Stacy Cotey

Stacy Cotey


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  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • PhD, Forest Science, Michigan Technological University
  • MS, Biology-Wildlife, Northern Michigan University
  • BA, Biology-Zoology, University of Northern Iowa
  • BA, Art-Drawing & Photography, University of Northern Iowa


Our world is in a state of flux with climate change, habitat loss, and human disturbance.  I am interested in how these landscape changes affect wildlife populations and how we can improve or restore landscapes for the overall health of both wildlife and human populations. My research uses a variety of research methods including genetics, camera trapping, harvest data, and spatial analyses.

I also involve undergraduate students and the general public in my work through coursework, outreach, and citizen science projects.

Areas of Expertise

  • Mesocarnivore ecology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Wildlife-habitat relationships
  • Conservation planning
  • Science communication
  • Citizen science