The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Jim Heffelfinger

Research Scientist
M.S. 1989. Texas A&M University – Kingsville Kingsville, TX
B.S. 1986. University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. Stevens Point, WI
Office Location: 
ENR2 319N
Mailing Address: 
1064 E. Lowell St.
Tucson, AZ 85721
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology
My most frequent research topics include management of bird and large mammal populations, taxonomy, Mexican wolf recovery, identifying and conserving migration corridors, historical connections to wildlife, and sustainable conservation through use.
Provided training to state & federal agency employees throughout 25+ year career as a regional biologist and wildlife science coordinator for AZ Game & Fish Department. As adjunct professor & research scientist, I have guest lectured most semesters.
Research Topics: 
Conservation Biology
Genetics and Molecular Ecology
Population and Community Ecology
Social Dimensions of Natural Resource Management
Wildlife Ecology and Management