I was born and raised in Eau Claire, WI and obtained my B.S. in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior from the University of Minnesota- Twin Cities. After graduating I worked as a wolf research technician in both Northern Minnesota and Isle Royale National Park, gaining experience in carnivore research and predator-prey studies. As a result, I am primarily interested in studying large carnivores and their prey and am currently pursuing an M.S. degree studying the influence of Mexican gray wolf recovery on elk behavior.
|Elk demography, movements and habitat selection in the Mexican Wolf Recovery Area in Arizona and New Mexico||June 2024|
|Olson, J., N.M. Tatman, S.G. Liley, J.C. deVos, and J.W Cain III. 2023. Spatial and temporal risk from a reintroduced predator influences elk foraging behavior. 30th Annual Conference of The Wildlife Society, Louisville, Kentucky, USA.||November 2023|
|Olson, J., J.W Cain III, N.M. Tatman, S.G. Liley, and J.C. deVos. 2023. Quantifying elk foraging strategies on a multi-predator landscape. Joint Annual Meeting of Arizona/New Mexico Chapters of The Wildlife Society, Farmington, New Mexico, USA.||February 2023|
|Olson, J., J.W Cain III, N.M. Tatman, S.G. Liley, and J.C. deVos. 2023. Quantifying elk foraging strategies on a multi-predator landscape. 15th Biennial Deer and Elk Workshop, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA.||May 2023|