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Mr. Brian Pilcher


B.S. (Wildlife Ecology), Oklahoma State University
M.S. (Wildlife Management), Louisiana State University


Contact Information

Phone: 801-626-6110
Office Location: 
Tracy Hall Science Center (TY)
Room 201D, Mail Code 2501



Teaching Philosophy & Focus

There are many tensions in education—between memorization and true learning, lecture and experiential sessions, breadth and depth, etc.— that necessitate a struggle for optimization of the learning experience. For example, we need to learn facts and the language of the discipline that necessitates memorization, but learning also involves thinking skills and discovery that are best promoted in an experiential setting. And the very best learning occurs in an environment where there is curiosity, self-discovery, excitement, trust, work and relevance. An additional important component is that students should have an opportunity to rework or do new tasks where they must apply the feedback from previous work. All of these factors work together to give the best opportunity to promote a transformative education and a transfer of knowledge and skills to real-world application.

Classes Taught

ZOOL 1010 - Animal Biology
BTNY 1403 - Environment Appreciation

Brian Pilcher is also helping students with study skills. Brian can help you troubleshoot to figure out where you can improve. Some of the areas are time management, study methods, test taking and test anxiety.


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Research Areas of Interest

I have worked on research regarding white-tailed deer in Oklahoma and Montana, ring-necked pheasants in Oklahoma, elk-logging studies, grizzly bears, and benthic macroinvertebrates in Montana, wildlife and fisheries management in the Caribbean, and reintroduction of beaver in Russia. Currently, my primary interests are not in research so much as land management and promoting student learning skills.

Specific Projects

I have advised project teams in leadership development experiences since 2014 through the Caribbean Leaders in Conservation grant-funded program, a program that has proven very effective with young, emerging conservation professionals. I continue to consult with a Grenada NGO on environmental research and planning documents. I am currently promoting my availability to WSU College of Sciences students to help them develop skills in the areas of time management, study skills, test taking and test anxiety.


Let's Connect!


Office hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Mailing address

Weber State University
Department of Zoology
1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2505
Ogden, UT 84408-2505

Building location

Tracy Hall Science Center (TY)
Room 402, Mail Code 2505

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