Stella CapocciaAssociate Professor
Chemistry & Biology Building (CBB) 219
Phone: 406-496-4717
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Stella Capoccia is an associate professor in the Department of Biology. Dr. Capoccia’s main research interests focus on human dimensions of wildlife management and the human-animal relationship. Her current research looks at trends in waterfowl migration and helping to develop an up-dated mitigation plan for the Berkeley Pit. Dr. Capoccia also studies the social dynamics of urban chickens and how that could result in exposure to disease. In the past, her field work included working toward the conservation of the Sonoran pronghorn in southern Arizona and brown and black bear conservation with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks. Dr. Capoccia has a strong background in animal geography, environmental policy, and political ecology. She received her Ph.D. in Geography from Rutgers University studying the political ecology of wildlife conservation in east Africa. Her Master’s Degree is in Environmental Policy from Clark University, where she studied urban wildlife policy. Dr. Capoccia’s Bachelor’s degree in biology served as the foundation for her graduate research and current position at Montana Tech.

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