Matt Dietz, Ph.D.

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Ecologist Matt Dietz earned his PhD in Natural Resources and Environment from the University of Michigan, focusing his studies on the effects of human disturbance – in particular, road traffic – on the distribution, stress physiology, and reproductive success of migratory landbirds. He has been at The Wilderness Society since spring of 2006.

Prior to his field work in ornithology, Matt worked at the League of Conservation Voters and the Sierra Club and was the director of The Western North Carolina Alliance, a regional grassroots conservation organization.

Matt is now working to bring scientific information to bear on issues relating to roads, transportation, and motorized recreation in California’s National Forests.