Doug Keinath

Doug grew up in central Michigan.  He received bachelor’s degrees in Engineering and Natural Resources from the University of Michigan in 1993.  He then spent several years working for environmental consultants in Washington DC, where he worked closely with organizations such as USAID and the World Bank on global climate change issues.  This work fostered an interested in species biological responses to disturbance, which led to Doug return to school and pursue a master’s degree in Zoology from the University of Wyoming.  He completed his Master’s degree in 2000, in which he studied the response of small mammals to timber harvest.  Since then, Doug has worked as the lead zoologist for the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, a service and research unit of the University of Wyoming and part of the Natural Heritage Network.  In this capacity, he keeps a database of information on Wyoming’s sensitive fauna and directs field survey efforts across the state, focusing largely on under-represented taxa including small mammals, songbirds, and amphibians.

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Professional Preparation and Appointments

M.S., Wildlife Biology, University of Wyoming, Laramie (awarded May 2000).

B.S.E., Interdisciplinary Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (awarded magna cum laude April 1993).

B.S., Natural Resource Management, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (awarded with distinction April 1993).

Publications

Keinath, D.A. 2007. Yellowstone’s World of Bats: Taking Inventory of Yellowstone’s Night Life. Yellowstone Science 15:3-13.  Available Online.

Keinath, D.A. 2006. Wyoming pocket gopher (Thomomys clusius): a technical conservation assessment. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region.  Available Online.

Gruver, J.C. and D.A. Keinath. 2006. Townsend’s Big-eared Bat (Corynorhinus townsendii): a technical conservation assessment. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region.  Available Online.

Keinath, D. and M. McGee. 2005. Boreal Toad (Bufo boreas boreas): a technical conservation assessment. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region. Available Online.

Patla, D.A. and D. Keinath. 2005. Columbia Spotted Frog (Rana luteiventris formerly R. pretiosa): a technical conservation assessment. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region.  Available Online.

Luce, R.J. and D. Keinath. 2007. Spotted Bat (Euderma maculatum): a technical conservation assessment. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region.  Available Online.

Keinath, D.A. 2004. Fringed Myotis (Myotis thysanodes): a technical conservation assessment. USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Region. Available Online.

Keinath, D.A. and Hayward, G. D. 2003. Response of red-backed voles (Clethrionomys gapperi) to disturbance in subalpine forests: Use of regenerating forest patches. Journal of Mammalogy 84:956-966.

Selected Projects / Reports

Keinath, D.A. and G.P. Beavuais. 2007. Inventory and monitoring of avaian management indicator species for the Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming: Year two progress report. Prepared for U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grassland, Laramie, Wyoming.

Keinath, D.A., A. Redder, and G. Jones. 2006. Wyoming Toad Monitoring on the Buford Foundation Wetland Reserve: 2006. Prepared for the Laramie Rivers Conservation District and United States Fish and Wildlife Service.

Keinath, D.A. 2005. Bat Inventory of the Greater Yellowstone Network. Prepared for the National Park Service Greater Yellowstone Network Inventory and Monitoring Program, Bozeman, Montana.

Keinath, D.A. 2005. A Bat Conservation Evaluation for White Grass Ranch, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Prepared for the National Park Service, Grand Teton National Park, Moose, Wyoming.

Keinath, D.A. and G. P. Beauvais. 2004. Draft Wyoming Animal Element Ranking Guidelines. Report prepared for the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, Laramie, Wyoming.

Keinath, D.A., B. Heidel, and G. Beauvais. 2003. Wyoming Plant and Animal Species of Concern. Report prepared for the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, Laramie, Wyoming.

Selected Presentations

H. Griscom, D.A. Keinath and J. Handley (instructors).  Interagency Workshop: Wyoming Pocket Gopher State-of-Knowledge and Survey Protocol.  Rawlins, Wyoming.  March 2009.

D.A. Keinath and J. McCumber.  Aerial snow compaction survey of the Medicine Bow – Routt National Forests.  Invited presentation at the USDA Forest Service Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest and  Thunder Basin National Grassland Research Symposium. Laramie, Wyoming.  March 2009.

D.A. Keinath and H. Griscom.  Wyoming Toad Status Update.  Presentation at the Wyoming Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Sheridan, Wyoming. November 2008.

D.A. Keinath.  Element Distribution Modeling at the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database.  Invited presentation for the Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative Comprehensive Assessment Workshop. Fort Collins, Colorado. March 2008.

D.A. Keinath.  Monitoring Reintroduction Sites for the Endangered Wyoming Toad.  Invited presentation for Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources – Problems and Policy Course. Laramie, Wyoming.  October 2007.

D.A. Keinath and G.P. Beauvais (instructors).  Northwest ReGAP Species Modeling and Mapping Workshop. Produced for USDI Geological Survey.  Golden, Colorado.  October 2007.

D.A. Keinath. Identifying distribution and condition of key species and habitats – data gaps and role of WLCI. Invited presentation for USDI Geological Survey, Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative Science Workshop. Laramie, Wyoming.  May 2007.

D.A. Keinath and G.P. Beauvais (instructors).  Predictive distribution modeling of rare taxa. Workshop produced for NatureServe (Arlington, Virginia) and the National Council for Stream and Air Improvement (Clemson, South Carolina).  June 2006.

D.A. Keinath and R.J. Keinath (instructors). Yellowstone’s Wings of the Night: the bats of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.  Yellowstone Association Institute Field Seminar Series. Gardner, Montana.  August 2006.

D.A. Keinath. Predictive distribution modeling for conservation and management.  Invited presentation for British Columbia Provincial Government Range Mapping Workshop. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.  February 2006.

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