Dr. Robert  Crabtree

Dr. Robert Crabtree

Dr. Robert Crabtree is Chief Scientist at the Yellowstone Ecological Research Center (YERC) in Bozeman, Montana and is Research Associate Professor in the Department of Ecosystem and Conservation Sciences at the University of Montana in Missoula, Montana. Since an early age, he has been fascinated with the process of predation and published his first paper while working in the North Cascades, as an undergraduate at the University of Idaho. He received his MS from Utah State University where he examined predation on waterfowl nests at Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge. He received his PhD at the University of Idaho where he focused his dissertation on coyote population demography and social structure in an area where they are not killed or controlled by humans.