Brian J. Smith

Curriculum Vitae

Wildland Resources, Utah State University

Logan, UT 84322

bjsmith "at" aggiemail.usu.edu

Education
Doctor of Philosophy
Ecology

Utah State University, Logan, UT

Co-advisors: Drs. Dan MacNulty and Tal Avgar

Dissertation Topic: Demographic consequences of space use in northern Yellowstone elk

 
Master of Science
Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Advisor: Dr. Christina Romagosa

Thesis Title: Spatial Ecology of Invasive Burmese Pythons in the Florida Everglades

4.00/4.00 GPA

 

Bachelor of Science
Wildlife Ecology & Conservation

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

3.55/4.00 Overall GPA; 3.83/4.00 Upper Division GPA

Graduated Cum Laude

August 2014 – December 2016

August 2005 – May 2009

August 2019 – present

Professional Experience
Scientist III
CNT, Contracted to the USGS

Davie, FL

Projects worked on:

  • Burmese python ecology

  • Sea turtle ecology
  • American crocodile & American alligator ecology

  • Diamondback terrapin ecology

 
Wildlife Research Technician
Contracted to the USGS

Davie, FL

Projects worked on:

  • Burmese python ecology

  • Sea turtle ecology

  • American crocodile & American alligator ecology

  • Diamondback terrapin ecology

 

Wildlife Research Technician
University of Florida, FLREC

Davie, FL

Projects worked on:

  • Burmese python ecology

  • American crocodile ecology

  • Everglades snake community composition

 

Wildlife Research Technician
Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit

Missoula, MT

Project worked on:

  • Gray wolf genetic connectivity

 

Wildlife Research Technician
Western Transportation Institute

Wall, SD

Project worked on:

  • Swift fox road ecology

 

Laboratory Technician
US Geological Survey

Gainesville, FL

Project worked on:

  • Benthic ecology

 

Wildlife Research Technician
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Gainesville, FL

Project worked on:

  • Black bear urban ecology

May 2017 – August 2019

September 2011 – August 2014

December 2010 – September 2011

May 2010 – August 2010

May 2009 – October 2009

December 2008 – May 2009

January 2007 – December 2007

Teaching
Teaching Assistant
Space-use Ecology

Utah State University, Logan, UT

Graduate course. Redesigned and taught R labs.


Adjunct Faculty
Wildlife Ecology

Broward College, Davie, FL
Instructor of record. Undergraduate course. Designed lectures, assignments, and examinations.


Teaching Assistant
Wildlife Techniques

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Undergraduate course. Responsible for supervising the field-based labs, assisting with classroom portion, and designing some lectures and labs.

January 2020 – May 2020

August 2018 – December 2018

August 2014 – December 2014

Brian J. Smith

PhD Student, Ecology

Department of Wildland Resources

Utah State University

Logan, UT

bjsmith "at" aggiemail.usu.edu

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