Assistant Professor, Department of Fish & Wildlife Sciences, University of Idaho
2015–2016: Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Alberta
2015: Ph.D., Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Alaska Fairbanks
2006: B.Sc., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Keefe, R., A. Wempe, R. Becker, E. Zimbleman, E. Nagler, S. Gilbert, C. Caudhill. 2019. Positioning methods and the use of location and activity data in forests. Forests.
Sivy, K., P. Mahoney, T. Ganz, M. Ditmer, M. van de Kerk, S. Gilbert, R. Montgomery, L. Prugh. 2019. Designing predation risk studies for improved inference in carnivore-ungulate systems. Biological Conservation.
Brown, C., K. Kielland, T. Brinkman, S. Gilbert, E. Euskirchen. 2018. Resource selection and movement of male moose in response to varying levels of vehicle access during hunting season. Ecosphere.
Lamb, C., S. Gilbert, A. Ford. 2018. Tweet success? Alternative metrics of scientific impact in ecology and conservation. PeerJ.
Lamb, C., S. Gilbert, G. Mowat, S.E. Nielson, S. Boutin, B. McLellan. 2017. Density-dependent signaling: An alternative hypothesis on the function of chemical signaling in a non-territorial solitary carnivore. PLoS ONE.
Gilbert, S., M. Boyce, K. Hundertmark, D.K. Person, P. Barboza, M. Lindberg. 2017. Behavioral plasticity in a variable environment: Snow depth and habitat interactions drive deer movement in winter. Journal of Mammalogy.
Hämäläinen, A, Broadly, K., Doran-Myers, D., Droghini, A., Haines, J.A.., Lamb, C.T., Neilson, E., Boutin, S, Gilbert, S. 2017. The ecological significance of secondary seed dispersal by predators. Ecosphere.
Serrouya, R., Gilbert, S., McNay, S., McLellan, B., Heard, D., Seip, D., Boutin, S. 2016. Comparing population growth rates between census and recruitment-mortality models: implications for monitoring cryptic species. Journal of Wildlife Management.
Gilbert, S., A. DuBour, K. Overduijn, C.B. Pozzanghera, K.J. Sivy, M.M. Smith, J.K. Zhou, J.M. Little, L.R. Prugh. 2016. Socioeconomic effects of large carnivore restoration in the eastern United States. Conservation Letters.
Christie, K.S., S. Gilbert, C. Brown, M. Hatfield. 2016. Unmanned aerial systems in wildlife research: Current and future applications of a transformative technology. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment.
Gilbert, S. 2016. Bald eagle predation on Sitka black-tailed deer fawns. Northwestern Naturalist.
Gilbert, S., M. Lindberg, K. Hundertmark, D.K. Person. 2014. Dead before detection: Addressing the effects of left truncation on survival estimation and ecological inference for neonates. Methods in Ecology and Evolution.
Grovenburg, T., K. Monteith, C. Jacques, R. Klaver, C. DePerno, T. Brinkman, S. Gilbert, V. Bleich, C. Swanson, J. Jenks. 2014. Re-evaluating neonatal age models for ungulates: Does model choice affect survival estimates? PLoS ONE.
PUBLICATIONS IN REVIEW:
Boutin, S., R. Serrouya, and S. Gilbert. In review. The large landscape challenge: conserving small populations with big habitat needs. Journal of Animal Ecology
Gilbert, S., K. Broadly, D. Doran-Myers, A. Droghini, J.A. Haines, A. Hämäläinen, C.T. Lamb, E. Neilson, S. Boutin. In review. When to let it go: trailing-edge triage for effective biodiversity conservation. Conservation Biology.
PUBLICATIONS IN PREPARATION:
Gilbert, S., M. Boyce, K. Hundertmark, D.K. Person, P. Barboza, M. Lindberg. In preparation. Fear, forage, or fawns: nutrition and predation risk drive behavior for female deer. Prepared for Proc.Roy.Soc.B.
Selected recent Presentations
Gilbert, S. 2017 September. A framework for valuing the costs and benefits of predators and their prey. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM.
