Founder, Owner and CEO
Walking Shadow Ecology
Mike Tercek has lived and worked in the Yellowstone area for 17 summers, making it his year round home for the last 4 years. In 2003, he completed his Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University in New Orleans. His dissertation focused on the genetics and ecology of plants that are endemic to thermal areas near Old Faithful. Since graduation, Mike has made his living as a full time researcher, writing grant proposals and consulting for other researchers.