Britt Smith grew up in central Missouri where he spent much of his youth exploring the outdoors. He attended the University of Missouri – Kansas City where he pursued an undergraduate degree in Environmental Science. Following the completion of his degree, Britt obtained a job with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources where he worked on chronic wasting disease surveillance in white-tailed deer and a landscape scale grassland conservation project that included ranchers, land managers, NGOs, and government organizations. Britt left Wisconsin to pursue a master’s degree at Oklahoma State University where he examined the influence of fire and grazing management in rangelands of southeastern Nebraska. Next, in the pursuit of his doctoral degree, he attended Texas Tech University where he examined rangeland fire’s influence on arthropod species and particularly arthropods that are important for juvenile quail chicks. He also inquired into the influence of prescribed fire on dung beetles and grasshoppers. In Fall of 2018, Britt joined the Boughton lab as a post-doctoral researcher with Archbold Biological Station. He is currently examining cattle grazing behavior and how cattle utilize recently burned areas in pastures of southern Florida. In his spare time, ha, Britt doesn’t have spare time, but on those rare occasions he enjoys cycling and hanging out with his cat.