Carl Brown

Carl Brown is a Master’s student conducting research on Black Rosy-Finches within the University of Wyoming’s Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, Chalfoun Lab, Department of Zoology and Physiology. Black Rosy-Finches are one of North America’s highest elevation breeders for which breeding habitat is especially vulnerable to climate change. Carl’s previous research and conservation work has included ungulate diseases, wildlife genetics, and work on Trumpeter Swans, Common Loons, and small mammals.

Donal O'Leary

Donal O’Leary studies remote sensing of natural resources, computer automation of geoprocessing tasks, and modeling of ecosystem dynamics. Donal is collaborating with NRCC Research Associates Corinna Riginos and Trevor Bloom to better understand how climate variability drives plant phenology, and the cascading ecological effects that ensue. Donal earned his PhD from the University of Maryland, Department of Geographical Sciences.

Ross Hinderer

Ross Hinderer grew up in rural Ohio and moved west to pursue work as a biological technician on various projects across the Western U.S. and abroad. He's studied reptiles, amphibians, birds, plants and mammals in places from Oregon, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Antarctica, and Montana. Ross's interests are the intersection of imperiled species' needs and anthropogenic influences, and the ways that changes affect individual organisms and populations. Ross obtained a Master's Degree in Biological Sciences in 2015 from Montana State University and is currently working towards a PhD in Fish and Wildlife Biology at the University of Montana.