Michael Wheeler

M.S. Student


After earning a degree in biology at Saint Michael’s College (Colchester, VT), I worked as a field research assistant for several years. Most of my work experience has involved monitoring population productivity in mammals (coyotes, black bears, cougars, and lagomorphs), but I’ve also had the pleasure of monitoring whooping and sandhill cranes while working for the International Crane Foundation in Baraboo, WI. I’m studying the productivity of a population of banded sandhill cranes breeding in Briggsville, WI. I will be using a long-term re-sighting data set to construct a demographic-based population model. In my free time I enjoy running, hiking, cooking, reading, and photography.



Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin – Madison