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Robert C. Lonsinger, Ph.D.

Curriculum Vitae
Robert.Lonsinger@sdstate.edu
Assistant Professor, Wildlife Wildlife Ecology & Management Lab
South Dakota State University Phone: Available upon request

Current Professional Positions________________________________


Assistant Professor of Wildlife, Graduate Faculty Aug 2018–Present
Department Natural Resources, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
Research Graduate Faculty Sep 2018–Present
College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
Adjunct Graduate Faculty Aug 2016–Present
Department of Fish, Wildlife, & Conservation Ecology, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Education________________________________________________
Ph.D., Natural Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID Dec 2015
M.S., Wildlife Science (Minor: Experimental Statistics), New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM May 2010
B.S., Biology, Gannon University, Erie, PA May 2002

Certificates & Training ______________________________________


Applications of Spatial Data: Ecological Niche Modeling, NIMBioS University of Tennessee (20 hrs) Dec 2018
Distance Sampling Workshop, WEST, Inc. (8 hrs) Sep 2017
Wildlife Scat Detection Dog Handler Training, Find It Detection Dogs (80 hrs) Jan 2016
Occupancy Modeling Workshop, University of Idaho (32 hrs) Aug 2015
Resource Selection Workshop, University of Idaho (24 hrs) Aug 2014
Program MARK Intermediate Workshop, Colorado State University (45 hrs) Jun 2012
Applied Leadership: Leading People & Getting Results, Boise State University (45 hrs) Apr 2012
Helicopter/Airplane Flight Safety Certification, Interagency Aviation Training (12 hrs) Dec 2011
Wildlife Handling & Chemical Immobilization, Global Wildlife Resources (22 hrs) May 2004

Awards & Recognition ______________________________________


Fish & Wildlife Outstanding Graduate Student Award, University of Idaho Department of Fish and Wildlife 2016
Alumni Award for Excellence, University of Idaho Alumni Association 2015
Graduate Student Scholarship, Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society 2015
National Geographic Explorer, National Geographic Society 2013
Graduate School Honors, Cumulative Graduate Level GPA of 4.0 2010
SPOT Award, United States Forest Service Award for Exceptionally High Quality work 2009
Nominated as Associate Member to Sigma Xi, The National Research Honor Society 2009

Recent Society Affiliations & Professional Service ________________


Member, The Wildlife Society (2006-), American Society of Mammalogists (2009-), American Association 2006–Present
for the Advancement of Science (2015-), Ecological Society of America (2017-)
Reviewer, J. of Mammalogy (4), Wild. Society Bulletin (4), Mol. Ecol. Resources (3), J. of Wild. Manag. (3), 2014–Present
Can. J. of Zoology (2), Cons. Genetics (1), Cons. Genetics Resources (1), Rangeland Ecol. & Manag. (1),
African J. of Ecol. (1), Mammalia (1), Diversity & Distributions (1), Wild. Research (1), book chapters (1)
Service, South Dakota State University 2018–Present
University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (Fall 2018–Present)
Service, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 2016–2018
College of Natural Resources Personnel Committees (Fall 2017–Spring 2018)
College of Natural Resources Undergraduate Research Symposium (Fall 2016–Spring 2018)
Explorer Advisory Panel, The National Geographic Society 2017–Present
Awards & Scholarship Committee, Wisconsin Chapter of The Wildlife Society 2016–2018
Faculty (1) and staff (3) hiring committees, University of Idaho College of Natural Resources 2012–2015
Senator for Fish & Wildlife Sciences, Graduate and Professional Student Association 2014–2015
Facilitator and member, South Magic Valley Sage-Grouse Local Working Group 2010–2012
Local Working Group Representative, Idaho Sage-Grouse Advisory Committee 2011–2012
Grants & Funding __________________________________________
2018-
US Interior/Fish & Wildlife Service FPT SD Game, Fish, & Parks Grant (Co-PI) $125,817
Department of Defense CESU Grant (PI, July 2018) $28,704
SD Game, Fish, & Parks Research Grant (PI, August 2018) $20,000
USDA Hatch Grant (PI, August 2018) $86,000
Doug Stephens Boone & Crockett Club Wildlife Research Fellowship (Co-PI, April 2018) $8,000
Office of Student Creative Activity and Research Award (Co-Faculty Advisor, April 2018) $963
Prairie Biotic Research, Small Grants Program (Co-PI; March 2018) $1,250
T&E, Inc., Grants for Conservation Biology (Co-PI; January 2018) $2,697
2016-2017
UPDC Research and Creative Activities Grant (PI, November 2017) $7,260
Office of Student Creative Activity and Research Award (Co-Faculty Advisor, November 2016) $4,619
2011-2015
University of Idaho Graduate Student Travel Grant (PI, September 2014) $700
Department of Defense ESTCP Grant (Co-PI, May 2013) $13,873
National Geographic Society Conservation Trust Grant (PI; May 2013) $19,400
T&E, Inc., Grants for Conservation Biology (Co-PI; January 2013) $2,400
University of Idaho Sustainability Grant (Co-PI; October 2012) $2,560
BLM Sage-grouse monitoring (Co-PI; September 2012) $240,000
BLM Assistance Agreement Grant (Co-PI; January 2012) $23,692
BLM Challenge-Cost Share Grant (Co-PI; July 2011) $7,600
National Landscape Conservation System Grant (Co-PI; January 2011) $20,000
2005-2008
T&E, Inc., Grants for Conservation Biology (Co-PI; December 2008) $2,450
Desert Southwest CESU: National Park Service Grant (Co-PI; June 2008) $14,441
Awards for Travel of Undergraduates Conducting Research (PI, March 2006) $2,000
T&E, Inc., Grants for Conservation Biology (Co-PI; December 2005) $2,500
Arizona Game & Fish Department Heritage Fund Grant (Co-PI; March 2005) $40,000
Total Funding $676,926

