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Travis Zaffarano

Travis Zaffarano


Travis earned his BS in wildlife and fisheries biology and management from the University of Wyoming in 2008. He spent several years contributing to research projects for both state management agencies and university research programs.

Research Interests

Travis has experience working with wildlife taxa including small and large mammals, reptiles and amphibians, freshwater fish, threatened owl species, and harbor seals throughout several western states including Wyoming, New Mexico, Utah, California, and Alaska. He is currently working towards a MS degree in the Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Wyoming. His research project is investigating the efficacy of remote camera technology to understand the migratory patterns of elk in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and to monitor herd composition to assist with herd management objectives.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 3

Masters Students: 17

Phd Students: 4

Post Docs: 3

University Staff: 4

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 16

Scientific Publications: 54

Presentations: 116


Contact Information


Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  2. U.S. Geological Survey
  3. University of Wyoming
  4. Wildlife Management Institute
  5. Wyoming Game and Fish Department