Lab Alumni

 

LAB ALUMNI

Malena Candino
M.S. Thesis (2022): Moving through a heterogeneous landscape: Migration and habitat selection of a guanaco population in a seasonal environment

Currently a Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

Taylor Peltier
M.S. Thesis (2022): Phenotypic variation in the molt characteristics of the snowshoe hare (Lepus americanus)

Currently a Fisheries Biologist at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

 

Grace Nugent
Senior thesis (2022): Distribution and sympatry of snowshoe hares and cottontail rabbits in Wisconsin

Currently a graduate student at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

 

Clare Knife
Senior thesis (2021): Genetic structure of the Moquah Barrens sharp-tailed grouse translocation

 

 

 

Michaela Rudolf
Senior thesis (2021): Consequences of variable winter conditions on nutritional condition and mortality of porcupines (Erethizon dorsatum) in central Wisconsin

 

 

Kimberly Thompson
PhD Dissertation (2021): The Abiotic Characteristics and Ecological Consequences of a Deteriorating Subnivium

Currently a Postdoc at the German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research

 

Evan Wilson
PhD Dissertation (2021): Mechanisms of Community Disassembly Along a Southern Range Boundary

Currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Michigan

 

 

Brad Smith
M.S. Thesis (2021): Carnivore resource use and competition under rapid environmental change: the diet of fishers (Pekania pennanti) and martens (Martes caurina) in the Sierra Nevada mountains during drought and tree mortality

Currently a Research Associate with Region 5 of the US Forest Service

 

Tiffany Bougie
M.S. Thesis (2020): Demography Informed Species Recovery: Quantifying Wood Turtle (Glyptemys insculpta) vital rates, population viability, and effects of management actions in Wisconsin

Currently a forestry and restoration intern

 

Ally Scott
M.S. Thesis (2020): Small Mammal Communities in Changing Environments

Currently a field technician for the Wisconsin DNR

 

 

Julian Padro
Postdoctoral Fellow (2020):

Currently a Research Assistant at CONICET in Argentina

 

 

Kate Silverthorne
Senior Thesis (2019): Niche Partitioning in Communities Featuring Different Avian Scavenger Richness

 

 

 

Paula Perrig
PhD Dissertation (2019): Apex scavengers in a changing world: historical demography and future conservation of Andean condors

Currently a Post doctoral Fellow at CONICET in Argentina

 

 

Marie Marten
M.S. Thesis (2019): Exploring the energetic and spatial ecology of Pacific martens in Lassen National Forest, CA.
Annie Alexander Award

Currently a Faculty Research Assistant at Oregon State University Institute for Natural Resources

 

Julia Poje
M.S. Thesis (2019): Impacts of Environmental Conditions on Prairie Dog Fleas: Implications for Sylvatic Plague

 

 

 

Phil Manlick
Ph.D. Dissertation (2019): Landscape-mediated niche dynamics in North American Carnivores
Aldo Leopold Scholar

Currently a Research Wildlife Ecologist at the USDA Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station

 

Megan Fitzpatrick
Postdoctoral Fellow (2018):

Currently a biologist with Minnesota DNR

         

    

Mario Garces Restrepo
Ph.D. Dissertation (2018):
Reproductive Ecology and Conservation of Sloths in Costa Rica 

Currently Technical Director of Biota at Proinsa LTDA in Colombia

 

 

Aleana Savage
Senior Thesis (2018): Assessing the Colonization History of the Isle Royale Red Squirrel: Tamiasciurus hudsonicus regalis

Currently a graduate student at the University of Missouri

               

                                                    

Kristina Black
M.S. Thesis (2018):
The Great Lakes region is a melting pot for vicariant red fox (Vulpes vulpes) populations through natural expansion and fur-farm translocations                                                                                            

Currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Texas at Austin

 

Jen Grauer
M.S. Thesis (2017):
Demography and genetics of reintroduced American martens

Currently a PhD candidate at Cornell University

 

 

Shelby Petersen
Senior Thesis (2017):
Eltonian niche conservatism of martens across the Pacific Northwest

Currently a graduate student at UW-Madison

 

 

Rachel Larson
Senior Thesis (2017):
The genetic structure of American black bear (Ursus americanus) populations in the southern Rocky Mountains

Currently a graduate student at Florida Atlantic University

 

Becky KirbyBecky Kirby
Ph.D. Dissertation (2016):
Foraging Ecology and aging of black bears in human-modified landscapes

Currently a Biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service in Sacramento

 

 

Emily Fountain
Postdoctoral Fellow

Currently a Research Associate at the University of Wisconsin

 

 

People_Freeh Carissa Freeh
Senior Thesis (2015):
Diet driven decline of a generalist forest carnivore?

Currently a Wildlife Health Program Assistant at the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

 

Wynne MossWynne Moss
M.S. Thesis (2015):
Mountain lion foraging in the Colorado Front Range
FWE Outstanding Thesis

Currently a Postdoctoral Scientist at Conservation Science Partners

 

People_SultaireSean Sultaire
M.S. Thesis (2014):
Climate change and snowshoe hares

Currently a PhD student at Michigan State

 

 

Alumni_JennaCarlsonJenna Carlson
Senior Honors Thesis (2014):
Potential role of prey in the recovery of American martens to Wisconsin
Holstrom Environmental Scholarship

Currently a medical student at Touro University California

 

Sonia_PettySonia Petty
Senior Thesis (2014):
The effects of climate change and land cover type on the subnivium, a seasonal refuge beneath the snow.
Reid Bryson Scholarship

Currently in the M.B.A. program at UW

 

John PokallusJohn Pokallus
M.S. Thesis (2014): 
Population dynamics of a northern-adapted mammal in response to climate change and an altered predator community

Currently a Game Warden for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department

 

People_JorgeMendozaJorge Mendoza
M.S. Thesis (2014):
Resource use by two-and three-toed sloths differ in a shade-grown agro-ecosystem.

Currently the STEM Exploration and Engagement Scholars Program Manager at Ohio State University

 

People_Katrina BricknerKatrina Brickner
Senior Honors Thesis (2013): 
Exploring black-footed ferret diet specialization in Shirley Basin, Wyoming.

Currently DVM candidate at Colorado State University