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Vicky J. Meretsky

Professor

meretsky@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4944
SPEA Room 455


Education
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1995
M.Sc., (Statistics), University of Arizona, 1993
M.Sc., (Wildlife Ecology), Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, 1988
B.Sc., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1980

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs
  • Adjunct Professor, Indiana University, Biology Department
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Indiana University, Maurer School of Law
  • Adjunct faculty, Northern Arizona University; 1996-2001
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  • University of Arizona, 1989-1994
  • Humboldt Foundation, Arcata, California, 1983–1984
  • Humboldt State University, 1981-1983
  • Cornell University, 1978-1980

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Trustees Teaching Award, Indiana University, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2012
  • Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching, 2011

Professional Interests
Landscape-level conservation, conservation under climate change, ecology and management of rare species, integrating ecosystem research and endangered species management within adaptive management

Current Projects

  • Conservation planning on the national wildlife refuges (with Professor Robert Fischman, Maurer School of Law)
  • Planning for climate change on the national wildlife refuges (with Professor Robert Fischman, Maurer School of Law)
  • Obstacles to forward-looking planting and restoration (with SPEA students and Dr. Charles Michler, Purdue University Department of Forestry
  • US-Russia Global Environmental Issues Research and Study Program (Foundation for the Improvement of Post-Secondary Education, $400,000, 2010-2013)

Selected Publications
Full Vita (pdf)

  • Meretsky, V.J., L.A. Maguire, F.W. Davis, D.M. Stoms, J.M. Scott, D. Figg, D. Goble, D.B. Griffith, S.E. Henke, J. Vaughn, and S.L. Yaffee. 2012. A state-based national network for effective wildlife conservation. BioScience 62:970-976.
  • Hellmann, J.H., V.J. Meretsky, and J.S. McLachlan. 2012. Strategies for reducing extinction risk under a changing climate. Chapter 17 in Hannah, L. (ed). Saving a Million Species: Extinction Risk From Climate Change. Island Press.
  • Farmer, J.R., D. Knapp, V.J. Meretsky, C. Chancellor, and B.C. Fischer. 2011. Motivations influencing the adoption of conservation easements. Conservation Biology 25:827-834.
  • Meretsky, V.J., J.W. Atwell, and J.B. Hyman. 2011. Migration and conservation: frameworks, gaps, and synergies in science, law, and management. Environmental Law 41:447-534.
  • Tepe, T.L., and V.J. Meretsky. 2010. Forward-looking restoration under climate change: are US nurseries ready? Restoration Ecology [In press]
  • Meretsky, V.J., V. Brack, Jr., T.C. Carter, R. Clawson, R.R. Currie, T.A. Hemberger, C.J. Herzog, A.C. Hicks, J.A. Kath, J.R. MacGregor, R.A. King, and D.H. Good. 2010. Digital photography improves consistency and accuracy of bat counts in hibernacula. Journal of Wildlife Management 74(1):166-173
  • Brittain, R, V. Meretsky, J. Gwinn, J. Hammond, and J. Riegel. 2009. Northern saw-whet owl (Aegolius acadicus) autumn migration magnitude and demographics in south-central Indiana. Journal of Raptor Research 43(3):199-209
  • Meretsky, V.J. 2008. Mechanisms of change in seep/spring plant communities on the Colorado Plateau. Pp. 211-209 in L.E. Stevens and V.J. Meretsky, (eds.), Aridland springs in North America: ecology, and conservation. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ
  • L.E. Stevens and V.J. Meretsky. 2008. Aridland springs in North America: ecology, and conservation. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ
  • L.E. Stevens and V.J. Meretsky. 2008. Springs ecosystem ecology and conservation. Pp. 3-10 in L.E. Stevens and V.J. Meretsky, eds. Aridland springs in North America: ecology, and conservation. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, AZ.
  • Meretsky, V.J., R.L. Fischman, J.R. Karr, D.M. Ashe, J.M. Scott, R.F. Noss, and R.L. Schroeder. 2006. New Directions in Conservation for the National Wildlife Refuge System. BioScience 55(2)131-139
  • Meretsky, V. 2005. Biodiversity conservation: risk assessment and management. In Proceedings of the Azerbaijan National Man and the Biosphere Committee. UNESCO
  • VanWey, L.K., E. Ostrom, and V. Meretsky.2005. Theories underlying the study of human-environment interactions. Pp. 23-56 in E.F. Moran and E.Ostrom (eds.), Seeing the Forest and the Trees: Human-Environment Interactions in Forest Ecosystems. MIT Press, Cambridge, MA
  • Fischman, R.L., and V.J. Meretsky. 2004. Managing biological integrity, diversity, and environmental health in the National Wildlife Refuges: an introduction to the symposium. Natural Resources Journal 44(4): 931-942
  • Parker, Dawn C., and Vicky J. Meretsky. 2004. Measuring pattern outcomes of an agent-based model of edge-effect externalities using spatial metrics. Agriculture, Ecosystems, and Environment 101:233-250
  • Timm, A. and V.J. Meretsky. 2004. Anuran habitat use on abandoned and reclaimed mining areas of Southwestern Indiana. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science 113(2): 140-146