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Dr. Brian James Hiller

Assistant Professor


Office: S 218L

Phone: (218) 755-2212

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Courses Regularly Taught

  • Principles of Wildlife Management
  • Wildlife Management Techniques
  • Upland Wildlife Management
  • Fish & Wildlife Law and Administration
  • Advanced Field Projects
  • Parasitology
  • Human Biology
  • General Biology


  • University of Connecticut, Ph.D., Wildlife Management
  • University of Connecticut, M.S., Wildlife Management
  • Bemidji State University, M.S.-Ed., Curriculum and Instruction
  • University of Vermont, B.S., Wildlife Biology


Being a curious person by nature, my research interests include a wide variety of wildlife-related topics.  My graduate work was focused on the presence in, concentrations of, and potential impacts of contaminants on American woodcock (Scolopax minor). I am still very interested  in the various impacts of contaminants on a wide variety of wildlife groups, especially migratory birds, but my research interests have expanded since coming to Bemidji State.  Some additional areas of interest include furbearer management, urban-suburban deer management, population monitoring methods, non-game bird management, native prairie management, and invasive plant management.

Selected Publications

Gregonis, Michael A., Brian J. Hiller, Brian C. Teft, and Robert E. Eriksen.  In Press.  Assessment of nuisance wild turkey issues throughout the United States and Canada.  In Proceedings of the tenth national wild turkey symposium 10:000-000.

Brian J. Hiller, John S. Barclay.  2010. Concentrations of Heavy Metals in American Woodcock Harvested in Connecticut.  Arch Environ Contam Toxicol.  DOI 10.1007/s00244-010-9525-2.

B.J. Hiller, I.F. Sidor, S. De Guise, and J.S. Barclay.  2007.  Prevalence and Ultrastructure of Sarcocystis in American Woodcock Harvested in Connecticut.  J. Parasitology, 93 (6), 2007, pp. 1529-1530.

Affiliated Student Groups

  • Bemidji State Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society
  • Bemidji State Student Chapter of Ducks Unlimited

Faculty member in the Biology Department since 2012.