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
MS student in SFRES
Shallen is currently working on a Masters in Forest Molecular Genetics and Biotechnology as a joint member in the Brzeski and Külheim labs. She got her bachelors in Biomedical Engineering at MTU. Shallen is interested in using genetic tools to conserve large mammals and will be developing field and lab techniques for surveying mammals in the UP of Michigan with environmental DNA.
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.