Stephen J. Dinsmore


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Stephen J. Dinsmore is currently employed as a wildlife ecologist (associate professor) in the Department of Natural Resource Ecology and Management at Iowa State University. He received a B.S. in fisheries and wildlife biology from Iowa State University (1990), a M.S. in zoology (minor in statistics) from North Carolina State University (1994) and a Ph.D. in fishery and wildlife biology from Colorado State University (2001). His primary interests are avian ecology, population biology, capture-recapture analysis and monitoring animal populations. His research program at Iowa State University emphasizes studies of avian population biology. He gives seminars and scientific presentations nationwide and enjoys teaching workshops on the use of Program MARK and the analysis of wildlife demographic data. In his spare time, he enjoys bird-watching and traveling.


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