Nicki Frey

Wildland Resources Dept

Wildlife Specialist


Nicki Frey

Contact Information

Office Location: Southern Utah University
Phone: (435) 586-1924
Email: nicki.frey@usu.edu
Website: http://www.cnr.usu.edu/wild/

Biography

Nicki is an Associate Extension Professor in the field of Wildlife Biology; stationed at Cedar City in southern Utah. She has a special interest in the field of Human-Wildlife Conflicts. 

Teaching Interests

Wildlife Management and Ecology; Human Dimensions of Wildlife Management; Mammalogy

Research Interests

Animal Behavior; Wildlife Management; Predator Ecology; Predator-Prey Interactions

Awards

Group Achievement Award, 2016

The Wildlife Society

Award of Merit, 2015

Utah Chapter of the Wildlife Society

Award of Excellence, 2015

Western Extension Directors’ Association

Professional Achievement Award, 2013

Central Mountain and Plains Section of the Wildlife Society

Rural Development Recognition of Achievement, 2010

Rural Development Council

President, 2009

Central, Mountain, and Plains Section of The Wildlife Society

TWS Certified Wildlife Biologist, 2007

The Wildlife Society

Elected Board Member at Large, 2007

Central Mountain and Plains Section of The Wildlife Society

Research Assistant of the Year, 2003

College of Natural Resources


Publications | Fact Sheets

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Curriculum

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Journal Articles

Academic Journal

  • Petersen, S.L, Nicholes, B.K, Frey, S., Heaton, K., Eggett, D.L, (2016). Response of greater sage-grouse to surface coal mining and habitat conservation in association with the mine. Human--Wildlife Interactions, 10:2, 205-16.
  • Frey, S., Conover, M.R, (2010). Effects of Waterfowl Hunting on Raccoon Movements. Human Wildlife Conflicts Journal, 4, 95-102.
  • Mastro, L.L, Conover, M.R, Frey, S., (2010). Factors influencing a motorist's ability to detect deer at night.. Landscape and Urban Planning, 94, 250-254..
  • Palmer, B.C, Conover, M.R, Frey, S., (2010). Replication of a 1970s study on domestic sheep losses to predators on Utah's summer rangelands.. Rangeland Ecology and Management, 63, 689-695.
  • Frey, S., (2007). Successful use of neck snares to live-capture red fox. Human Wildlife Conflicts Journal, 1, 21.

Professional Journal

Public or Trade Journal

  • Frey, S., Haas, S., (2014). The Uninvited Guest. Crossroads in Science, 2, 43-50. *

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | MultiMedia

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Technical Reports

Other Reports

An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

Publications | Other

Bulletins

  • Frey, S., Curtis, R., Heaton, K., Home range and movements of Greater sage-grouse in its southern-most distribution. Utah State University Extension
  • Frey, S., Curtis, R., Heaton, K., Home range and movements of Greater sage-grouse in its southern-most distribution. Utah State University Extension

Newsletter

  • Frey, S., (2014). High-school students win with wildlife education. . The Communicator *

Newspaper

Miscellaneous Extension

    Other

    • Frey, S., (2008). Spring marks the arrival of the Burrowing owl in Utah. Cedar City Review *
    • Frey, S., (2007). The Milford Flat Fire: A catalyst for cooperation in Utah wildfire management.. Cedar City Review *
    • Frey, S., (2007). Bald Eagle Recovery, A Success Story. Cedar City Review *
    • Frey, S., (2007). Endangered Species in Southern Utah. Cedar City Review *
    • Frey, S., (2007). Community-based Greater sage-grouse research to begin this spring!. Red Cliffs Audubon Society *
    • Frey, S., (2007). Only you can prevent deer-car collisions. Cedar City Review *
    • Frey, S., (2007). Community sage-grouse research highlights unique information. Upper Sevier Watershed Association *
    • Dinkins, J., Conover, M.R, Kirol, C., Beck, J., Frey, S., (2000). EFFECTS OF AVIAN PREDATORS AND ANTHROPOGENIC AND LANDSCAPE FEATURES ON GREATER SAGE-GROUSE (CENTROCERCUS UROPHASIANUS) USE OF SAGEBRUSH HABITAT . Condor

    An asterisk (*) at the end of a publication indicates that it has not been peer-reviewed.

