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

Uden, D.R., Allen, C.R., Angeler, D.G., Corral, L., Fricke, K.A. 2015. Adaptive invasive species distribution models: A framework for modeling incipient invasions. Biological Invasions. 10:2831-2850. Online

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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