Frank T. van Manen
Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team
2327 University Way, Suite 2
Bozeman, MT 59715
Ph.D. 1994. Ecology and Statistics. University of Tennessee
B.S. and M.S. 1989. Wageningen Agricultural University, Netherlands
In 2012 Frank became the leader of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study. He is an ecologist who blends his interest in mammals, particularly carnivores, with landscape ecology. He specializes in habitat and landscape modeling using statistical techniques and geographic information systems (GIS). Frank also serves as the president of the International Association for Bear Research and Management.
Frank was born in Arnhem, The Netherlands and earned a combined B.S. and M.S. degree from Wageningen Agricultural University. After an internship at the Department of Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries, he entered the doctoral program at University of Tennessee with a major in Ecology and a minor in Statistics.
Formally Frank spent 12 years with the USGS Lee Town Science Center specializing in (1) responses of mammals to landscape changes; (2) management of large carnivores; (3) international bear conservation; and (4) habitat models to support protection and restoration of plants and trees.