Christopher Hoving

Christopher Hoving

Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

MSU Natural Resources Building, rm 17

Major Advisor:

William Porter


Chris received his B.S. in Fish and Wildlife from Michigan State University and his M.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Maine. Chris has worked for the Michigan Department of Natural Resources since 2003, first as a private lands biologist, and then later as the state's Endangered Species Coordinator. In 2012, he took a newly created position as Adaptation Specialist, where he focuses on the challenges of adapting wildlife management to a changing climate. At Michigan State University, Chris studies the resilience of wildlife habitat investments using multiple climate scenarios. His research uses agent-based models and climate projections to determine robust strategies to conserve oak-hickory forest habitat for wildlife. His interests include applying complex adaptive systems theory to applied wildlife management, especially in the context of conserving the wild character, biological diversity, and social-ecological resilience

Affiliated Page:

Boone and Crockett Quantitative Wildlife Center