Dr. Jacob Haus

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Assistant Professor of Biology

Office/Department: Biology, Department of

Location: Sattgast Hall 218L

Phone: (218) 755-4372

Box #: 27

Email: jacob.haus@bemidjistate.edu

Website: ResearchGate
Website: LinkedIn
Website: Google Scholar

Degrees

  • University of Delaware, Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology (Certificate in Statistics), 2017
  • University of Delaware, M.S. in Wildlife Ecology, 2013
  • Bemidji State University, B.S. in Biology, 2010

Teaching

  • BIOL 4780 Wildlife Management Techniques
  • BIOL 4530 Ecology and Management of Large Mammals
  • BIOL 4520 Mammalogy
  • BIOL 2610 General Ecology
  • BIOL 4894 Advanced Research Projects

Research Interests

Dr. Haus is a Certified Wildlife Biologist® who specializes in the ecology and management of large mammals, particularly white-tailed deer. His research interests include the behavior, survival, and habitat use of hunted populations. He has studied the influence of individual-specific behaviors on mortality risk in adult deer, the effects of predation on fawn survival, harvest rates of yearling bucks on public land, as well as the impact of various disease outbreaks on deer management. He also has an interest in emerging GPS telemetry technology and analytical methods used to study animal movement. He has been a faculty member in the Biology Department at Bemidji State University since 2019.

Recent Work

Dion, J. R., J. M. Haus, J. E. Rogerson, and J. L. Bowman. 2020. White-tailed deer neonate survival in the absence of predators. Ecosphere 11:e03122. DOI:10.1002/ecs.2.3122

Haus, J. M., S. L. Webb, B. K. Strickland, K. P. McCarthy, J. E. Rogerson, and J. L. Bowman. 2020. Individual heterogeneity in habitat use has implications for survival in adult white-tailed deer. Ecosphere 11:e03064. DOI:10.1002/ecs2.3064

Haus, J. M., J. R. Dion, M. M. Kalb, E. L. Ludwig, J. E. Rogerson, and J. L. Bowman. 2020. Interannual variability in survival rates for adult female white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 84:675–684. DOI:10.1002/jwmg.21834

Holland, A. M., J. M. Haus, T. B. Eyler, M. D. Duda, and J. L. Bowman. 2020. Revisiting hunter perceptions toward chronic wasting disease; changes in behavior over time. Animals 10:187. (Invited paper) DOI:10.3390/ani10020187

Dion, J. R., J. M. Haus, J. E. Rogerson, and J. L. Bowman. 2019. An initial performance review of vaginal implant transmitters paired with GPS collars. Animal Biotelemetry 7:22. DOI:10.1186/s40317-019-0184-4

Haus, J. M., S. L. Webb, B. K. Strickland, J. E. Rogerson, and J. L. Bowman. 2019. Land use and dispersal influence mortality in white-tailed deer. Journal of Wildlife Management 83:1185–1196. DOI:10.1002/jwmg.21666

Haus, J. M., T. B. Eyler, and J. L. Bowman. 2019. A spatially and temporally concurrent comparison of popular density estimators for white-tailed deer. Northeastern Naturalist 26:305–324. DOI:10.1656/045.026.0207

Haus, J. M., J. A. Demchur, J. R. Dion, P. L. Habecker, and J. L. Bowman. 2018. Theileriosis identified in multiple neonatal white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in Delaware, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 54:885–888. DOI:10.7589/2018-02-044

Haus, J. M., T. B. Eyler, M. D. Duda, and J. L. Bowman. 2017. Hunter perception towards chronic wasting disease; implications for harvest and management. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41:294–300. DOI:10.1002/wsb.761

Haus, J. M. 2017. Survival, movement, and habitat selection of adult white-tailed deer in southern Delaware. Dissertation, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. Link.

Haus, J. M. 2013. The impact of CWD on deer harvest and determining methods to estimate deer abundance. Master’s Thesis, University of Delaware, Newark, DE. Link.

Recommended Links

BSU Wildlife Society Facebook Page

Texas A&M Wildlife Job Board

The Wildlife Society

American Society of Mammalogists