During his degrees, Deniz began working with a team in his hometown on an oyster reef restoration project that aimed at improving the associated ecosystem services. He has been a researcher on the project ever since. Deniz is applying to Ph.D programs focused on coastal conservation, adaptation and ecosystem services.
He is ecstatic to join the Landmark Crew.
Kimberly has also worked as a technical assistance and lab coordinator for the Alliance for Aquatic Resource Monitoring, where she became passionate about citizen science, as a species mapping intern for Conservation International, and a field assistant studying painted turtles.
She is thrilled to contribute to the Landmark project and experience the beauty of Montana’s prairie ecosystem.
For many years, Sydney worked as a backcountry guide in northern Ontario and Manitoba, leading canoe trips from two days to six weeks in length. Her unpaid adventures have included a meandering month-long bike trip down the Pacific coast, a month in the rainforest of Peru studying birds, and lying on the tundra identifying lichens in Wapusk National Park. She has been known to snowshoe around city streets after big storms before the snowplow comes, and she does a mean crossword.
Sydney can’t wait to be back on the prairie for the winter and is looking forward to bearing witness to its wildness.
Tanya’s most memorable experiences include hiking in New Zealand, diving in the Galapagos, working as a research assistant with capuchin monkeys in Iguazu, Argentina, volunteering in Arizona and Utah and, most recently, working with leatherback sea turtles in Costa Rica.
Believe it or not, she says Montana and the Great Plains have an alluring image to Russians, and thus she is keen to see the immense sky and the some wild-roaming bison through her own eyes. Tanya’s hobbies include reading, photography and ping pong, of course.
Whenever possible, Lauren spends her free time searching for new adventures, especially if it includes climbing, backpacking or kayaking.
She’s excited to join her love for working in the outdoors with the opportunity to experience a large-scale conservation project in action.