Academics

Wendy McIntyre

Professor, Environ Study

Degrees: Ph.D., Environmental Science, University of Virginia, 2001; Master of Forestry, Forestry and Environmental Management, Duke University, 1983; Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Studies, the Colorado College, 1981

Office: Environmental Studies , Lewis Hall #124

Phone: 909/748-8591 Campus Ext. 8591

E-mail: wendy_mcintyre@redlands.edu

Portrait

Academic Interests and Areas of Expertise

  • Biodiversity including Common Ravens as a threat to declining desert tortoise populations in the Mojave Desert and Neotropical Migrant bird declines
  • Public Lands History, Policy, Management and Issues including reintroduction of wolves to Central Idaho, the Central Idaho Economic Development and role and policies of Secretaries of Interior under the Carter, Regan Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama Administrations

Professional Background

Dr. McIntyre is the current Chair of the Department of Environmental Studies at the University.

Her research on common ravens as a threat to desert tortoise has been instrumental to the US Fish and Wildlife Service’s ability to quantify the threat of ravens as a predator of desert tortoise. This included determination of geographic locations where the Fish and Wildlife Service would exercise control of raven populations in the Mojave desert. Management plans of increased control of human waste availability to ravens were also developed from this research.

Dr. McIntyre’s recent research on public lands was the subject of her 2008-2009 sabbatical research. This research includes a number of public land issues such as policies of various administrations that affect public lands and the implementation of these policies by Secretaries of Interior; wolf re-introduction on public lands in Idaho; changes in public land grazing policy and resulting socio-economic implications and changes to public land logging policy and resulting socio-economic implications. This research interest dates back to her undergraduate thesis on the Sagebrush Rebellion, completed in 1981.

Dr. McIntyre’s dissertation research at the University of Virginia involved declining Neotropical migrant bird populations in Albemarle County, Virginia. This was the first county in the United States to adopt a biodiversity conservation plan as part of their Comprehensive County Management and Development Plan. Dr. McIntyre’s GIS-based research and resulting GIS maps were provided to the County identifying areas that had relatively high, low, or declining biodiversity so that county planners could use this geographic information in development decisions given their commitment to biodiversity conservation.

Prior to her time at the University of Redlands Dr. McIntyre was engaged in a number of professional endeavors including being Manager for of the Mountain Cloud Chemistry Project at the University of Virginia site, one of six collaborative sites in the eastern US. At the time (1986-1990) this was the largest funded EPA project in history. Dr. McIntyre was also the owner and manager of Nature’s Own Landscapes, an environmentally sustainable and friendly landscaping company. She was a Professional Forester working in forestry consulting and industry.

Courses Offered at Redlands

  • EVST 100 Introduction to Environmental Studies
  • EVST 230 Biodiversity
  • EVST 305 Ecology for Environmental Scientists
  • EVST 335 Green Business
  • EVST 425 Public Lands, History, Policy, Management and Issues
  • EVST 250 Environmental Design Studio: Ravens as a threat to Desert Tortoise
  • EVST 260 May Term Travel Course: The Ecology of Australia and New Zealand
  • EVST 260 May Term Travel Course: Rwanda People, Biodiversity and Public Lands
  • EVSST 475 Senior Capstone
  • First Year Seminar: Environmental Activism and Service

Previous Teaching Experience

  • Mary Baldwin College, 1998-2000
  • Sweet Briar College, 2000
  • The University of Virginia, 1996-1998

Professional Experience

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Mountain Cloud Chemistry Project, Department of Environmental Sciences, Lead Forester, Site Manager, Project Manager, 1986 – 1991

Sweet Briar College, Sweet Briar, VA
Naturalist in Residence, Summer 2000

Nature’s Own Landscapes, Charlottesville, VA
Owner, Manager, 1990 - 1995

Continental Forest Investments, Inc., Hopewell, VA
Forester, 1985 - 1986

Mid Atlantic Forestry, Charlottesville, VA
Forester, 1985

City of Newport News, Newport News, VA
Park Naturalist, 1983 - 1985

Awards and Honors

  • Nominee for Outstanding Teaching Award, 2003-2004, University of Redlands
  • Nominee for Professor of the Year, 2004-2005, University of Redlands
  • Who’s Who of American Teachers, 2005
  • Phenomenal Woman of the Year, 2004, University of Redlands Women’s Center

Grants

Hewlett Packard Teaching Technology Grant,
Increased Effectiveness of Field Courses Through Technology, May 2009, $77,000

Grant from Steve and Adriana Yamshorn
for Environmental Studies Department Equipment, Fall 2005, $5128

United States Fish and Wildlife Service Grant, August 2005, $2,430

Faculty Research Grant, University of Redlands, Spring 2007, $1800

Publications, Presentations and Panels

Publications

McIntyre, B. M. 2006. "Raven Nest Mapping for Management Plan and Threats Assessment for the Desert Tortoise," Contract No. 814405m053. Report to the U.S. fish and Wildlife Service.

