Carly Russell

Carly Russell

Masterstudent*in
Haus 5, 0.17, Seewiesen

Vita

EDUCATION
Master’s of Evolution, Ecology, and Systematics student
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München, Current
B.S., WIldlife and Wildlands Conservation, Brigham Young University,
Provo, Utah, 2015
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Field Research Assistant, Brigham Young University Plant and
Wildlife Science Department, Utah
04/2014 - 08/2014
Snowy plover ( Charadrius nivosus ) nest site selection, behavior, and
migration patterns
● Capture and banding of adult birds
● Collection of nest data and floating eggs
● Use of radio telemetry to locate marked birds
● Use of spotting scopes and binoculars to identify color bands
Field Research Volunteer, Brigham Young University Plant and
Wildlife Science Department, Utah
01/2014
Mule deer ( Odocoileus hemionus ) population following predator
removal
● Transport, handling, and release of hobbled mule deer
● Blood sampling, temperature monitoring, radio collaring, and ear
tag placement
University Contracted Research Assistant, Fish Springs National
Wildlife Refuge, Utah
05/2013 - 02/2014
GIS as a tool to identify plant population dynamics, as well as residential
and migratory bird population
● GPS/GIS navigation, mapping, and data interpretation using
Garmins and Trimbles
● Data consolidation and quality control
● Use of UTVs and four-wheel drive vehicles
● Plant and wildlife identification in the field
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Aquarium Presenter, Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, Draper, Utah
10/2015 - 09/2017
● Animal handling and restraint of various species
● Education using various tools and techniques
● Lesson and presentation design for students of varying ages and
group sizes
Biological Science Technician (Wildlife), USGS Northern Prairie
Wildlife Research Center, Missouri River, North Dakota
04/2015 - 08/2015
● Breeding bird surveillance
● Trapping and banding of adult birds and chicks
● Observation and identification using spotting scopes and
binoculars
● Operation of outboard motorboats and river navigation
CERTIFICATIONS
ATV/UTV Operator Certified by the U.S. Department of the Interior
Motorboat Operator Certified by the U.S. Department of the Interior
CPR/First Aid Certified
AWARDS
BYU Life Sciences Departmental Scholarship
BYU GIA Scholarship
Marcus Daly Scholarship in Plant and Wildlife Science
EXTRACURRICULARS
Volunteer Educator at Auffangstation für Reptilien, München
11/2017-02/2018
Chairperson for USGA (Understanding Same Gender Attraction) Club
08/2014-04/2015
Member of the BYU Wildlife and Range Club
08/2011-04/2015

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