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Thayne Aubrey

Wildland Resources

Phone: -NA-
Email: thayne.aubrey@gmail.com

Jennifer Bakken

Jennifer Bakken

Wildland Resources
Seeking M.S. Forestry Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: bakkjjg@gmail.com

Timothy Bateman

Timothy Bateman

Range Science Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Range Science Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Exploring the historic trend of medusahead in the Channeled Scablands of eastern Washington using remote sensing techniques

Phone: -NA-
Email: tmb3006@gmail.com

Kendall Becker

Kendall Becker

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Reconstructing historical post-fire recruitment in the Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot

Phone: -NA-
Email: becker.kendall@gmail.com

Erika Blomdahl

Erika Blomdahl

Wildland Resources
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: erikablomdahl@gmail.com

Antra Boca

Antra Boca

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: The effect of foliage and root carbon quantity, quality and fluxes on soil organic carbon stabilization in montane aspen and conifer stands in Utah

Phone: -NA-
Email: antraboca@gmail.com

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Michael Brown

Wildland Resources
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: mikecambro@gmail.com

Lindsay Carlson

Lindsay Carlson

Wildland Resources
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: lgcarlson@aggiemail.usu.edu

Jessika Carlstrom

Jessika Carlstrom

Wildland Resources
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: jessika.carlstrom@aggiemail.usu.edu

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Tyler Carver

Wildland Resources
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: carvert91@gmail.com

Melissa Chelak

Melissa Chelak

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: melissa.chelak@gmail.com

Ryan Choi

Ryan Choi

Wildland Resources
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: choirt@gmail.com

Andrea Clemensen

Andrea Clemensen

Wildland Resources
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: andrea.clemensen@gmail.com

Chesson Colborn

Chesson Colborn

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Increasing the Natives: Finding the most vigorous population(s) of Linum lewisii

Phone: -NA-
Email: colborn22@gmail.com

Gavin Cotterill

Gavin Cotterill

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Disease ecology of brucellosis in free-ranging elk in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Phone: -NA-
Email: gyncotterill@gmail.com

Benjamin Dana

Benjamin Dana

Wildland Resources

Phone: -NA-
Email: b.dana@aggiemail.usu.edu

April Darger

April Darger

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Sagebrush decline on the Colorado Plateau: A look at sagebrush and soils

Phone: -NA-
Email: april.darger@aggiemail.usu.edu

Travis Decker

Travis Decker

Range Science Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Range Science Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Relationship on vegetation from livestock grazing and fine fuel control

Phone: -NA-
Email: tdecker_22@hotmail.com

Seth Dettenmaier

Seth Dettenmaier

Wildland Resources
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: sjdettenmaier@gmail.com

Leandro Do Nascimento

Leandro Do Nascimento

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Amazon Symphony: Effects of land use change, habitat heterogeneity, and acoustic invaders on soundscapes

Phone: -NA-
Email: le_nasc@hotmail.com

Erika Eidson

Erika Eidson

Forestry Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Forestry Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Testing the susceptibility of Great Basin bristlecone pine to mountain pine beetle attacks

Phone: -NA-
Email: eidson.erika@gmail.com

Jose Fagua

Jose Fagua

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Modeling land cover changes in the cloudy region of Chocó (South America), one of the biodiversity hotspots of the world

Phone: -NA-
Email: camilo.fagua@aggiemail.usu.edu

Caylee Falvo

Caylee Falvo

Wildland Resources
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA
Email: cayfalvo@gmail.com

Skylar Farnsworth

Skyler Farnsworth

Wildland Resources
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: skyler.farnsworth@aggiemail.usu.edu

Brandon Flack

Brandon Flack

Wildlife Biology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Ecology of the Morgan-Summit Sage-grouse management area Greater Sage-grouse population: Conservation implications for managers

Phone: -NA-
Email: bflack13@yahoo.com

Leslie Forero

Leslie Forero

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Exploring the diversity-productivity relationship

Phone: -NA-
Email: leslieeforero@gmail.com

Adam Fund

Adam Fund

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Forb Islands: Novel techniques for improving native forb establishment for diversifying and enhancing sagebrush-steppe plant communities

Phone: -NA-
Email: adam.fund@gmail.com

Tucker Furniss

Tucker Furniss

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PHD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Disertation Subject: TBA

Phone: -NA-
Email: tucker.furniss@aggiemail.usu.edu

Sara Germain

Sara Germain

Wildland Resources
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: sarajane.germain@gmail.com

Curtis Gray

Curtis Gray

Wildland Resources
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: curtis.gray@aggiemail.usu.edu

Josephine Grenzer

Josephine Grenzer

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Measuring plant-soil-feedbacks in a field-experiment and address its importance in plant community dynamics

