Dr. Roberta Newbury uses quantitative modeling methods to understand the behavioral ecology of carnivores and the impacts of anthropogenic landscape modification on individual animal behavior and predator populations. Her PhD research was on bobcat behavior, movements, habitat selection, and winter diet and energetics in the Flathead National Forest of northwest Montana. She completed postdoctoral research at the University of Alberta. She has extensive experience as a biological technician on wildlife populations throughout the Rocky Mountain region, including grizzly bears, snowshoe hares, elk, raccoons, and western songbirds.
Dr. Roberta Newbury is dedicated to educating and training future wildlife biologists. She leads field-based research, including carnivore presence/absence surveys and capture and handling of carnivores, to handling, surveying, and monitoring songbirds. She teaches students using non-invasive monitoring techniques such as remote cameras, and statistical GIS modeling and analysis.
Born and raised in Whitefish, Montana, Dr. Newbury is intimately familiar with the people, the landscape, the flora and fauna, and the diverse viewpoints encompassed by this beautiful state.
BS, University of Montana
MS, Eastern Illinois University
PhD, University of British Columbia
“Conservation is a state of harmony between men and land.”
-Aldo Leopold, 20th c. conservation pioneer, university professor and “father” of wildlife ecology