Tabitha A. Hughes



I am currently a PhD student at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studying Natural Resource Sciences with and emphasis in Applied Ecology. My dissertation research  focuses on the spatial ecology and population dynamics of elk in highly fragmented landscapes in western Nebraska. Following the completion of my degree, I hope to pursue a career in academia or research. My research interests include mammalogy, population ecology, and quantitative ecology. When I'm not collaring animals or trying to write code, I enjoy running, backpacking, hunting, and skiing.


PhD (2022 - Expected 2026), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln NE

MS (2020 - 2022), Brigham Young University, Provo UT

BS (2016 - 2020) Brigham Young University, Provo UT


Current Research


Movement Ecology of Mule Deer