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David S. Pilliod

Pilliod, David S.

Supervisory Research Ecologist

Office: 208-426-5202
Fax: 208-426-5210
970 Lusk Street
Boise, ID 83706


1991 B.A. Biology University of California, Santa Cruz, CA
2001 Ph.D. Ecology Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID


monitoring design, amphibian and reptile biology, wildlife ecology, stream ecology, fire ecology

Research Interests

inventory and monitoring, wildlife-habitat relationships, population dynamics, disturbance ecology, conservation biology

Research Team

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation Biology - Team Page


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Anderson, K.E., Glenn, N.F., Spaete, L.P., Shinneman, D.J., Pilliod, D.S., Arkle, R.S., McIlroy, S.K., Derryberry, D.R., 2018, Estimating vegetation biomass and cover across large plots in shrub and grass dominated drylands using terrestrial lidar and machine learning: Ecological Indicators, v. 84, p. 793-802,[Details]

Hardegree, S.P., Abatzoglou, J.T., Brunson, M., Germino, M.J., Hegewisch, K.C., Moffet, C.A., Pilliod, D.S., Roundy, B.A., Boehm, A.R., Meredith, G.R., 2018, Weather-centric rangeland revegetation planning: Rangeland Ecology and Management, v. 71, p. 1-11,[Details]

Anderson, K.E., Glenn, N., Spaete, L.P., Shinneman, D.J., Pilliod, D.S., Arkle, R.S., McIlroy, S.K., Derryberry, D.R., 2017, Methodological considerations of terrestrial laser scanning for vegetation monitoring in the sagebrush steppe: Environmental Monitoring and Assessment, v. 189, p. 578,[Details]

Boyt, B.A., Sun, E.R., Pilliod, D.S., 2017, Effects of wildfire disturbance on diversity and abundance of bees[abs.]: {LargerWorkTitle}, p. poster. [Details]

Copeland, S.M., Munson, S.M., Pilliod, D.S., Welty, J.L., Bradford, J.B., Butterfield, B.J., 2017, Long-term trends in restoration and associated land treatments in the southwestern United States: Restoration Ecology, p. online,[Details]

Li, A., Dhakal, S., Glenn, N.F., Spaete, L.P., Shinneman, D.J., Pilliod, D.S., Arkle, R.S., McIlroy, S.K., 2017, Lidar aboveground vegetation biomass estimates in shrublands- prediction, uncertainties and application to coarser scales: Remote Sensing, v. 9, no. 9, p. 903,[Details]

Muths, E., Chambert, T., Schmidt, B.R., Miller, D.A., Hossack, B.R., Joly, P., Grolet, O., Green, D.M., Pilliod, D.S., Cheylan, M., Fisher, R.N., McCaffery, R.M., Adams, M.J., Palen, W.J., Arntzen, J.W., Garwood, J., Fellers, G.M., Thirion, J., Besnard, A., Grant, E.H., 2017, Heterogeneous responses of temperate-zone amphibian populations to climate change complicates conservation planning: Scientific Reports, p. online,[Details]

Pilliod, D.S., Welty, J.L., Toevs, G., 2017, Seventy-five years of vegetation treatments on public rangelands in the Great Basin of North America: Rangelands, v. 39, no. 1, p. 1-9,[Details]

Pilliod, D.S., Welty, J.L., Arkle, R.S., 2017, Refining the cheatgrass-fire cycle in the Great Basin- Precipitation timing and fine fuel composition predict wildfire trends: Ecology and Evolution, v. 7, no. 19, p. 8126-8151,[Details]

Pilliod, D.S., Rohde, A.T., Charnley, S., Davee, R.R., Dunham, J.B., Gosnell, H., Grant, G.E., Hausner, M.B., Huntington, J.L., Nash, C., 2017, Survey of beaver-related restoration practices in rangeland streams of the western USA: Environmental Management, p. online,[Details]

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