Emily Shertzer is a PhD student in the Chalfoun lab. Her research interests broadly include understanding habitat selection and quality for conservation purposes and identifying how human-induced habitat changes affect animal reproduction and survival across the full annual cycle. Her doctoral research is focused on the survival and habitat selection of three species of sagebrush-obligate songbirds (Brewer’s sparrow, sagebrush sparrow, and sage thrasher) during understudied life stages. She is conducting her research in Pinedale, WY in collaboration with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Bureau of Land Management. In her free time, she enjoys biking, climbing, and skiing in Laramie, and going on walks with her dog, Lyra.
Shertzer, E., A. Chalfoun. Full life cycle effects of natural gas development on sagebrush-obligate songbirds. 2022. Poster presented at the Wyoming Wildlife Society Conference, Jackson, WY.
Scholarships & Fellowships
Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition Grant, 2022
Meg and Bert Raynes Wildlife Fund Grant, 2022
Reed Fautin Memorial Scholarship, 2021
L Floyd Clark Graduate Scholar Award, 2021
L Floyd Clarke Fund in Zoology and Physiology, 2021
WY-The Wildlife Society Graduate Student Scholarship, 2020
Laramie Audubon Society, 2020
Margaret and Sam Kelly Wildlife Research Fund, 2020