Erim Gomez, PhD

Assistant Professor
Wildlife Biology
University of Montana

Dr. Erim Gómez is an assistant professor of wildlife biology at the University of Montana, where he leads the Charismatic Minifauna Lab. He is a past award winner of the Bullitt Environmental Leadership Fellowship ($100K) and now serves on the Board of the Bullitt Foundation. He has formerly worked as Co-Director of Southern Oregon University’s Ecology Center of the Siskiyous. He co-led an effort to pass a green-tags initiative to offset the university’s carbon footprint. He has served on the board of Montana Natural History Center, Oregon Stewardship, and the board of the Society of Northwestern Vertebrate Biology. Gómez holds a B.S. in Environmental Studies from Southern Oregon University and a MS and Ph.D. in Natural Resource Sciences from Washington State University. Gómez research interests include the conservation of endangered species, the ecology and management of freshwater ecosystems, and of course charismatic minifauna.

Gómez is a bilingual first-generation college graduate and proud of his parent’s farm working and immigrant roots. He has served as advisor of WSU’s MEChA and is founding advisor of UM’s Chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. He also offers educational workshops on graduate school and higher education for students and DEI workshops for the conservation profession.