Kara Campbell

Master of Science Candidate

Student Background

My name is Kara Campbell and I am from Granville, Ohio. I graduated from Granville High School in 2007 and made the journey out west to attend the University of Montana. In the spring of 2011 I graduated with a B.S. in Wildlife Biology and minor in Wildlands Restoration. I spent my summers during my undergraduate career working for many different organizations. I worked for a non-profit conservancy in North Carolina conducting environmental education camps and sea turtle research. Also, I have worked for Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks studying riparian songbirds, bats, amphibians and reptiles. While working for the U.S. Forest Service this past year, I collected fisher and marten data throughout the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. During my time at the University of Montana I was very involved in the student chapter of The Wildlife Society.

Thesis Project

I was accepted to Texas A&M University- Kingsville in 2012 and will be working towards an M.S. degree under Dr. Charles DeYoung, Dr. Randy DeYoung and Dr. Dave Hewitt. My project will be taking place north of San Antonio in the city of Fair Oaks Ranch. It is an urban deer study focusing on population estimates, movement, and developing management strategies. The are three main objectives to this project. One is to determine movement and home range size of deer throughout the city. Also, estimate the deer population and develop a model on how many deer would need to be treated with contraception techniques in order to reduce/stabilize the deer population. I will also be determining other management techniques the city could use in order to reduce/stabilize deer populations.