My primary research interests include understanding the effects of abiotic and biotic factors on wildlife communities and populations. I and my students examine changes to wildlife resulting from various human activities including invasive plants, altered disturbance regimes, and changes in land use. We work on a diversity of taxa, based on the ecological question of interest. Here are some photos of us at work.
I teach mammalogy and the capstone course in fish and wildlife ecology and management at the undergraduate level, as well as a graduate course in wildlife-habitat relationships.
Available positions: No graduate positions at this time.
WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN (mid-March to mid-Aug): We are seeking a wildlife technician to work on Merriam's wild turkeys in the Black Hills, SD, from mid-March through mid-August as an employee of Montana State University. You can read more here.
WILDLIFE TECHNICIAN (May to mid-Aug, current/recent student): We are seeking another wildlife technician to work on Merriam's wild turkeys in the Black Hills, SD, from May through mid-August, as an employee of SD Game Fish and Parks. For this position, you must be an undergraduate or have graduated recently (within the previous 6 months). You can read more here.