Patrick Donnelly, Spatial Ecologist
As a spatial ecologist Patrick brings a unique biological skill set to the science capacity of the IWJV. His fundamental understanding of landscape ecology, field experience, and spatial modeling skills provide the expertise needed to develop and execute broad scale habitat conservation strategies necessary to meet continental avian population goals. During his tenure as senior scientist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Southwest (Albuquerque, New Mexico), Patrick developed and led ecological inventory and monitoring efforts associated with the National Wildlife Refuge System. Prior to this, Patrick spent time working for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and U.S. Forest Service developing land-cover classifications and landscape level habitat analysis and monitoring projects spanning 11 National Forests and three National Grasslands. Individual projects included annual landscape scale monitoring of Mexican Spotted Owl habitats, water use monitoring associated with agricultural and riparian habitats, and testing of airborne lek survey techniques for lesser prairie chickens. Patrick holds a B.S. in Geomorphology/Climatology and a M.S. in Geography/Biology, both from the University of New Mexico. Patrick’s office is located in Missoula.