Prior to joining WEST, Jennifer Stucker served as a research wildlife biologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, where she managed research on endangered species in the Great Plains (plovers and terns) and Great Lakes (plovers and plants). Jennifer received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Wittenberg University and a Master of Science in Wildlife Conservation at the University of Minnesota, with research focusing on effects of trout-stream restoration on riparian and non-target sensitive resources. She later completed a Ph.D. in Conservation Biology, focusing on influences of spatial scale on behavior-dependent resource assessments for the endangered interior least tern. Jennifer has served as teaching faculty (University of Minnesota and University of St. Thomas) and research coordinator for various fish and wildlife research projects throughout the Great Lakes region. Some of her particular interests include working with species at the aquatic-terrestrial interface, waterbird and shorebird ecology, resource management decision-making, and the Endangered Species Act.