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Kristel Bakker

Kristel Bakker

Kristel Bakker



College of Arts and Sciences


Ph.D. Biological Sciences, South Dakota State University, 2000
M.S., South Dakota State University
B.S., South Dakota State University


I teach General Biology, Conservation Biology, Cells and Tissues, and Biological Instrumentation.

Research interests:  wildlife ecology and management, specialize in grassland nesting bird habitat requirements and management


Office Location: Science Center
Phone: 605-256-5194