Mitchell A. Gritts


2013- Nevada Department of Wildlife - Data Manager, Biologist

2012-13 Washington Conservation Corps - Assistant Supervisor

2010-11 University of Nevada, Reno - Undergraduate Research Assistant


2007-12 University of Nevada, Reno - B.Sc. Wildlife Ecology and Conservation



2017 telemetR: a Tool for Managing, Visualizing, and Analyzing Animal Movement Data. (The Wildlife Society, Western Section)

2016 Exploratory Analysis and Visualization of Animal Movement. (The Wildlife Society, Nevada Chapter)


2016 Designing a Wildlife Encounter and Health Data Management System. (The Wildlife Society, Western Section)

2011 Immunogenetic Interactions Between Host and Parasite. (The Wildlife Society, National Conference)

Major Histocompatibility Complex and Mate Choice. (UNR Undergraduate Research Symposium)

Has Recent Climate Change Caused a Genetic Bottleneck in a Sierra Nevada Population of the Bushy Tailed Woodrat? (Las Vegas, Nevada)



A web application for Nevada Department of Wildlife that hosts several forms for online data entry. ndow-forms uses a full stack JavaScript framework and a SQL database. The database is a broad framework that attempts to cover many of the different data collection efforts at NDOW. The data will eventually serve several visualization and analytical applications. active development


A Shiny application for Nevada Department of Wildlife staff to access big game encounter, health, and survey data. The application connects to the NDOW Big Game DMS and serves as a “data out” portion of the system. The application is hosted on an Amazon EC2 instance. active development


A Shiny application for visualizing and exploratory data analsysis of animal telemetry data. Data is wharehoused on a server. Analysis include simple homerange estimation and plotting of several movement parameters (net squared displacement, speed, distance) to help biologists understand individual movement strategies. The application is hosted on an Amazon EC2 instance. active development


A Shiny application for the exploratory analysis and visualization of commercial collection efforts in Nevada. Developed with input from field biologists to detect revisitation and heavily sampled areas in Nevada. The application is hosted on an Amazon EC2 instance.


An package to make data processing, visualization, and analysis simpler for the Nevada Department of Wildlife. The goal of this package is to move most data related tasks to the R environment for more robust and reproducible methodology. active development


A data management system for the big game encounter and health data. Developed in Microsoft Access. This is project is completed and will be migrated to SQL Server with a web application for the front-end.


2011 Nevada INBRE (undergraduate research)
Nevada EPSCoR (undergraduate research)


2016- Reno R User Group (Founder)

2015- The Wildlife Society (Nevada Chapter, Western Section, National)

2010-12 The Wildlife Society (Western Section)

Technical skills


Available on request.

Last updated: December 2016