Huettmann, Falk

University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Falk studied Forstwissenschaft at the Universities of Goettingen, Freiburg/ NISK-Norway and Munich, where he graduated with a German Diplom in Forestry. He received a Robert-Schuman Scholarship from the European Parliament and worked for a Conservation NGO in Brussels.After some time traveling and working in Africa, Russia, Europe and other locations on wildlife, conservation and computer topics, he did his PhD in Eastern Canada on GIS and Pelagic Seabird Distributions in the Atlantic and Arctic. He then worked for two years at the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver on Marbled Murrelets and Old-Growth Forests in British Columbia. In 2002 Falk became a Killam PostDoc Fellow with the Geography Department of University of Calgary where he worked on deriving Future Landscape Model Scenarios for Grizzly Bears in the Rocky Mountains using Remote Sensing approaches.From 2003 onwards Falk now works as an Assistant Professor with the University of Alaska-Fairbanks where he runs various wildlife and habitat research projects in his EWHALE lab. Falk has received several international research awards and is currently part of the NCEAS Alternative Modelling Methods Working Group in St. Barbara, California. Besides modeling, some of his research interests deals with the Russian Far East and with Tropical Ecology.