David Christianson

Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment

My broad research interests include population biology, predator-prey dynamics, conservation biology, evolutionary ecology, and behavioral ecology of large mammals. I pursue these interests primarily through field research with large carnivores, large herbivores and the landscapes they occupy. My general approach to research is to design and conduct field studies that will most directly test a priori hypotheses or generate novel insight using known individuals, direct observation, or non-invasive sampling but I also enjoy developing and testing theories based on modeling or meta-analyses of existing data.


  • Ph.D., Ecology, Montana State University, 2008