Mammalian space use and habitat selection. Human-wildlife issues.
Prospective graduate students should read through Future Ecologists on my Extension Wildlife site before contacting me.
I enjoy gardening, music, nature-watching on walks with my dog, and outdoorsy things like hiking, rafting, and fly-fishing - when I get time to do so. I am honored to have Strega, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, as my dear friend and dogsports teammate in the Rally, Obedience, and field training.
Ph.D. - 2007 - Natural Resources, University of Idaho, Moscow, IDM.S. - 2002 - Wildlife and Fisheries Science, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZB.S. - 1998 - Wildlife Biology (Terrestrial Emph.), minor in Communication Studies, University of Montana, Missoula, MT
I frequently offer short workshops on wildlife management for Master Gardener groups, at Extension Tree Schools, and for other groups as requested.
I am the Faculty Co-Advisor (with Wanda Crannell) of the OSU Chapter of the Society for Advancement of Chicano/as and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS). Connect with the OSU SACNAS chapter via our Facebook.
I am a member of the Campus Coalition Builders, which is the OSU Affiliate Chapter of the National Coalition Building Institute (NCBI). The OSU team offers 1-day experiential workshops, "Welcoming Diversity", and skill-building sessions ("Interrupting Prejudicial Behaviors") once or more each year, and by request for groups.
2012. OSU Outreach & Engagement Vice Provost Award for Excellence Diversity Award from Oregon State University Outreach and Engagement
An uptick in urban rats has homeowners frantically trying to figure out ways to thwart infestations.