Sean Maguire has over 5 years of field experience. He has worked in western Nebraska and Nevada conducting post-fire vegetation response surveys for invasive and noxious weeds. He has worked in Idaho examining the effects of spring cattle grazing on sage-grouse demographic traits and habitat characteristics. Sean has also worked in South Park, Colorado where he monitored, identified, and mapped the location of rare plants in the Mosquito Mountain Range. Sean has volunteered in trail work in coordination with USFS trail crews & Wildlands Restoration Volunteers. Sean also has wildlife experience working in Oklahoma conducting northern bobwhite quail triangulation using telemetry as well as conducting surveys in Colorado at high elevations for pika. Additionally, Sean has also volunteered investigating the trait functions of wolf spiders in mate selection and competition. Other research includes investigating animal host-parasite relationships, epizootiology, ecology, host distribution, classification, and life-cycle stages of animal parasites. Finally, Sean has investigated methods for testing evolutionary hypothesis under field conditions with emphasis on foraging behavior, animal communication, and animal social systems.
Sean holds a bachelor’s degree in Fisheries and Wildlife from the University of Nebraska as well as an Associate’s of Arts from Southeast Community College.