Mateen’s MSc research, completed at the University of British Columbia-Okanagan, focused on moose ecology and behavior in response to experimental moose management policies (for mountain caribou recovery) within the Revelstoke Valley, British Columbia. Mateen is an enrolled tribal member of the Wyandotte Nation and is passionate about weaving his Indigenous and Western upbringing within his research engagements and outputs. Prior to his MSc, Mateen completed his BSc in Wildlife Biology at the University of Montana where he worked on multiple large mammal research projects including his undergraduate thesis where he used a remote camera network to estimate calf:cow ratios for a population of elk outside of Banff, Alberta. Mateen’s current work with the Wildlife Science Centre supports provincial and Indigenous governments to monitor, recover, and manage caribou and other culturally significant species such as moose.