Calling all wildlife-loving mountain men & women

6/3/2020 Update: Due to COVID-19 hardships, we've reopened our application window until June 17th for hiring one or more individuals. We will be conducting field research activities this summer under a strict COVID-19 mitigation plan, which technicians must be willing to follow while working in the field and residing in project housing on lieu time. … Continue reading Calling all wildlife-loving mountain men & women

2019 Digging for Bear Butter Fieldwork Video

The culmination of Com 210 is complete -I have finished my video story, using Adobe Premiere. Entitled Digging for Bear Butter, this video illustrates the survey method my graduate research uses to count-collect army cutworm moths (aka bear butter) at select high-elevation talus slopes in the Glacier National Park area. The process began roughly two … Continue reading 2019 Digging for Bear Butter Fieldwork Video

My Graduate Research in Multimedia Form

Grizzly bear's have immense appetites. And in order for them to successfully reproduce through winter, female grizzlies must attain more than 20% body fat before entering their dens, according to past WSU-led research (https://academic.oup.com/jmammal/article/93/2/540/924692 ). From a nutritional perspective, few natural foods available to grizzly bears are capable of packing on their fat reserves, like … Continue reading My Graduate Research in Multimedia Form

Introducing Erik & his graduate field research

I am a research assistant at Washington State University's (WSU) School of the Environment, and a wild-and-wily member of Dr. Dan Thornton's Mammal Spatial Ecology & Conservation Lab. (https://labs.wsu.edu/dthornton/) I've been privileged to work with an array of wildlife species across the Pacific Northwest over the past 15+ years, learning under the tutelage of some … Continue reading Introducing Erik & his graduate field research