Jared Beaver, Ph.D.
Ph.D., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University; 2017
M.S., Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, University of Tennessee; 2011
B.S., Biology, Wake Forest University; 2008
Assistant Professor and Extension Wildlife Specialist, Department of
Animal and Range Sciences, MSU; 2020-present
Leopold Fellow and Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of
Biology, Wake Forest University; 2018-2020
Distance Education Coordinator and Research Assistant, Texas A&M
Natural Resources Institute, Texas A&M University; 2014-2017
County Extension Agent and Water and Natural Resources Program
Coordinator, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Bexar County; 2013-2014.
Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D.), Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, Texas A&M University; 2011-2017.
Research Assistant, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University – Kingsville; 2011
Grad Research Assistant (M.S.), Department of Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries; University of Tennessee; 2009-2011
Trapper Haynam (Ph.D.)
Space use, Movements, and Demography of Greater Sage-grouse in Northcentral Montana
B.A., Biology (Ecology and Organismal Biology), University of Montana; 2010.
B.S., Geology (Environmental), University of Montana; 2010.
M.S., Systems Ecology, University of Montana; 2017.
Elizabeth Leipold (Ph.D.)
Project Title: Estimating the Occurrence, Distribution, and Abundance of Dusky Grouse.
B.S., Biology, Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland; 2011.
M.S., Fisheries and Wildlife Ecology, New Mexico State University; 2018.
Hunter Stier (M.S.)
Utility and validation of ESD soil sampling within sage-grouse habitats in Northcentral Montana
B.S., Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Michigan, 2013
Olivia assists the lab in outreach, presentation, and social engagement. She is currently evaluating the effects of anthropogenic structures, such as roads and trails, on Western Montana grouse abundance. In addition, she is working on a interdisciplinary ecological-sociological study regarding the effects of electric cables on the behaviour of black-and-gold howler monkeys in Pilar, Paraguay.
B.S., Conservation Biology & Ecology with Sociology & Global Studies minor (in progress)
Primatology Intern, Para La Tierra, Pilar, Paraguay 2021
Lab Technician, Debinski Lab, Montana State University 2019
Lab Assistant, Cross Lab, Montana State University 2020
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