Assistant Professor of Wildland Resources, Utah State University


Post-Doctoral Researcher. 2016-2018. Washington State University (advised by Tom Besser & Paul Cross)

Ph.D. Biology. 2016.  Penn State (advised by Peter Hudson)

M.S. Statistics. 2010. Montana State (advised by Megan Higgs)

B.A. Biological Modeling (Self-designed). 2006. Saint Olaf College (advised by Julie Legler)

PUBLICATIONS (link to page)

  • EAGLES RSPF Tool. K. Manlove, D. Weiss, J., Sheldon. Software in conjunction with NASA-RRSC grant deliverables via Yellowstone Ecological Research Center.
  • Power analysis software for the Greater Yellowstone Network Watershed. K. Manlove and K. Irvine.
  • ONCOR: A Computer program for genetic stock identification. S. Kalinowski, K. Manlove, and M.L. Taper.


  • WILD 6500: Design and analysis of ecological experiments (Utah State University, 2018)
  • STAT 411/511: Data analysis (Montana State University, 2018)
  • Disease Modeling Workshop (Apr. 2017 and Apr. 2018), Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Intermediate R Workshop (National Meeting of The Wildlife Society, October 2016)
  • BIOL 412: Disease Ecology (TA; Penn State, 2014)
  • Coursera Epidemics (TA; Penn State, 2013-2014)
  • STAT 217: Intermediate Statistics (TA; Montana State University, 2009-2010)
  • STAT 216: Introductory Statistics (TA: Montana State University, 2008-2010)


  • Research Scientist, Western Transportation Institute, Montana State University (2010-2016)
  • Statistical Consultant/Research Assistant, Penn State Department of Biology (2010-2012)
  • Ecological Statistician, Yellowstone Ecological Research Center (2010-2011)
  • Wildlife Disease Working Group board member, The Wildlife Society (2017-)
  • Invited Attendee, Wildlife Disease Spillover Workshop, YNP (2018)
  • Symposium organizer, National Meeting of The Wildlife Society (October 2016)
  • Co-Coordinator, Bozeman JAGS Working Group (Jan-May 2016)
  • Invited Attendee, RAPIDD Interpreting serological data workshop (2016)
  • Invited Attendee, NIMBioS Modeling Disease transmission at the interface of wildlife, livestock, and poultry populations workshop (Knoxville TN, 2014)
  • Coordinator, CIDD R Basics Seminar (Penn State, 2013)
  • Co-coordinator, Challenges to conservation: Infection and immunity in wildlife metapopulations workshop (Penn State, 2012)