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Clifford G. Rice, Ph.D., Rice, Research Scientist


Research Focus
Large mammal populations and conservation

Ph.D.  Texas A&M University
M.Sc.  Colorado State University
B.A.  Macalester College

University Affiliations
Affiliate faculty, University of Idaho
Adjunct Faculty, Western Washington University

Clifford G. Rice, Ph.D.
Research Scientist

Dr. Clifford G. Rice was Game Surveys Coordinator with WDFW before starting research on mountain goats in 2002. Prior to joining WDFW, he was an endangered species biologist with a U.S. Army Research Laboratory (USACERL). He also was a biologist in the Northern Mariana Islands where his work involved feral goat eradication and inventory and monitoring of many species such as flying foxes and megapodes. He has a long-standing interest in wildlife of the Indian subcontinent including serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nepal and implementing projects on sloth bear and Nilgiri tahr.

Current Research

  • Black-tailed deer in western Washington’s managed forests.

Selected Publications