Dr. Dustin Ranglack

Associate Professor

Office: BHS 343   |    Phone: (308) 865-8545   |    Email: ranglackdh@unk.edu

Dr. Dustin Ranglack



Areas of Interest:

  • Large mammal ecology and management, Wildlife space use, Predator-prey interactions, Human-wildlife conflict


Professional Affiliations:



  • Ritson, R., Ranglack, D. H., and Bickford, N.  2019.  Comparing social media observations of animals during a solar eclipse to published research.  Animals 9(2):59.
  • King, K. C., Caven, A. J., Leung, K. G., Ranglack, D. H., and Arcilla, N.  2019.  High society: behavioral patterns as a feedback loop to social structure in Plains bison (Bison bison bison).  Mammal Research  https://doi.org/10.1007/s13364-019-00416-7
  • O’Connor, B., Fryda, N. J.,  and Ranglack, D. H.  2018.  Effects of environmental and anthropogenic landscape features on harvest of mule deer in Nebraska. PeerJ 6:e5510. (open access)
  • Bickford, N. A., Smith, L., Bickford, S., Bice, M., and Ranglack, D. H.  2017.  Evaluating the role of CSR and SLO in ecotourism: collaboration for economic and environmental sustainability of Arctic resources.  Resources 6(2): 21.
  • Ranglack, D. H., Neuman-Lee, L. A., French, S. S., and du Toit, J. T.  2017.  Considerations of context and scale when using fecal glucocorticoids to indicate stress in large mammals: a study of wild American plains bison.  Southwestern Naturalist 62(1): 62-68.
  • Ranglack, D. H., Proffitt, K. M., Canfield, J. E., Gude, J. A., Rotella, J. J., and Garrott, R. A.  2017.  Security areas for maintaining elk on publically accessible lands during archery and rifle hunting seasons in western Montana.  Journal of Wildlife Management  DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21258.
  • Ranglack, D. H., Dobson, L. K., du Toit, J. T., and Derr, J.  2015.  Genetic analysis of the Henry Mountains bison population.  PLoS ONE 10(12): e0144239.
  • Ranglack, D. H. and du Toit, J. T.  2015.  Habitat selection by free-ranging bison in a mixed grazing system on public land.  Rangeland Ecology and Management 68(4): 349-353.
  • Ranglack, D. H. and du Toit, J. T.  2015.  Bison with benefits: towards integrating wildlife and ranching sectors on a public rangeland in the western USA.  Oryx  DOI: 10.1017/S0030605314001197
  • Ranglack, D. H. and du Toit, J. T.  2015.  Wild bison as ecological indicators of the effectiveness of management practices to increase forage quality on open rangeland.  Ecological Indicators 56:145-151.
  • Ranglack, D. H., Durham, S. L., and du Toit, J. T.  2015.  Competition on the range: science versus perception in a bison-cattle conflict in the western USA.  Journal of Applied Ecology 52(2):467-474. (Editor's choice, Southwood Prize)
  • Koons, D. N., Terletzky, P., Adler, P. B., Wolfe, M. L., Ranglack, D. H., Howe, F. P., Hersey, K., Paskett, W., and du Toit, J. T.  2012.  Climate and density-dependent drivers of recruitment in plains bison.  Journal of Mammalogy 93(2): 475-481.