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About Robert H. Schmidt

I received my Ph.D. in Biological Ecology from the University of California, Davis, in 1986. Prior to coming to USU in 1991, I was a Natural Resources Specialist in the Department of Forestry and Resource Management at the University of California, Berkeley. From 1991-2002, I was a faculty member in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at USU. In 2002, I moved to the newly created Department of Environment and Society. My research focus is on relationships between humans and wildlife. These relationships are often complicated, and at the heart of many disputes involving wildlife management. My projects have focused on coyotes and livestock, gray wolves and humans, green sea turtles, urban predators, hunting and trapping ethics, and wildlife euthanasia.


Present Associate Professor, Utah State University Ecology Center
Present Associate Professor, Department of Environment & Society, Quinney College of Natural Resources, Utah State University Environment and Society

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • QCNR Advisor of the Year award in 1994, 2001, and 2007
  • QCNR Teacher of the Year in 2004
  • USU Faculty Service- Learning Award 2004


  • ENVS 3600- Living With Wildlife
  • ENVS 4950 - ST: Service Learning Practicum

Contact Information

Utah State University
Department of Environment & Society
5215 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-5215
Location: NR 348
Office Phone: 435.797.2536


Recent Works (1)

Peer-Reviewed Articles (34)