Dr. Chadwick RittenhouseProfessor Rittenhouse

Assistant Professor in Residence

Department of Natural Resources & the Environment
Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Center

Office: University of Connecticut U-4087, 1376 Storrs Road, Storrs, CT 06269-4087 (Room #223B)
Phone:  860-486-0335
Fax: 860-486-5408
Email: chadwick.rittenhouse@uconn.edu

Education

Professional Experience

Courses Taught

Research Interests

Research Projects

Publications

Education

PhD 2008 University of Missouri, Wildlife Science
MS 2003 University of Missouri, Wildlife Science
BS 2000 University of Wisconsin-Madison, Wildlife Ecology

Professional Experience

2018 - Present Assistant Professor in Residence, University of Connecticut

Director, Master of Energy and Environmental Management program

Coordinator, Sustainable Environmental Planning and Management program

2011 - 2018 Assistant Research Professor, University of Connecticut
2011 - 2011 Leadership Institute Fellow, The Wildlife Society
2008 - 2011 Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Wisconsin

Courses Taught

NRE 5200 Sustainable Natural Resources Management
NRE 5205 Decision Methods in Natural Resources and the Environment
NRE 5210 Communications for Environmental Decision Makers
NRE 5220 Environmental Planning for Sustainable Communities and Regions
NRE 5830 Internship in Energy and Environmental Management
NRE 5850 Practicum in Energy and Environmental Management

Research Interests

My research team works at the intersection of science and management as it relates to conservation planning, decision making, and landscape and wildlife ecology. Our projects include remote sensing and GIS studies of forest disturbance, vegetation dynamics, and land cover change, and studies of animal resource selection, movements, population abundance, and survival, for species ranging from elk and mule deer to box turtles and birds. More recently, we have focused on environmental planning, especially geospatial tools for protection, management, and restoration of wildlife and their habitats.

    Publications

    Recent Publications

    • Wright, D.W., C.D. Rittenhouse, K. Moran, T.E. Worthley, and T.A.G. Rittenhouse. 2021. Bat responses to silviculture treatments: Activity over 13 years of regeneration. Forest Ecology and Management 494: 119359.

    • Zhang, J., R. Shang, C.D. Rittenhouse, C. Witharana, and Z. Zhu. 2021. Evaluating the impacts of models, data density and irregularity on reconstructing and forecasting dense Landsat time series. Science of Remote Sensing 4: 100023.

    • Rittenhouse, C.D., and A.I. Kovach. 2020. Assessment of alternative sampling designs for range-wide monitoring of New England cottontail. Wildlife Society Bulletin: 44:798-806.

    • Smiley, R.A., C.D. Rittenhouse, T.W. Mong, and K.L. Monteith. 2020. Assessing nutritional condition of mule deer using a photographic index. Wildlife Society Bulletin 44:208–213.

    • Liberati, M.R., C.D. Rittenhouse, and J.C. Vokoun. 2020. Subdivision for conservation? Landscape and Urban Planning 195:103723.

    • Liberati, M.R., C.D. Rittenhouse, and J.C. Vokoun. 2019. Addressing ecological, economic, and social tradeoffs of refuge expansion in constrained landscapes. Landscape Ecology 34:627–647.