Senior Fellows - Conservation Science Partners
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Senior research fellows

CSP’s senior research fellows provide experienced guidance, catalyze partnerships, design new tools, and team with our staff to co-envision the future of conservation science.

Tom Hobbs, PhD

Tom Hobbs has worked on population and community ecology of large mammals for the last three decades. Virtually all of his work uses models of ecological process to gain insight from data. His demographic models are now widely used to support management and policy in North America and Europe. Tom has been on the faculty at Colorado State since 2001 and before that he worked for 20 years as a research scientist for the Colorado Division of Wildlife. A member of the Editorial Board of Ecological Applications, he has served as a rotating program director in the Population and Community Ecology Cluster of the Division of Environmental Biology at the National Science Foundation. Princeton University Press recently published his book (coauthored with Mevin Hooten), Bayesian Modeling: a Statistical Primer for Ecologists. Tom has a degree in general biology from Grinnell College and an M.S. and Ph.D. in wildlife ecology from Colorado State University.

Barry Noon, PhD

In collaboration with many outstanding graduate students and post-docs, Barry has conducted research on the effects of land management practices on wildlife populations for over 40 years. His focus has primarily been on the conservation of imperiled species in forest ecosystems. Barry has been a professor at Colorado State University since 1997 and for more than a decade, he directed a Forest Service Research Lab in the Pacific Northwest (USA) and in 1995 served as Chief Scientist of the National Biological Service, Department of the Interior. During the last 15 years, he has served on federal advisory committees providing recommendations to the Secretary of Agriculture on the management of Forest Service lands to sustain biological diversity and to the Secretary of the Interior on changes to the Endangered Species Act to encourage conservation on private lands. He has provided testimony to the U.S. Congress on numerous occasions on issues regarding the conservation of wildlife in the U.S. and internationally. In collaboration with his students, his current research focuses on tiger conservation in India, the effects of energy development on imperiled species in the United States, climate change effects on wetland birds, and the design and analysis of environmental monitoring programs.