B.S. Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation (Virginia Tech, 2018) My broad interests involve land management and associated wildlife-habitat interactions regarding small mammals. As a master's student, I will be studying fox squirrel populations in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain of Virginia. . Prior to becoming a graduate student, my field experience has included a number of taxa including bats, meso-mammals, grassland & eastern forest bird species, freshwater mussels, macroinvertebrates, aquatic and terrestrial endangered plant species, and herps. While working at the Conservation Management Institute at Virginia Tech, I conducted research on the behavior, distribution and habitat usage of meso-mammals and birds in the Appalachian region to emphasize the importance of private land conservation. Specifically, my current research will involve evaluating the efficacy of nest-boxes and remote cameras to monitor southeastern fox squirrel populations at MTC Fort Pickett and Big Woods/Piney Grove complex in the Piedmont and Coastal Plain of Virginia.
|<b>Guill, M.H., J. De La Cruz, S Klopfer and W.M. Ford. 2020. Southeastern fox squirrel occupancy and habitat associations of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain regions of Virginia. 27th Annual Conference of the Wildlife Society. Sept 28-Oct 1. </b>||September 2020|