Lee Hecker

Adjunct Instructor Photo portrait of Lee Hecker

Phone: 207-581-2909

Location: 216 Nutting Hall

SBE Classes Teaching/Taught: BIO 329/339 (Vertebrate Biology)  and BIO 100 (Explorations in Biology). I also teach WLE 470.

Degree: PhD 2022, University of Alberta

Research topics: My research broadly explores ecological processes from a spatial perspective. I have used spatial techniques to explore ecological questions on a variety of taxa including herpetofauna, endangered avian species, ichthyoplankton, and bison. Currently, I hold contracts with the Government of Alaska, Parks Canada, and the Athabasca-Chipewyan First Nation. Through these I explore questions related to habitat selection in reintroduced wood bison, differences in diet and nutrition different American bison subspecies in Elk Island National Park, vital rates of bison herds across North America, and different management paths for a remote wood bison herd on the fringe of Alberta’s oil-sand region.