Jason Scott, Ph.D.
I operate under the “Wise Use” paradigm of conservation
I consider myself a broadly trained vertebrate ecologist. I am driven by a need to understand wildlife habitat relationships which stems from my natural curiosity and having always lived an outdoor lifestyle. I also embrace fully the need we have to continue to use our natural resources in a sustainable way (Wise Use Paradigm of Conservation). It is the marriage of these two interests coupled with a quantitative mind that naturally pushed me into my chosen field of research: Empirical Forecast Modeling.
I focus my research and efforts in the classroom towards understanding how to effectively manage our many natural resources. The means I seek to explore ways for industry to supply us with our societal needs while also maintaining intact ecosystems. In the class room I teach about the current methods managers use to achieve their different conservation goals.
I have applied these concepts to a marine fisheries problem where endangered species managers sought ways to minimize interactions between shrimp trawls and loggerhead turtles off the Georgia coast. I’ve also applied these concepts to a forest management problem on Fort Bragg military instillation where northern bobwhite populations were in severe decline, the red-cockaded woodpecker population was just declared recovered, and timber managers did not know how best to help the bobwhite without causing harm to the endangered RCW.
Doctorate: Wildlife Ecology and Management 2006-2011
Master of Science: Wildlife Ecology and Management 2003-2006
Bachelor of Science: Wildlife Resources 1994-1999
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