Department of Fisheries and Wildlife17 Natural Resources
Major Advisor: William Porter
Hometown: Lexington, SC
Biography: Rebecca is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. She earned a B.S. from Clemson University in 2011, followed by a Master's of Earth & Environmental Resources Management (M.E.E.R.M) degree from the University of South Carolina in 2014. She is primarily interested in applied research using quantitative techniques to answer questions related to the management of wildlife. Rebecca’s dissertation work examines spatial and temporal patterns in the distribution of older age-class and record-quality bucks harvested within Michigan and surrounding states. Results will be used to inform managers about the influence of habitat conditions, harvest regulations, and hunting traditions on characteristics of harvested deer. Over the course of her project, Rebecca will be working closely with both the Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Boone and Crockett Club.
Affiliated Page: Boone and Crockett Quantitative Wildlife Center