The University of Arizona

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Melissa Merrick

Adjunct Assistant Research Professor
Ph.D. 2016, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
M.Sc. & Geotechnologies Certificate, 2002, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID.
BS Biology 1998 Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln, NE
Office Location: 
Off-Campus
Mailing Address: 
Beckmann Center for Conservation Research 15600 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA, 92027-7000
Program: 
Wildlife, Fisheries, and Conservation Biology
Research: 
Ecology & conservation of vertebrates via behavioral ecology, space use, physiology, and landscape connectivity; understanding animal responses to disturbance and invasions. Goal: connect basic and applied science to conservation & management policy
Teaching: 
RNR 160– Wildlife Conservation and American culture (online); WFSC 385– Zoo and Aquarium Conservation (online and in person); WFSC 447/547– Conservation Behavior (Guest Lectures)
Research Topics: 
Conservation Biology
Geospatial Science and Modeling
Population and Community Ecology
Remote Sensing
Wildlife Ecology and Management