I am an Associate Professor of Wildlife Disease, in a shared position between the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and the Southeastern Cooperative Wildlife Disease Study, Department of Population Health, at the College of Veterinary Medicine.
August 2016 to present Associate Professor, University of Georgia
May 2008 to present: Assistant Professor, University of Georgia
2005- 2008: Joint Position: Research Assistant Professor, USC, Baruch Institute and Assistant Marine Scientist, SCDNR, MRRI, Charleston, SC
2001-2005: Research Assistant Professor, USC, Baruch Institute, Charleston, SC
2000-2001: Assistant Marine Scientist, SCDNR, MRRI, Charleston, SC
Post-doctoral Research Associate, Daniel B. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, 2007
Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, 2007-2012
Deer Project Leader, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, 2012-2016
I was born and raised on the Ft. Peck Sioux and Assiniboine Reservation of rural northeastern Montana. After graduating, I received my A.S. from Dawson Community College in Glendive Montana, and then my B.S. and M.S. in Wildlife Biology from the University of Montana in 2009 and 2012, respectively. My M.S. focused on the conservation implications of bison reintroduction in central Montana and southern Saskatchewan. I obtained my Ph.D. in Ecology…
Associate Professor, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, The University of Georgia, 1998 - 2006.
Assistant Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, The University of Georgia, 1992 - 1998.
My outreach focus is on nuisance wildlife management and human-wildlife conflict resolution. I work with county extension agents and various landowners and clients to solve urban nuisance wildlife issue. I also work with county extension agents to resolve wildlife damage issues related to wild pigs, white-tailed deer, and common urban wildlife. I am the state coordinator for the Georgia Master Naturalist Program.
Dr. John Maerz is Josiah Meigs Distinguished Professor and Professor of Vertebrate Ecology in the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources and Adjunct Professor in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. He is an affiliated faculty with the Center for Integrative Conservation’s ICON Program and the Animal Behavior Integrative Life Sciences Group. Dr. Maerz joined the University of Georgia faculty in 2005 after 4 years…
Professional Society Membership:
The Wildlife Society (Certified Wildlife Biologist, 1982)
Wildlife Damage Management Working Group of The Wildlife Society
Urban Wildlife Working Group of The Wildlife Society
Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society
Georgia Chapter of The Wildlife Society
American Society of Mammalogists
Recent Professional Awards:
Special Award for outstanding service as President of The Wildlife Society, 2003.…
USGS, Georgia Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, 2011-present
USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, 2001-2011
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 1994-1997
National Biological Service, 1992-1994
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 1986-1992
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