Donovan Bell developed a passion for outdoor recreation, science and conservation while growing up in Juneau, Alaska. Donovan received a BS in Biology from the University of Alaska Southeast and is currently working on his PhD in the wildlife biology program at the University of Montana. In his free time, Donovan likes to hike, run, climb and snowboard.
Donovan’s general research interest is in evolutionary ecology and conservation genetics. Donovan’s research is focused on how evolution can influence extinction risk in small, isolated populations. Through his research, Donovan seeks to assess the usefulness of restoring genetic connectivity for conserving isolated populations throughout the Pacific Northwest.