Mark Ditmer

Post-doctoral Researcher

I completed my Ph.D at the University of Minnesota in 2014 studying how American black bear movements, diet and physiology are influenced by habitat fragmentation in a largely agricultural region. My current research, for the Minnesota Zoo, is studying how moose movement and habitat selection are influenced by wolves. Additionally, I am continuing my previous research utilizing cardiac biologgers, inserted in bears subcutaneously in conjunction with GPS-collars, to better understand causes of stress in wildlife (e.g., road crossings, drones). During my free time I enjoy bowling, hiking with my dog (Phoebe), bicycling, being a music snob, and seeking out the hoppiest beers in all the land. I tweet with the handle @MDitmer