Research Advisory Experience (#Mentee products listed under Publications or Presentations) ____
Graduate Research Advisor/Co-Advisor
Sprih Harsh1 – Ph.D. Dissertation, South Dakota State University (Advisor) Aug 2018–Present
Hilary Syvertson1 – M.S. Thesis, South Dakota State University (Advisor) Aug 2018–Present
Kevin Young – Ph.D. Dissertation, South Dakota State University (Advisor) Aug 2018–Present
Jackie Krakow1 – M.S. Thesis, South Dakota State University (Advisor) Aug 2018–Present
Kara White – M.S. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Co-Advisor) May 2017–Present
Graduate Research Committee Member
Samantha Fino1 – Ph.D. Dissertation, South Dakota State University (Committee member) Jan 2018–Present
Christi Heun – M.S. Thesis, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Committee member) Aug 2017–Present
Tricia Rossetti – M.S. Thesis, New Mexico State University (Committee member) Aug 2016–Present
Undergraduate Research Advisor/Co-Advisor
Sabrina Claeys1 – B.S. Research, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Co-Advisor) Aug 2017–Present
Eric Van Beek1 – B.S. Research, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Advisor) Jan 2017–May 2017
Elyce Gosselin3 – B.S. Thesis, University of Idaho (Advisor) Jan 2014–Dec 2016
Paige Byerly2 – B.S. Thesis, University of Idaho (Advisor) Jan 2013–Dec 2015

Previous Research & Management Experience ___________________


Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Graduate Faculty Aug 2016–May 2018
College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Stevens Point, WI
• Taught five courses (detailed under teaching experience) in wildlife ecology and natural resource management.
• Served as academic and research advisor for graduate and undergraduate students.
• Designed research, developed collaborations, and wrote grant proposals.
• Provided service to the university, college, and the wildlife profession (detailed under recent professional service).

