B.S. – Wildlife Ecology, Conservation Biology Minor, University of Maine, 2015
M.S. – Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2019
Marie is an ecologist interested in the physiology, movement, and spatial ecology of free-ranging animals, with a particular focus on species of conservation concern. Her thesis research, entitled Exploring the energetic and spatial ecology of Pacific martens in Lassen National Forest, CA, was focused on implementing novel approaches to quantify the effects of landscape heterogeneity and scale on movement patterns, space use, and energetics of Pacific martens. Currently, she works for the Institute for Natural Resources in Portland, OR where she studies the ecology of mammalian communities and their responses to changes in land-use, climate, and wildfire regimes in the western United States.