Shannon completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Northern British Columbia, and is now in our lab conducting work on fishers for her MSc. She is focusing on the Columbian fisher population in the Cariboo region of BC, addressing some key knowledge gaps relating to female fishers. More specifically, she is using radio-telemetry to fill knowledge gaps concerning reproductive output by the females in relation to home range attributes and habitat, with the goal of improving our ability to define critical habitat for this threatened population.
This work is being conducted in partnership with Dr. Joanna Burger, Meso-Carnivore Specialist with the Conservation Unit in the BC Provincial Government. Dr. Burger is also an Adjunct Faculty member in the Department of Natural Resource Sciences at TRU. <need land acknowledgement and funding agencies> Shannon can be reached at werdens20[at]mytru.ca