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Post-Doctoral Research Scientist Jan 2016–Jul 2016
New Mexico State University/USGS Cooperative Research Unit Las Cruces, NM
• Used noninvasive genetic sampling, camera trapping, and capture-recapture methods to assess cougar and bobcat densities.
• Coordinated statewide survey efforts with staff, conservation organizations, and federal land management agencies.
• Handled scat detection dogs for field sampling, conducted genetic procedures, and performed statistical analyses.
Ph.D. Graduate Research Assistant May 2012–Dec 2015
University of Idaho, Department of Fish & Wildlife Sciences Moscow, ID
• Utilized noninvasive genetic sampling and capture-recapture techniques to assess population demographics of canids.
• Employed occupancy modeling to investigate the role of landscape features and intraguild predation on species space use.
• Refined noninvasive genetic sampling to optimize sampling, reduce field and laboratory costs, and identify laboratory errors.
• Developed ConGenR, a program that generates consensus genotypes and evaluates PCR success and genotyping error rates.
• Conducted genetic procedures (e.g., DNA extraction, PCR amplification, scoring alleles) on fecal, hair, and bone samples.
• Conducted statistical analyses, wrote grant proposals, and prepared reports and manuscripts.
Regional Wildlife Biologist Aug 2010–Jul 2012
Idaho Department of Fish and Game Jerome, ID
• Developed monitoring and coordinated management of threatened, endangered, and imperiled species.
• Wrote grants, secured funding, and conducted research on carnivores, leporids, waterfowl, reptiles, and amphibian diseases.
• Provided technical reviews on Environmental Impact Statements, Environmental Assessments, and management plans.
• Served on South Magic Valley Sage-Grouse Local Working Group and Sage-Grouse Advisory Committee.
Research Associate May 2010–Aug 2010
New Mexico State University, Department of Fish, Wildlife & Conservation Ecology Las Cruces, NM
• Conducted research on occupancy and demographics of Mexican spotted owls.
• Surveyed for owls via nighttime call-back surveys and determined nest locations and reproductive status.
M.S. Graduate Research Assistant Aug 2006–May 2009
New Mexico State University, Department of Fish, Wildlife, & Conservation Ecology Las Cruces, NM
• Conducted population and landscape genetic analyses to assess mesocarnivore connectivity, structuring, and dispersal.
• Trapped and processed carnivores (i.e., chemical immobilization, collecting biological samples, physical assessment, etc.).
• Conducted vegetation sampling and habitat analyses, and developed Habitat Suitability and Connectivity Models.
• Performed data/statistical analyses, wrote grants, and prepared project protocols, reports, and manuscripts.

Teaching Experience _______________________________________


Undergraduate/Graduate Courses Taught at South Dakota State University (2)
• Introduction to Wildlife and Fisheries Management (WL 220) Jan 2019–Present
• Principles of Wildlife Management (WL 411/WL 411L) Aug 2018–Present
• Wildlife Analysis (WL 791) Aug 2018–Present
Undergraduate Courses Taught at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (5)
• Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Biology (WLDL 458/658) Aug 2016–May 2018
• Carnivore Ecology (WLDL 332/532) Jan 2017–May 2018
• Field Experience in Wildlife Management Techniques (WLDL 340) Jun 2017–Jul 2017
• Ecological Basis for Natural Resource Management (NRES 151) Aug 2016–May 2018
• Wildlife Profession and Preparation (WLDL 100) Jan 2017–May 2018
Undergraduate Courses Taught at the University of Idaho (1)
• Wildlife Management (WLDL 492; senior capstone course) Jan 2015–May 2015
Undergraduate Laboratory Courses Taught at the College of Southern Idaho (1)
• Introductory Biology (BIOL 201) Aug 2011–May 2012
Undergraduate Laboratory Courses Taught at New Mexico State University (2)
• Mammalogy (WLSC 330) Jan 2010–May 2010
• Natural History of Vertebrates (WLSC 431) Aug 2009–Dec 2009

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Invited Workshops (4)
• Wildlife Data Analysis Using Program R, Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference/WI Chapter TWS Jan 2018
• Introductory and Intermediate R Programming (2), American Society of Mammalogists Conference Jun 2017
• De-Mystifying Program R, ID Chapter of The Wildlife Society Meeting Mar 2013
Invited Guest Lectures (10)
• Ringtail Ecology and Isolation by Environment, Mammalogy, South Dakota State Univ. Nov 2018
• Genetics in Vertebrate Restoration, Ecosystem Restoration Course, Univ. of Wisconsin-SP May 2017
• Behaviors of Intraguild Predators and Their Prey, Behavioral Ecology Course, Univ. of Wisconsin-SP Feb 2017
• Parasitology, Ecological Basis for Natural Resource Management Course, Univ. of Wisconsin-SP Nov 2016
• Avian Taxonomy, Wildlife Ecology Course, Univ. of Idaho Oct 2015
• Monitoring Wildlife with Noninvasive Genetics, Wildlife Genetics Course, Washington State Univ. Nov 2014
• Molecular Ecology, Molecular Biology Course, College of Southern Idaho May 2012
• Mesocarnivore Population Genetic Structure, Mammalogy Course, New Mexico State Univ. May 2009
• The Origin and Evolution of Mammals, Natural History of Vertebrates Course, New Mexico State Univ. Oct 2008
• Endothermy Vs. Ectothermy, Natural History of Vertebrates Course, New Mexico State Univ. Oct 2008

