Ian M. Shriner
Naturalist. Biologist. Story Teller.
Passionate about connecting myself and others to the natural world through science and media​​​​​​​
Hello!  And welcome to my website. 
I grew up outside– the kind of childhood that found me in the branches of a tree or peering under a log more often than not. This connection has led me to explore the natural world through both science and digital media. 
I have conducted research on giraffe behavior in Tanzania, avian ectosymbionts in Papua New Guinea, the diversity of birds and mammals in the Sierra Nevadas, and red tree vole distribution in Oregon's Coast Range. I am currently leading two projects: studying marten (Marten caurina) activity patterns using GPS and accelerometer data and studying ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) diet using fecal metabarcoding. ​​​​​​​
Outside of my research, I enjoy taking photographs of landscapes, wildlife, and the people I work with... and anything else that catches my fancy. I have a Bachelor's degree in Biology from Earlham College with an applied minor in Art, Nature and Conservation. Recently I relocated to the Olympic Peninsula (Washington) where I can be found pinching myself in amazement at the natural spectacle around me.
Feel free to explore my website for more information about the research projects I’ve worked on, and my most recent photography.  
Get in touch! I'd love to hear from you.
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