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Sanjay Pyare, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Environmental Science, Geography BS Program Coordinator 
Arts and Sciences - Natural Sciences


907-796-6406 (Fax)

Whitehead Bldg 223, Juneau Campus



  • Ph.D. Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology 1999, University of Nevada, Reno, NV
    • Doctoral Dissertation: Interrelationships among northern flying squirrels, ectomycorrhizal fungi, and conifers in old-growth forest habitat of the Sierra Nevada
  • B.A. Biology (Studio Art Minor), Hartwick College, Oneonta, NY
    • Senior Thesis: Habitat Use by Eastern Chipmunks

Curriculum vitae 


  • GIS-supported landscape assessments
  • Ground-truthing GIS and remotely sensed resources
  • Landscape connectivity, habitat modeling, animal dispersal/movement
  • Aquatic-terrestrial-marine interactions
  • Hands-on/experiential education
  • Supporting information needs of resource managers


  • Pyare, S., R. E. Christensen III, R. C. Carstensen, and M. J. Adams. 2005. Preliminary assessment of breeding site occupancy, microhabitat associations, and sampling for western toad (Bufo boreas) monitoring in Glacier Bay. Proceedings of the Fourth Glacier Bay Science Symposium, 2004. USGS/BRD/ITR-2005-00XX, Washington, D.C. (PDF|669Kb)
  • Pyare, S., S. Cain. D. Moody, C. Schwartz, and J. Berger. 2004. Carnivore recolonisation: reality, possibility, and a non-equilibrium century for grizzly bears in the southern Yellowstone ecosystem. Animal Conservation 7:1-7.
  • Pyare, S. and J. Berger. 2003. Beyond demography and delisting: ecological recovery for Yellowstone’s grizzly bears and wolves. Biological Conservation 113:63-73.
  • Pyare, S., W. P. Smith, J. V. Nicholls, and J. A. Cook. 2002. Diets of northern flying squirrels in Southeast Alaska. Canadian Field-Naturalist 116(1):98-103.
  • Pyare, S. and W. S. Longland. 2002. Influence of habitat characteristics and truffles on habitat use by northern flying squirrels in old-growth forests. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 32(6):1016-1024.
  • Pyare, S. and W. S. Longland. 2001. Mechanisms of truffle detection by northern flying squirrels. Canadian Journal of Zoology 79:1007-1015.
  • Pyare, S. and W. S. Longland. 2001. Patterns and consequences of ectomycorrhizal fungi consumption by small mammals in Sierra Nevada old-growth forests. Journal of Mammalogy 82:681-689.
  • Pyare, S. and J. Hodge. 2000. Northern flying squirrel. Pp 86-94 in D.M. Murphy and C.M. Knopp (eds.), Lake Tahoe watershed assessment (Vol. 2). USDA Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-GTR-176.
  • Pyare, S. and W. S. Longland. 2000. Seedling aided cache detection in desert rodents. Oecologia 122:66-71.
  • W. S. Longland, S. H. Jenkins, S. B. Vander Wall, J. A. Veech, and S. Pyare. 2000. Seedling recruitment in Indian ricegrass: are desert granivores mutualists or predators? Ecology 82(11):3131-3148.
  • S. B. Vander Wall, W. S. Longland, S. Pyare, and J. A. Veech. 1998. Cheek pouch capacities and loading rates of heteromyid rodents. Oecologia 113:21-28.
  • Pyare, S., J. A. Kent, D. L. Noxon, and M. T. Murphy. 1993. Acorn preference and habitat use by eastern chipmunks. American Midland Naturalist 130:173-183.

Manuscripts in Preparation:

  • Pyare, S. and M. J. Adams. Conservation assessment of western toads for landscape-level monitoring in Southeast Alaska.
  • Pyare, S. and W. P. Smith. Connectivity in Pacific Northwest forests: from landscape movements to landscape models to landscape management.
  • Pyare, S. and W. P. Smith. Den use by flying squirrels in fragmented landscapes.
  • Pyare, S. and W. P. Smith. Understanding connectivity: using real animal movements to estimate landscape permeability.

Courses Taught:

Lower Division:

  • ENVS 110 – Intro to ArcGIS
  • ENVS 111 – Intro to Differential GPS
  • ENVS 293 – ST: Mobile GIS Technology Applications
  • ENVS 2xx – Biogeography of Southeast Alaska

Upper Division:

  • ENVS 310 –Intro to GIS
  • ENVS 393 – Advanced GIS
  • ENVS 4xx –Landscape Ecology
  • ENVS 403 –Remote Sensing
  • ENVS 493 –ST:Special Projects in GIS and Remote Sensing

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