Brendan K. Hobart

MS Student


I am broadly interested in making conservation efforts as successful as possible by providing managers with solutions based on the best available methods and models. I am particularly interested in how habitat alterations incur changes to trophic ecology, and how those in turn affect population characteristics. For my Master’s work, I am (1) using stable isotopes to investigate California spotted owl diet shifts on various land-ownerships in the Sierra Nevada; (2) using dynamic occupancy models to examine if and how spotted owl populations on private and public land differ in terms of density, territory occupancy, and reproductive success.