Professor Matt Tarr is an associate extension professor wildlife specialist at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Cooperative Extension/ NREN, and has been with UNH for thirteen years. His specialty lies in wildlife-habitat associations. His current research focuses on shrubland bird ecology and invasive plants. A veteran mentor, with over twenty previous undergraduate mentees, Professor Tarr has sheparded many students to SURF grants, but Jenny and Erica are his first Inquiry authors. Working with them, Professor Tarr watched with pleasure as they "completely immersed themselves in their project to quickly become integral members of our UNH research team."