Tayler LaSharr

Tayler LaSharr is currently a MSc student in the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Wyoming. She grew up in Phoenix and attended the University of Arizona for her undergraduate degree.  She graduated with a BSc in Natural Resources with an emphasis in Conservation Biology and a minor in Chemistry in May of 2015. During her time at the University of Arizona, she worked in an Ecology and Evolutionary Biology lab, studying life history tradeoffs in western and mountain bluebirds and effects of aggression in closely related species on habitat and range dynamics. After graduating from the University of Arizona, she worked as a technician on the fawn survival component of the Wyoming Range Mule Deer Project before beginning work on her own MSc project in the fall of 2015. Her project focuses on trends in horn size of bighorn and thinhorn sheep in western North America and the factors that are influencing them.

 

 

 

 

 

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Publications

Monteith, K., T. Stephenson, V. Bleich, R. T. Bowyer, and T. LaSharr. 2017. Horn size and nutrition in mountain sheep: Can ewe handle the truth? Journal of Wildlife Management. (In revision)

Walker, R., B. Maitland, T. LaSharr, M. Rosling, and M. Ben-David. 2017. Fate of juvenile salmonids stranded in off-channel flood ponds. Aquatic Sciences. (In revision)

Selected Presentations

 LaSharr, T., R. Long, J. Heffelfinger, T. Bowyer, V. Bleich, P. Krausman, J. Shannon and K. Monteith. Evaluating the role of harvest on weapon size of mountain sheep. Desert Bighorn Council Meeting. St. George, Utah. April 2017. (Oral Presentation)

LaSharr, T., R. Long, J. Heffelfinger, T. Bowyer, V. Bleich, P. Krausman and K. Monteith. Role of harvest, demography, and changing environments on horn size of mountain sheep. Ignite-style oral presentation to the USGS and Wyoming Game and Fish Department Cooperator Meeting; Annual Meeting. Laramie, WY. April 2016. (Oral Presentation)

LaSharr, T., R. Long, J. Heffelfinger, T. Bowyer, V. Bleich, P. Krausman and K. Monteith. Influence of harvest and environmental factors on horn size of wild sheep. Presented at the Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society Conference. Cody, Wyoming. November 2016. (Poster)

LaSharr, T., R. Long, J. Heffelfinger, T. Bowyer, V. Bleich, P. Krausman and K. Monteith. Influence of harvest and environmental factors on horn size of wild sheep.  Presented at The Wildlife Society National Conference. Raleigh, North Carolina. October 2016. (Poster)

LaSharr, T., R. Long, J. Heffelfinger, T. Bowyer, V. Bleich, P. Krausman and K. Monteith. Factors influencing temporal trends in horn size of mountain sheep in North America. Ignite-style oral presentation to the USGS and Wyoming Game and Fish Department Cooperator Meeting; Annual Meeting. Laramie, WY. April 2016. (Oral Presentation)

LaSharr, T.N. and R. Duckworth. 2015. Mechanisms influences distribution and coexistence of Mountain and Western Bluebirds. University of Arizona, School of Natural Resources and the Environment Earth Week Poster Session. Tucson, Arizona. April 2015. (Poster)

LaSharr, T.N. and R. Duckworth. 2014. Effects of interspecific aggression on range distribution in closely related species. University of Arizona Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Undergraduate Research Poster Symposium. Tucson, Arizona. April 2014. (Poster)

LaSharr, T.N., S. Schwenck, C. Bugbee and A. Neils. 2014. Reaction of coyote (Canis latrans) to a variety of olfactory stimuli from interspecific carnivores.  Wildlife Society Joint Annual Meeting: Arizona – New Mexico Chapters. Pinetop, Arizona.  February 2014. (Oral Presentation)

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