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Greg Phillips


Dr. Greg Phillips' focus as a Research Wildlife Biologist has been population dynamics and modeling, population parameter estimation, and data analysis concerning managing and controlling wildlife, including elk, mule, deer, pronghorn, and raptors.

NWRC Research Program: Ecology of Emerging Viral and Bacterial Diseases in Wildlife

Current Research

Evaluating approaches for understanding and minimizing disease transmission risk at the wildlife-livestock interface


  • Ph.D., Colorado State University, Wildlife Biology, "Effects of human-induced disturbance during calving season on reproductive success of elk"
  • M.S., Colorado State University, Wood Science, "Grain deviation around knots in conifers"
  • B.S., University of Michigan, Natural Resources

Contact Information

  • Address: USDA, National Wildlife Research Center, 4101 LaPorte Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80521
  • Telephone: (970) 266-6264
  • Fax: (970) 266-6157
  • Email: Gregory.E.Phillips@aphis.usda.gov

Recent Publications

Lavelle, M.J., J.W. Fischer, G.E. Phillips, A.M. Hildreth, T.A. Campbell, D.G. Hewitt, S.E. Hygnstrom, and K.C. VerCauteren. Assessing risk of disease transmission: Direct implications for an indirect science. Bioscience 64(6):524-530. doi: 10.1093/biosci/biu055.

Fischer, J.W., T.A. Nichols, G.E. Phillips, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2013. Procedures for identifying infectious prions after passage through the digestive system of an avian species. Journal of Visualized Experiments 81: e50853, doi:10.3791/50853.

Fischer, J.W., G.E. Phillips, T.A. Nichols, and K.C. Vercauteren. 2013. Could avian scavengers translocate infectious prions to disease-free areas initiating new foci of chronic wasting disease? Prion 7(4): 263-266. doi:10.4161/pri.25621.

Phillips, G.E., M.J. Lavelle, J.W. Fischer, J.J. White, S.J. Wells, and K.C. VerCauteren. 2012. A novel bipolar electric fence for excluding white-tailed deer from stored livestock feed. Journal of Animal Science 90: 4090-4097.



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