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Dr. Peter Gogan


Supervisory Biologist
Bozeman Field Station


2327 University Way, Suite 2
Bozeman, MT 59715

Phone 406-994-6556
Fax 406-994-7525

Ph.D. 1986. Wildland Resource Sciences. University of California, Berkeley

M. S. 1973. Wildlife Science. Texas A&M University

B.A. 1968. Zoology. University of California, Berkeley

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Biology at Montana State University.


  • Large mammal population ecology with an emphasis on conservation of native species and control of non-native species within protected areas.
  • Methods for estimating the abundance and composition of large mammal populations
  • Restoration of extirpated species to historical ranges

Research Interests: My interests focus on multi-disciplinary studies of large mammal populations that include the interactions of demographics, conservation genetics, and disease epidemiology and have implications for the successful management of these populations. I have been involved in studies of the demographics of Yellowstone bison and the conservation genetics and management of bison throughout North America, with an emphasis on those herds managed by the U. S. Department of Interior. I have contributed to plans to reintroduce European bison to portions of their native range in Poland, Romania, and Russia. I maintain a long-standing interest in the biology and management of non-native ungulate species on public lands, particularly in California.