Ashley Wurth

PhD, The Ohio State University
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Ashley Wurth graduated from Colorado State University in 2013 with a BS in Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Science and a BS in Equine Science. She completed her PhD through The Ohio State University School of Environment and Natural Resources Department in 2018, conducting her research through Dr. Gehrt’s wildlife lab. The focus of her research involved the connections between coyote behavior, genetics, and ecology. Her objectives were to determine if coyotes exhibit behavioral differences, if genetic markers are present for bold and aggressive behavior, if the environment selects for certain behavior or genes, and how behaviors and genetics influence other aspects of coyote ecology and survival.