Author Archives: Daniel Kinka, PhD

About Daniel Kinka, PhD

Wildlife Restoration Ecologist. Amateur musician, radio journalist, brewer, and writer.

The Great Barrier Reef! A Virtual Field Trip.

Aimee Tallian and I went to school together at Utah State University and she is one of my dearest friends. She is trying to bring science to kids around the country and the globe. Please consider donating to her Kickstarter … Continue reading

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Dissertation: Defended

Here’s a link to the video of my successful PhD defense seminar. The dissertation is still being revised, per committee suggestions, but I’m a Doctor of Philosophy in Ecology now. https://mpvideo.usu.edu/media/0_e57m1qwe

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New Gig

I’m a little late reporting here, but I’m happy to announce that on January 15th I started a job with American Prairie Reserve as a Wildlife Restoration Manager, helping them restore wildlife to one of the most imperiled ecosystems on the … Continue reading

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Hidden Wolves and Apathetic Bears: Effect of Livestock Guard Dogs on Carnivore Detectability

Here is the poster I am presenting today at the Ecological Society of America‘s conference in Portland, OR. Use the link below to download a PDF. ESA17poster_DKinka  

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Guardian Dogs Make a Comeback in Mongolia?

Interesting article about Bankhar dogs in Mongolia Continue reading

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The Science of Beer

A clean, well-lit taproom just off the beaten path in Salt Lake City, UT. Behind the bar, the words “Uinta Brewing Co.” are carved neatly into the blonde-colored wood, just below the mountains that bare the same name. It’s early, … Continue reading

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Getting the band back together

Me and the guys from my high school band, Bar*Code, just recorded a music video for our cover of Weezer’s Say It Ain’t So, all recorded and produced remotely from three different time zones. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fanfon.ha%2Fvideos%2F10105289532356608%2F&show_text=0&width=560

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How to live with coyotes

This new short film spotlights the challenges and hopes for living with coyotes with a nice nod to my boss, the coyote research facility, and, of course, guard dogs! The film by Priya Shelly for National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase can … Continue reading

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New Guard Dog Research Poster

  Poster presented at The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting in Raleigh, NC on October 18, 2016. PDF Download –> LGDposter_DKinka_TWS16

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Out of Thin Air

Check out my latest feature for Utah Public Radio on new science that could make NH3 production much more sustainable: Out of Thin Air: Making Fertilizer with Sunlight  

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