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Perry Barboza

Barboza, Perry
Perry Barboza
Professor & Boone and Crockett Chair in Wildlife Conservation and Policy
274 WFES
Undergraduate Education
Bachelor of Science (Biochemistry and Zoology majors) with Honors (Zoology), University of New South Wales, Kensington, NSW, Australia.
Graduate Education
Doctor of Philosophy (Dept. Biochemistry, Microbiology & Nutrition), University of New England, Armidale, NSW, Australia.


VanSomeren, L. L., Barboza, P. S., Gustine, D. D., and Bret-Harte, M. S. (2017) Variation in δ15N and δ13C Values of Forages for arctic Caribou: effects of location, phenology and simulated digestion. Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom., doi: 10.1002/rcm.7849.

Gustine D, Barboza P, Adams L, Griffith B, Cameron R, Whitten K (2017) Advancing the match-mismatch framework for large herbivores in the Arctic: Evaluating the evidence for a trophic mismatch in caribou. PLoS ONE 12(2): e0171807. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0171807

Welch, J.H., P.S. Barboza, S.D. Farley, D.E Spalinger. 2015. Nutritional ecology of moose in an urban landscape. Journal of Fish and Wildlife Management. 6(1): 158-175.

Wilson, R.E., S.D. Farley, T.J. McDonough, S.L. Talbot, and P.S. Barboza. 2015. A genetic discontinuity in moose (Alces alces) in Alaska corresponds with fenced transportation infrastructure. Conservation Genetics 16(4): 791-800.

Van Someren, L.L., P.S. Barboza, D.P. Thompson and D.D. Gustine. 2015. Monitoring digestibility of forages for herbivores: A new application for an old approach. Canadian Journal of Zoology 93: 187-195.

Worker, Suzanne, K. Kielland and P.S. Barboza. 2015. Effects of geophagy on food intake, body mass, and nutrient dynamics of snowshoe hares (Lepus americanus). Canadian Journal of Zoology 93(4): 323-329.

Wilson, R.E., McDonough, T.J., Barboza, P.S., Talbot, S.L., Farley, S.D., 2015. Population genetic structure of moose (Alces alces) of south-central Alaska. Alces 51: 71-86.

About lab

The principal focus of our research is the consequences of life history and environmental change on nutrition. Our current projects are focused on ungulates (e.g., reindeer, caribou, moose, muskoxen, white-tailed deer) but we also study waterfowl (e.g. ducks and geese) as well as non-game species (e.g. porcupines and bats) in both wild and captive populations. We attempt to provide information that will expand policy options for managing wildlife populations and their habitats.