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Kris Hundertmark

Oryx in UBM
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Kris Hundertmark
Research Interests: 
  • Genetics applications in wildlife research and management
  • Population ecology of large mammals
  • Phylogeography of Beringian megafauna
  • Landscape genetics of wildlife
  • Population genomics of wildlife
Kris Hundertmark
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Alex Hundertmark
Kris Hundertmark
Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology
Office: 
323D Murie Bldg.
907-474-7159
Lab: 
318 Murie Bldg.
Postal Address: 
Institute of Arctic Biology
PO Box 757000
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Fairbanks, AK 99775-7000
  • PhD: Biological Sciences--Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2001
  • MS: Wildlife Science, Oregon State University, 1981
  • BS: Forest Science, The Pennsylvania State University, 1978     
  • 2010-present: Associate Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Institute of Arctic Biology and Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • March--May 2013: Visiting Professor, Laboratory of Alpine Ecology, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France
  • January--June 2010: Marie Curie Fellow, Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Bialowieza
  • 2005-2010: Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Institute of Arctic Biology and Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • 2003-2005: Conservation Geneticist, Zoological Society of London, King Khalid Wildlife Research Centre, Thumamah, Saudi Arabia
  • 1982-2002: Wildlife Biologist, Division of Wildlife Conservation, Alaska Department of Fish and Game 

In Press

2014

2013

Brinkman, T.J. et al., 2013. Using DNA to Test the Utility of Pellet-Group Counts as an Index of Deer Counts. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 37, pp.444-450. Available at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wsb.270/pdf.

2011

Brinkman, T.J. et al., 2011. Estimating abundance of Sitka black-tailed deer using DNA from fecal pellets. The Journal of Wildlife Management, 75, pp.232–242. Available at: http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/jwmg.22.

Pages

  • Visiting Professor, Laboratory of Alpine Ecology, Joseph Fourier University, Grenoble, France, 2013
  • Visiting Professor (honorary), Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Bialowieza, 2010-2012
  • Marie Curie Fellow, Mammal Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, Bialoweiza, 2010
  • Distinguished Moose Biologist Award, North American Moose Conference and Workshop, 2007
  • The Wildlife Society Group Achievement Award, 1992 (Awarded to the Kenai Moose Research Center)
  • Certified Wildlife Biologist, The Wildlife Society 
  • Ecology and Management of Large Mammals--WLF 421 (Fall semesters) 
  • Conservation Genetics--BIOL/WLF 433/633 (Spring semesters)
  • Wildlife Management Techniques
  • Wildlife Management Principles 
Current Graduate Students (More info)
  • Anna Bryan
  • Jeffrey Frederick
  • Sophie Gilbert
  • Kim Jochum
  • Ian Johnson
  • Jon Martin
Past Graduate Students

Tania Lewis -- MS in Wildlife Biology and Conservation (2012, co-advised with S. Pyare); Thesis topic: Distribution model and population genetics of bears in Glacier Bay National Park.

Karen Mager -- PhD in Biological Sciences (2012); Resilience and Adaptation Program; Thesis topic: Identification and history of Teshekpuk Lake caribou: perspectives from landscape genetics and oral history.

Heidi Weigner -- PhD in Biological Sciences (2012, co-advised with F. von Hippel); Thesis topic: Morphological and genetic divergence of freshwater and anadromous species pairs of stickleback in recently deglaciated lakes.

Ben Kraft -- MS in Wildlife Biology and Conservation (2011); Thesis topic: Comparative movements and habitat use between adjacent high- and low-elevation moose populations.

Theresa Woldstad -- MS in Wildlife Biology and Conservation (2010); Thesis topic: Trichodectes canis, an invasive ectoparasite of Alaskan wolves: detection methods, current distribution, and ecological correlates of spread.

Todd Brinkman -- PhD in Biological Sciences--Wildlife (2009); Resilience and Adaptation Program (co-advised with T. Chapin); Thesis topic: Understanding key components of a deer hunting system to enhance resilience.

Geoffrey I. Hobbs, MSc in Wild Animal Biology (2004)
Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London and Royal Veterinary College
Thesis topic: Inbreeding and juvenile mortality in captive Gazella gazella. Currently a PhD student in Mike Bruford's lab at Cardiff University, Wales. 

News Releases
In the News

Audubon Alaska, Board of Scientific Advisors

American Society of Mammalogists

  • Co-chair, organizing committee, 89th Annual Meeting, 2009
  • Resolutions Committee, 2003-2007
  • Organizing committee, 59th Annual Meeting, 1979

Associate Editor, Alces, 1997-2002

Associate Editor, Acta Theriologica, 2010-present

The Wildlife Society

  • Past-president, Alaska chapter, 2012-2013
  • President, Alaska chapter, 2010-2011
  • President-elect, Alaska chapter, 2008-2009
  • Chair of organizing committee, Alaska Chapter Annual Meeting, Fairbanks, 2009
  • Arrangements Committee, 13th Annual Conference, Anchorage, 2006
  • Executive Committee, Alaska Chapter, 1992
  • Secretary, Alaska Chapter, 1988
  • Arrangements Committee, Northwest Section Meeting, 1987

Chair, Wood Bison Transplant Review Committee, Alaska Department of Fish and Game, 2007

Member, Unimak Caribou Herd Science Team, USFWS/ADF&G, 2012-2013

Manuscript referee:  Alces, Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Conservation Ecology, Conservation Genetics, Conservation Genetics Resources, Ecography, Ecology, Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management, Journal of Mammalogy, Journal of Wildlife Management, Journal for Nature Conservation, Marine Ecology Progress Series, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Oryx, Polar Biology, Wildlife Society Bulletin

Proposal reviewer: National Science Foundation, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada