Scott Appleby


Master of Science in Biology, December 2015
Thesis: Effects of Forest Fuels Reduction on Small Mammals in the Lake Tahoe Basin
University of Nevada, Reno, NV

Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Biology, September 2007
Boston University, Boston, MA

Academic Research and Teaching

  • Lecturer, Ecological Functions of Wildlife: implications for conservation and management, Department of Wildlife Science, University of Göttingen, Germany, 2020-2021

  • Field Research Manager, Pygmy Rabbit Population Demography, Ecology, & Landscape Genetics, University of Nevada, Reno, 2016-2017

  • Research Assistant, Small Mammal Ecology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2010 & 2014

  • Field Research Manager, Great Basin Small Mammal Survey, University of Nevada, Reno, 2011

  • Field Research Manager, Small Mammal Ecology & Forest Management, University of Nevada, Reno & U.S. Forest Service, 2008-2010

  • Instructor, Biology: Principles & Applications (BIOL 100), Department of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno, 2012-2017

  • Teaching Assistant, Biology: Principles & Applications (BOL 100), Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (BIOL 190), Introduction to Organismal Biology (BIOL 191), Department of Biology, University of Nevada, Reno 2010-2014

  • Research Assistant, Tropical Forest Ant Ecology, Tiputini Biodiversity Station, Ecuador, 2007

  • Teaching Fellow, Boston University International Programs, Tropical Ecology Program, Ecuador, 2006

Research Interests

I am broadly interested in community ecology and wildlife conservation, especially in relation to landscape connectivity and the impact of land management decisions on wildlife communities.

PhD Research Project

My research within the RTG explores the impacts of forest management on small mammals, with a focus on changes in small mammal community structure and population dynamics, and resulting patterns of seed preference.
Effects of small mammal communities on seed predation and seed dispersal