Jeremy Rockweit is a PhD student in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Oregon State University. He received his BS degree in Wildlife Management and Biology from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point and his MS degree in Wildlife Conservation from the University of Minnesota. He spends most of his waking hours either at his work desk or playing Uno, Yahtzee or baseball with his kids and wife.
Jeremy’s research interests include examining how wildfire influences spotted owls and how patterns of burn severity throughout the Pacific Northwest might change in response to climate change. He plans to use field data collected from multiple, long-term northern spotted owl studies and satellite imagery of forest cover to examine how climate change affects the relationship between forest cover types, spotted owl habitat suitability and wildfire.