Dr. Julie A Beston

Biology Department
College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management

Office: 302 E Jarvis Hall-Science Wing
Phone: 715-232-1325
Email: bestonj@uwstout.edu

Teaching Interests: Wildlife Biology and Conservation, Ecology, Biostatistics

Research Interests: How do human activities affect wildlife populations, especially mammals? How can we use quantitative tools to address applied wildlife management questions?


    • Ph D Wildlife Biology
      University of Montana
      Missoula, MT, United States, 2010
    • BS Biology, Mathematics
      Truman State University
      Kirksville, MO, United States, 2005

Work Experience


      • U.S. Geological Survey
        Research Ecologist
        November 2013 - August 2015

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • University of Delaware, Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology
        Postdoctoral Researcher
        August 2012 - November 2013

Intellectual Contributions

    Journal Article

    • Beston, J., Diffendorfer, J. E., Loss, S. R., & Johnson, D. H. Prioritizing Avian Species for Their Risk of Population-Level Consequences from Wind Energy Development. PLOS One, 11(3), e0150813.
    • Erickson, R. A., Eager, E. A., Stanton, J. C., Beston, J., Diffendorfer, J. E., & Thogmartin, W. E. (2015). Assessing local population vulnerability with branching process models: an application to wind energy development. Ecosphere, 6(12), 1–14.
    • Beston, J., Williams, C. K., Nichols, T. C., & Castelli, P. M. (2015). Survival and harvest of Atlantic Flyway resident population Canada Geese. Wildlife Society Bulletin, 39(3), 583–592.
    • Beston, J., Diffendorfer, J. E., & Loss, S. (2015). Insufficient Sampling to Identify Species Affected by Turbine Collisions.. Journal of Wildlife Management, 79(3), 513-517.
    • Beston, J., Nichols, T. C., Castelli, P. M., & Williams, C. K. (2014). Survival of Atlantic Flyway resident population Canada geese in New Jersey. Journal of Wildlife Management, 78(4), 612–619.
    • Beston, J., & Mace, R. D. (2012). What can harvest data tell us about Montana’s black bears?. Ursus, 23(1), 30–41.
    • Beston, J. (2011). Variation in life history and demography of the American black bear. Journal of Wildlife Management, 75(7), 1588–1596.

    Technical Report

    • Diffendorfer, J. E., Beston, J., Merrill, M. D., Stanton, J. C., Corum, M. D., Loss, S. R., Thogmartin, W. E., Johnson, D. H., Erickson, R. A., & Heist, K. W. (2015). Preliminary methodology to assess the national and regional impact of US wind energy development on birds and bats. , US Geological Survey.