Visiting the Sierra Nevada Mountains

Our fearless lab PI, Tal, and Dani, his PhD student, recently took a break from data analysis to explore the rugged beauty of the Sierra Nevada mountains and learn more about Dani’s focal species, Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep, with the expert guidance of the staff at the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Recovery Program. Although they never encountered any bighorn, Tal and Dani gained valuable insight into bighorn biology, habitat use, migratory drivers, and the limitations of their own endurance when hiking at high altitudes. Both are looking forward to (and training for) a return trip to the Sierras to learn more about this extraordinary ecosystem!