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Sydney Lamb's Profile Picture
Sydney Lamb Undergrad Program
Wildlife and Wildland Conservation
Graduate Program
Research Interest
Tooth Aging Lab, Elk Movement Dynamics, Restoration of Greater Sage-Grouse in Strawberry Valley
Biography
Sydney is a senior from Spanish Fork, UT. She enjoys hunting, trapping, hiking, reading, and dreaming of becoming a rancher. She has previous experience working as a Northern Goshawk technician of the Ashley National Forest. She plans on attending graduate school is wildlife management with the eventual goal of becoming a wildlife biologist.

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Jacob D. Fullmer Undergrad Program
Associate of Science Degree (2013) DSU, Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation (current) BYU
Graduate Program
Research Interest
Remote camera sensing used for population estimates
Biography
Jacob is a senior from St. George, UT. He has worked as a Forest Service Wildlife Technician and a DWR volunteer (where he learned about the wildlife program at BYU). He enjoys working outdoors with wildlife and his hobbies include fishing, camping, hiking, hunting, and making jewelry from bullet casings and other material found in nature. He has three kids with his wife, Janelle.

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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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Kendall Rapier Undergrad Program
Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation
Graduate Program
Research Interest
All things Wildlife Ecology
Biography
Kendall is from Duncan, Arizona and began working in the lab April of 2015. He plans on becoming a game warden or government trapper following graduation.

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Scott Larsen Undergrad Program
Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation and Geographic Information Systems
Graduate Program
Research Interest
GIS, Programming, Sage Grouse, Cementum Analysis
Biography
Scott began working in the lab in October of 2013. He chose this field because he enjoys the outdoors and figuring out how the natural world works. He also enjoys computers and how that information can be used with wildlife management. Following graduation, Scott plans to continue to improve his knowledge and experience relating to wildlife habitat and behavior while using GIS to improve human-wildlife interactions. Scott enjoys hiking, fishing, programming, and backpacking and his favorite animal is a maned wolf.

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Ally Melendez Undergrad Program
Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation
Graduate Program
Research Interest
Ornithology
Biography
Ally joined the lab in January 2017. She enjoys hiking, birding, and painting. She plans to attend graduate school to study colonial nesting seabirds following graduation from BYU. Ally is from Highland, Utah and her favorite animal is a tufted puffin.

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Maverick Stockinger Undergrad Program
Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation
Graduate Program
Research Interest
Undecided
Biography
Maverick joined the lab winter semester of 2017. He is from Eidson, Tennessee and has previous experience with mosquito abatement. Maverick would like to be a forest ranger or land manager. His favorite animal is a cheetah.

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Emmi Gertson Undergrad Program
Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation
Graduate Program
Research Interest
Vegetation
Biography
Emmi began working with the lab fall semester of 2016. She is the oldest of five children. Following graduation, she hopes to work closely with animals. Her favorite animal is a moose.

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Teresa Whitesell Undergrad Program
Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation
Graduate Program
Research Interest
Ecology
Biography
Teresa joined the lab fall semester of 2016. Following graduation, she plans on earning a master's degree. Teresa loves being outdoors, especially hiking and climbing.

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Hailey Peatross Wayment Undergrad Program
Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation
Graduate Program
Research Interest
Biography
Hailey joined the lab in 2015. She chose this field to contribute to wildlife management and protection so that it can be enjoyed by future generations. Her favorite animals include the short-eared owl, mountain lion, and golden eagle.

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Brie Hardy Undergrad Program
Wildlife and Wildlands Conservation
Graduate Program
Research Interest
Biography
Brie joined the lab September of 2016. She has previous experience working with exotic animals in several positions and at the Dallas Zoo. Following graduation, Brie plans to go into wildlife biology or wildlife rehabilitation and education. She enjoys reading, writing, and climbing trees.