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Brandon Hays (big-headed ant project manager, Mpala and Ol Pejeta Conservancy)

Brandon Hays (big-headed ant project manager, Mpala and Ol Pejeta Conservancy)

After a year-long stint at the Ipassa Research Center in Gabon, Brandon Hays (left) wears many hats: big-headed ant project manager, UHURU small-mammal trapper, Fulbright scholar, and professional handler of Drs. Goheen, Riginos, Palmer, and Pietrek. We are delighted he'll be joining our group in Spring 2018 to work on the demography of mutualism breakdown in Laikipia.
Brendan Oates (former MSc Student, UW)

Brendan Oates (former MSc Student, UW)

Brendan "AKA Husky, AKA Boatesy" Oates recently completed a top-notch thesis, co-advised by Matt Kauffman and Jake, disentangling predation from bottom-up factors (drought and fire) in driving anti-predator behavior and vital rates of Shiras moose (Alces alces shirasi). And he recently landed a primo gig, working as a research biologist for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

Brendan will be remembered fondly for his rigourous approach to wildlife ecology, passion for fieldwork, killer garlic bread, and formidable beard. He and Jake share an inordinate, borderline creepy fondness for Pearl Jam, and Star Wars.

Brett Jesmer (PhD student, UW)

Brett Jesmer (PhD student, UW)

I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in ecology at the University of Wyoming. I grew up in the St. Lawrence River valley of northern New York State and attended the State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University (SUNY ESF).

Bridget Conneely (former MSc student, UBC)

Bridget Conneely (former MSc student, UBC)

Bridget Conneely earned her MSc with Jake through the University of British Columbia in 2011. Through the Gorongosa Restoration Project, Bridget worked to understand the influence of fire on resource selection by buffalo and wildebeest recently reintroduced to Gorongosa National Park. Bridget is now working for the Wildlife Conservation Society's Toronto office.
Britt Brito (MSc student, UW)

Britt Brito (MSc student, UW)

Through my MSc, I will investigate factors limiting the abundance and distribution of the Wyoming pocket gopher, in response to natural gas development and other environmental stressors. With the assistance of Dr. Matthew Carling, I am also studying dynamics of hybridization with western pocket gophers.