Dr. Kezia Manlove
S.J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources: Wildland Resources
Kezia Manlove is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Wildland Resources and the Ecology Center at Utah State University. She has an MS in statistics (Montana State University, 2009) and a PhD in biology (Pennsylvania State University, 2016), and she conducted post-doctoral research with the USGS and USDA.
She has active research projects in Idaho, Washington, Montana, Utah, and Nevada, and collaborates closely with the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies' Wild Sheep Working Group. Her research uses a combination of field, statistical modeling, and simulation/mathematical modeling approaches, and tends to focus on a) accurate predictions of wildlife movement dynamics in particular systems; or b) how those movement dynamics shape pathogen transmission and spillover risk.
She teaches graduate-level courses and workshops in statistics and experimental design. She is known for giving a lot of time to mentoring and advising graduate students in her lab and across the college.