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Dr. Wendy Estes-Zumpf, Vertebrate Zoologist

Dr. Wendy Estes-Zumpf

307-766-3042  |  westes@uwyo.edu

November 2008 to Present: Responsible for managing survey and monitoring efforts for sensitive animal species throughout Wyoming. Current projects include working on the Northwest Regional Gap Analysis Project, inventory of reptiles and amphibians in Wyoming's Powder River Basin, surveying for Boreal Toads in the Shoshone National Forest, monitoring reintroduction sites of the Endangered Wyoming Toad, and surveying for the Endangered Preble's Meadow Jumping Mouse.

Education:
B.S. Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University, May 1998.
M.S. Wildlife Ecology, University of Arizona, May 2001. Thesis: Feeding behaviors of Cooper's hawks at urban and non-urban nests in southeastern Arizona.
Ph.D. Natural Resources, University of Idaho, May 2008. Dissertation: Dispersal and gene flow among pygmy rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) populations in Idaho and southwestern Montana.

Research Interests:
Wildlife ecology, dispersal behavior, gene flow among wildlife populations, wildlife habitat selection.

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