John McLaughlin



John McLaughlin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the College of the Environment. His teaching and research interests center on population ecology, wildlife ecology, and conservation biology. He teaches courses in ecology, natural history, population biology, conservation biology, biostatistics, and wildlife ecology. His research interests include carnivore-habitat relationships, dynamics of animal populations, predator-prey interactions, and wildlife conservation. He has worked with populations of mammals, birds, lizards, and butterflies. Before coming to WWU, John was an adjunct assistant professor at Utah State University and the Director of Research at the Teton Science School, in Grand Teton National Park. He did postdoctoral research at the Center for Conservation Biology at Stanford University, and at the Environmental Sciences Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He completed his Ph.D. and M.S. in biological sciences at Stanford University. Before doing graduate work, he worked as a wilderness guide in the Adirondack mountains, New York. He earned undergraduate degrees at Northwestern University (B.A. in integrated science; ecology and evolutionary biology; biochemistry, molecular biology, and cell biology).


PhD Biological Science Population Biology and MS Biological Sciences, Stanford University; BA Biological Sciences, BA Biochemistry and BA Integrated Science, Northwestern University

Teaching Schedule

ESCI 330: W 2:00-2:50 & F 1:00-3:50

ESCI 439/539: TR 12:00-1:50