MS Student – Graduated December 2020
I am a master’s student in Ecology, supervised by Tal Avgar. My research focuses on the drivers of mule deer migration in Central Utah, using emerging technology to monitor both population and individual level movement patterns. Specifically, I am investigating if mule deer track vegetation green-up along their spring migration routes, and whether populations are subject to density dependence due to intraspecies competition for nutritional resources. Learn more
Technician + undergraduate research project
My name is Steven Handtke and I am finishing my senior year at Utah State University studying Wildlife Ecology & Management and minoring in Fisheries and Aquatic Science.
I have been working in the Wildlife Space-Use Ecology Lab since last spring as a technician, and I am currently conducting an undergraduate research project measuring vegetation using data from camera-trap photos. Learn more