Caitlyn M Cooper
Caitlyn M Cooper
Wildlife Conservation, Field Work Research, Lemur Conservation, Project Management, Environmental Outreach
Nicholas School of the Environment
Concentration: Ecosystem Science and Conservation
Master’s Project: Lemur species-habitat relationships at multiple spatial scales in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar
Indiana University, School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Bloomington, IN
Concentration: Ecosystem Science
Senior Thesis: Determining if crayfish can be used as an indicator species for wetland integrity
Assist Animal Keepers with animal husbandry tasks. Prepare diets, create enrichment toys, and assist with behavioral observations.
Utilized ArcGIS and a handheld GPS to navigate and map our study sites. Installed camera traps on and off trails with a team.
Created research proposal to examine how lemur biodiversity and abundance change with different environmental characteristics. Implemented project, hired research assistants, and led team on 2- week field research expeditions.
Prepared a feeding/care schedule for 200+ animals while supervising a team of 4-10 volunteers and interns. Educated residents about wildlife through outreach programs.
Conducted vegetative surveys, habitat surveys & water quality assessments. Learned to identify dozens of Montana macroinvertebrates, plants, & animals
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
- Field Skills
- Eno Magazine Co-editor (Environmentally inspired literary arts magazine)
Simon, Thomas P., and Caitlyn Cooper M. "Relationship between Crayfish Diversity, Abundance, and Land Use as an Indicator of Environmental Health." Geographic Distribution, Ecological Impact, and Conservation Strategies for North American Crayfish. N.p.: Nova Science, 2016. N. pag. Print.