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Bill Clark in field

I have been on the faculty at Iowa State University for more than 30 years. Some years ago we reorganized biological sciences at ISU and I am now a Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology. I have been an active collaborator with folks from the Iowa Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Unit and the Department of Statistics, among other groups on campus. I advise undergraduates in the Biology Program, particularly those interested in ecology and preveterinary medicine. Some years ago I was an Associate Professor at the University of Montana and an Instructor at Utah State University.
Most of my graduate students have been affiliated with the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. I am no longer actively recruiting graduate students but that doesn’t mean I am not interested in hearing from perspective researchers, particularly those looking for post-doctoral advice. Some of my time is occupied as Assoc. Chair of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and I also spend time encouraging cross-disciplinary research in ecology and environmental biology at ISU. I have served as Chair of Graduate Studies in EEOB and for 5 years I chaired the EEB interdepartmental program.  I have a particular interest in mentoring graduate students and new faculty and have twice served on the College of Agriculture Promotion and Tenure Committee. I also have invested time in committees on Academic Advising, Undergraduate Curriculum, Graduate Curriculum, and Computer Technology. My strongest professional affiliations are with the The Wildlife Society and the Ecological Society of America. I have served two terms as Associate Editor of the Journal of Wildlife Management, as Chair or Committee Member for the Program at three of the first four TWS Annual Meetings, and I have served terms on the Publications, and Awards committees. I am also active in the American Society of Mammalogists, and the Iowa Academy of Science

  • Utah State University, Ph.D. Wildlife Ecology, 1979
  • Utah State University M.S. Wildlife Ecology, 1973
  • Rutgers University, B.S. Environmental Science, 1971

For more information on my research and teaching interests, please click on the links above. 

Update 08/09/2011