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Michael St. Germain

Research Associate
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801 University City Blvd Ste 12
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0534

Michael St. Germain is a wildlife ecologist working at the Conservation Management Institute at Virginia Tech. He also worked as a natural resources specialist for the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.  Michael received a Bachelor’s of Science in Wildlife Management from the University of Rhode Island in 1995 and a Master’s of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife Conservation from Virginia Tech in 2012. His M.S. thesis examined bat distribution, ecology, and niche partitioning using remote acoustic detectors on Department of Defense lands in Virginia. He is currently a PhD candidate in Virginia Tech’s geospatial and environmental analysis program. His dissertation research focus is modeling local and statewide bat population distributions using remote sensing and geostatistical modelling. Not only specializing in bats, Michael has extensive experience studying all manner of flora and fauna, particularly their feathered counterparts. He is passionate about conserving Virginia’s natural resources through scientific rigor, education, and outreach. He is currently serving as the president-elect of the Virginia State Chapter of the Wildlife Society.

Population dynamics and 

Wildlife Habitat Use 

Education and Field Instruction

Wildlife Illustration and Artwork

Studied Fine Arts-Illustration: Syracuse University (1993)

B.S. Wildlife Biology and Management -University of Rhode Island (1996)

M.S. Wildlife Science - Virginia Tech (2013)