May 16, 2017
Danielle Fagre is a Master’s student at the University of Montana in the Wildlife Biology program, and a member of the Avian Science Center. In 2017, she will be conducting her second season of research in the northern range of Yellowstone National Park. Her research investigates the relationship between bison grazing and the abundance of multiple species of songbirds in grassland and sagebrush steppe habitat.
Danielle grew up in West Glacier, Montana, and earned her B.A. in Biology from Lewis and Clark College, in Portland, OR. After college she completed an internship in wildlife management with Grand Teton National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Coalition. This solidified her interest in wildlife biology, and she went on to pursue positions in wildlife research and education in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. She contributed to research focused on wolves, wolverines, songbirds, and pronghorn. As a wildlife guide, she educated visitors to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks about wildlife, conservation, and the ecology of the area. She is thrilled to have the opportunity to relate her graduate research to an ecosystem that she cares about deeply.