- Title: Assistant Professor and Department Co-Chair, Small Animal Science, Conservation & Wildlife Management, and Zoo Science
- Phone: 215.489.2943
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office Hours:
Monday 3 - 4 p.m.
Tuesday 2 - 4 p.m.
Wednesday 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Thursday 3 - 4 p.m.
B.A. (cum laude) in biology, Nasson College, Springvale, Maine,1977
M.A. in museum science and biological sciences, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 1979
Biology post-graduate course work, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1979-1980
Ph.D. student, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1990-1992, no degree conferred
- Lehigh Valley Zoo Board of Directors 2012-present; Conservation and Research Committee 2011-present
- Precarious Alliance Conference Committee/Chair of “The Land” break-out sessions/Delaware Valley College
- Pennsylvania Biological Survey/Mammal Technical Committee (Co-Chair: 2012-present), member 1997-present/Important Mammal Area Project member 1998-2002
- Smart Conservation Initiative/Mammal Committee Chair
- The Wilderness Club of Philadelphia Board of Directors 1999-present
- Delaware Valley College/Animal, Biotechnology & Conservation/Curriculum Advisory Committee 2002-2005
- American Zoo and Aquarium Association; Field Conservation Committee 2002-2004, Research Coordinator’s Scientific Advisory Group 2002-2003; Chiropteran TAG co-chair 1991-93, North American CAP Steering Committee 2002-2003, Paraguay CAP Steering Committee, 1999-2003; Antelope, Xenarthra, & Small Mammals Advisory Groups; MesoAmerican/West Indian, Brazil and Madagascar Conservation Action Partnerships)
- Zoo Conservation Outreach Group/Board of Directors 2002-2003
- Bushmeat Crisis Task Force/Steering Committee 2001-2003, 2005-2009, Executive Committee 2005-2009
- American Society of Mammalogists/Life Member; ad hoc Committee on Anatomy and Physiology, 1984; Committee for the Conservation of Land Mammals, 1990-1993 & 1998-2002; Public Education Committee, 2011-present
- World Conservation Union (IUCN)/Lagomorph Specialist Group 2000-present, Pholidota Specialist Group 1990-present, Conservation Breeding Specialist Group (CBSG) member 1988-present, Rodent Specialist Group 1990-1994,; participant in Riverine Rabbit Population Habitat Viability Assessment (PHVA), Mexican Wolf PHVA, Caprinae Conservation Assessment and Management Plan, and Cervid Global Action Plan Workshop
- Society for Conservation Biology/organized symposium “The Role of Living Collections in Conservation” for 1993 Annual Conference at Arizona State University; Member Delaware Valley Chapter & Conservation Committee 1999-present
- Institute of Library and Museum Services/Field reviewer-General Operating Support & Conservation grants
- Guest lecturer at a number of colleges and universities
Conferences, presentations, or publications
- Kingdon, J. and R. Hoyt. In Press. Manis gigantea. In: Kingdon, J.S. & Hoffmann, M. (Eds) (in press). The Mammals of Africa Vol 5. Carnivora, Pholidota, Perissodactyla. In: Kingdon, J., Butynski, T. and Happold, D. (Eds). The Mammals of Africa Vols 1-6. Academic Press, Amsterdam.
- Hoyt, R.A. 2006. African Elephant Conservation Plan for Liberia, West Africa. Adopted by Forestry Development Authority of Liberia.
- Hoyt, R., R.A. Nisbett & J.M. Frayne. 2006. Conflicts and wildlife harvest impacts within and adjacent to the extension of Sapo National Park, Liberia. Society for Conservation Biology. June, San Jose, CA.
- Nisbett, R.A., R.A. Hoyt and J.M. Frayne (2005). Increased bushmeat off-take in post-conflict Liberia: Potential for transmission of nonhuman primate viruses. Conference on Health and Biodiversity (COHaB), Galway, Ireland 23-25 August, 2005, Abstract book, page 54.
- Hoyt, R. 2005. Biologic and Economic Impact of the Wildlife Harvest and Trade Near Sapo National Park, Liberia, West Africa. Delaware Valley Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology. 9 April, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ.
- Hoyt, R. 2004. Sapo National Park, Liberia: Socio-Economic Impact of the Wildlife Harvest in adjacent villages. Conservation without borders: The impact of conservation on human communities conference. 9 Oct, Antioch New England Graduate School, Keene, NH.
- Hoyt, R. 2004. Bushmeat trade: What management options do exist? ECOSYN conference. 6-10 Sept., Abidjan, Ivory Coast.
- Hoyt, R. 2004. Differential impacts of wildlife harvest and trade in rural Liberia, West Africa. Society for Conservation Biology annual conference, 30 July-2 August, Columbia University, NY, NY.
- Hoyt, R. 2004. Report on protein consumption survey in Monrovia, Liberia-October 2003. Bushmeat Quarterly 11:20-21.
- Hoyt, R. 2004. Wild meat harvest and trade in Liberia, West Africa: Managing biodiversity, economic, and social impacts. Overseas Development Institute Wildlife Policy Briefing Number 6, April 2004, 4pp.
