Advisor: Dr. Guillaume Bastille-Rousseau
I am a Masters student studying the fine-scale movement and distribution of the North American beaver (Castor Canadensis) in southern Illinois. Growing up in southeastern Kentucky, I spent much of my time outdoors with a considerable amount of time spent exploring the Appalachia’s. Over time, this fostered a love for nature and a desire to conserve our natural environment and the species that inhabit it. Before beginning here at SIU, I worked on several other projects with varying species including Greater Sage-grouse, Mexican gray wolves, black bears, coyotes, bobcats, and white tailed-deer.