Degree HeldEvan Shields--Swan Release

B.S., Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, 2013

Degree Sought

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


Dr. Jay Rotella

Current Research

In the early 1900's, Yellowstone National Park was believed to be home to the last population of trumpeter swans in the continental United States. Although this population helped to facilitate the restoration of trumpeter swans across North America, it has been declining since the 1960's. My research will focus on the factors that influence trumpeter swan population dynamics in order to help inform management decisions in Yellowstone National Park.