Advisers: Dr. James Cain and Dr. Gary Roemer
My research is focused on utilizing genetic based methods to estimate density and explore the landscape genetics of the American black bear in New Mexico and the Southwest. My research interests include population ecology and conservation and landscape genetics of large mammals. I am interested in identifying natural and anthropogenic landscape features that may influence the distribution and gene flow among populations in order to maintain connectivity between populations. In my spare time, I enjoy the great outdoors through my love of hunting and fishing.