Jay Olson

Jay Olson

Jay Olson is a graduate student in the Department of Plant and Wildlife Sciences at Brigham Young University, where he studies under Dr. Tom Smith. His research focuses on the maternal denning behavior of polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea. Current projects include a study of denning phenology using over 30 years of satellite collar data, and a continuing videography study of denning bears near industrialized areas on Alaska’s North Slope.