Lab Alumni

Owen Bidder

Owen was a member of the the Middleton lab from 2017 to 2020 as a postdoctoral scholar, providing spatial analysis across a number of projects, including the lab's work in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and San Guillermo National Park in Argentina.  He also provides technical, database and spatial analytic support to our partner organizations. Owen obtained a PhD from Swansea University for his work in developing methods in animal movement ecology. Following this, Owen obtained an Alexander von Humboldt post-doctoral fellowship to study red fox movement ecology at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover in Germany. Owen is a native welsh speaker and former recipient of the Geraint George Scholarship presented by the Urdd and Natural Resources Wales, and has appeared on radio and television documentaries back in the U.K. to talk about topics in ecology and conservation. Owen is also a long suffering Welsh Rugby and Swansea City F.C. fan.


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Justine Smith
Justine is an Assistant Professor in the Wildlife, Fish, and Conservation Biology department at UC Davis. She was a postdoctoral researcher in the Middleton Lab from 2017 to 2019, where she worked on the ecology of predation risk in San Guillermo National Park, Argentina. Her research primarily focuses on predator-prey interactions, risk effects, and anthropogenic influences on wildlife behavior.