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Tobias Haymes

Tobias Haymes is a graduate research assistant co-advised by Drs. Susan Wilde and Gino D’Angelo. His research interests include mammal susceptibility to Vacuolar Myelinopathy (VM), particularly semi-aquatic mammals, white-tailed deer, and Florida panthers.

Haymes earned his bachelor’s degree in fisheries and wildlife from the University of Georgia. During his time as an undergraduate, he worked with Dr. Wilde on his senior thesis research that investigated the susceptibility of beavers to VM. He also worked for the UGA Deer Lab where he assisted with maintenance and animal husbandry, in addition to working on a coyote abundance project at the Savannah River Site and several wildlife management areas in South Carolina. Haymes has also worked for the Cesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute at Texas A&M University–Kingsville, where he assisted with white-tailed deer fawn research in south Texas.

Outside of academics, Haymes enjoys camping, hiking, traveling, and playing music.

Research Interests:

Wildlife disease, human-wildlife conflict, wildlife physiology

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