I have been with the Mt. Graham Red Squirrel Monitoring Project since its inception in 1989. This has been a unique opportunity to closely observe changes in a single system over the years. On a day to day basis, I supervise team biologists and technicians, oversee the population censuses of squirrels on monitored areas, manage long-term databases for the project, as well as prepare reports, manuscripts, and presentations. I still manage to spend time in the field, keeping up with the squirrels. I especially enjoy the cool weather on Mt. Graham in the summer!
John Koprowski's research interests focus on the integration of basic ecological research into conservation and management decision making. He prefers to investigate basic ecological questions that have the potential to be applied to real-world problems in the conservation of biodiversity. As a result, many of his research group's studies focus on model species that are threatened or endangered or ecosystems that are rare or undergoing rapid change. His team enjoys collaborative work on a local, regional, national, and international scale and continuously seeks cooperators to investigate the impacts of climate change, population growth, and other anthropogenic influences.