Graduate Students

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Jacob Hall Undergrad Program
BS, Wildlife & Wildlands Conservation, BYU
Graduate Program
MS, Wildlife & Wildlands Conservation,BYU
Research Interest
Mule Deer Fawn Ecology: survival of mule deer fawns, including the influences of predators and timing of birth.
Biography
Jacob is from West Valley, Utah. He earned his BS and MS in Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation from BYU, and is currently studying mule deer fawn ecology with hopes of becoming a Wildlife Biologist for a state wildlife agency. Jacob served an LDS mission in Florida, and currently lives in Provo spending time hunting, camping, fishing, hiking, and playing music with his beautiful wife and daughter.

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Jason Wood Undergrad Program
BS Wildlife Science, USU
Graduate Program
Research Interest
Sage-grouse winter forage and movement corridors/barriers.
Biography
Jason is from Bluebell, Utah, and has his BS in Wildlife Science from USU. His current research focus is sage-grouse winter forage and movement corridors and barriers. Prior to coming to the lab, Jason spent three summer field seasons as a wildlife technician for the UDWR and volunteered at the USU predator research facility. Jason served an LDS mission in Houston, Texas, and enjoys hiking, photography, snowboarding, and kayaking.

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Kelsey Richards Undergrad Program
BA Environmental Studies, USC
Graduate Program
Research Interest
Kit fox throughout the state of Utah to improve remote-camera sampling protocol and create a statewide habitat model for the species.
Biography
Kelsey is from Murray, Utah, and has her BA in Environmental Studies from USC. She is currently studying kit fox throughout Utah, working to establish an improved remote-camera sampling protocol, as well as create a statewide habitat model for the species. Prior to coming to the lab, Kelsey studied marine ecosystems off the coast of southern California. She loves to bake, and her favorite animal is a cat.

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Aaron Robinson Undergrad Program
BS
Graduate Program
MS, current PhD
Research Interest
Ecology of Sharp-tailed Grouse in North Dakota
Biography
Aaron is from Kamas, Utah, and has his BS and MS from BYU. He is currently studying ecology of sharp-tailed grouse in North Dakota, working to implement conservation strategies to protect grouse species in the hunt for energy resources. He enjoys bird hunting.

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Maksim Sergeyev Undergrad Program
BS, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Graduate Program
Research Interest
Elk migration in Utah.
Biography
Maksim is from Chicago, Illinois, and has his BS from the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. He began working in the lab in August 2016 and is interested in large mammal conservation. Maksim loves to travel, spend time outdoors, and is a huge Chicago Bulls fan.

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B.J. Adams Undergrad Program
BS in Animal Science, BYU-Idaho
Graduate Program
Current MS student
Research Interest
Mouflon sheep population dynamics
Biography
B.J is from Ephrata, WA. He began his master's program in June of 2016. Following graduation, he plans to pursue a career in education at the university level. B.J. has previous experience working with bears, elk, bison, and mountain goats at Yellowstone Bear World. He served an LDS mission in Fortaleza, Brazil.

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Levi Watkins Undergrad Program
Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation, BYU
Graduate Program
Research Interest
Locating carcasses using GPS collars, blood processing
Biography
Levi is a senior from Vernal, UT. He has been working in the lab since February 2015 on several projects including fawn and snowy plover research. He enjoys hiking, hunting, fishing, farming, and the outdoors. He grew up on a farm and loves animals and animal management. His favorite animal is a mule deer and his goal is to become a wildlife biologist after graduate school.

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Richard Justin Bingham Undergrad Program
AS in General Studies from Salt Lake Community College, BS in Wildlife Science from Utah State University
Graduate Program
MS in Ecology from Utah State University, current Ph.D. student at Brigham Young University
Research Interest
Wildlife Population Biology
Biography
Justin joined the lab in 2010. He has two daughters with his wife, Crystal, and they are expecting another child this year. Some of his hobbies include hunting, fishing, football, baseball, and hockey. His favorite animal is the chukar, which is the focus of his research, and he joined this field because he likes birds. Justin served an LDS mission in the Dominican Republic.

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Danielle Finlayson Undergrad Program
Ecology, Wildlife and Fisheries, BYU-Idaho
Graduate Program
MS, Wildlife & Wildlands Conservation, BYU
Research Interest
Avian Ecology
Biography
Danielle lives in Cottonwood Heights, UT, but grew up in both Utah and California. She is conducting an inventory and assessment of natural springs in the west desert of Utah, and looking at Golden Eagle use of springs and guzzlers in the same area. She graduated with her bachelors in 2011, and has since had several field jobs including two seasons with Rocky Mountain Power on their avian field crew. She has many interests including traveling, jeeping, shooting, scuba diving, birding, and silversmithing.