Adam Smith

Quantitative Ecologist

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

As a Quantitative Ecologist with the United States Fish & Wildlife Service Inventory and Monitoring Program, I provide ecological inventory and monitoring design and analytical assistance to the roughly 130 National Wildlife Refuges. In addition, I engage in diverse partnerships with conservation and resource management agencies and organizations to support a research program built around modern quantitative tools and approaches to understand the ecology and conservation of migratory animals. Most of my active projects are collaborative and integrate digitally-coded telemetry or GPS logging technology to answer landscape and local scale questions relevant to conservation and management. I am an open science advocate.


  • Avian Ecology
  • Migration Ecology
  • Movement Ecology
  • Quantitative Ecology
  • R
  • GIS
  • Open Science


  • PhD in Environmental Science (Avian Ecology), 2013

    University of Rhode Island

  • MSc in Raptor Biology, 2006

    Boise State University

  • BSc in Wildlife Biology, 2000

    Murray State University

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