Peter Bramley Sharpe, Research Ecologist

Peter holding eagle

IWS - Avalon Office

P.O. Box 2500
Avalon, CA 90704





Ph.D. - Zoology - Colorado State University, 1998

M.S. - Zoology - Southern Illinois University, 1991

B.S. - Ecology/Ethology/Evolution - University of Illinois, 1988

Recent Research:

1997 - Present: Research Wildlife Ecologist, Institute for Wildlife Studies, Avalon, California. Directing bald eagle restoration and monitoring projects on Santa Catalina (1997-present) and Santa Cruz (2002-present) Islands, CA. Also direct small-scale osprey reintroduction on Santa Catalina Island, golden eagle relocation program on the northern Channel Islands (2006-present) and assist with island fox research on several of the California Channel Islands.

1996: Biological Science Technician, National Biological Service, Ft. Collins, Colorado. Developing, managing, and analyzing database on shorebird distributions during spring and fall migration throughout midcontinent North America.

1991 - 1994: Graduate Research Assistant, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colorado. Conducted research on behavioral ecology of Townsend's ground squirrels in southwestern Idaho.

1991: Biological Technician, U.S. Forest Service, Tiller, Oregon. Surveyed for northern spotted owls in the Umpqua National Forest

1991: Research Technician, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.Collected behavioral data on imprinted ruffed grouse.

1988 - 1990: Graduate Research Assistant, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois. Monitored population of reintroduced ruffed grouse in southern Illinois through trapping and radio-telemetry. Assisted in quail counts and operation of deer and rabbit check stations. Conducted research on ruffed grouse habitat use using imprinted ruffed grouse.


Wildlife ecology and conservation

Behavioral ecology

Effects of contaminants on wildlife populations

Human/wildlife interactions

Wildlife - habitat relationships

Remote video monitoring systems