Gilbert, S. 2016 October. Socioeconomic effects of large carnivore recolonization. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Raleigh, NC.
Gilbert, S. 2016 April. Future population trends and drivers of change for Alexander Archipelago wolves on and near Prince of Wales Island, Alaska. Predator-prey dynamics: From theory to management, Columbia Mountain Institute, Revelstoke, BC.
Gilbert, S. 2015 October. Season of Scarcity: flexible habitat selection by deer in response to dynamic snow depth in winter. The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Winnipeg, Canada.
Gilbert, S. 2015 April. Fear, forage, and snowfall: habitat selection and population dynamics of deer in Alaska’s temperate rainforest. Ph.D. Dissertation defense, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Gilbert, S., K.J. Hundertmark, M. Boyce, D. Person. 2014 August. Fawn survival or forage? Effects of reproductive stage on behavioral trade-offs for female deer in Alaska. Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting, Sacramento, CA.
Gilbert, S., K.J. Sivy, C.B. Pozzanghera, A. DuBour, K. Overduijn, M.M. Smith, J.K. Zhou, J.M. Little, L.R. Prugh. 2014 July. Economic benefits of large carnivore restoration in the eastern United States. North American Section of the Society for Conservation Biology, Missoula, MT.
Gilbert, S., K.J. Hundertmark, M. Boyce, D. Person. 2014 March. Female deer trade-off forage availability and fawn survival in a timber-harvested landscape. Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society Alaska Chapter, Anchorage, AK.
2015: Postdoctoral Researcher, cascading effects of climate and development on woodland caribou population dynamics. Supervisor: Stan Boutin, University of Alberta.
2015: Research team member, conservation status assessment of Alexander Archipelago wolves. Construction and evaluation of spatial predator-prey and population viability models with land-use scenarios, contracted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Supervisor: Mark Lindberg, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
2009-2015: PhD research assistant, University of Alaska Fairbanks. Ph.D. project based on Prince of Wales Island (fieldwork) and in Fairbanks (academic work), Alaska
2007-2009: Biologist and environmental consultant, LSA Associates, Berkeley, California
Spring 2018: Co-instructor, Spatial ecology workshop (WLF 504), Department of Fish & Wildlife Sciences, University of Idaho
Fall 2017: Instructor, Applied population analysis (WLF 504), Department of Fish & Wildlife Sciences, University of Idaho
Spring 2017: Instructor, Matrix population model workshop (WLF 503), Department of Fish & Wildlife Sciences, University of Idaho
Spring 2017-Present: Instructor, "Wildlife Management" (WLF 492) Capstone Course, Department of Fish & Wildlife Sciences, University of Idaho
Fall 2016-present: Instructor, "Wildlife Conclave" (WLF 415), Department of Fish & Wildlife Sciences, University of Idaho
2013, 2009, 2007: Faculty, Alaska Wildlands Studies Program, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, Alaska
2012: Instructor, “Principles of Ecology" (BIOL 271), Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS
2016: University of Idaho Excellence in Communication/Outreach Award
2015/16: UAF Dissertation Completion Fellowship
2013/14: Alaska Trapper Association’s Dean Wilson Scholarship
2013: Jim Stelmock Memorial Scholarship
2010-2012: NSF GK-12 Fellowship
2006: UCLA Undergraduate Research Award.
2002-2006: William and Miriam Ghidotti Scholarship
2005: National Merit Scholarship
2017-present: Co-director, University of Idaho Fish & Wildlife Film Festival
2016-present: Associate Editor, Ecology and Evolution
2016: Meeting organization committee, the American Society of Mammalogists 2017 Annual Meeting
2014: Symposium and Workshop co-organizer, the Wildlife Society Alaska Chapter: Resource Selection Functions in Wildlife Research
2013-14: Climate Change and Wildlife Working Group member, the Wildlife Society
2013-14: Graduate student representative, Graduate Academic and Advisory Committee of the Faculty Senate, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
2011: Graduate student representative, Hiring Committee for Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska Fairbanks
2012: Organizer, Midnight Sun Science Symposium, Biology Graduate Student Association, University of Alaska Fairbanks