Jarod D Raithel

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Biology Faculty
Primary Department:
Tuesday - Wednesday: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Office Hours Additional Information 
On Tuesdays my office hours will be held in the Student Support Center in the Library from 10:00 - 11:00 am. On Wednesdays and Fridays, I will be available in my office, MON # 244. I am also available by appointment. Just email: jarod.raithel@estrellamountain.edu


Ph.D. in Ecology
Utah State University, Logan, UT
M.S. in Wildlife Biology
The University of Montana, Missoula, MT
B.S. Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences
Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

I am a broadly trained population ecologist with a background in public education, ultimately interested in engaging students in the biological sciences and applied research to aid in the conservation of biodiversity in the Anthropocene.


Academic Interests 
Wildlife Ecology, Conservation Biology, Predator-Prey Dynamics, Coral Reef Ecology
Publications & Intellectual Contributions 

PUBLICATIONS (http://jarodraithel.wixsite.com/home/publications)

Raithel, J. D., M. J. Reynolds-Hogland, P. C. Carr, and L. M. Aubry.  2017.  Why does the regulated harvest of black bears affect the rate of human-bear conflicts in New Jersey, USA?  Case Studies in the Environment, DOI: 10.1525/cse.2017.sc.415535 

Raithel, J. D.  2017.  Integrating Black Bear Behavior, Spatial Ecology, and Population Dynamics in a Human-Dominated Landscape: Implications for Management.  Ph.D. Dissertation, Utah State University, Logan.  235 pp.

Raithel, J. D., M. J. Reynolds-Hogland, D. N. Koons, P. C. Carr, and L. M. Aubry.  2016.  Recreational harvest and incident-response protocols reduce human-carnivore conflicts in an anthropogenic landscape.  Journal of Applied Ecology, DOI: 10.1111/1365-2664.12830,     (IF = 5.196)

Griffin, K. A., M. Hebblewhite, H. S. Robinson, P. Zager, S. M. Barber-Meyer, D. Christianson, S. Creel, N. C. Harris, M. A. Hurley, D. H. Jackson, B. K. Johnson, W. L. Myers, J. D. Raithel, M. Schlegel, B. L. Smith, C. White, and P. J.White.  2011.  Neonatal mortality of elk driven by climate, predator phenology and predator community composition.  Journal of Animal Ecology, 80(6), 1246 – 1257, (IF = 4.937, Citations = 70)

Raithel, J. D., M. J. Kauffman, and D. H. Pletscher.  2007.  Impact of spatial and temporal variation in calf survival on the growth of elk populations. Journal of Wildlife Management, 71(3), 795 – 803, (IF = 1.522, Citations = 103)

Raithel, J. D.  2005.  Impact of calf survival on elk population dynamics in west-central Montana.  M.S. Thesis, The University of Montana, Missoula.  118 pp., (Citations = 11)

Raithel, J. D., M. J. Reynolds-Hogland, P. C. Carr, C. Falvo, and L. M. Aubry.  In Review.  Black bear behavioral strategies and habitat use within a human-dominated landscape in the Mid-Atlantic United States.  Biological Conservation.

Lehman, C. P., C. T. Rota, J. D. Raithel, and J. J. Millspaugh.  In Review.  Impact of puma predation on elk population dynamics in the absence of other large carnivores.  Journal of Wildlife Management.

Press coverage

Utah Public Radio: http://upr.org/post/people-and-bears-hunting-coexistence

Phys Org: http://phys.org/news/2016-11-harvest-nuisance-black-jersey-human-bear.html

NJ Herald: http://www.njherald.com/20161129/study-hunting-key-to-sustaining-bear-population  

TEDx USU, “Infinity in the Palm of your Hand.” Utah State University, Logan, UT, Oct 2014: http://tedx.usu.edu/event/jarod-raithel/  

 Ignite! USU, “Science and Storytelling: Wonder, Humility, Gratitude and Interconnectedness.”  Utah State University, Logan, UT, April 2014:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6skjb1L1EU

Classes Current Teaching
Name Title Term Days Times/Dates
BIO105 View class details for Environmental Biology (BIO105)Environmental Biology FAL17 MW 8:00am - 9:15am
AUG 21 - DEC 15
BIO105 View class details for Environmental Biology (BIO105)Environmental Biology FAL17 M 9:30am - 12:10pm
AUG 21 - DEC 15
BIO182 View class details for General Biology (Majors) II (BIO182)General Biology (Majors) II FAL17 TR 8:00am - 9:15am
AUG 22 - DEC 15
BIO182 View class details for General Biology (Majors) II (BIO182)General Biology (Majors) II FAL17 R 9:30am - 12:10pm
AUG 24 - DEC 15