Peer Reviewed Publications, Chapters, & Theses (*Corresponding author; ‡Mentee) __


17. Lonsinger RC*, D Daniel, JR Adams, LP Waits. In Advanced Prep. Consideration of sample source for establishing reliable
genetic data from natural history collections. Target Journal: Journal of Mammalogy
16. Lonsinger RC*, PM Lukacs, EM Gese, LP Waits. In Review. Empirical comparisons of abundance estimators for two sympatric
carnivores using noninvasive genetic sampling. Target Journal: Molecular Ecology Resources.
15. Lonsinger RC, GW Roemer. In Review. Ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) in JLE Cartron and JK Frey, editors. The Wild Carnivores of
New Mexico. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, NM, USA.
14. Morin DJ*, SD Higdon, RC Lonsinger, EN Gosselin‡, MJ Kelly, LP Waits. In Revision. Estimating diet with imperfect
detection and uncertainty. Target Journal: Wildlife Society Bulletin.
13. Lonsinger RC*, JR Adams, LP Waits. 2018. Evaluating effective population size and genetic diversity of a declining kit fox
population using contemporary and historical specimens. Ecology and Evolution 8(22): 1–11.
12. Lonsinger RC*, PM Lukacs, EM Gese, RN Knight, LP Waits. 2018. Estimating densities from sympatric kit foxes (Vulpes
macrotis) and coyotes (Canis latrans) using noninvasive genetic sampling. Canadian Journal of Zoology 96(10): 1080–1089.
11. Byerly P‡, RC Lonsinger*, EM Gese, AJ Kozlowski, LP Waits. 2018. Resource partitioning between two sympatric canids: a
comparison of historic and contemporary dietary overlap. Canadian Journal of Zoology 96(5): 497–504.
10. Gosselin E‡, RC Lonsinger*, LP Waits. 2017. Comparing morphological and molecular diet analyses and fecal DNA sampling
locations for a terrestrial carnivore. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41(2): 362–369.
9. Lonsinger RC*, EM Gese, LL Bailey, LP Waits. 2017. The roles of habitat and intraguild predation by coyotes on the spatial
dynamics of kit foxes. Ecosphere 8(3): e01749.
8. Lonsinger RC*, EM Gese, RN Knight, TR Johnson, LP Waits. 2016. Quantifying and correcting for scat removal in
noninvasive carnivore scat surveys. Wildlife Biology 22: 45–54.
7. Lonsinger RC*. 2015. Conservation genetics of kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis) and coyotes (Canis latrans): using noninvasive genetic
sampling to investigate two sympatric carnivores in the Great Basin Desert. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Idaho.
6. Lonsinger RC*, LP Waits. 2015. ConGenR: rapid determination of consensus genotypes and estimates of genotyping errors
from replicated genetic samples. Conservation Genetics Resources 7: 841–943.
5. Dempsey SJ, EM Gese*, BM Kluever, RC Lonsinger, LP Waits. 2015. Evaluation of scat deposition transects versus radio
telemetry for developing a species distribution model for a rare desert carnivore, the kit fox. PloS One 10: e0138995.
4. Lonsinger RC*, EM Gese, LP Waits. 2015. Evaluating the reliability of field identification and morphometric classifications for
carnivore scats confirmed with genetic analysis. Wildlife Society Bulletin 39: 593–602.
3. Lonsinger RC*, EM Gese, SJ Dempsey, BM Kluever, TR Johnson, LP Waits. 2015. Balancing sample accumulation and DNA
degradation rates to optimize noninvasive genetic sampling of sympatric carnivores. Molecular Ecology Resources 15:
831–842.
2. Lonsinger RC, RM Schweizer, JP Pollinger, RK Wayne, GW Roemer*. 2015. Fine-scale genetic structure of the ringtail
(Bassariscus astutus) in a sky island mountain range. Journal of Mammalogy 96: 257–268.

