Project Description

Taza Schaming

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Research Associate

Taza Schaming studies the stability and resilience of the Clark’s nutcracker-whitebark pine mutualism to help ensure persistence of this species and their seed dispersal function. Since 2009, she has worked in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, trapping, surveying, radio-tracking, satellite-tracking, and monitoring nests, to study movement, habitat use and selection, and social behavior. In 2018, she expanded into Washington’s Cascades, satellite-tagging nutcrackers to focus on evaluating habitat selection, seed dispersal movements, and long distance emigration patterns. She is pursuing a Ph.D. from Cornell University.