michael with bird on shoulder

Degree Held

B.S., Biological Sciences, Montana State University, 2011

Degree Sought

M.S., Fish and Wildlife Management, Montana State University

Current Research

Michael is studying Merriam’s wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo merriami) in the Northern Black Hills of South Dakota to quantify survival and reproduction characteristics. Specifically, his work seeks to understand how individual and environmental factors affect hen survival, nesting success, and poult survival.  


Dr. Andrea Litt