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1. Lonsinger RC*. 2010. Fine-scale genetic structure driven by habitat-dependent selection. M.S. Thesis, NM State University.

Select Technical Reports ____________________________________


Waits LP, RC Lonsinger, SP Woodruff. 2016. Monitoring species of concern using noninvasive genetic sampling and capture-
recapture methods. Final Report for ESCTP Project RC-201205 to the United States Department of Defense. 136pp.
Lonsinger RC, LP Waits. 2014. Conservation genetics of kit foxes: comparison of historical and contemporary population
genetics to evaluate temporal changes in genetic diversity and effective population size. Final Report to T&E, Inc. 17pp.
Lonsinger RC. 2012. Inventory and monitoring of ringtails (Bassariscus astutus) in City of Rocks National Reserve: an area which
may represent a significant northerly range expansion. Final Report to the National Park Service. 65pp.
Lonsinger RC, A Annis, M Beck. 2012. Shoshone pygmy rabbit surveys. Final Report to the Bureau of Land Management. 77pp.
Lonsinger RC. 2011. Chytrid fungus and ranavirus Surveys within the Bureau of Land Management’s Burley Field Office. Final
Report to the Bureau of Land Management. 39pp.
Lonsinger RC, BA Johnson, DD Gilbert. 2011. Shoshone Field Office herpetological surveys, Idaho: Craters of the Moon
National Monument and Preserve. Progress Report to the Bureau of Land Management. 87pp.
Lonsinger RC*, J Barrett, SE Askew, K Oelrich, R Smith. 2011. Columbia Spotted Frog and Boreal Toad Inventory in the Bureau
of Land Management Burley Field Office, South-Central Idaho. Final Report to the Bureau of Land Management. 84pp.
Lonsinger RC, SE Askew. 2010. Reptiles and amphibians: a survey of the Bureau of Land Management Shoshone Field Office.
Final Report to the Bureau of Land Management. 115pp.
Lonsinger RC. 2010. Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park: Mammalian Species Monitoring and Inventory. Final report to the New
Mexico State Parks Division. 7pp.
Lonsinger RC, GW Roemer. 2009. The development of habitat and corridor suitability models as a test of landscape connectivity
within the Chihuahuan Desert Network. Final report to the National Park Service. 15pp.
Facka AN, RC Lonsinger, GW Roemer. 2008. Estimates of population size of Gunnison’s prairie dogs in the Aubrey Valley,
Arizona based on a new monitoring approach. Final report to the Arizona Game and Fish Department. 26pp.

Presentations & Seminars (*Presenting author; ‡Mentee) _____________________


South Dakota State University
South Dakota Ornithologists’ Union, Madison, SD (Oral) Nov 2018
JK Krakow*‡, KK Bakker, KW Kelsey, KC Jensen, RC Lonsinger – Grassland bird use of high and low diversity native
plantings
The Wildlife Society Meeting, Cleveland, OH (Oral) Oct 2018
S Harsh*‡, H Syvertson‡, RC Lonsinger, A Gregory – Home is where the habitat is: factors impacting nest site selection and
nest success of a grassland bird in South Dakota
The Wildlife Society Meeting, Cleveland, OH (Poster) Oct 2018
H Syvertson*‡, S Harsh‡, A Gregory, RC Lonsinger – Modeling the abundance and density of ring-necked pheasants across a
heterogeneous landscape
The Wildlife Society Meeting, Cleveland, OH (Poster) Oct 2018
S Claeys*‡, H. Schley, RC Lonsinger – Comparing parasite diversity and abundance in rural and urban Eastern cottontail
rabbits in Stevens Point, Wisconsin
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
National Military Fish and Wildlife Association Workshop, Norfolk, VA (Invited Oral; Session Chair) Mar 2018
RC Lonsinger*, PM Lukacs, EM Gese, RN Knight, LP Waits – Coupling noninvasive genetic sampling with spatial capture-
recapture to monitor sympatric carnivores at scales relevant to installation management
National Military Fish and Wildlife Association Workshop, Norfolk, VA (Invited Oral; Session Chair) Mar 2018
RC Lonsinger*, PM Lukacs, EM Gese, RN Knight, LP Waits – Coupling noninvasive genetic sampling with spatial capture-
recapture to monitor sympatric carnivores at scales relevant to installation management
National Military Fish and Wildlife Association Workshop, Norfolk, VA (Invited Oral; Session Chair) Mar 2018
RC Lonsinger*, EM Gese, LL Bailey, RN Knight, LP Waits – The application of multi-season occupancy models to evaluate
the dynamics of co-occurring species and assess risk for a sensitive carnivore

