Waldemar Ortiz-Calo

Waldemar Ortiz-Calo

MSc Student

Boone and Crockett Wildlife Conservation Program, University of Montana

About Me

My name is Waldemar Ortiz-Calo and I am from Carolina, Puerto Rico. My research interests lie within the intersection of theoretical and applied ecology. Currently, my graduate research is focused on understanding the individuality of white-tailed deer moevement ecology across different spatio-temporal scales in Western Missouri. Specifically, I am interested in how individual variation impacts the inferences we derive from our analyses.


  • Animal Resource Selection
  • Movement Ecology
  • Predator-Prey Interactions
  • Human-Widlife Conflict
  • Research-Based Conservation Decisions


  • Masters of Science in Wildlife Biology, (2020 - Current)

    University of Montana

  • Bachelor of Science in Fisheries and Wildlife, 2018

    Michigan State University


R Programming

Advanced Statistics and Quantitative Techniques

Field-based project management



Post B.S. Research Associate

RECaP Lab : Michigan State University

May 2018 – Aug 2020 East Lansing, Michigan

Spatial Data Analyst

University of Missouri

May 2018 – Aug 2018 Columbia, Missouri

Undergraduate Researcher

RECaP Lab : Michigan State University

Aug 2015 – May 2018 East Lansing, Michigan


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