DeStefano, Stephen

Stephen DeStefano is a Research Wildlife Biologist with the U. S. Geological Survey’s Cooperative Research Unit Program, and a Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. He has B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Wildlife Biology from the Universities of Massachusetts, Wisconsin, and Idaho, respectively, and has served with Cooperative Research Units at Oregon State University and the University of Arizona.  Stephen has worked on a variety of wildlife species and issues, including endangered species, forest wildlife, urban/suburban wildlife, and human-wildlife interactions. He is a board member of the Urban Wildlife Working Group of The Wildlife Society (TWS) of North America, a Fellow of TWS, and has several awards for research, service, and publications.  He has produced over 100 academic papers and reports and co-authored two scientific books.  Coyote at the Kitchen Door is his first book for the general reader.

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On his book Coyote at the Kitchen Door: Living with Wildlife in Suburbia
(Our Cover Feature of February 04, 2010)