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Tabitha Graves, Ph.D.

I answer applied research questions at the intersection of wildlife biology, landscape ecology, and statistics.

Research Interests

My work falls under three broad themes: (1) understand the influence of humans and associated land use impacts on wildlife distributions, densities, and related processes at local and landscape scales, (2) develop new analytical tools that address the influence of landscape features on animals at the sub-population and population scales, and (3) improve efficiency of research and monitoring through optimal study design. I have >15 years experience studying grizzly bears, bighorn sheep, elk, and the development of novel and integrated analyses of habitat use, connectivity, migration, and genetics, all very applied work.   I have also assisted with projects studying black bears, wolverines, mountain goats,  wolves, lynx, kinkajou, loons, hawks, owls, riparian vegetation, pika, and sugar pine.  

Education and Certifications

  • PhD. 2012. Northern Arizona University. Dissertation Title: Spatial ecology of grizzly bears in northwestern Montana and estimating resistance to gene flow

  • M.S. Wildlife Biology. 2002. University of Montana

  • Honors B.A. German Literature with distinction. 1995. University of Wisconsin-Madison

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