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Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Milwaukee, WI (Poster) Feb 2018
SM Fino*, JD Stafford, AT Pearse, JA Jenks, RC Lonsinger – Relating predator community dynamics and duck nest survival
in eastern South Dakota
American Society of Mammalogists Meeting, Moscow, ID (Oral; Session Chair) Jun 2017
RC Lonsinger*, EM Gese, LL Bailey, LP Waits – Evaluating the Influence of Intraguild Predation on the Spatial Dynamics of
Kit Foxes
Midwest Furbearer Workshop, Decorah, IA (Oral) Jun 2017
RC Lonsinger*, EM Gese, LL Bailey, LP Waits – The Application of Occupancy Models to Investigate the Dynamics of Co-
occurring Canids
12th Mountain Lion Workshop, Estes Park, CO (Oral) May 2017
SM Murphy*, JW Cain III, D Wilckens, GW Roemer, RC Lonsinger, M Peyton – Developing Novel Spatial Capture-
Recapture Survey Designs for Estimating Management-scale Cougar Density in New Mexico, USA
Undergraduate Research Symposium, Stevens Point, WI (Poster) Apr 2017
E Van Beek*‡, RC Lonsinger – Diet Composition of Central Wisconsin Coyotes (Canis latrans)
Michigan State University Department of Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar, East Lansing, MI (Invited Oral) Mar 2017
RC Lonsinger*– For Fox Sake: Intraguild Predation Drives Desert Fox Spatial Dynamics
National Military Fish and Wildlife Association Workshop, Spokane, WA (Invited Oral) Mar 2017
LP Waits*, S Woodruff, RC Lonsinger – Monitoring Species of Concern on Military Lands Using Noninvasive Genetic
Sampling
Wisconsin Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Milwaukee, WI (Oral) Mar 2017
RC Lonsinger*, LP Waits – Coupling Noninvasive Genetic Sampling with Capture-Recapture and Occupancy Analyses to
Facilitate Multi-Species Monitoring of Sympatric Carnivores
The Wildlife Society Meeting, Raleigh, NC (Oral) Oct 2016
RC Lonsinger*, EM Gese, LL Bailey, LP Waits – The Roles of Habitat and Intraguild Predation on the Spatial Dynamics of a
Subordinate Mesocarnivore
University of Idaho
Dugway Natural Resource Program Meeting, Dugway, UT (Invited Oral) Dec 2015
RC Lonsinger*, LP Waits – Kit foxes and Coyotes: Population Demographics, Patterns of Occurrence, and Interspecific
Interactions
SERDP & ESCTP Joint Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA (Invited Oral) Nov 2015
LP Waits*, RC Lonsinger*, S Woodruff* – Monitoring Species of Concern Using Noninvasive Genetic Sampling and Capture-
recapture Methods
Public Dissertation Defense, Moscow, ID (Oral) Nov 2015
RC Lonsinger* – Conservation Genetics of Kit Foxes (Vulpes macrotis) and Coyotes (Canis latrans): Using Noninvasive Genetic
Sampling to Investigate Two Sympatric Carnivores in the Great Basin Desert
Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Pocatello, ID (Oral) Mar 2015
E Gosselin*‡, RC Lonsinger, LP Waits – Sampling Methodology and a Comparison of Traditional and Molecular Diet
Analyses
Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Pocatello, ID (Oral) Mar 2015
LP Waits*, S DeMay, RC Lonsinger, S Woodruff – Noninvasive Genetic Sampling Approaches for Monitoring Wildlife
National Military Fish and Wildlife Association Workshop, Omaha, NE (Invited Oral) Mar 2015
S Woodruff*, RC Lonsinger, LP Waits – Monitoring Species of Concern on Military Lands Using Noninvasive Genetic
Sampling
The Wildlife Society Meeting, Milwaukee, WI (Oral) Oct 2014
RC Lonsinger*, RM Schweizer, JP Pollinger, RK Wayne, GW Roemer – The Influence of Habitat and Landscape Features on
Fine-scale Population Genetic Structure of a Mesocarnivore
Gannon University Biology Department Research Seminar, Erie, PA (Invited Oral) Oct 2014
RC Lonsinger* – Using Genes to Investigate the Ecology and Conservation of Carnivores

