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Paul Keenlance

Email
keenlanp@gvsu.edu

Title
Assistant Professor

Office Address
2200O Kindschi Hall of Science

Office Phone
616-331-8579

Areas of Expertise
Wildlife Habitat and Resource Selection, Carnivore Ecology, International Resource Management

Courses Taught at GVSU

NRM 150 Introduction to Natural Resource Management
NRM 250 Resource Measurement and Maps
BIO 408 Wildlife Management

Research Interests

My interests are varied, but I am especially interested in wildlife resource selection and partitioning. I am also very interested in the growing field of urban/suburban wildlife management and see the local area as an excellent site to study the impacts of urban sprawl on wildlife and their habitat (as well as the occasional impact of the wildlife on their new human neighbors). Recently, I have become interested in international resource management and I am examining ways to involve students in international experiences.

Education

Ph.D.  Fisheries and Wildlife - Michigan State University, East Lansing MI, 2002.
M.S.  Natural Resources - University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI, 1998.
B.S. Biology - University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI, 1992.

Select Publications

Larsen, A., J. Jacquot, P. Keenlance, and H. Keough.  Accepted by Agricultural and Forest Entomology.  Mechanical thinning to restore oak savanna promoted predator assemblages of gypsy moth pupae in Michigan.

Laarman, P., P. Keenlance, J. Altobelli, C. Schumacher, P. Huber, J. Jacquot, and J. Moore. Accepted by Journal of Wildlife Management. Spatial Ecology of Neonate Eastern Box Turtles with Implications for Prescribed Burning.

Spriggs M., Muller L, Keenlance, P, Sanders, R., Witt, J., D. Miller. 2017. Effects of live trapping and isoflurane anesthesia on free-ranging American martens (Martes americana). Journal of Wildlife Diseases 53, 447-458

Hillman, T., Keenlance, P., Moore, J., Swanson, B., Jacquot, J., Witt, J., Cornman, A. 2017. Genetic diversity of reintroduced American martens in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Journal of Mammalogy, 98, 1489–1496

Sanders, R., Cornman A., Keenlance, P., Jacquot, J., Unger D. M. Spriggs. 2107. Resting site characteristics of American marten in the Northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan. The American Midland Naturalist. 177, 211-225

Larsen, A., Jacquot, J., Keenlance, P., & Keough, H. Effects of an ongoing oak savanna restoration on small mammals in Lower Michigan. 2016. Forest Ecology and Management. 367, 120-127

Recent Presentations

Keenlance, P. (Presenter & Author), Jacquot, J. (Author Only), Miara, S. (Author Only), Larsen, A. (Author Only), 70th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, IL DNR/The Wildlife Society, Springfield, IL, "Small Mammal Use of a Savannah Restoration Site in West Michigan", Academic, Regional, peer-reviewed/refereed, Accepted. (December 9, 2009).

Miara, S. (Presenter & Author), Norris, R. (Author Only), Larsen, A. (Presenter & Author), Jacquot, J. (Author Only), Keenlance, P. (Author Only), 16th Annual Wildlife Society Conference, The Wildlife Society, Monterey, CA, "Impacts of Savannah Restoration on Small Mammal Density and Diversity in West Michigan (Poster)", Academic, National, peer-reviewed/refereed, Accepted. (October 2009).

Keenlance, P. (Author Only), Ickes, K. (Presenter & Author), 16th Annual Wildlife Society Conference, The Wildlife Society, Monterey, CA, "The effectiveness of individual identification of bobcats (Lynx rufus) using automatically triggered cameras in Michigan (Poster)", Academic, National, peer-reviewed/refereed, Accepted. (October 2009).

Unger, D., and P. Keenlance. 2005. Home site selection of gray wolves in Wisconsin and East Central Minnesota. 12th Annual Wildlife Society Conference, Madison, WI.

Keenlance P., Millenbah, K., and B. Kohn. 2002. Landscape-level and within-territory habitat selection of recolonizing gray wolves in northwest Wisconsin. Defenders of Wildlife - Carnivores 2002, Monterey, CA.

Keenlance P., Millenbah, K., and B. Kohn. 2002. Landscape-level and within-territory habitat selection of recolonizing gray wolves in northwest Wisconsin. Midwest Wolf Stewards Meeting,Two Harbors , MN.

Keenlance P., Millenbah, K., and B. Kohn. 2000. Resource selection of recolonizing gray wolves in northwest Wisconsin. 7th Annual Wildlife Society Conference, Nashville, TN.

Keenlance P., and L. Nauman. 1998. Reproductive ecology of greater prairie chickens in central Wisconsin. 60th Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Cincinnati, OH

Keenlance P., Millenbah, K., and B. Kohn. 2000. Resource selection of re-colonizing gray wolves in northwest Wisconsin. Beyond 2000, Realities of Global Wolf Restoration, Duluth, Minnesota.

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