15th Annual African Wildlife Consultative Forum 2017. The AWCF conference including delegates from 13 African countries including Botswana, Cameroon, Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Past Participants include USFWS, European Commission, CITES Secretariat, IUCN, TRAFFIC, FAO, Professional Hunting Associations, NGOs, and wildlife scientists.

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2017 Annual 

Sitatunga Report

2017 Mid-Season 

Sitatunga Report

2016 Annual Sitatunga Report

2015 Annual Sitatunga Report

TWS Conference 2017 Poster

Alberta Chapter TWS 2016 Conference  3rd Place Winner

TWS Conference

2015 Poster

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

 

2014 – 2020    PhD, Dissertation: Sitatunga population ecology and habitat use in central Uganda

University of Alberta

Field Site: Mayanja River Basin, Central Uganda

Key activities:

• Mark-recapture of sitatunga via photography and individual identification

• Catalog markings of individual sitatunga

• Deploy and maintain camera traps in papyrus marsh

• Analyze camera trap data to estimate density, explore community ecology, and space use

 

2010 – 2013    MSc, Thesis: Cause-specific mortality of neonatal white-tailed deer in different ecological contexts

University of Wisconsin – Madison

Field Sites: Winter (Northern Forest) and Shiocton (Eastern Farmland), Wisconsin, USA

Key activities:

• Field capture of adult and neonatal white-tailed deer, including chemical immobilization

• Telemetry: homing, biangulation, aerial and ground techniques

• Bayesian statistical methods • Survival analysis

 

2007 – 2010    Coyote – deer dynamics in the Southeastern North America

Effects of experimentally manipulated snag density on avian communities in loblolly pine forests

Short rotation woody crops, carbon, and bioenergy

U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service

Field Site: Savannah River Site, New Ellenton, South Carolina, USA

Key Activities:

• Use of vaginal implant transmitters, rocket nets, tranquilizer darts, forward-looking infra-red cameras (FLIR), radio-collars, radio-backpacks, GPS, mist nets

• Collection of woody plant samples, tree measurements, and other data

• Manage work on multiple projects • Data entry and quality control

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