John Koprowski

John Koprowski

Professor - Wildlife Conservation & Management, School of Natural Resources and the Environment


  • Climate change impacts on biodiversity in montane ecosystems
  • Forest restoration, microclimate stability, and biodiversity
  • Identification of priority vertebrates for conservation in the face of global change

Selected publications:

  • Cudworth, N. L., and J. L. Koprowski. 2013. Foraging and reproductive behavior of Arizona gray squirrels (Sciurus arizonensis): impacts of climatic variation. Journal of Mammalogy, 94:683-690. PDF of Article
  • Koprowski, J. L., S. L. Doumas, M. J. Merrick, B. Oleson, E. E. Posthumus, T. G. Jessen, and R. N. Gwinn. 2013. It's lonely at the top: Biodiversity at risk to loss from climate change. In Gottfried, G.J., P.F. Ffolliott, B.S. Gebow, L.G. Eskew, L.C. Collins, comps., Merging science and management in a rapidly changing world: Biodiversity and management of the Madrean Archipelago III and 7th Conference on Research and Resource Management in the Southwestern Deserts; 2012 May 1-5; Tucson, AZ. Proceedings. RMRS-P-67. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, 2013. online access 


  • Ph.D., Biology, University of Kansas, 1991
  • M.A., Zoology (Wildlife Ecology), Southern Illinois University, 1985
  • B.S., Zoology (Wildlife Biology), The Ohio State University, 1983
Geographic Area
Latin America and Caribbean
Sub-Saharan Africa
Expertise Area
Biological Models for Adaptation
Ecology and Restoration
Fire Management
Natural Resources Management