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:

  • British Ecological Society
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Society for Conservation Biology
  • The Wildlife Society


  • Ranglack, D.H.  2014.  American bison ecology and bison-cattle interactions in an isolated montane environment. Ph. D. Dissertation, Utah State University, Logan, Utah. 144 pp.


  • Schlater, S.M., Ringenberg, J.M., Bickford, N., and Ranglack, D.H.  2021.  White-tailed jackrabbits (Lepus townsendii): A review and call for research. Southwestern Naturalist  65(2):161-172. 
  • Grace, M.K., Akcakaya, H.R., Bennett, E.L.,...Ranglack, D.H., and et al.  2021.  Testing a global standard for quantifying species recovery and assessing conservation impact.  Conservation Biology  https://conbio.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cobi.13756. 
  • Caven, A.J., Leung, K.G., Vinton, C., Krohn, B., Wiese, J. D., Slater, J., and Ranglack, D.H.  2021.  A behavioral index for assessing bison stress level during handling and demographic predictors of stress response.  Journal of Applied Animal Welfare  doi: 10.1080/10888705.2021.1963250. 
  • Peterson, B.C., Farrell, P.D., Fehlhafer, D., Reinson, M.C., and Ranglack, D.H.  2021.  Antler casting phenology and a late-breeding observation by white-tailed deer.  Transactions of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences 41:29–41. 
  • 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.