About Jason

My current work is focused primarily on conservation of rare species and the ecological context that must be understood to realize their recovery. I’m interested in the phenology of biological phenomena, the importance of protected areas to landscape level conservation, and how animal behavior and physiology influence the way individuals interact with the world. These forces act in concert or in conflict and ultimately tell us a lot about how effective our stewardship actions can be. I'm currently working on fisher and grizzly bear restoration in the Washington Cascades and also have an ongoing interest in the conservation and ecology of horses, zebras, and asses.



Ph.D, Ecology - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO, 2012

MS, Ecology - Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO , 2009

BS, Biology - Berry College
Rome, GA, 1993

Awards, Honors, Grants

  • Center for Collaborative Conservation Fellow, 2010


  • IUCN Species Survival Commission