M.S. student, Wildlife Biology
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Gus Geldersma grew up in Lowell, Michigan, but moved to Missoula to study wildlife biology at the University of Montana. As a master’s student, he is collaborating with South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks to develop a survey method using fixed-wing aerial surveys and camera traps to estimate deer abundance in a complex terrain landscape in Western South Dakota. He will also use cameras to estimate herd composition of elk in the Black Hills of South Dakota. His previous camera-trapping experiences include elk in Idaho and weasels in Seeley Lake, Montana. He’s also worked on a snowshoe hare mark-recapture project in Western Montana, studied elk calf cause-specific mortality on the West and East Fork of the Bitterroot River in Montana and been a big game research technician working with elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, pronghorn and mountain lions in western South Dakota. In between expeditions, he’s hiking, hunting, fishing, skiing or playing hockey.