Ellen Whittle received her undergraduate degree in Wildlife Biology in 2015 at University of Montana. Since then, she has worked for private and public agencies including the Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, the Peregrine Fund, Kansas State University, and Texas A&M. She began her graduate student work for the University of Wyoming Zoology & Physiology Program in 2019.
Her research questions are focused on habitat selection by threatened species, especially during sensitive life stages such as the reproductive period. Her current research looks for patterns in habitat use by northern long-eared bats (Myotis septentrionalis) that can help inform land and wildlife managers during decision-making processes.
Whittle, Ellen. 2019. Maternity Roost Site Selection by Northern Long-eared Bats at Multiple Spatial Scales. Wyoming Chapter of the Wildlife Society. Poster Presentation
Whittle, Ellen; Maxell, B.; Breuner, C.; Hanauska-Brown, L.; Hendricks, P.. 2015. Bat Use of Bridges in Western Montana. Montana Natural Heritage. Program. Presentation
Scholarships & Fellowships
Bat Conservation International Student Scholarship (2021)
Thomas H. Kunz Innovation in Bat Research Honor (2021)
WY-TWS Student Scholarship (2020)
Watkins Undergraduate Research Scholarship (2015)
Jack and Isabel Haynes Scholarship (2014)