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 movement ecology of deer within an agro-urbanized landscape. Within this context, I am interested in evaluating the drivers for individual variation and the impacts that it may have on future management/conservation decisions.


  • 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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