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I am interested in the application of molecular tools wildlife ecology and conservation topics. Specifically, I focus on how spatial dynamics of movement behavior and landscape pattern interact to influence gene-flow of megafauna populations in human-altered landscapes. My thesis work focused on the causes and consequenses of jaguar and puma movement dynamics in the human-dominated landscape of southern Mexico, usuing landscape genetics, population genetics, and endocrinology to investigate gene-flow and habitat use of jaguars, pumas, and Baird's tapir.
Ph.D. University of Washington 2017. Biology. Exploring Drivers of Gene-Flow in Jaguars and Pumas of Southern Mexico, via Molecular Scatology and Eco-Evo Simulations.
M.S. Michigan State University 2010. Dept. Fisheries and Wildlife. Noninvasive Genetic Methods for Studying Elusive Carnivores; Bobcat (Lynx rufus) Population Dynamics in the Northern Lower Peninsula.
B.S. Gettysburg College 2001. Biology and Environmental Studies
2008 - Conservation Canines, University of Washington (WA). Dog Handler. Sierra-Nevada fisher ecology & Jaugar ecology in northern QuintanaRoo, Mexico.
2005 - Michigan State University (MI). Technician. CWD White-tailed deer genetics.
2004 - Las Cuevas Research Station. Virginia Tech. (Belize): Technician. Ocelot ecology.
2003 - Utah State Univ. Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (CO): Technician. Swift Fox ecology.
2003 - Barro Colorado Island Smithsonian Institute. U.Pennsylvania (Panama): Technician. Herbivory exclusion. Liana ecology.
2002 - Cedar Creek Natural History Area. Univ. Minnesota (MN): Technician. Nutrient competition and biodiverstiy.
2001(Fall) - Clemson Univ. (SC): Technician. Herpetofauna survey
2001(Summer) - North Rim Grand Canyon NP (AZ): Technician. Revegitation survey, invasive
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