Grizzly bears: population regulation and habitat
Population Regulation and Habitat Selection of Grizzly bears
Alberta & British Columbia
Graduate Student
Ph.D. candidate (2014-2019)
Status: Active, Project started in 2014; in progress.

In a joint research project between the Nielsen and Boutin ecology labs and the Foothills Research Institute at the University of Alberta, PhD student Clayton is doing research on the population regulation and habitat selection of grizzly bears, including population and distribution modelling using DNA hair snag analysis. He is examining how spatial and temporal factors affect regional patterns in population density, including patterns in huckleberry, and how these factors interact to regulate grizzly bear populations.