Stephen DeStefano

USGS Massachusetts Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit

University of Massachusetts, Amherst


Stephen DeStefano, Ph.D.
USGS Massachusetts Coop Fish & Wildlife Research Unit

University of Massachusetts

Title: USGS MA Coop Unit Leader


USGS MA Coop Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Department of Natural Resources Conservation
160 Holdsworth Way
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003-9285


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Phone: 413-545-4889
Fax: 413-545-4358



About: Stephen DeStefano is the Leader of the U. S. Geological Survey's Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, and a Research Professor in the Department of Natural Resources Conservation at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.  He holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Wildlife Ecology from the Universities of Massachusetts-Amherst, Wisconsin-Madison, and Idaho-Moscow, respectively.  His research focuses on suburban wildlife, human-wildlife interactions, and forest wildlife ecology.  Current projects include demography and landscape pattern use of abundant species such as beavers, moose, deer, and carnivores in mixed suburban and rural landscapes.  He leads the suburban ecology working group, a collaboration of university, state, and federal entities in Massachusetts.  Steve has been a member of The Wildlife Society since 1978, was named a Fellow of The Wildlife Society in 2005, and is a member of TWS’ Urban Wildlife Working Group.


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