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Society for Conservation Biology Meeting, Missoula, MT (Oral) Jul 2014
LP Waits*, S Woodruff, RC Lonsinger – Designing Effective Noninvasive Genetic Sampling Approaches for Monitoring
Wildlife
Integrated Natural Resource Management Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT (Invited Oral) Apr 2014
RC Lonsinger* – Conservation Genetics: Using Noninvasive Genetic Sampling to Investigate Two Sympatric Carnivores
Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Boise, ID (Oral) Mar 2014
P Byerly*‡, RC Lonsinger, LP Waits – Resource Partitioning Between Sympatric Carnivores: A Comparison of Historic and
Contemporary Dietary Overlap
Gordon Research Conference on Predator-Prey Interactions, Ventura, CA (Invited Poster) Jan 2014
RC Lonsinger*, EM Gese, LP Waits – Balancing Scat Deposition and Fecal DNA Degradation Rates to Optimize Concurrent
Noninvasive Genetic Sampling of Intraguild Predator and Prey Species
SERDP & ESCTP Joint Annual Meeting, Arlington, VA (Invited Oral) Nov 2013
LP Waits*, RC Lonsinger* – Monitoring Species of Concern Using Noninvasive Genetic Sampling and Capture-Recapture
The Wildlife Society Meeting, Milwaukee, WI (Oral) Oct 2013
RC Lonsinger*, EM Gese, LP Waits – Balancing Scat Deposition and Fecal DNA Degradation Rates to Optimize
Noninvasive Genetic Sampling of Carnivores
Integrated Natural Resource Management Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT (Invited Oral) Apr 2013
RC Lonsinger*, LP Waits – Monitoring Species of Concern Using Noninvasive Genetic Sampling
American Society of Mammalogists Meeting, Reno, NV (Oral) Jun 2012
RC Lonsinger*, RM Schweizer, JP Pollinger, RK Wayne, GW Roemer – The Influence of Habitat and Landscape Features on
Fine-scale Population Genetic Structure of a Mesocarnivore
Idaho Department of Fish & Game
Environmental Education Outreach Program, Ketchum, ID (Public Outreach) May 2012
RC Lonsinger* – Sagebrush Wildlife Ecology
Sage-Grouse Advisory Committee Annual Meeting, Pocatello, ID (Invited Oral) Nov 2011
RC Lonsinger* – Raven (Corvus corax) Trends Across the Great Basin and Implications to Imperiled Sage-grouse Populations
Prairie Falcon Audubon Society Meeting, Twin Falls, ID (Public Outreach) Oct 2011
RC Lonsinger* – Conserving Biodiversity in Southern Idaho’s Changing Landscape
24 Hours of Reality – Climate Change Panel Discussion, Ketchum, ID (Public Outreach) Sep 2011
RC Lonsinger* – Implications of Climate Change to Local Flora and Fauna
Prairie Falcon Audubon Society Meeting, Twin Falls, ID (Public Outreach) Mar 2011
RC Lonsinger* – The Natural History of Ringtails (Bassariscus astutus)
Idaho Master Naturalist, Hailey, ID (Public Outreach) Jan 2011
RC Lonsinger* – Magic Valley Nongame: Inventory, Monitoring, and Research
New Mexico State University
Public Thesis Defense, Las Cruces, NM (Oral) Apr 2010
RC Lonsinger* – Fine Scale Genetic Structure Driven by Habitat-Dependent Selection in a Mesocarnivore
Grand Canyon National Park Employee Training, Grand Canyon, AZ (Public Outreach) May 2006
RC Lonsinger* – Black-footed Ferret Ecology and Conservation: a Base of Knowledge for Interpretive Staff
Arizona Black-footed Ferret Working Group Meeting, Flagstaff, AZ (Invited Oral) Jan 2006
RC Lonsinger* – An Evaluation of Prairie Dog Demographics and Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Efforts
Black-footed Ferret Conservation Subcommittee Meeting, Fort Collins, CO (Invited Oral) Dec 2005
RC Lonsinger*, GW Roemer – Coupling Demographic and Bioenergetic Approaches to Assess Habitat Suitability for Ferrets
Carnivores Conference 2004, Santa Fe, NM (Poster) Nov 2004
RC Lonsinger* – The AZ Game and Fish Department’s Black-footed Ferret Reintroduction Project Successes

