Paul Doherty

Colorado State University

Dr. Paul F. Doherty, Jr. is a Professor and wildlife biologist in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology at Colorado State University.  Paul earned a B.S. in Entomology from the University of Delaware, an M.S. in Zoology and Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology from The Ohio State University.  Paul’s research interests are in population biology and he has expertise in sampling design, modeling, and estimation of demographic parameters.  With this set of skills Paul helps address research questions related to managing harvested species as well as threatened and endangered species.  In the US, Paul and his colleagues have recently worked on Dall sheep habitat use in Alaska, subsistence harvest of waterfowl, the effects of oil and gas extraction on mule deer, and scaled quail reintroductions.  Internationally, Paul and his colleagues, have been working on waved albatross conservation in the Galapagos, jaguar conservation in Mexico, ocelot and wild dog population dynamics in Brazil, Irrawaddy dolphin abundance estimation in Cambodia, and avian conservation in Vietnam.  Paul is the Director of the natural resource and measurements academic program at CSU’s Mountain Campus and he leads a wildlife field course to CSU’s Todos Santos Center in Baja California Sur, Mexico over winter break.  In addition to traveling and teaching, Paul enjoys birding and wildlife photography.