Steven Handtke

Technician + undergraduate research project

Pronouns: he/him/his

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.

The goal is to use “bycatch” data from current camera-trap projects to determine forage abundance and quality, including the process of vegetation green-up through the growing season.