B.S. Wildlife Management, Humboldt State University, 1997
M.S. Natural Resources, Humboldt State University, 2002
Ph.D. Environmental Conservation, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2012
Post Doc Wildlife Conservation Society and North Carolina State University, 2015
Post Doc Ford Foundation and the National Academy of Sciences, 2015
Sean is a wildlife ecologist whose research program and teaching experience are focused on human-wildlife coexistence, carnivore ecology, demography and habitat relationships of wildlife populations, and applications of novel technologies to wildlife research and management. Currently, Sean is investigating the ecology of fishers, a house-cat-sized member of the weasel family. Sean is collaborating with tribal, federal, state, private-industry, and academic partners throughout the Pacific Northwest. Sean is also committed to productive engagement and capacity development to ensure sustainable use and conservation of natural and cultural resources in Native American communities.
Prior to coming to INR, Sean worked with the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Hornocker Wildlife Institute, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Humboldt State University, and the Hoopa Valley Tribe.