Jordan graduated from the University of Connecticut majoring in Natural Resources and the Environment. After graduating he volunteered on a ruffed grouse research project and became extremely attached to all aspects of Galliforms, including their research, management, and ecology. He has worked for the past four years on several upland game bird research projects, gaining skills including capturing, banding, radio marking, and bleeding upland game birds, radio telemetry, plant identification, and many more. He has worked with ruffed grouse, spruce grouse, prairie chickens, and wild turkey and is excited to add greater sage-grouse to that list. The focus of his graduate research at the University of Idaho includes sage-grouse demographic responses to juniper removal. He enjoys the outdoors, hunting upland game birds, fishing, and hiking.
Jordan with a greater sage-grouse hen.
I am happy to hear from prospective students! I am excited to have the opportunity to train talented young biologists and help them move to the next stage in their careers. The best prospects will be curious, self-motivated, highly conscientious, and will have goals for achievement after graduate school. I seek students with an interest in contributing to the development of wildlife science through both the primary literature and by considering the practical applications of their work to conservation and management. Prospective masters students should have experience from multiple field positions and ideally, have completed an undergraduate thesis. Prospective doctoral students should have produced at least one peer-reviewed publication. I gladly receive inquiries from prospective students that have secured their own project funding, or are pursuing external fellowships or grants.
If you are interested in working with me, email me the following items:
1. Cover letter summarizing research experience, research interests, and career goals
2. Curriculum vitae
3. GRE scores
4. College transcripts OR a summary of classes taken with grades earned