smithJames L. David Smith

Professor, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

Phone: 612-624-5369
Ph. D. University of Minnesota

Research Associates

  • Som Ale

Current Students

Former Graduates

  • Adam Barlow, Ph.D. candidate, Conservation Biology
    Tiger survey methods and conservation of tigers in Bangladesh
    M.S. Thesis (2004): Monitoring Wild Tiger (Panthera Tigris) Populations: Lessons From a Long-Term Camera Trapping Study in Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal.

  • Passanan Cutter, M.S. candidate, Conservation Biology
    Ecology and Conservation of Fishing Cats in Thailand

  • Peter G. Cutter, Ph.D. candidate, Conservation Biology
    Landscape-scale Wildlife Monitoring and Conservation Planning in Thailand and Cambodia

  • Narayan Dhakal, Ph.D. candidate, Conservation Biology
    Community-based Conservation Approaches to Tiger Conservation in Nepal

  • Sun Hean, Ph.D. candidate, Conservation Biology
    Evaluation of Ecosystem Services in Southwest Cambodia: Implications for Conservation and Development Planning
    M.S. Thesis (2000): Status of the Tiger and Its Conversation in Cambodia

  • Purevjav Lkhagvajav, M.S. candidate, Conservation Biology
    Ecology and Conservation of Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia) in Southern Mongolia

  • Bhim Gurung,
    Ph.D. Thesis (2008): Ecological and Sociological Aspects of Human-Tiger Conflicts in Chitwan National Park, Nepal
    M.S. Thesis (2003): Mapping the Meta-Population Structure of Tigers Throughout Nepal By Establishing a Tiger Monitoring Network of "Village Rangers."

  • Anup Joshi
    PhD, 1996: The Home Range, Feeding Habits, and Social Organization of the Sloth Bears (Melursus ursinus) in Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal

  • Kathleen Conforti
    MS, 1996: The Status and Distribution of Small Carnivores in Huai Kha Khaeng/Thung Yai Wildlife Sanctuaries, Central West Thailand

  • Theerapat Prayurasidhi
    PhD, 1997: The Ecological Separation of Gaur (Bos gaurus) and Banteng (Bos javanicus) in Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary, Thailand

  • John Kenny
    M.S., Conservation Biology

  • James Drake
    MS, 1998: The Effect of Conservation Reverse Program Grasslands on Ring-Necked Pheasent and Meadowlark Abundance.

  • Sharada Joshi
    MS, 1999: A Socio-Economic Analysis of Residents in the Buffer Zone of Royal Chitwan National Park, Nepal

  • Terilyn Allendorf
    PhD, 1999: Local Residents' Perceptions of Protected Areas in Nepal: Beyond Conflicts and Economics.

  • Jai Ranganathan
    MS, 2002: Beyond Pugmarks and Tiger Conservation Units: Where Can Tigers Survive in the Indian Subcontinent? Consequences of the Distribution of Forest and Protected Areas Across the Landscape

  • Paul Elkan
    PhD, 2003:  Ecology and Conservation of Bongo Antelope (Tragelaphus eurycerus) in Lowland Forest, Northern Republic of Congo

  • Mahendra Shresta
    PhD, 2005: Relative ungulate abundance in a fragmented landscape: implications for tiger conservation

  • Shujin Luo
    PhD, 2006: Comparative phylogeography of sympatric wild cats:
    implications for biogeography and conservation in Asian biodiversity hotspots