Department of Biological Sciences

090 Galvin Life Sciences

University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, IN 46556

I am interested in the drivers of predator-prey relationships between birds and their predators.  In the grasslands of Montana, I will be specifically looking at how different grazing regimes affect the predation of ground nests.  I plan to look at this question by comparing vegetation density and growth form in areas grazed by bison, cattle or wildlife and assessing nest abundance and success in these same species.