Michael was born and raised in Hickory, NC. He attended North Carolina State University where he received his B.S. in Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology in 2014. Upon graduation, he aided in deer capture efforts for research projects in Louisiana and North Carolina. Michael’s research will take place under the direction of Drs. Karl Miller and Richard Chandler. His research is focused on the effects of silvicultural practices on movement patterns of adult white-tailed deer at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center in southern Georgia.
Lashley, M. A., M. C. Chitwood, M. T. Biggerstaff, D. L. Morina, C. E. Moorman, and C. S. DePerno. 2014. White-tailed deer vigilance: social and environmental factors. PLoS ONE 9(3):e90652.