Alexis Grinde Ph.D.

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Professional Title
Wildlife Ecologist


My research focuses on conservation ecology including studying the large-scale impacts of environmental change on wildlife, biodiversity, and ecosystem function. Applications of my research include informing forest management decisions in relation to changing land use patterns and providing recommendations for conservation plans for species of conservation concern.


  • PhD. Integrated Biological Sciences, University of Minnesota, 2015
  • MS. Biology, University of North Dakota, 2005
  • BS. Biology, Bemidji State University, 2001

Recent Publications

Featured Research Projects

A study of habitat and survival rates of species in decline to inform forest management practices.

NRRI News Articles

NRRI ornithologist helps forest managers help wildlife with research and conservation.

The quiet, brown speckled woodcock is difficult for scientists to find in the forest for research. Enter the pointing dog.

Understanding what's best for wildlife after tree harvesting is not straightforward. NRRI scientists are unraveling the research.

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