I have served as the ACS lab manager since September of 2017 and help with a variety of tasks including coordinating volunteer and intern projects in laboratory and field settings. My research interests center on furthering our understanding of how natural and human-driven environmental variation affects wildlife. I am particularly interested in using non-invasive sampling to identify individual and population level responses to habitat features. I seek to conduct locally meaningful and globally relevant research to address contemporary issues in wildlife conservation and management. I hold a B.Sc. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California at Santa Cruz. My M.Sc. was completed at the University of Calgary where I studied the drivers of grizzly bear density and habitat selection in the tundra of the Northwest Territories.
Fauvelle, C. Diepstraten, R. and Jessen, T.D. 2017. A meta-analysis of home range studies in the context of trophic levels: Implications for policy-based conservation. PLoS ONE 12(3): e0173361.
Jessen, T.D., Wang, Y. and Wilmers C.C. 2017. Habitat fragmentation alters competitive dynamics of an invasive tree squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis. Biological Invasions 20(3), 607-618.
Diepstraten, R., Jessen, T.D., Fauville, C., and Musiani, M. In press. Does climate change and plant phenology research neglect the arctic tundra? Biosphere.
Jessen, T.D., Diepstraten, R., Massolo, A., and Musiani, M. Prepared. Density and population genetics of grizzly bears inhabiting the Canadian Southern Arctic.
Jessen, T.D., Diepstraten, R., Massolo, A., McDermid, G., and Musiani, M. Prepared. Multi-scale habitat selection of Southern Arctic grizzly bears estimated using spatial capture-recapture.
Jessen, T.D., Musiani, M., Cullen, R.M., Veitch, A., Spencer, P., Elkin, B., Tracz, B., Oakley, M., and Massolo A. Prepared: Seasonal adaptations for energy conservation in muskox (Ovibos moschatus) are maintained in a novel environment.