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Dr. Johan du Toit

Dr. Johan du Toit

Professor (Ecology and Conservation of Large Mammals
in Terrestrial Ecosystems)
Department: Wildland Resources
Departmental Role: Wildland Resources Faculty
Status: Faculty
Location:  NR 344
Office Phone:  435.797.2837
Fax:  435.797.3796
Utah State University
Wildland Resources Department
5230 Old Main Hill
Logan, UT 84322-5230

Curriculum Vitae

Edited Books:
 


Course:
Wild 4500 -- Principles of Wildlife Management
Wild 7000 -- Theory and Applications of Wildland Ecosystem Management
 
Student:
Research Interests:
My research interests are diverse, but I focus mainly on the ecology of large mammals in terrestrial ecosystems.  My particular interests include interactions among species of different body size within trophic guilds, interactions between ungulates and their food plants, and differences in behavior, diet, and habitat use among sex and age classes within large mammal populations.  Together with my students and postdocs, I investigate these topics by conducting field studies on indigenous ungulates and large predators in southern African savannas and western American rangelands.  An emerging theme of my research and publications is the conservation of terrestrial ecosystem processes through the fusion of science and management.