Interested in habitat selection analyses but having trouble with interpretation? You're not alone! I was lucky enough to collaborate with some great co-authors to write this guide to interpreting parameters in habitat selection analyses. Check out the published version here! Or the pre-print version (open access!) here!
BRIAN J. SMITH
Welcome! Thank you for your interest in my work.
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.