Gund Affiliate, Assistant Professor, Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources

Dr. Brittany A. Mosher is an applied ecologist whose research focuses on developing and using quantitative methods on research questions from a variety of taxa and systems. Her research involves describing population- and landscape-level responses of wildlife to novel stressors using a combination of approaches (empirical, experimental, and computational). Brittany works closely with resource managers design studies that can help us better understand and solve current conservation conundrums. Most of her research focuses on disease ecology, quantitative methods to cope with data limitations, and conservation decision-making. 


  • Wright, A.D., Bernard, R.F., Mosher, B.A., O'Donnell, K.M., Braunagel, T., DiRenzo, G.V., Fleming, J., Shafer, C., Brand, A.B., Zipkin, E.F. and Grant, E.H.C., 2020. Moving from decision to action in conservation science. Biological Conservation, 249, 108698.
  • Waddle, J.H., Grear, D.A., Mosher, B.A., Grant, E.H.C., Adams, M.J., Backlin, A.R., Barichivich, W.J., Brand, A.B., Bucciarelli, G.M., Calhoun, D.L. and Chestnut, T., 2020. Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (Bsal) not detected in an intensive survey of North American amphibians. Scientific Reports. 10, 13012. DOI:
  • Mosher, B.A., Bernard, R.F., Lorch, J.M., Miller, D.A., Richgels, K.L., White, C.L. and Campbell Grant, E.H., 2020. Successful molecular detection studies require clear communication among diverse research partners. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. 18(1), 43-51. DOI: https://doi-org/10.1002/fee.2141.
  • Mosher, B.A., Saab, V.A., Lerch, M.D., Ellis, M.M. and Rotella, J.J., 2019. Forest birds exhibit variable changes during a mountain pine beetle epidemic. 2019. Ecosphere. 10(12), e02935. DOI:
  • Mosher, B.A., Brand, A.B., Wiewel, A.N., Miller, D.A., Gray, M.J., Miller, D.L. and Grant, E.H.C., 2019. Estimating occurrence, prevalence, and detection of amphibian pathogens: insights from occupancy models. Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 55(3): 563-575. DOI: 10.7589/2018-02-042.

Associations and Affiliations

  • Faculty, Quantitative and Evolutionary STEM Training (QuEST) project, University of Vermont.
  • Member, Vermont Reptile and Amphibian Scientific Advisory Group
  • Secretary, Biometrics Working Group, The Wildlife Society
  • Member, BSal Task Force Decision Science Working Group
Gund Affiliate Brittany Mosher

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

Disease and population ecology, quantitative ecology, conservation decision-making, herpetology, conservation biology


  • PhD, Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University
  • MS, Fish and Wildlife Management, Montana State University
  • BS, Natural Resources, Cornell University


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303G Aiken Center