Wildlife Ecology Research Unit
Rocky Mountain Research Station
800 E. Beckwith Ave.
Missoula MT 59801
E-mail: cengkjer [at] fs.fed.us
Genetics Lab Website
B.S. Wildlife Biology, University of Montana, Missoula MT
I have been working at the Wildlife Genetics Laboratory since 2002. In that time I have learned to appreciate the key role that molecular genetics can play in the management of rare and sensitive species. I have focused my efforts on obtaining DNA from non-invasive genetic samples and using this DNA to produce individual genotypes. I have been fortunate to work on non-invasive genetic projects with black bears, fishers, marten, wolves in Europe, wolverines, bats, and river otters. Overall, the field of wildlife genetics has become a passion for me and this is something I am hoping to continue into the indefinite future.
Schwartz MK, Cushman SA, McKelvey KS, Hayden J, and Engkjer C. 2006. Detecting genotyping errors and describing black bear movement in North Idaho. Ursus 17: 138-148.[PDF]