Dr. Brian Hiller

Associate Professor

Office/Department: Biology

Location: Sattgast Hall 218L

Phone: (218) 755-2212

Box #: 27

Email: bhiller@bemidjistate.edu

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  • University of Connecticut
    PhD in Wildlife Management
  • University of Connecticut
    MS in Wildlife Management
  • Bemidji State University
    MS-Ed in Curriculum and Instruction
  • University of Vermont
    BS in Wildlife Biology


Fall Classes
Principles of Wildlife Management
Wildlife Management Techniques
Advanced Field Projects I (Capstone research)
Spring Classes
Upland Wildlife Management
Human Dimensions of Wildlife
Advanced Field Projects II (Capstone research)
Summer Classes
People and The Environment
Fish and Wildlife Law & Administration
Additional Classes
Human Biology
General Biology-ecology/evolution

Research Interests

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.

Recent Work

Gregonis, Michael A., Brian J. Hiller, Brian C. Teft, and Robert E. Eriksen. 2011. 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.

Other Information

Affiliated Student Groups

Bemidji State Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society
Bemidji State Student Chapter of Ducks Unlimited
Bemidji State Student Chapter of Minnesota Deer Hunters Association

Faculty member in the Biology Department since 2012.