University of Nevada, Reno
Mike Collopy is the Assistant Vice President for Research and the Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research at the University of Nevada, Reno. In this capacity he is responsible for strengthening the interdisciplinary research and education focus of environmental programs throughout the university. Prior to working at UNR (1991-2001), Collopy served as Director of a federal research laboratory (currently known as the Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center) headquartered at Oregon State University, in Corvallis, Oregon. Before that, he was on the faculty of the Department of Wildlife and Range Sciences at the University of Florida (1980-1991; Chair from 1987-1991).
Throughout his career, Collopy has directed research on the behavior, habitat requirements, and ecology of a variety of avian species, particularly birds of prey. Collopy is particularly interested in helping both undergraduate and graduate students develop the technical and interpersonal skills necessary to successfully compete for positions in academia and natural resource management/conservation.