    Teaching

    SUU BIOL 3990 - The Predator Paradox – Predator Management in Utah, Fall 2017
    Biol 2500 - Environmental Biology, Fall 2016
    SUU BIOL 3990 - The Predator Paradox – Predator Management in Utah, Fall 2015
    NR 3000 - Natural Resource Management (SUU), Spring 2014
    NR 3000 - Natural Resource Management (SUU), Spring 2013
    NR 3000 - Natural Resource Management (SUU), Spring 2012
    WILD 4810 - Directed Reading in Wildlife Damage Management, Summer 2011
    WILD 4950 - Special Topics, Summer 2011
    NR 3000 - Natural Resource Management (SUU), Spring 2011
    WILD 4810 - READ: WLDLF DMG MGMT, Spring 2011
    WILD 4810 - READ: WLDLF DMG MGMT, Spring 2011
    WILD 4810 - READ: WLDLF DMG MGMT, Spring 2011
    WILD 4950 - SPECIAL TOPICS, Spring 2011
    WILD 4950 - SPECIAL TOPICS, Spring 2011
    WILD 4950 - ST: VEGETATION & LANDSCAPES, Spring 2011
    WILD 4810 - Directed Reading in Wildlife Damage Management, Fall 2010
    WILD 4950 - Special Topics, Fall 2010
    WILD 4950 - Special Topics, Fall 2010
    WILD 4950 - Special Topics Directed Readings in Vegetation and Landscapes for Wildlife Mgt, Fall 2010
    WILD 4950 - Special Topics Directed Readings in Vegetation and Landscapes for Wildlife Mgt, Fall 2010
    WILD 4950 - Special Topics Directed Readings in Wildlife Biology, Fall 2010
    WILD 4950 - Special Topics Directed Readings in Wildlife Biology, Fall 2010
    WILD 4950 - Directed Readings in Vegetation and Landscapes for Wildlife Mgt, Summer 2010
    WILD 4950 - Directed Readings in Wildlife Biology, Summer 2010
    WILD 4810 - Directed Readings in Wildlife Damage Management, Summer 2010
    WILD 4950 - Directed Readings in Vegetation and Landscapes for Wildlife Mgt, Spring 2010
    WILD 4950 - Directed Readings in Wildlife Biology, Spring 2010
    WILD 4810 - Directed Readings in Wildlife Damage Management, Spring 2010
    WILD 4810 - ST: Directed Readings in Wildlife Damage Management, Spring 2007

    Extension

    Youth Outreach and Education , 2012 - Ongoing
    Human Wildlife Conflict Management , 2012 - 2025
    Wildlife Conservation and Management Outreach, 2012 - 2025
    Continuing Education BI, 2006 - 2011

    Graduate Students Mentored

    Ben Donnelly, Wildland Resources, January 2020
    Aidan Beers, Wildland Resources, October 2017
    Chad Wildermuth, Wildland Resources, August 2013 - November 2018
    Steve Zanoni, Wildland Resources, January 2016 - March 2017
    Heather McPherron, Wildland Resources, January 2011 - January 2017
    Erica Hansen, Wildland Resources, August 2013 - August 2016
    Adrian Roadman, Wildland Resources, January 2012 - December 2014
    Cheyenne Burnett, Wildland Resources, January 2011 - March 2013
    Rachel Curtis, Wildland Resources, August 2010 - June 2012
    Brian Palmer, Wildland Resources, September 2005 - September 2009
    Lauren Mastro, Wildland Resources, September 2005 - June 2007