New paper out! It's a short contribution, but we noticed that juvenile hawksbill sea turtles retained acoustic tags way longer than juvenile green sea turtles. Check it out here.

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I am a PhD student studying Ecology in the Department of Wildland Resources at Utah State University. I am co-advised by Drs. Dan MacNulty and Tal Avgar, and I am a part of USU's Ecology Center.


My dissertation research focuses on tying animal movements and space use to population demography. I work on elk in the Northern Range of Yellowstone National Park, and I'm interested in how the pressures of density-dependence and predation risk influence elk behavior, and how those responses, in turn, affect elk survival and reproduction.

Brian J. Smith

PhD Student, Ecology

Department of Wildland Resources

Utah State University

Logan, UT

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