Jim Maskey, Ph.D.

Jim Maskey, PhDAssociate Professor, Program Chair, Biology


  • Ph.D., Biology, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND
  • M.S., Biology, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
  • B.S., Biology/Ecology, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI

Dr. Maskey’s research interests are primarily related to large mammal ecology and wildlife disease. Much of his previous research has focused on the ecology of moose in North Dakota and on parasites of moose and white-tailed deer.

Selected Presentations/Publications

  • James J. Maskey Jr., Rick A. Sweitzer, and Brett J. Goodwin. 2015. Climate and habitat influence prevalence of meningeal worm infection in North Dakota, USA. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 51: 670-679.
  • William F. Jensen, Jason R. Smith, and James J. Maskey Jr. 2013. Mass, morphology, and growth rates of moose in North Dakota. Alces 49: 1-15.
  • James J. Maskey Jr. and Amber J. Vetter. 2012. Aspects of meningeal worm (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis) infection in white-tailed deer in North Dakota. Proceedings of the North Dakota Academy of Science 66: 27.
  • James. J. Maskey Jr. 2011. Giant liver fluke in North Dakota moose. Alces 47: 1-7.
  • Dean E. Beyer, Jr., Scott R. Winterstein, Patrick E. Lederle, and James J. Maskey Jr. 2011. Moose in Michigan: history, biology, and considerations for hunting. Report to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Moose Hunting Advisory Council, 36 pp.
  • James J. Maskey Jr. 2008. Movements, resource selection, and risk analyses for parasitic disease in an expanding moose population in the northern Great Plains. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of North Dakota, 130 pp.
  • James J. Maskey Jr. and Rick A. Sweitzer. 2004. Assessment of chronic wasting disease, meningeal worm (Parelaphostrongylus tenuis) and liver fluke (Fascioloides magna) in large ungulates at the Sullys Hill National Game Preserve. Submitted to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. 38pp.
  • James. J. Maskey Jr. 2002. Investigation of the Occurrence of Muscleworm (Parelaphostrongylus andersoni) in white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginiananus) of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. M. S. Thesis, Northern Michigan University, 63 pp.