Bryan has been studying raptors in Jackson Hole and the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem since 2001. He completed his Master’s degree from Arkansas State University studying Common Raven ecology in Jackson Hole and Red-tailed Hawks wintering in Arkansas. Bryan has continued and expanded his research in Wyoming and Montana, focusing on raptors and sage-grouse. His current work involves many on-going projects on spatial ecology, habitat use, bioacoustics, genetics, and management-based science. He enjoys tinkering with engineering projects and has developed several new wildlife traps, GPS tracking transmitters, and automated recording systems. Through these endeavors, he has started a company, Trapping Innovations, to sell some of these tools to other biologists at truly affordable rates. Bryan has been a leader in raptor research, tracking, transmitter attachment, and trapping. Bryan has been president of the Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society and is co-chair of the Wyoming Golden Eagle Working Group. He has aided and worked with many researchers and projects across North America and Europe and believes that collaborations are the key to successful wildlife science and conservation. Bryan lives in Jackson with his lovely bride, Emily, and is proud father of his son, Oliver, and daughter, Alice.
Favorite Raptor: Bryan’s favorite raptors are the Golden Eagle and Great Gray Owl (one for day and one for night!)