University of Alberta

Richard Schneider

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Dr. Richard Schneider

Dr. Schneider is a senior scientist that has been affiliated with the Alberta Biodiversity Conservation Chair and its predecessors since 2006.  He obtained a degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Saskatchewan in 1985 and a Ph.D. in wildlife epidemiology from the University of Guelph in 1992. He then completed an NSERC postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Alberta, studying the interrelationships between wolves, bison, and disease in northern Canada. As a consultant for the governments of Alberta, Newfoundland, and Ontario, and for various forestry companies, Dr. Schneider has conducted research on wildlife-habitat relationships in a variety of wildlife species including pine martens, fishers, moose, and caribou. Since 1993, he has been actively involved in the development of forest management policy in Alberta and has written a series of influential papers and a book on this topic.  His most recent project involved the exploration of ecosystem responses to climate change in Alberta and the development of adaptation strategies.   Dr. Schneider is currently collaborating with Dr. Stan Boutin on a textbook on applied conservation biology. 

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