Markus Mika

Associate Lecturer
Office hours
234 Cartwright Center

Specialty area(s)

Breeding ecology, phylogeography, and evolution in birds

Current courses at UWL

Bio 105 in fall, Bio 203 lab, Bio 321 (ornithology) in spring, Bio 491 Capstone

Teaching history

Associate Lecturer at UW La Crosse since January 2015

Professional history

  • 2001 Independent biological consultant working on avian and mammalian conservation projects
  • 2010 Science Director at HawkWatch International
  • 2015 Associate Lecturer at UW La Crosse

Research and publishing

I conduct summer research in northern Utah and southeastern Arizona on breeding, foraging, and resource availability for the Flammulated Owl (Psiloscops flammeolus) and other small forest owl species.


  • B.S. Conservation Biology (Wildlife emphasis) BYU 1995
  • M.S. Zoology BYU 2003
  • Ph.D. Biological Sciences UNLV 2010