Kent Fricke

Kent Fricke

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Degree PhD in NRES (Adaptive Management)
Address 102 Hardin Hall
3310 Holdrege Street
Lincoln NE
FAX 402-472-2946
Advisor(s) Craig Allen
TJ Fontaine


I was raised on a farm in central Nebraska, where I learned the value of hard work and how people interact with the land. Through hunting and fishing, I gained an appreciation of wildlife resources, and developed a desire to conserve and manage those resources.


Broadly, I am interested in wildlife ecology and management. The integration of research into management, and management into research, allows us to describe the effects of humans on the environment. More specifically, I am interested in the incorporation of research and social values into frameworks for long-term management of wildlife. The manners in which humans and wildlife interact (both directly and indirectly) will become more important as stresses from human disturbances of natural systems increase.


  • M.S. in Forestry, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas; 2011
  • B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; 2006

Professional Appointments

  • River Otter Research Technician, NECFWRU, 2006-2008
  • Mallard Nesting Research Technician, Ducks Unlimited, 2006
  • Herpetofauna/Mammal Research Technician, Mississippi State University, 2005
  • Grassland Bird Field Technician, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2004
  • Conservation Technician, Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, 2003
  • Larval Fish Technician, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2002-2004

Fellowships, Honors, and Awards

  • Nature Conservancy Weaver Grant - 2012

Service and Activities

  • The Wildlife Society
  • American Society of Mammalogists
  • Nebraska Chapter of The Wildlife Society
  • Texas Chapter of The Wildlife Society

Selected Publications

Stephen, B.J., C.R. Allen, N.M. Chaine, K.A. Fricke, D.M. Haak, M.L. Hellman, R.A. Kill, K.T. Nemec, K.L. Pope, N.A. Smeenk, D.R. Uden, K.M. Unstad, A.E. VanderHam, A. Wong. 2013. Fecundity of the Chinese mystery snail in a Nebraska reservoir. Journal of Freshwater Ecology 28(3):439-444.
Chaine, N.M., C.R. Allen, K.A. Fricke, D.M. Haak, M.L. Hellman, R.A. Kill, K.T. Nemec, K.L. Pope, N.A. Smeenk, B.J. Stephen, D.R. Uden, K.M. Unstad, and A.E. VanderHam. 2012. Population estimate of Chinese mystery snail (Bellamya chinensis) in a Nebraska reservoir. Bioinvasions Records 1(4):283-287.
Fricke, K. A., S. L. F. Kempema, and L. A. Powell. 2009. Ecology of small mammals, vegetation, and avian nest survival on private rangelands in Nebraska. Great Plains Research 19(1):65-72
Fricke, K. A., M. A. Cover, S. E. Hygnstrom, S. R. Groepper, H. H. Genoways, K. M. Hams, and K. C. VerCauteren. 2008. Historic and recent distributions of elk in Nebraska. Great Plains Research 18(2):189-204

Educational Background

  • BS - UNL, Fisheries and Wildlife (2006)
  • MS - Stephen F. Austin State University, Forestry (2011)


  • – Professional of the Year awarded by Nebraska Chapter of The Wildlife Society 

Affiliations (index)

Professional Organizations

Areas of Interest

  • Wildlife Ecology
  • Radio Telemetry
  • Adaptive Management

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