PhD, Wildlife and Fisheries Science, University of Arizona, 1999
MS, Wildlife and Fisheries Science, University of Arizona, 1992
BS, Fisheries and Wildlife, Utah State University, 1987
Brent Bibles arrived at Unity College in Fall 2011. He has been involved in the wildlife management profession since beginning undergraduate study at Utah State University during the 1980’s. He received his Bachelor’s in Fisheries and Wildlife from USU in 1987 and went on to receive a Master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. He has worked for state wildlife and federal land management agencies, as well as taught and conducted research at universities. Brent is an ornithologist with a particular interest in raptors. He has worked with several threatened or endangered species, most recently Mexican Spotted Owls and black-footed ferrets.
Brent believes in a constructivist approach to teaching and works at delivering courses using question-driven instruction. Brent’s research interests involve the influence of habitat selection and quality on population demographics, the conservation ecology of small populations, and use of methods to quantify demographic parameters with rare or hard to detect species. He currently is working with a graduate student examining the influence of habitat features on occupancy of territories by Mexican Spotted Owls in Utah. Among several projects that he is involved with on Guana Island, British Virgin Islands, Brent is looking at ways to improve population estimates of the highly endangered stout iguana.
Brent enjoys being active outdoors. He is an avid cyclist, both road and mountain, and loves to canoe, backpack, hunt and fish. He is also into historical re-enactment with a persona of a French trader en derouine of the 1750’s.