Dr. Vicky Meretsky teaches conservation biology, climate change impacts on natural resources, graduate statistics, and graduate capstone courses. She has been with IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) since 1997 and holds affiliate appointments in the Department of Biology, the Maurer School of Law, the Integrated Program in the Environment, the Russian and Eastern European Institute, and the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resources Center. Dr. Meretsky serves as director of SPEA’s Scholars of Global Citizenship Program, is a member of the Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching, and is science advisor to the Nature Conservancy and the Sycamore Land Trust in Indiana. She also serves on the Technical Advisory Committee on Herpetofauna for the Indiana Division of Fish and Wildlife. Dr. Meretsky’s current research agenda includes conservation planning on public lands, impacts of state and federal planting policies on managed relocation under climate change, and methods of improving teaching and training of graduate students of science and policy. She has won numerous awards for excellence in teaching. Before coming to IU, Dr. Meretsky worked for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as a research biologist studying endangered species and ecosystem management in the Grand Canyon.
- Ph.D., University of Arizona, 1995
- M.Sc., Statistics, University of Arizona, 1993
- M.Sc., Wildlife Ecology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, 1988
- B.Sc., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1980