- Nisbett, R.A., A.L. Peal, R.A. Hoyt & J. Carter. 2003. Liberia, pages 89-98. In Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan: West African Chimpanzees. Compiled and edited by R. Kormos, C. Boesch, M.I. Bakarr and T.M. Butynski. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.
- Hoyt, R.A. 2003. An Urban View of the Bushmeat Trade in Liberia, West Africa. American Zoo and Aquarium Association Annual Meeting, Columbus, OH.
- Hoyt, R.A. 2003. Evaluating the Bushmeat Trade in Liberia, West Africa. Society for Conservation Biology Annual Meeting, Duluth, MN.
- Hoyt, R.A. and J.M. Frayne. 2003. Conservation Status of the Giant Pangolin (Manis gigantean) in Liberia, West Africa. American Society of Mammalogists Annual Meeting; Lubbock, TX.
- Hoyt, R.A. and J.M. Frayne. 2003. Primate Exploitation and Bushmeat Marketing in Liberia, West Africa. American Association of Physical Anthropologists Annual Meeting; Tempe, AZ.
- R.A. Nisbett and R.A. Hoyt. 2003. Zoonoses and Bushmeat Markets in Liberia: Public health implications from surveys of rural traditional hunters and healers in a failed state. 52nd Annual Meetings of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Philadelphia, PA, 12/03 (poster).
- Hoyt, R.A. 2002. Wildlife in Crisis: Liberia, West Africa. Bushmeat Quarterly no. 7: 1-2.
- Hoyt, R.A., J.M. Frayne and A.L Peal. 2002. A Conservation Strategy for Liberia, West Africa. Society for Conservation Biology Annual Conference Abstracts.
- Hoyt, R.A. 2002. Seeking Solutions to the Bushmeat Trade in Liberia, West Africa. AZA Central Regional Workshop.
- Hoyt, R.A. and A.L. Peal. 2002. Searching for Solutions in Post-War Liberia. Liberian Studies Association Annual Conference.
- Frayne, J.M. and R.A. Hoyt. 2002. Bushmeat Hunting in Liberia: An Evolving Crisis. Liberia Studies Association Annual Conference.
- Nisbett, R.A., R.A. Hoyt and B.S. Karmorh. 2002. Yellow fever landscapes in the Upper Guineforests: Land-use changes and epidemics in the Manu River Basin during the 1990’s. Healthy Ecosystems, Healthy People Conference, International Society for Ecosystem Health, Washington, DC., 6/02 (poster).
- Hoyt, R.A. 2001. Liberia: A Bushmeat Case Study. Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation Conference.
- Hoyt, R.A. 2001. National & Regional Instability: Impacts on Conservation in Liberia, West Africa. Society for Conservation Biology Annual Conference Abstracts.
- Hoyt, R.A. 2000. Differential Vulnerability to Hunting Pressure in Mammals of Liberia. American Society of Mammalogist’s Annual Conference Abstracts.
- Hoyt, R.A. 1999. Liberia: Wildlife, People & Politics. Committing to Conservation Conference Proceedings 1999.
- Hoyt, R.A. 1999. Liberia: Reconnecting the Conservation Bonds. AZA Annual Conference Proceedings 1999,pp 118-125.
- Hoyt, R.A. 1997. Liberia: A Conservation Assessment. AZA Annual Conference Proceedings 1997, pp. 317-322.
- Hoyt, R.A. 1997. Conservation isn’t just for megavertebrates anymore. AZA Annual Conference Proceedings 1997, pp. 312-316.
- Hoyt, R.A. and K. Kranz. 1996. Rio Lobo: in-situ conservation. AZA Regional Conference Proceedings 1996.
- Hoyt, R.A. 1995. Captive Conservation of Mammals: A Status Report. In Captive Conservation of Endangered Species: An Interdisciplinary Approach, pages 309-330; E. Gibbons, J. Demarest, and B. Durrant (Editors). State University of New York Press, Albany, New York.
- Hoyt, R.A. 1994. A Conservation Strategy for the Pemba Flying Fox (Pteropus voeltzkowi) and Bat Conservation in Africa. AZA Annual Conference Proceedings 1994, pp. 95-100.
- Hoyt, R.A., J.S. Altenbach and D.J. Hafner. 1994. Observations on long-nosed Bats (Leptonycteris) in New Mexico. Southwestern Naturalist 39(2): 175-179.
- Hoyt, R.A. 1987. Pangolins: Past, Present and Future. AAZPA Annual Conference Proceedings 1987, pp.107-134.
- Hoyt, R.A. 1986. A Review of the Husbandry and Reproduction of the African Hedgehog (Atelerix albiventris). AAZPA Annual Conference Proceedings 1986, pp. 85-95.
- Baker, R.J., R.K. Chesser, B.F. Koop, and R.A. Hoyt. 1983. Adaptive nature of chromosomal rearrangement: Differential fitness in pocket gophers. Genetica 61(1):161-164.
- Hoyt, R.A. and J.S. Altenbach. 1981. Observations of Diphylla ecaudata in captivity. J. Mamm. 62(1): 215-216.
- Hoyt, R.A. and R.J. Baker. 1980. Natalus major. Mammalian Species Account # 130: 1-3.