Jakopak holding a recently collared mule deer fawn.

Rhiannon Jakopak

Jakopak holding a recently collared mule deer fawn.

Rhiannon was a master’s student in the Monteith Shop exploring ungulate behavioral ecology, science communication, and human dimensions of wildlife management. She graduated in 2021, and her thesis focused on whether mule deer can be flexible in the time of day that they are migrating, as well as how stakeholders in Wyoming perceive mule deer and their management.

Rhiannon is now a research scientist and outreach coordinator with the Monteith Shop. She helps coordinate the Wyoming Wildlife Fellowship, develops numerous outreach projects, and continues to research ungulate ecology and human dimensions.

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Publications

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Selected Presentations

* Indicates presented.

  1. Jakopak, R.,* and M. Drollette. 2018 (accepted). Writing Center Approach to Student Success in the Science Classroom. Colorado Wyoming Writing Tutors Conference. Panel discussion.
  2. Jakopak, R.* 2018 (accepted). Match made in heaven: the benefits of collaboration between science and writing centers. Rocky Mountain Writing Centers Association. Oral presentation.
  3. Jakopak, R.,* and K. Monteith. 2017. Does the petal fall from the rose? Revealing the ontogeny and consequences of ungulate migration. Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Poster presentation. Awarded Best Student Poster Presentation.
  4. Jakopak, R.,* M. Wambua, and J. R. Goheen. 2017. Are elephant shrews more like elephants, or shrews? Quantifying life-history and demographics of Elephantulus rufescens. American Society of Mammalogists. Poster presentation.
  5. R. Goheen, D. E. Boro, R. Jakopak, T. R. Kartzinel, S. D. Newsome, and A. M. Wambua. 2017. Climate forcing, inter-individual variation, and specialization in an African small-mammal community. American Society of Mammalogists. Oral presentation.
  6. Jakopak, R.,* E. Hall and A. D. Chalfoun. 2016. Understanding the architecture of food caches in a montane mammal. University of Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day. Oral presentation.
  7. Jakopak, R.,* O. Aikens and K. L. Monteith. 2016. Assessing a critical assumption and providing context to remotely sensed data for ecological studies. University of Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day. Oral presentation.
  8. Jakopak, R.* and R. Sivanpillai. 2016. Evaluating the spectral separability of crop classes in multi-temporal Landsat imagery. University of Wyoming Undergraduate Research Day. Oral presentation.
  9. Jakopak, R.,* E. Hall and A. D. Chalfoun. 2016. Organizing the pantry: Pikas do it, too! Front Range Student Ecology Symposium. Poster presentation.
  10. Jakopak, R.,* L. E. Hall and A. D. Chalfoun. 2015. Understanding the architecture of food caches in a montane mammal. Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society and Wyoming Landscape Conservation Initiative Joint Conference. Poster presentation.