In 2000, Sean received his M.S. in Raptor Biology from Boise State University, studying Northern Goshawks on Washington’s Olympic Peninsula.
From 2001 to 2011, Sean was a Wildlife Biologist/Ecologist for the U.S. Geological Survey, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center. He was on the initial SAGEMAP team, and served on their Core Spatial Analysis team for the 2004 Sage Grouse Conservation Assessment. Sean was also project lead for the Great Basin Information Project and served as ecologist and data manager for the Great Basin Integrated Landscape Monitoring program.
In 2011, Sean moved over to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to serve as Science Coordinator for the Greater Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative. He is stationed in Boise, Idaho.
Selected publications since Boise State University graduate school:
Knick, S.T., S.E. Hanser, R.F. Miller, D.A. Pyke, M.J. Wisdom, S.P. Finn, E.T. Rinkes, and C.J. Henny. 2011. Ecological influence and pathways of land use in sagebrush. In S.T. Knick and J.W. Connelly, eds. Greater Sage-Grouse: ecology and conservation of a landscape species and its habitats, pp. 203–251. Studies in Avian Biology (vol. 38), University of California Press, Berkeley, CA.
Sullivan, B.L , E.L. Kershner, S.P. Finn, A.M. Condon, D.M. Cooper, and D.K. Garcelon. 2011. Nest-site characteristics of Red-tailed Hawks and Common Ravens on San Clemente Island, California. Journal of Raptor Research 45(3):252-256.
Finn, S.P. 2007. The Northern Goshawk: a technical assessment of its status, ecology, and management. Journal of Raptor Research 41(4):342-343.
Rowland, M.M., M. Leu, S. Hanser, S.P. Finn, C.L. Aldridge, S.T. Knick, L.H. Suring, J. M. Boyd, M.J. Wisdom, and C.W. Meinke. 2006. Assessment of threats to sagebrush habitats and associated species of concern in the Wyoming Basins. Version 2.0.
Sullivan, B.L., E.L. Kershner, S.P. Finn, A.M. Condon, D.M. Cooper, and D.K. Garcelon. 2003. Nest-site characteristics and linear abundance of cliff-nesting American Kestrels on San Clemente Island, California. Journal of Raptor Research 37(4):323-329.