William Porter and David Williams
Jonathan is from a small rural town in Northeastern Connecticut. He received his B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of New Hampshire in 2013. Between his undergraduate and graduate studies, Jonathan worked for the US Fish and Wildlife Service as a Biological Technician researching loon nesting behavior and mesopredator abundance in northern hardwood and spruce/fir forests. Jonathan is completing his M.S. degree at Ball State University studying space use differences between urban and rural white-tailed deer in southern Indiana. At MSU, his Ph.D. research will focus on factors influencing the movement and dispersal of white-tailed deer along a human development gradient from rural to suburban. Jonathan’s research interests are in urban wildlife ecology, wildlife disease, and management.