The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Melissa Merrick

Senior Wildlife Biologist
Ph.D. 2016, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
M.Sc. & Geotechnologies Certificate, 2002, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID.
BS Biology 1998 Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Office Location: 
ENR2 N237
Mailing Address: 
1064 E Lowell St.
Tucson, AZ 85721
520-621-1071
Program: 
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology
Research: 
Small mammal ecology & conservation incl. spatial ecology & demography of Mt. Graham red squirrel. Behavioral ecology, habitat selection & space use, landscape connectivity & wildlife response to disturbance, physiological ecology, & cartography.
Teaching: 
Instructor of record Geol 4403/5503 & Geol 5507: Principles of GIS and GPS Applications in Research, Idaho State University, Green Valley, GTA Cell Bio, Intro Bio, Biostats, Geostats, Idaho State, Guest Lecturer Conservation Behavior U of A.
Research Topics: 
Conservation Biology
Geospatial Science and Modeling
Population and Community Ecology
Remote Sensing
Wildlife Ecology and Management