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Idaho Wolf Project Technicians hiking to a survey site in Idaho.

STAFF

The Idaho Wolf Project is supervised by Dr. David Ausband. The project employs year-round research scientists as well as graduate students and field technicians. Our field staff and graduate students are invaluable. Without their hard work and dedication, our project would not be possible. 

Meet the Team

The Ausband Lab

The Ausband Lab is comprised largely of distinguished students pursuing their Master’s and Doctorate degrees in wildlife studies. This lab is part of the Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in the College of Natural Resources, University of Idaho in Moscow, Idaho. Dr. Ausband also has students working on topics unrelated to the wolf project ranging from modeling snow cover to grizzly bear, black bear, and caribou conservation.

Wolf Project Graduate Students 

Current graduate students of the Ausband Lab affiliated with the Idaho Wolf Project. 

Ariana Cerrata collecting gray wolf scat.

Ph.D. Candidate

Ariana Cerreta

University of Idaho

Ph.D. Dissertation title: Genetic and genomic effects of harvest on a cooperatively breeding carnivore

Kat Petersen holding a shed while working on the Idaho Gray Wolf Project.

M.Sc. Student

Kat Petersen

Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Idaho

M.Sc., Thesis title: Deciphering dispersal dynamics of a cooperatively breeding carnivore: investigating the impacts of harvest on dispersal of Idaho wolves

Former graduate students affiliated with the Idaho Wolf Project. 

Graduate Students 

Current graduate students of the Ausband Lab unaffiliated with the Idaho Wolf Project. 

Former graduate students of the Ausband Lab unaffiliated with the Idaho Wolf Project. 

Interested in joining the Idaho Wolf Project as a wildlife technician or the Ausband Lab as a prospective graduate student?

Donate Today 

Your money will go directly to  our current research efforts, The Idaho Wolf Project, and will help us survey for and sample wolves in Idaho. 

* CNR Carnivore Ecology is the designation for Idaho Wolf Project donations

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