Category: Undergraduate Research

Understanding the importance of thermal refugia to large antelope species of different body sizes

For the past year or so, I’ve been working on a project at UI with Dr. Ryan Long and Savannah Kollasch (another undergrad) to model how three closely-related African antelope species of different body sizes (greater kudu, nyala, and bushbuck) are affected by their thermal environments….

2014/2015 Research Project: Sampling methodology and a comparison of traditional and molecular diet analyses for a terrestrial carnivore.

During the 2014-2015 school year, I conducted a research project under the mentorship of Rob Lonsinger and Dr. Lisette Waits, and with assitance from Paige Byerly.  Molecular diet analysis, or molecular scatology, offers a high quality of information about predator diets, and little work has…

Summer 2014 Research Project: How are harvester ants affecting vegetation in a sagebrush-steppe ecosystem?

During the summer of 2014, I worked on a team of three undergraduate students (myself, Katey Huggler, and Emily Brown) and one graduate student (Joe Holbrook) in southwestern Idaho as a part of the Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program at the University of Idaho….

Presented Research at ICTWS Meeting

On 11 March 2015, I gave a talk entitled “Sampling methodology and a comparison of traditional and molecular diet analyses for a terrestrial carnivore” at the Idaho Chapter of the Wildlife Society meeting in Pocatello, Idaho.  This was the first professional presentation I have…