PhD candidate, Wildlife Biology
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T.J. was born in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, and found an interest in wildlife while hiking and exploring the valleys and mountains of the Appalachians with his dad. He completed his undergraduate degree in Zoology and Neuroscience at Ohio Wesleyan University in 2015, where he studied the invasive New Zealand mud snail in the Great Lakes region. T.J. then moved abroad to Scotland where he completed his Master's in Ecology at the University of Glasgow with Ewan Wakefield and Jason Matthiopoulos. His thesis focused on developing habitat and occupancy models to conserve and manage the threatened sooty shearwater in the Falkland Islands. T.J.’s current research focuses on developing predator-prey population models of large carnivores and ungulates in multi-predator, multi-prey systems with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. In his free time, T.J. enjoys trail running, cooking vegan food, cross country skiing, expanding his record collection and birding.