Kristin E. Brzeski, Assistant Professor
Kristin is a wildlife biologist interested in research at the intersection of applied conservation and evolutionary theory. Her work utilizes a wide range of tools including genomic sequencing, epigenetic sequencing, camera traps, and a multitude of field based techniques. Kristin's past research has focused on wild canid genetics and she remains a contributor to the Canine Ancestry Project. Kristin integrates her research into teaching during her Mammalogy and Conservation Genetic courses at MTU.
email: kbrzeski 'at' mtu.edu
Forest Ecology and Management MSc student in SFRES
Project collaborators: Biodiversity Initiative
Tiff is a master’s student in the Brzeski Lab studying biodiversity and conservation in tropical forests. Her research project utilizes DNA metabarcoding of carrion flies and camera trapping to survey wildlife in Equatorial Guinea, Central Africa. Tiff studied biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology as an undergraduate, and has worked in the wildlife conservation NGO space for the past two years. Her interests lie primarily in human impacts on conservation and applied research to mitigate them.
Undergraduate student in SFRES
Tanner is a senior at MTU studying Wildlife Ecology and Management. His research interests include population dynamics and evolutionary biology. Tanner developed a passion for wildlife while hunting and fishing with his father, who helped him appreciate that wildlife is something we need to protect, not exploit. Tanner is an Earn and Learn student with the Brzeski Lab working on camera trap studies.