UW Hires Professor in Animal Movement, Migration Ecology

We are excited to share that the faculty of UW’s Department of Zoology and Physiology has chosen Dr. Jerod A. Merkle as the new Knobloch Professor in Migration Ecology and Conservation.

With Dr. Merkle starting the new position this summer, WMI is poised to strengthen our research on Wyoming’s big game migrations. His skills provide the research toolkit to determine how animals make their migrations and navigate impediments along the way.

Dr. Merkle is establishing a new lab and research program, and we look forward to his continuing leadership in the field of ungulate migration.

This new professorship was created through a partnership between the University of Wyoming and the Knobloch Family Foundation.

For complete details about this new professorship, see the university’s press release.