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John Nettles

PhD Student - Wildlife and Fisheries Biology (SC Coop Unit)
Research Assistant
Forestry and Environmental Conservation Department

Office: Lehotsky G12F



Educational Background

M.S. Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management
Clemson University 2020

B.S. Wildlife Biology and Statistics
University of Montana 2017


John is a PhD student studying population estimation methods for black bear in the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina, comparing estimates based on camera traps and hair snares. He earned his B.S. in Wildlife Biology and a minor in statistics from the University of Montana and his M.S. in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management in the Park Solutions Lab at Clemson University where he focused on bear viewing in Alaska. John's research interests include quantitative methods, carnivore ecology, population dispersal, and human-wildlife conflict. He has studied giant pandas in China, common loons in Glacier National Park, and most recently worked as the assistant project coordinator for a statewide bobcat population assessment in California.

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