Originally from Calgary in Alberta, Canada, Dr. Hugh Robinson began his higher education at the University of Calgary, where he graduated with a B.S. in Geography. Dr. Robinson went on to receive his Master’s and Ph.D. in Natural Resource Sciences at Washington State University, where he studied the population dynamics of cougars and their prey. Dr. Robinson then spent four years as a post doctoral research fellow at the University of Montana, where he gained extensive experience in the quantification of animal population parameters and habitat use. Dr. Robinson has been involved in cougar research since 1996, and his work has helped shape wildlife management in Montana, Washington, British Columbia, and the Mountain National Parks of Canada.
Selected Scientific Publications by Dr. Robinson
- Robinson, H.S., DeSimone, R., Hartway, C., Gude, J., Thompson, M., Mitchell, M., and Hebblewhite, M. 2014. A Test of the Compensatory Mortality Hypothesis in Mountain Lions: A Management Experiment in West-Central Montana. The Journal of Wildlife Management; DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.726
- Robinson, H.S. and R. DeSimone. 2010. The Garnet Mountain Lion Study: characteristics of a hunted population in west-central Montana. Final report, Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Wildlife Bureau, Helena MT. 108pp.
- Griffin, K.A., M. Hebblewhite, H.S. Robinson, P. Zager, S.M. Barber-Meyer, D. Christianson, S. Creel, N.C. Harris, M.A. Hurley, D.H. Jackson, B.K. Johnson, L.D. Mech, W.L. Myers, J.D. Raithel, M. Schlegel, B.L. Smith, C. White, and P. J. White. 2011. Neonatal mortality of elk driven by climate, predator phenology and predator diversity. Journal of Animal Ecology 80:1246-1257.
- DeCesare, N.J., J. Whittington, M. Hebblewhite, H.S. Robinson, M. Bradley, L Neufeld, and M. Musiani. 2011. The role of translocation in recovery of woodland caribou populations. Conservation Biology: 25:365-373.
- DeCesare, N.J., M. Hebblewhite, H.S. Robinson, and M. Musiani. 2010. Endangered, apparently: the role of apparent competition in endangered species conservation. Animal Conservation 13:353-362.
- Cooley, H.S., R.B. Wielgus, G.M. Koehler, H.S. Robinson, and B.T. Maletzke. 2009. Does hunting regulate cougar populations? A test of the compensatory mortality hypothesis. Ecology 90:2913-2921.
- Robinson, H.S., R. Wielgus, H.S. Cooley, and S.W. Cooley. 2008. Sink populations in large carnivore management: cougar (Puma concolor) demography and immigration in a hunted population. Ecological Applications 18:1028-1037.
- Cooley, H.S., H.S. Robinson, R B. Wielgus, and C.S. Lambert. 2008. Cougar prey selection in a white-tailed deer and mule deer community. Journal of Wildlife Management 72:99-106.
- Lambert, C.M.S., R.B. Wielgus, H.S. Robinson, D.D. Katnik, H. S. Cruickshank, R. Clarke, and J. Almack. 2006. Cougar population dynamics and viability in the Pacific Northwest. Journal of Wildlife Management 70:246-254.
- Robinson, H. S., R. B. Wielgus, and J. C. Gwilliam. 2002. Cougar predation and population growth of sympatric mule deer and white-tailed deer. Canadian Journal of Zoology 80:556-568.