Phone: -NA-
Email: josephinegrenzer@gmail.com

Taylor Hannah

Taylor Hannah

Wildland Resources
Seeking PhD Wildlife Biology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: tayihann4@gmail.com

Erica Hansen

Erica Hansen

Wildlife Biology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Wildlilfe BIology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Response of a greater sage-grouse population to transmission line construction in southern Utah

Phone: -NA-
Email: ericaphansen1@gmail.com

Kristen Heroy

Kristen Heroy

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Exploring the influence of aspen chemistry and the nutritional context on ungulate aspen herbivory

Phone: -NA-
Email: kristen.heroy@aggiemail.usu.edu

Shane Hill

Shane Hill

Wildland Resources
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: shanehill.usu@gmail.com

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Martin Holdrege

Wildland Resources
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: mcholdre@syr.edu

Channing Howard

Channing Howard

Wildlife Biology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Efficacy of translocation as a management tool for urban mule deer

Phone: -NA-
Email: channingrh@gmail.com

Alexander Howe

Alexander Howe

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Assessing the viability of seedling-based aspen restoration in southwestern Utah

Phone: -NA-
Email: alex.a.howe@gmail.com

David Iles

David Iles

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Vital rate correlations and fitness in a changing environment

Phone: -NA-
Email: david.thomas.iles@gmail.com

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Pat Jackson

Wildland Resources
Seeking PhD Wildlife Biology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: pat.jackson@aggiemail.usu.edu

Daniel Kinka

Daniel Kinka

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Evaluating the efficacy of livestock guardian dogs

Phone: 919-995-1149
Email: kinkadan@gmail.com

Andrew Kleinhesselink

Andrew Kleinhesselink

Wildland Resources
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: arklein@aggiemail.usu.edu

Michel Kohl

Michel Kohl

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Wolf downtime shapes the landscape of fear in Yellowstone National Park

Phone: -NA-
Email: michel.kohl@aggiemail.usu.edu

Jennifer Kordosky

Jennifer Kordosky

Wildlife Biology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Cortisol levels in Pekania pennant: relationship between home range disturbance and physiological stress

Phone: -NA-
Email: jrkordosky@gmail.com

Eric LaMalfa

Eric LaMalfa

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Fire and herbivore interactions limit tree demographic transitions East African savannas: how do juvenile persist?

Phone: -NA-
Email: eric.lamalfa@aggiemail.usu.edu

Sebastian Lagrange

Sebastian Lagrange

Range Science Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Range Science Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Effect of forage diversity and plant secondary compounds on livestock foraging behavior, production and environmental impacts

Phone: -NA-
Email: sebastian.lagrange@aggiemail.usu.edu

Elizabeth Langlois

Elizabeth Langlois

Wildland Resources
Seeking M.S. Range Science Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: elizabeth.langois@aggiemail.usu.edu

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Kade Lazenby

Wildland Resources

Phone: -NA-
Email: kadelazenby@gmail.com

Robert Lewis

Robert Lewis

Wildlife Biology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Resource denial as a means to reduce avian predation of greater sage-grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus)

Phone: -NA-
Email: robert.lewis@aggiemail.usu.edu

Kate Lillie

Kate Lillie

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Socially learned on-shore behavior for the southern Beaufort Sea Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) subpopulation

Phone: -NA-
Email: katemgalbreath@gmail.com

Peter Mahoney

Peter Mahoney

Wildland Resources
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: pmahoney29@gmail.com

Lucian McDonald

Lucian McDonald

Wildland Resources
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: lrm8675309@gmail.com

Chris McGinty

Chris McGinty

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Development of a classification and monitoring approach to identify and assess disturbance in semi-arid ecosystems using multi-scale and multi-temporal remotely sensed imagery: Development of protocols for land managers

Phone: -NA
Email: mcginty.chris@gmail.com

Daniel McKenna

Daniel McKenna

Forestry Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Forestry Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Carbon storage and sequestration implications of forest restoration

Phone: -NA-
Email: dmckenna15@gmail.com

Heather Hedden McPherron

Heather Hedden McPherron

Wildland Resources
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: heather.mcpherron@gmail.com

Patrick Myers

Patrick Myers

Wildlife Biology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: A study of the reproduction, management, and potential behavioral syndromes of Black Bears (Ursus americanus) in Utah

Phone: -NA-
Email: myers.patrick.j@gmail.com

Kyle Nehring

Kyle Nehring

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: The interactive effect of soil texture, soil depth, and herbivory on Artemisia tridentata survival and stress

Phone: -NA-
Email: kyle.nehring@aggiemail.usu.edu

Bradley Nichols

Bradley Nichols

Wildlife Biology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Foraging ecology of mountain lions: Does habitat fragmentation increase predation risk for fishers?

