Utah State University
USTAR Building 650
9835 Old Main Hill
Logan UT 84322-9835
Andreas (Andy) Leidolf received a Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry/Wildlife Management from Mississippi State University in 1995. He pursued his graduate education at Utah State University (USU), where he received a Master of Science degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Ecology in 1999. He served as an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) of Biology and Environmental Science at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri, from 2006-2007. Prior to that, he had been involved in teaching and research at USU’s College of Natural Resources for over ten years. In 2008, Andy returned to USU, first as a Research Fellow, and later as Assistant Research Program Administrator for the Plant Ecophysiology Lab, a position he left in 2013 upon the lab’s closure. Andy’s research and scholarly interests include natural resource use, management, and sustainability; disturbance ecology, including both natural and anthropogenic disturbance; and avian ecology and conservation. He has co-authored seven peer-reviewed articles in international, national, regional, and state scientific journals on topics ranging from Black Prairie plant floristics to the effects of stand-replacing wildfire on avian species assemblages. He is also passionate about teaching, particularly to non-scientific learners, and is a keen follower of politics and policy, particularly where science and natural resource issues are concerned.
iUTAH Team Memberships:
Communications, Data Policy Committee, Leadership, Management, Office Administration
Role in iUTAH:
The Assistant Director and Project Administrator coordinates and integrates the day-to-day activities of iUTAH EPSCoR with integral advisory, leadership, and administrative functions to facilitate iUTAH in successfully furthering its mission and reaching its goals.
Research Catalyst Grants, Research Experience for Undergraduates, Stakeholder Engagement, STEM, Traineeships, Workforce Development
Professional Interests & Expertise:
Ecology, Fisheries/Wildlife, Landscape Ecology, Resource Management, Science Communication, University Teaching
Environments & Scales:
Communities, Forests, Landscapes, Populations