Person

Lisa Irene Muller

Professor & Asst. Head | Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
Overview

Understanding the interactions of biology, behavior, movements, and population genetics will increase our ability to manage wildlife. I use physiological approaches and GPS-tracking technology to investigate management questions about mammals. Recent projects focus on white-tailed deer and elk ecology.

Research Focus

Mammalian Ecology, wildlife physiology, and animal behavior

Teaching Focus

Wildlife Physiology; Ecology and Management of Mammals

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

AGNR 512 - Teaching Internship in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 credit hour(s)

Supervised experience in teaching - test preparation and evaluation of agriculture students.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours for MS students and maximum 4 hours for PhD students.

Other Instructors: Yu, Edward | Grant, Jerome F | Yang, Sheng-I | Walton, Jonathan | Cavasos, Kevin Eric | Mathew, Daniel J | Larson, James Arlan | Eash, Neal | Stephens, Carrie Ann | McLean, Amanda | McLean, Kyle | Kojima, Cheryl Jean | Kerro Dego, Oudessa | Mason, Katie

FWF 490 - Topics in Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries
1 - 3 credit hours

Current issues and problems in forestry, wildlife, and fisheries.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Other Instructors: Graves, Christopher Austin | Webb, Jeffrey Brian

FWF 590 - Advanced Topics in Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
1 - 3 credit hours

Recent advances and concepts, research techniques, and analysis of current problems.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Graves, Christopher Austin | Kwit, Charles

FWF 603 - Research Planning
1 - 15 credit hours

Preliminary research and investigation of dissertation research topic.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 21 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level -graduate.

Other Instructors: Willcox, Emma | Buehler, David A | Wilber, Mark Quentin | Wang, Siqun | Harper, Craig A

WFS 431 - Wildlife Physiology and Nutrition
3 credit hour(s)

An introduction and overview of the physiological and nutritional mechanisms important behind the regulation of wild animal populations (primarily wild birds and mammals). Wildlife responses to seasonal changes in habitat are critical for understanding management options. Discussion of use of chemical immobilization options, physiological indicators, and genetic analysis of wild animal population dynamics. Credit Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both 431 and 531.

WFS 444 - Ecology and Management of Wild Mammals
3 credit hour(s)

Biological and ecological characteristics of game mammals and endangered mammals. Current principles and practices of wild mammal management. Weekend field trip required.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(DE) Prerequisite(s): FWF 315.

WFS 531 - Wildlife Physiology and Nutrition
3 credit hour(s)

Introduction and overview of endocrine and physiological mechanisms regulating wild animal populations (primarily wild birds and mammals): the importance of wildlife physiology and nutrition in monitoring and managing wildlife. Credit Restriction: Students cannot receive credit for both 431 and 531.
Comment(s): Requires senior or graduate standing in the life sciences.

WFS 593 - Independent Study in Wildlife and Fisheries Science
1 - 4 credit hours

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Other Instructors: Gray, Matt | Kwit, Charles

Lisa Irene Muller image
372 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Forestry - Wildlife Science, University of Georgia, 1995
  • MS, Wildlife Biology, Auburn University, 1984
  • BS, Wildlife Management, Auburn University, 1981

Lisa Irene Muller

Professor & Asst. Head | Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
Lisa Irene Muller image
372 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4500
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Forestry - Wildlife Science, University of Georgia, 1995
  • MS, Wildlife Biology, Auburn University, 1984
  • BS, Wildlife Management, Auburn University, 1981
Overview

Understanding the interactions of biology, behavior, movements, and population genetics will increase our ability to manage wildlife. I use physiological approaches and GPS-tracking technology to investigate management questions about mammals. Recent projects focus on white-tailed deer and elk ecology.

Research Focus

Mammalian Ecology, wildlife physiology, and animal behavior

Teaching Focus

Wildlife Physiology; Ecology and Management of Mammals

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

AGNR 512 - Teaching Internship in Agriculture and Natural Resources
1 credit hour(s)

Supervised experience in teaching - test preparation and evaluation of agriculture students.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours for MS students and maximum 4 hours for PhD students.

Other Instructors: Yu, Edward | Grant, Jerome F | Yang, Sheng-I | Walton, Jonathan | Cavasos, Kevin Eric | Mathew, Daniel J | Larson, James Arlan | Eash, Neal | Stephens, Carrie Ann | McLean, Amanda | McLean, Kyle | Kojima, Cheryl Jean | Kerro Dego, Oudessa | Mason, Katie

FWF 490 - Topics in Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries
1 - 3 credit hours

Current issues and problems in forestry, wildlife, and fisheries.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Other Instructors: Graves, Christopher Austin | Webb, Jeffrey Brian

FWF 590 - Advanced Topics in Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
1 - 3 credit hours

Recent advances and concepts, research techniques, and analysis of current problems.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Graves, Christopher Austin | Kwit, Charles

FWF 603 - Research Planning
1 - 15 credit hours

Preliminary research and investigation of dissertation research topic.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 21 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level -graduate.

Other Instructors: Willcox, Emma | Buehler, David A | Wilber, Mark Quentin | Wang, Siqun | Harper, Craig A

WFS 431 - Wildlife Physiology and Nutrition
3 credit hour(s)

An introduction and overview of the physiological and nutritional mechanisms important behind the regulation of wild animal populations (primarily wild birds and mammals). Wildlife responses to seasonal changes in habitat are critical for understanding management options. Discussion of use of chemical immobilization options, physiological indicators, and genetic analysis of wild animal population dynamics. Credit Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both 431 and 531.

WFS 444 - Ecology and Management of Wild Mammals
3 credit hour(s)

Biological and ecological characteristics of game mammals and endangered mammals. Current principles and practices of wild mammal management. Weekend field trip required.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hours and 1 lab.
(DE) Prerequisite(s): FWF 315.

WFS 531 - Wildlife Physiology and Nutrition
3 credit hour(s)

Introduction and overview of endocrine and physiological mechanisms regulating wild animal populations (primarily wild birds and mammals): the importance of wildlife physiology and nutrition in monitoring and managing wildlife. Credit Restriction: Students cannot receive credit for both 431 and 531.
Comment(s): Requires senior or graduate standing in the life sciences.

WFS 593 - Independent Study in Wildlife and Fisheries Science
1 - 4 credit hours

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Other Instructors: Gray, Matt | Kwit, Charles