Kristin Brzeski



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  • Assistant Professor, SFRES
  • Ph.D. Renewable Natural Resources: Wildlife, Louisiana State University
  • M.S. Natural Resources: Wildlife, Humboldt State University
  • B.S. Environmental Science, Loyola University Chicago. Cum Laude

Links of Interest

My webpage

Biodiversity Initiative


Areas of Expertise

  • Conservation genetics
  • Canid genomics
  • Noninvasive methods in wildlife management
  • Wildlife immuno- & epi- genetics
  • Applied conservation in Central Africa


Recent Publications

  • Heppenheimer E., A. DeCandia, K. Brzeski, C. Braz, D. Rogers, K. Johnson, C. d’Orgeix,B. vonHoldt. In review. Genetic convergence among disjunct sky island populations of Slevin’s bunchgrass lizards (Sceloporus slevin). Molecular Ecology.
  • Heppenheimer E., D. Cosio, K. Brzeski, D. Caudill, M. Chamberlain, J. Hinton, B. vonHoldt. 2018. Demographic history influences spatial patterns of genetic diversity in recently expanded coyote (Canis latrans) populations. Heredity. 120:183-195. doi:10.1038/s41437-017-0014-5.

  • vonHoldt, B., K. Brzeski, D. Wilcove, L. Rutledge. 2017. Redefining the impact of admixture and genomics in endangered species conservation. Conservation Letters. doi:10.1111/conl.12371

  • Cooper, J., O. Johnson, T. Davis, R. Terrill, K. Brzeski., J. Wolfe., A. Etingüe, L. Powell. 2017. Notes on the distribution of the avifauna of Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea, with one new country record. Malimbus. 39(1):1-15

  • Brzeski, K., J. Wolfe., J. Cooper, L. Powell. 2016. Camera sighting of Congo Clawless otter in the midst of rapid development on mainland Equatorial Guinea. IUCN Otter Specialist Group Bulletin. 33 (1), 96-101.

  • Brzeski, K., M. DeBiasse, D. Rabon, M. Chamberlain, S. Taylor. 2016. Mitochondrial DNA variation in Eastern pre-Columbian canids. Journal of Heredity, 107:287-293.
  • Hinton, J., K. Brzeski, D. Rabon, M. Chamberlain. 2016. Effects of anthropogenic mortality on red wolf breeding pairs: Implications for red wolf recovery, Oryx:1-8. doi:10.1017/S0030605315000770

  • Brzeski, K., B. Bartel, W. Waddell, K. Wolf, D. Rabon, S. Taylor. 2015. Infectious disease and red wolf conservation: assessment of disease occurrence and associated risks. Journal of Mammalogy, 96:751-761.
  • Brzeski, K., D. Rabon, M. Chamberlain, L. Waits, S. Taylor. 2014. Inbreeding and inbreeding depression in endangered red wolves (Canis rufus). Molecular Ecology, 23:4241–4255.

  • Brzeski, K., M. S. Gunther, J. Black. 2013. Evaluating river otter demography using noninvasive genetic methods. Journal of Wildlife Management, 77:1523-1531.
  • Wolfe, J, E. Johnson, P. Stouffer, F. Owens, E. DeLeon, E. Liffmann, Brzeski, K., et al. 2013. Annual survival of birds captured in a habitat island bordered by the urban matrix of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. South Eastern Naturalist, 12:492-499.

  • Wolfe, J., E. Johnson, P. Stouffer, E. Liffmann, E. DeLeon, K. Mokross, Brzeski, K. 2013. Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) with bill deformity captured at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, Baton Rouge, LA. Journal of Louisiana Ornithology, 9:27-30.