SCEP employee - Biology, Intermountain West, Fort Collins , Colorado
U.S. Geological Survey
 
How Jason Ransom got involved with U.S. Geological Survey
I worked as a wildlife technician for the National Park Service and then was hired by the U.S.Geological Survey as the crew leader for a large wild horse research project. Once in Fort Collins, I decided to pursue my graduate degrees at Colorado State University and entered into the SCEP program.
 
Experience
This job has been a great experience and given me the latitude to work in several different ecosystems across the western US, collaborate with scientists and managers across disciplines, and ultimately do applied research that is truly useful for wildlife management.
 
Jason Ransom's accomplishments
I completed a MS degree in Ecology and am working on my PhD. I've vastly improved my quantitative science skills, have published 6 scientific manuscripts, and have 3 more in review. I was seated on the IUCN Species Survival Commission for my work with wild equids.
 
Jason Ransom's next steps
I would like to continue growing as a scientist and would like to implement new projects through an appointment at the U.S. Geological Survey working in the field of applied large mammal ecology.
 
Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado
School: Colorado State University
Major: Ecology