Jared became introduced to rattlesnakes as an undergraduate summer student in 2014, and he got hooked! He is now conducting his own MSc thesis work on the same population of rattlesnakes previously studied by Emily Lomas. With his field work based in Osoyoos, British Columbia, Jared is looking at the response of these animals to new development, in particular the possibility of shifts in seasonal movement patterns and hunting behaviour.
Our partners on this project are Bellstar Hotels & Resorts, and the Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre. Dr. Christine Bishop of Environment Canada is co-supervisor on Jared’s thesis.