B.S., Biological Sciences, Montana State University, 2017
M.S., Fish & Wildlife Management, Montana State University
Dr. Andrea Litt
Thomas Sutton is working with Dr. Andrea Litt to examine the efficacy of low-tech restoration treatments aimed to retain and spread water/snow melt in sagebrush systems. Although the treatments should improve habitat quality for many species, Thomas is focused on plant and arthropod community responses to these treatments. Specifically, species known to be important greater sage-grouse chick food resources (e.g. succulent forbs, beetles, grasshoppers, ants). The project is a collaboration with US Fish and Wildlife Service (Kyle Cutting) and The Nature Conservancy (Jim Berkey and Sean Claffey), among others.