The Wasatch Mountains (WM) are a stronghold for wildlife but contain the most highly recreated National Forests in the country. There is a lack of research into how wildlife are affected by human recreation, and this hampers conservation action, especially in the WM’s. This project looks to bridge that gap by asking: In a rapidly urbanizing world, what are the relationships between varying human influence, particularly recreational activities, and how wildlife behave, adapt, and move through their environment?
Volunteer; This is a work-study research position
Students will be asked to perform the following tasks: fieldwork (setting up and maintaining trail cameras), data entry (identifying species in photos), and data analysis.
Students will gain fieldwork experience, which is essential to working in conservation biology. Students will also learn how field data is gathered, entered, and analyzed.
This project is scheduled to last from 2018 - 2022. Hourly commitment is flexible, ranging from 1-10 hours/week.
Students interested in taking the lab for credit will need wildlife experience. Most students will be asked to volunteer before taking the lab for credit.