Brendan Oates (former MSc Student, UW)
Brendan "AKA Husky, AKA Boatesy" Oates recently completed a top-notch thesis, coadvised 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.