Matthew Cameron - Wildlife Biologist

Wildlife biologist Matt Cameron holds a caribou that is crossing a river.
Wildlife biologist Matt Cameron tags a caribou during migration crossing the Kobuk River.
Matthew D. Cameron
Wildlife Biologist
4175 Geist Rd
Fairbanks, AK 99709
(907) 455-0626
matthew_cameron@nps.gov

Education

University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks Alaska, Fall 2015 - Present
Currently working toward a Ph.D. in Wildlife Biology
Dissertation focuses on the spatial ecology of caribou of the Western Arctic Herd, including inferring parturition for caribou from GPS data, spatial patterns in annual calving grounds, environmental factors on fall migration, and relating aspects of habitat use to reproductive success.

Whitman College, Walla Walla Washington, 2005 - 2009
B.A. in Biological Science

Interests
Ungulate and carnivore ecology, movement ecology, nexus of environment and animal behavior and movement, environmental influences to population demography, GPS and remote sensing technology, wildlife management

Projects
Caribou
Wolves

Professional Experience
2015 – Present Wildlife Biologist, National Park Service, Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve and Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve

Summers of 2013 – 2014 Wildlife Biology Technician, Center for the Environmental Management of Military Lands, CSU

Winter 2013 - 2014 Wildlife Biology Assistant, University of Alaska Fairbanks
2010 - 2012 Biological Technican, Various projects in California, Arizona, and Idaho

Publications
Joly, K., Sorum, M. S., and Cameron, M. D. Denning ecology of wolves in east-central Alaska, 1993-2017. Accepted in Arctic.

Cameron, M. D., Joly, K., Breed, G., Parrett L. S., Kielland, K. 2018. Movement-based methods to infer parturition events for migratory ungulates. Canadian Journal of Zoology 96:1187-1195. DOI: 10.1139/cjz-2017-0314.

Joly, K., M. D. Cameron, and M. S. Sorum. 2018. Aerial survey of Dall’s sheep within Yukon-Charley Rivers National Preserve, July 2018. Natural Resource Report NPS/YUCH/NRR—2018/1701. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Joly, Kyle, and Cameron, M. D. 2018. Early Fall and Late Winter Diets of Migratory Caribou in Northwest Alaska. Rangifer 38 (1): 27–38. doi:10.7557/2.38.1.4107.

Hilderbrand, G. V., Gustine, D. D., Mangipane, B. A., Joly, K., Leacock, W., Mangipane, L. S., Erlenbach, J., Sorum, M. S., Cameron, M. D., Belant, J. L., and Cambier, T. 2018. Body Size and Lean Mass of Brown Bears across and within Four Diverse Ecosystems. Journal of Zoology 305 (1):53-62. doi:10.1111/jzo.12536.

Hilderbrand, G. V., Gustine, D. D., Mangipane, B., Joly, K., Leacock, W., Mangipane, L., Erlenbach, J., Sorum, M. S., Cameron, M. D., Belant, J. L., and Cambier, T. 2018. Plasticity in Physiological Condition of Female Brown Bears across Diverse Ecosystems. Polar Biology 41(4): 773-780.

Joly, K, Craig, T., Cameron, M. D., Gall, A. E. and Sorum, M.S. 2017.Lying in Wait: Limiting Factors on a Low-Density Ungulate Population and the Latent Traits That Can Facilitate Escape from Them. Acta Oecologica 85: 174–83. doi:10.1016/j.actao.2017.11.004.

Joly, K., and M. D. Cameron. 2017. Caribou vital sign annual report for the Arctic Network Inventory and Monitoring Program: September 2016-August 2017. Natural Resource Report NPS/ARCN/NRR—2017/1570. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Joly, K., and M. D. Cameron. 2017. Caribou vital sign annual report for the Arctic Network Inventory and Monitoring Program: September 2015-August 2016. Natural Resource Report NPS/ARCN/NRR—2017/1398. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Joly, K., Cameron, M. D., and Sorum, M. S. 2016. Caribou, grizzly bear, and moose activity along proposed routes to the Ambler Mining District, Alaska. Natural Resource Report NPS/GAAR/NRR—2016/1283. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Sorum, M. S., Joly, K., Cameron, M. D. 2015. Aerial moose survey within and around Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve, March 2015. Natural Resource Report NPS/GAAR/NRR— 2015/967. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Joly, K., and M. D. Cameron. 2015. Caribou vital sign annual report for the Arctic Network Inventory and Monitoring Program: September 2014-August 2015. Natural Resource Report NPS/ARCN/NRR—2015/1090. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Cameron, M. D., Joly, K., Sorum, M. S. 2015. Analysis of VHF moose telemetry data within the upper Koyukuk River drainage, 2008-2013. Natural Resource Report NPS/GAAR/NRR— 2015/970. National Park Service, Fort Collins, Colorado.

Last updated: November 1, 2018