Phone: -NA-
Email: beerad75@yahoo.com

Mehmet Ozturk

Mehmet Ozturk

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: The modeling of dust emission in various plant communities, Southeastern Utah, USA

Phone: -NA-
Email: meoztrk50@gmail.com

Brett Panting

Brett Panting

Wildlife Biology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Environmental constraints on Pronghorn neonate survival across Idaho

Phone: -NA-
Email: brettpanting@hotmail.com

Jacqueline Pena

Jacqueline Pena

Wildland Resources
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: jacquelinepena412@gmail.com

Stephen Pfeiler

Stephen Pfeiler

Wildlife Biology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Monitoring Desert Mule Deer using DNA-Based capture-recapture

Phone: -NA
Email: stephenpfeiler@aggiemail.usu.edu

Seth Price

Seth Price

Wildland Resources
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: seth@pricepages.org

Matthew Proett

Matthew Proett

Wildlife Biology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: The influence of wind energy development on the ecology of Columbian sharp-tailed grouse in Eastern Idaho

Phone: -NA-
Email: mproett@yahoo.com

Jarod Raithel

Jarod Raithel

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Integrating black bear behavior, spatial ecology, and population dynamics along an anthropogenic landscape gradient: implications for management

Phone: -NA-
Email: jarod.raithel@aggiemail.usu.edu

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Ashley Rhode

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: a.t.rohde@hotmail.com

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Samuel Robertson

Wildland Resources
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: samdrobertson@yahoo.com

Jeffrey Schultz

Jeffrey Schultz

Wildlife Biology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Enrichment shelter structure preferences of captive coyotes

Phone: -NA-
Email: jeff.t.schultz@aggiemail.usu.edu

Andrew Sims

Andrew Sims

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Modeling the relationship between mule deer population dynamics and primary productivity

Phone: -NA-
Email: cs.andrewsims@gmail.com

Justin Small

Justin Small

Wildlife Biology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Greater Sage-grouse responses to Pinyon-Juniper removal: Mitigating resistance in an anthropogenic altered landscape

Phone: -NA-
Email: wildoutdoors@live.com

Robyn Smith

Robyn Smith

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Evaluating the impacts of invasive frogs on Hawaiian bird and bat communities at two scales

Phone: -NA-
Email: robynsmith007@gmail.com

Tessa Smith

Tessa Smith

Wildlife Biology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Determining Pacific fisher (Pekania pennanti) response to silvicultural treatments in southwestern Oregon

Phone: -NA-
Email: tessa.rene.smith@gmail.com

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Wayne Smith

Wildlife Resources
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: wayne.smith@aggiemail.usu.edu

Lacy Smith

Lacy Smith

Wildland Resources
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: lacymsmith@aggiemail.usu.edu

Danielle Smull

Danielle Smull

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Phenological mismatch in the sagebrush steppe: Implications for plant-insect interactions

Phone: -NA-
Email: daniellesmull@yahoo.com

Casey Snider

Casey Snider

Wildland Resources
Seeking PhD Forestry Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: csnider5@gmail.com

David Soderberg

David Soderberg

Ecology Candidate
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: davidsoderberg@gmail.com

Casey Spackman

Casey Spackman

Range Science Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Range Science Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Livestock grazing and disturbance as a tool for Medusahead control

Phone: -NA-
Email: spackmankc@gmail.com

Aimee Tallian

Aimee Tallian

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Wolf-Bison Interactions in Yellowstone National Park

Phone: -NA-
Email: aimeetmt@gmail.com

Thomas Thompson

Thomas Thompson

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Using remotely piloted aircraft to detect and monitor Greater Sage-Grouse in northern Utah

Phone: -NA-
Email: thomas.thompson@aggiemail.usu.edu

Jeff Warren

Jeff Warren

Wildland Resources
Seeking PhD Wildlife Biology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: Jeffrey_Warren@fws.gov

Lacey Wilder

Lacey Wilder

Ecology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Effects of three shrub reduction treatments on seeded species establishment and persistence in Utah: a broad-scale assessment

Phone: -NA-
Email: laceywilder16@gmail.com

Chad Wildermuth

Chad Wildermuth

Wildlife Biology Candidate
Wildland Resources Department

Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Human-wildlife conflicts in Bryce Canyon National Park: A wildlife research and human dimensional study of human-wildlife interactions

Phone: -NA-
Email: chad.wildermuth@gmail.com

Steven Zanoni

Steven Zanoni

Wildland Resources
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Phone: -NA-
Email: spz5013@yahoo.com