Professor of Wildlife Biology
Director of Wildlife Biology
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Daniel H. Pletscher received his B.S. from the University of Minnesota, M.S. from Kansas State University, and Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from Yale University. Following a sabbatical replacement position at the University of California-Berkeley, Dan moved to The University of Montana in 1984. Dr. Pletscher’s research has focused on predator-prey interactions, often with endangered species such as wolves. He also has worked extensively in China, Pakistan, and Mongolia with his graduate students.
Dan served as the first chair of the new Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences at The University of Montana and currently is a Professor and Director of the Wildlife Biology Program. His external service activities include stints as President of the Montana Chapter of The Wildlife Society and as President of the National Association of University Fish and Wildlife Programs.