Graduate Students

 

Current Graduate Students


E. Dale Broder: PhD Student, Ecology

  1. Experimental evolution in the Trinidadian guppy: the role of behavioral plasticity and possible constraining mechanisms

  2. Funding: National Science Foundation, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

  3. Website on outreach work



John Kronenberger: MS Student, Ecology

  1. The effects of gene flow on local adaptation, fitness and population dynamics: the role of adaptive divergence of immigrants and degree of inbreeding of recipients

  2. Co-Advisor: Dr. Chris Funk, Department of Biology, Colorado State University

  3. Funding: National Science Foundation


Travis Livieri: PhD Student, Zoology

  1. Influences on demography and dynamics in reintroduced populations of the endangered black-footed ferret

  2. Co-Advisor: Dr. Kevin Crooks, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, Colorado State University

  3. Funding: Prairie Wildlife Research, World Wildlife Fund



Former Graduate Students


Michelle Desrosiers: M.S. Zoology, 2014

  1. Title: Body size, first-year breeding, and extra-pair paternity in an island endemic, the Island Scrub-Jay

  2. Co-Advisor: Dr. Cameron Ghalambor, Department of Biology, Colorado State University

  3. Funding: The Nature Conservancy, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

  4. Currently a biologist at OtterTail Environmental, Inc.


Emma Lynch: M.S. Ecology, 2013

  1. Title: The use of acoustic collars for studying landscape effects on animal behavior

  2. Co-Advisor: Dr. George Wittemyer, Department of Fish, Wildlife, & Conservation Biology, Colorado State University

  3. Funding: National Park Service

  4. Currently an Acoustic Resource Specialist at the National Park Service Division of Night Skies and Natural Sounds


Luke Caldwell: M.S. Zoology, 2011

  1. Title: Reproductive ecology of the Island Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma insularis)

  2. Funding: The Nature Conservancy, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

  3. Currently a biological consultant


Casey Brown: M.S. Ecology, 2010

  1. Title: The effect of human activities and their associated noise on ungulate behavior

  2. Co-Advisor: Dr. Kevin Crooks, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, CSU

  3. Funding: National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship, National Park Service, Rocky Mountain Goats Foundation

  4. Currently a PhD student at University of Alaska Fairbanks


Sharon Poessel,  M.S. Ecology, 2009

  1. Title: Behavior and conservation of black-footed ferrets: Stress in captivity and predation risk in the wild

  2. Co-Advisor: Dr. Kevin Crooks, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology, CSU

  3. Funding: US Fish and Wildlife Service, Rocky Mountain Goats Foundation

  4. Currently a postoctoral researcher with the US Geological Survey