R. J. Gutiérrez, Professor & Gordon Gullion Endowed Chair Emeritus, University of Minnesota

Professor & Gordon Gullion Endowed Chair Emeritus, University of Minnesota

R. J. Gutiérrez is the Gordon Gullion Endowed Chair Emeritus in Forest Wildlife Research at the University of Minnesota.  He is also a Senior Scientist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.  Rocky has been studying wildlife for 50 years.  His primary areas of research and interest are game bird ecology, habitat ecology, endangered species conservation, sustainable hunting strategies, and conservation conflicts.  His game bird research has been focused on quail and grouse while his endangered species focus has been on the spotted owl.  He has studied the owl for 35 years and has published over 100 papers on their ecology and evolution.  In the past 15 years, his interests have expanded to the study of conservation conflicts because of his experience with the long-standing conflict among many stakeholders over spotted owl conservation and the conflicts between people about game hunting.  He currently serves the wildlife profession as President of the Western Section of The Wildlife Society and as a member of various conservation advisory boards and scientific review committees.