McIntyre, B. M., M. A. Scholl and J. T. Sigmon. 1990. "A Quantitative Description of a Deciduous Forest Canopy Using a Photographic Technique." Forest Science 36(2): 381-393.

Harrison, E. A., B. M. McIntyre and R. D. Dueser. 1989. "Community Dynamics and Topographic Controls on Forest Pattern in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia." Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club 116(1): 1-14.

McIntyre, B. M., S. L. Paige, U. H. Riesenkonig and N. D. Tammi. 1982. "Calculation and Display of Diversity Information for the National Forest Management Act." Supplement No. 67 to Contract No. A8fs-20, 148.

Selected Presentations

B. M. McIntyre. 92nd Annual Meeting of The Ecological Society of America, San Jose, California, August 2007. “Using GIS to Inform Managers of Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Raven Predation on Juvenile Desert Tortoise in the Mojave Desert”

B. M. McIntyre and T.L. Leuteritz. 26th Annual ESRI Users Conference, San Diego, California, August 2006. “Using GIS to Quantify the Threat and Status of Common Raven to Desert Tortoise at the Fort Irwin / NTC Translocation Site”

B. M. McIntyre. 31st Annual Meeting and Symposium of The Desert Tortoise Council, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2006. “Quantifying the Raven Threat in the Translocation Area, Fort Irwin National Training Center”

B. M. McIntyre. 90th Annual meeting of The Ecological Society of America, Montreal, Canada, August 2005. “Spatial Patterns of Raven Nesting and Juvenile Desert Tortoise Predation in the Mojave Desert.”

B. M. McIntyre. 30th Annual meeting and symposium of The Desert Tortoise Council, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2005. “Raven nesting and Juvenile desert tortoise Predation in 2004 in the Mojave Desert.”

B. M. McIntyre. 29th Annual Meeting and symposium of The Desert Tortoise Council, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2004. “The Common Raven (Corvus Corax) as a threat to Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii).”

B. M. McIntyre. 88th Annual Meeting of The Ecological Society of America, Savannah, Georgia, August 2003. “The Common Raven (Corvus Corax) as a threat to Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii), West Mojave Desert, California.”

B. M. McIntyre. 87th Annual Meeting of The Ecological Society of America, Tucson, Arizona, August 2002. “The Role of Spatial Scale in Neotropical Migrant Bird Habitat Selection: A Local Conservation Issue.”

B. M. McIntyre. County Board of Supervisors Meeting, Albemarle County, Virginia, May 1998. “Biodiversity Assessment in Albemarle County.”

B. M. McIntyre. Beyond Green Conference, Charlottesville, Virginia, April, 1997. “History and Policy of Federal Public Land Management.”

B. M. McIntyre. National Park Service Research Forum, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, May 1991. “Origins of elevated night time ozone levels on mountain peaks in the Shenandoah National Park.”

B. M. McIntyre. National Park Service Research Forum, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia, May 1990. “Quantification of the deciduous forest canopy; Assessment of Gypsy Moth damage.”

Presentations with Graduate and Undergratuate Students

Jo Anna Vance and Blodwyn McIntyre, 14th Annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCURR), Occidental College, November 18, 2006, “Temporal and spatial Patterns of Juvenile Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) Predation by the Common Raven (Corvus corax).” Oral presentation by Jo Anna Vance

Danica Shaffer-Smith and Blodwyn McIntyre, 31st Annual Meeting and Symposium of The Desert Tortoise Council, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2006, “Pellet Analysis of Predaceous Birds in the Mojave Desert” Oral presentation by Danica Schafer-Smith.

Wendy Hurd and Blodwyn McIntyre, 31st Annual Meeting and Symposium of The Desert Tortoise Council, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2006, “Designing a Geodatabase: Using the Nest Survey Data for the Raven Management Project.” Oral presentation by Wendy Hurd (MSGIS Student).

Professional Affiliations

  • Redlands Institute Research Faculty 2001 – 2006
  • Society for Conservation GIS
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Board of Directors, Desert Legacy Fund
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Board of Directors, San Bernardino Valley Audubon Society 2001-2004

Wendy McIntyre is the Faculty Advisor of Students for Environmental Action, and is a past advisor of the Women’s Center and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered Student Group.


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