Todd Cross

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Todd Cross

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

  • Office: 1648 South 7th Avenue, Bozeman, Montana 59717
  • Phone: 406.209.8633
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Personal Summary

I am a postdoctoral research scientist at the University of Montana stationed at the Forest Service’s National Genomics Laboratory for Wildlife & Fish Conservation. Here, I am involved in a large-scale greater sage-grouse conservation genetics project which aims to understand population structure and to identify landscape and environmental features critical to maintaining genetic connectivity for this species of great conservation concern. I use cutting-edge genomic methods and robust genetic tools to gather information from thousands of birds sampled from leks across the species’ range. My efforts are in close collaboration with state and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations involved with sage grouse management across the eleven western states within the species’ range. Together, we are tackling an unprecedentedly large study which will provide a comprehensive view of genetic population structure, patterns of diversity, and qualitative connectivity data.


Ph.D., Wildlife Biology, University of Montana, 2017

Postbaccaleaureate, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado Boulder, 2010

B.S., Biology, Wheaton College, 2006