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Brad Timm

consulting wildlife ecologist

Brad Timm is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Natural Resources Conservation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His research interests are focused on gaining an improved understanding of species-environment relationships and movement ecology of wildlife species in order to devise more effective conservation and management strategies for these organisms. For his doctoral research, Brad is investigating the ecology and conservation of the Eastern Spadefoot toad, a species listed as Threatened in Massachusetts, at Cape Cod National Seashore. Specifically, he is assessing breeding habitat preferences of the Eastern Spadefoot toad using results from extensive larval trapping surveys and is assessing the post-breeding movement ecology of adults using radio-telemetry techniques. Prior to his doctoral work, Brad earned his masters degree in Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst examining the emigration timing and orientation of juvenile pond-breeding amphibians in western Massachusetts, and as an undergraduate at the University of Rhode Island worked on a number of research projects, the majority of which focused on the ecology of pond-breeding amphibians.