I study American pika in lava landscapes and am the faculty program lead for the Park Studies Unit at Cascades Campus (in collaboration with the National Park Service). My lab (http://osucascades.edu/hers) focuses on triple-bottom-line approaches to sustainable development locally and abroad.
I am currently working on two active projects:
Upper Columbia Basin Network American Pika Research and Monitoring Program (National Park Service)
Developing a study plan for collaborative research and monitoring of American pika populations in national parks and adjacent non-park lands (e.g., US Forest Service Newberry National Volcanic Monument) within the UCBN. The plan draws upon existing NPS monitoring protocol (Jeffress et al. 2011) in use in parks in the region.
Sustainability Projects in American Samoa (Roundhouse Foundation)
Working with local partners in American Samoa to design and implement projects that reduce ecological degradation, improve economic development and increase community investment in sustainability. The first project is focused on reducing solid waste (trash) accumulation in near-shore reef systems at Utulei Beach.
FES 444 Ecological Aspects Park and Protected Area Management
NR 350 Sustainable Communities
RNG 341 Rangeland Ecology and Management
FW 350 Endangered Species, Society and Sustainability
SUS 304 Sustainability Assessment
SUS 330 Ecological Dimensions of Sustainability
SUS 410 Sustainability Practicum
BS Environmental Studies/Health Sciences, James Madison University, 1995
MS Range Ecology, Utah State University, 1999
PhD Rangeland Ecosystem Management, Colorado State University, 2003
Rowe, H.I., Shinderman, M., and E.T. Bartlett. 2001. Change on the range: difficult choices for ranchers. Rangelands 23(2): 6-9.
Shinderman, M., and C.A. Call. 2001. Establishment of forbs in cattle dungpats deposited in vegetation gaps in a degraded sagebrush community. Ecological Restoration: 19(2):99-106.
Shinderman, M. 2015. American pika in a low elevation lava landscape: expanding the known distribution of a temperature sensitive species. Ecology and Evolution 5(17):1-24.
Shinderman, M. 2015. Introduction to sustainability as a distinct worldview with emphasis on the ecological domain. Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, May.
I love backcountry skiing, fly-fishing and generally being in the mountains. I also really enjoy watching FC Barcelona with my two boys and talking science with il mio amore Emily.