–2096.
- Stevens, B. S., D. Naugle, B. Dennis, J. W. Connelly, T. Griffiths, and K. P. Reese. 2013. Mapping sage-grouse fence collision risk: spatially explicit models to target conservation implementation. Wildlife Society Bulletin 37:409–415.
- Stevens, B. S., J. W. Connelly, and K. P. Reese. 2012. Multi-scale assessment of greater sage-grouse fence collision risk as a function of site and broad scale factors. Journal of Wildlife Management 76:1370–1380.
- Stevens, B. S., K. P. Reese, J. W. Connelly, and D. D. Musil. 2012. Greater sage-grouse and fences: does marking reduce collisions? Wildlife Society Bulletin 36:297–303.
- Stevens, B. S., K. P. Reese, and J. W. Connelly. 2011. Survival and detectability bias of avian fence collision surveys in sagebrush steppe. Journal of Wildlife Management 75:437–449.
- Stevens, B. S., and J. M. DuPont. 2011. Summer use of side-channel thermal refugia by salmonids in the North Fork Coeur d’Alene River, Idaho. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 31:683–692.
- Best Student Paper Award at the 2017 meeting of the Michigan chapter of The Wildlife Society (co-author with undergraduate student S. Manning)
- Best Student Paper Award at the 2014 meeting of the Michigan chapter of the American Fisheries Society (co-author with graduate student S. Herbst)
- 2012 Travel Award from the Biometrics Working Group of The Wildlife Society
- Ted Trueblood Communication Award for best student presentation at the 2011 meeting of the Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society
- 2011 Dale Everson Statistical Fellowship from the Department of Statistics at the University of Idaho
- Michigan Wild Turkey Structured Decision Making Project (2015 – 2017)
- Co-facilitator of 5 structured decision making workshops aimed at clarifying fundamental objectives of wild turkey management, identifying management options for wild turkeys, and building models to forecast consequences of possible management options.
- Member of stakeholder group representing 12 organizations and 2 research centers with interests in wild turkey conservation, management, and research in Michigan.
- Leader of modeling team tasked with building integrated population models to forecast consequences of wild turkey management options.
- Midwest Wild Turkey Consortium (2014)
- Co-facilitator of half-day workshop discussing regional turkey monitoring methods with representatives from 12 state wildlife agencies.
- Stevens, B. S., W. F. Porter, M. L. Jones, J. R. Bence, D. Luukkonen, and A. Stewart. Dynamics and management of wild turkeys in Michigan. Oral testimony to the Michigan Natural Resources Commission. October 2016, Lansing, Michigan.
- Parent, C. J., B. S. Stevens, and W. F. Porter. Status and management of wild turkeys in Michigan. Oral presentation to the Kalamazoo Audubon Chapter, February 2015, Kalamazoo, Michigan.