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Early Career (Technician) Experience __________________________
Forestry Technician May 2009–Aug 2009
United States Forest Service, Lincoln National Forest Cloudcroft, NM
• Conducted habitat and facility improvement projects, developed a water crossing to decrease disturbances, and reseeded
disturbed soils and habitats with native vegetation.
Veterinary Assistant Aug 2006–Dec 2007
Alta Vista Animal Clinic Las Cruces, NM
• Assisted with lab testing, examinations, vaccinations, and surgeries (e.g., castration, OVH, tumor removal, eye repair).
• Maintained documentation on controlled substances, clients, medication, and surgical procedures.
Wildlife Assistant Aug 2004–Jul 2006
Arizona Game & Fish Department, Black-footed Ferret Recovery Seligman, AZ
• Reintroduced/monitored black-footed ferrets and conducted Gunnison’s prairie dog monitoring/research.
• Trapped ferrets and prairie dogs, conducted ferret (spotlighting, radio-telemetry) and prairie dog (point counts, mark-
recapture/resight, density mapping transects) monitoring, and assisted with ongoing plague research.
• Performed data analysis, report writing, and drafted/revised official project protocols.
• Designed and successfully initiated a high school internship program with the local school district.
Wildlife Technician May 2004–Jul 2004
Turner Endangered Species Fund, Prairie Dog, Black-footed Ferret, & Swift Fox Recoveries Fort Pierre, SD
• Established prairie dog colonies to reach a population able to sustain a black-footed ferret reintroduction.
• Trapped, quarantined, translocated, acclimated, and released prairie dogs.
• Performed husbandry of prairie dogs (quarantine/acclimation) and conducted post-release monitoring.
• Assisted with swift foxes collaring, surgical implantation of transmitters, supplemental feeding, and den monitoring.
Field Assistant May 2003–Jul 2003
Nez Perce Tribe, Central Idaho Gray Wolf Recovery McCall, ID
• Tracked radio-telemetered wolves to determine reproductive status and obtain den and rendezvous site locations.
• Worked extensively in backcountry regions including the Frank Church Wilderness of No Return.
• Assisted in setting and checking trap lines and conducted howling, track, and scat surveys.
Telemetry Intern Mar 2003–May 2003
US Fish & Wildlife Service, Red Wolf Recovery Manteo, NC
• Collected location data on red wolves via radio-telemetry.
• Assisted in locating dens and processing wolf pups (sex, blood sample, insertion of PIT tags).
• Assisted with monitoring wolf acclimation pens and the feeding wolves during the acclimation period.
Animal Care Intern May 2002–Feb 2003
The Philadelphia Zoo Philadelphia, PA
• Assisted with the care of more than 60 exotic and domestic species including diet preparation and husbandry.
• Executed operant conditioning and behavioral enrichment programs.
Field Assistant Sep 2001–Oct 2001
Gannon University Biology Department Erie, PA
• Set and checked small mammal live traps (traps included Sherman box and pit-fall traps).
• Determined and recorded species, sex, weight, and standard physical measurements for each animal.

Intern May 2001–Aug 2001


The Wolf Education & Research Center Winchester, ID
• Assisted in wolf behavioral studies and husbandry (handling/feeding).
• Performed habitat management projects including invasive species control and snag management.
• Provided public education (private tours, presentations, and outreach programs at local venues).
Intern Feb 2000–May 2000
S.O.N.S. of Lake Erie/Pennsylvania Fish Commission Co-operative Hatchery Erie, PA
• Collected water quality measures, recorded daily observations, and feathered/rotated walleye and perch eggs.
• Composed a final report presenting the egg rearing success and the stocking results.

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