University of Nevada, Reno/MS 0436
Reno, NV 89557-0192
University of Nevada, Reno/MS 0436
Reno, NV 89557-0192
Co-Director, Walker Basin Project
University of California, June 1972, B.A. (Biological Sciences)
Santa Barbara, California
Humboldt State University, August 1975, M.S. (Wildlife Management)
University of Michigan, September 1980, Ph.D. (Natural Resources)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Mike Collopy retired as the Executive Director of the Academy for the Environment at the University of Nevada, Reno in 2015. In this capacity he was responsible for strengthening the interdisciplinary research and education focus of environmental programs throughout the university. Prior to working at UNR (1991-2001), Collopy served as Director of a federal research laboratory (currently known as the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center) headquartered at Oregon State University, in Corvallis, Oregon. Before that, he was on the faculty of the Department of Wildlife and Range Sciences at the University of Florida (1980-1991; Chair from 1987-1991).
Throughout his career, Collopy has directed research on the behavior, habitat requirements, and ecology of a variety of avian species, particularly birds of prey. Collopy is particularly interested in helping both undergraduate and graduate students develop the technical and interpersonal skills necessary to successfully compete for positions in academia and natural resource management/conservation.
Collopy, M. W., J. Cannell, S. Daniels, D. Dippon, E. Gaar, B. Mulder, C. Philpot, J. Steffenson,
and F. Swanson. 1993. Implementation and adaptive management. Chapter VIII. In
Forest Ecosystem Management: An ecological, economic, and social assessment. Final
Report of the Forest Ecosystem Management Assessment Team (FEMAT), pp. VIII: 1-54.
Bormann, B. T., P. G. Cunningham, M. H. Brookes, V. W. Manning, and M. W. Collopy. 1994. Adaptive ecosystem management in the Pacific Northwest. Gen. Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR- 341. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station. 22p. (PDF)
Lancia, R. A., C.E. Braun, M. W. Collopy, R. D. Dueser, J. G. Kie, C. J. Martinka, J. D. Nichols, T.
D. Nudds, W. R. Porath, and N. G. Tilghman. 1996. ARM! For the future: adaptive
resource management in the wildlife profession. Wildlife Society Bulletin 24:436-442. (PDF)
Kochert, M. N., and M. W. Collopy. 1998. Relevance of research to resource managers and
policy makers. Pp. 423-430 In J. M. Marzluff and R. Sallabanks (eds.). Avian Conservation: Research and Management. Island Press, Washington, D.C. 563 pp.
Lint, J., B. Noon, R. Anthony, E. Forsman, M. Raphael, M. Collopy, and E. Starkey. 1999.
Northern spotted owl effectiveness monitoring plan for the Northwest Forest Plan. Gen.
Tech. Rep. PNW-GTR-440. Portland, OR: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service,
Pacific Northwest Research Station. 43p. (PDF)
Jodice, P.G.R.*, and M. W. Collopy. 2000. Activity patterns of marbled murrelets in old-growth
Douglas-fir forests of the Oregon Coast Range. Condor 102:275-285. (PDF)
Dreitz, V.J., R.E. Bennetts, B. Toland, W.M. Kitchens, and M.W. Collopy. 2001. Spatial and
temporal variability in nest success of Snail Kites in Florida: A meta-analysis. Condor 103:502-509. (PDF)
Jodice, P.G.R.*, and M. W. Collopy. 2001. Using resampling to assess reliability of audio-visual
survey strategies for Marble Murrelets at inland forest sites. Waterbirds 24:331-344. (PDF)
Dreitz, V.J., R.E. Bennetts, W.M. Kitchens, and M.W. Collopy. 2002. Snail Kite nest success and
water levels: A reply to Beissinger and Snyder. Condor 104:216-221. (PDF)
Meyer, K.D., S.M. McGehee, and M.W. Collopy. 2004. Food deliveries at Swallow-tailed Kite nests in southern Florida. Condor 106:171-176. (PDF)
McIntyre, C.L.* and M.W. Collopy. 2006. Postfledging dependence period of migratory Golden
Eagles (Aquila chrysaetos) in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Auk 123:877-884. (PDF)
McIntyre, C.L.*, M.W. Collopy, J.G. Kidd, A.A. Stickney, and J. Paynter. 2006. Characteristics
of the landscape surrounding Golden Eagle nests in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Journal of Raptor Research 40:46-51. (PDF)
McIntyre, C.L.*, M.W. Collopy, and M.S. Lindberg. 2006. Survival probability and mortality of
migratory juvenile golden eagles from interior Alaska. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:717-22. (PDF)
Brown, J.L.*, M.W. Collopy, E.J. Gott, P.W. Juergens, A.B. Montoya, and W.G. Hunt. 2006.
Wild-reared aplomado falcons survive and recruit at higher rates than hacked falcons in a common environment. Biological Conservation 131:453-458. (PDF)
Lammers, W.M.* and M.W. Collopy. 2007. Effectiveness of avian predator perch deterrents on
electric transmission lines. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:2752-2758. (PDF)
Brown, J.L.* and M.W. Collopy. 2008. Nest site characteristics affect nest-survival rates of
northern aplomado falcons (Falco femoralis septentrioonalis). Auk 125:105-112. (PDF)
McIntyre, C.L.*, D.C. Douglas, and M.W. Collopy. 2008. Movements of golden eagles (Aquila
chrysaetos) from interior Alaska during their first year of independence. Auk 125:214-224. (PDF)
Smallwood, J.A. and M.W. Collopy. 2009. Southeastern American Kestrels respond to an increase in the availability of the nest cavities in northcentral Florida. Journal of Raptor Research 43:291-300. (PDF)
Briggs, C.W.*, B. Woodbridge, and M.W. Collopy. 2010. Temporal morph invariance of Swainson's Hawks. Journal of Raptor Research 44:70-73. (PDF)
Briggs, C.W.*, B. Woodbridge, and M.W. Collopy. 2010. Inheritance patterns of plumage morph in Swainson's Hawks. Journal of Raptor Research 44:232-235. (PDF)
*graduate student of M.W. Collopy
Service to Professional Societies and Associations:
Raptor Research Foundation, Inc.
Society for Conservation
The Wildlife Society, Inc.
Florida Chapter of The Wildlife Society
Southeastern Section of The Wildlife Society
Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society
International Council for Bird Preservation - U.S. Section
International Osprey Foundation
Membership in Professional Societies
American Ornithologists' Union (elected Member in 1985; Fellow in 2002)
British Ornithologists' Union (elected Member in 1988)
Cooper Ornithological Society
Northeastern Bird-banding Association
Pacific Seabird Group
Raptor Research Foundation, Inc. Society for Conservation Biology
University of Nevada, Reno
Sustainability Committee, Co-Chair (2008-present)
Lake Tahoe Basin Federal Advisory Committee (2006- 2008)
Energy and Environment Committee, Chair (2005-2008)
Tahoe Science Consortium
Academic Leadership Council (2004-2009)
University Planning Council (2003-2005)
Campus Master Planning Committee, Member (2004)
Faculty Senate, CABNR Representative (2002-2004)
Faculty Senate Executive Board, Member (2003-2004)
Leadership Development Committee, Member (2003-2004)
Earth Institute Ad Hoc Review Committee, Faculty Senate liaison (2004)
Joint Appointment Task Force, Member (2003-2004)