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Thayne Aubrey

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Email: thayne.aubrey@gmail.com

Jennifer Bakken

Jennifer Bakken

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Forestry Degree

Email: bakkjjg@gmail.com

Timothy Bateman

Timothy Bateman

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

Email: tmb3006@gmail.com

Kendall Becker

Kendall Becker

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

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

Email: becker.kendall@gmail.com

Erika Blomdahl

Erika Blomdahl

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Email: erikablomdahl@gmail.com

Antra Boca

Antra Boca

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

Email: antraboca@gmail.com

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Michael Brown

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Email: mikecambro@gmail.com

Lindsay Carlson

Lindsay Carlson

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Email: lgcarlson@aggiemail.usu.edu

Jessika Carlstrom

Jessika Carlstrom

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Email: jessika.carlstrom@aggiemail.usu.edu

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Tyler Carver

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Email: carvert91@gmail.com

Melissa Chelak

Melissa Chelak

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Email: melissa.chelak@gmail.com

Ryan Choi

Ryan Choi

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Email: choirt@gmail.com

Andrea Clemensen

Andrea Clemensen

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Email: andrea.clemensen@gmail.com

Chesson Colborn

Chesson Colborn

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

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

Email: colborn22@gmail.com

Gavin Cotterill

Gavin Cotterill

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

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

Email: gyncotterill@gmail.com

Benjamin Dana

Benjamin Dana

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Email: b.dana@aggiemail.usu.edu

April Darger

April Darger

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

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

Email: april.darger@aggiemail.usu.edu

Travis Decker

Travis Decker

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Range Science Degree

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

Email: tdecker_22@hotmail.com

Seth Dettenmaier

Seth Dettenmaier

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Email: sjdettenmaier@gmail.com

Leandro Do Nascimento

Leandro Do Nascimento

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

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

Email: le_nasc@hotmail.com

Erika Eidson

Erika Eidson

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Forestry Degree

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

Email: eidson.erika@gmail.com

Jose Fagua

Jose Fagua

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

Email: camilo.fagua@aggiemail.usu.edu

Caylee Falvo

Caylee Falvo

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Email: cayfalvo@gmail.com

Skylar Farnsworth

Skyler Farnsworth

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Email: skyler.farnsworth@aggiemail.usu.edu

Brandon Flack

Brandon Flack

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

Email: bflack13@yahoo.com

Leslie Forero

Leslie Forero

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Exploring the diversity-productivity relationship

Email: leslieeforero@gmail.com

Adam Fund

Adam Fund

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

Email: adam.fund@gmail.com

Tucker Furniss

Tucker Furniss

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Email: tucker.furniss@aggiemail.usu.edu

Sara Germain

Sara Germain

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Email: sarajane.germain@gmail.com

Curtis Gray

Curtis Gray

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Email: curtis.gray@aggiemail.usu.edu

Josephine Grenzer

Josephine Grenzer

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

Email: josephinegrenzer@gmail.com

Taylor Hannah

Taylor Hannah

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Wildlife Biology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: The Ecology and Movement of Eared Grebes (Podiceps nigricollis) on the Great Salt Lake

Email: tayihann4@gmail.com

Erica Hansen

Erica Hansen

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

Email: ericaphansen1@gmail.com

Kristen Heroy

Kristen Heroy

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

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

Email: kristen.heroy@aggiemail.usu.edu

Shane Hill

Shane Hill

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Email: shanehill.usu@gmail.com

Martin Holdrege

Martin Holdrege

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Email: mcholdre@syr.edu

Channing Howard

Channing Howard

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

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

Email: channingrh@gmail.com

Alexander Howe

Alexander Howe

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

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

Email: alex.a.howe@gmail.com

David Iles

David Iles

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

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

Email: david.thomas.iles@gmail.com

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Pat Jackson

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Wildlife Biology Degree

Email: pat.jackson@aggiemail.usu.edu

Daniel Kinka

Daniel Kinka

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Effect and Effectiveness of Livestock Guardian Dogs

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

Andrew Kleinhesselink

Andrew Kleinhesselink

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Email: arklein@aggiemail.usu.edu

Michel Kohl

Michel Kohl

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

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

Email: michel.kohl@aggiemail.usu.edu

Jennifer Kordosky

Jennifer Kordosky

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

Email: jrkordosky@gmail.com

Eric LaMalfa

Eric LaMalfa

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?

Email: eric.lamalfa@aggiemail.usu.edu

Sebastian Lagrange

Sebastian Lagrange

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

Email: sebastian.lagrange@aggiemail.usu.edu

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Kade Lazenby

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Email: kadelazenby@gmail.com

Robert Lewis

Robert Lewis

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)

Email: robert.lewis@aggiemail.usu.edu

Kate Lillie

Kate Lillie

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Preliminary Dissertation Subject: Development and Fitness Consequences of On-shore Behavior for the Southern Beaufort Sea Polar Bear (Ursus maritimus) Subpopulation

Email: katemgalbreath@gmail.com

Peter Mahoney

Peter Mahoney

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Email: pmahoney29@gmail.com

Lucian McDonald

Lucian McDonald

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Email: lrm8675309@gmail.com

Chris McGinty

Chris McGinty

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

Email: mcginty.chris@gmail.com

Daniel McKenna

Daniel McKenna

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Forestry Degree

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

Email: dmckenna15@gmail.com

Heather Hedden McPherron

Heather Hedden McPherron

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Email: heather.mcpherron@gmail.com

Patrick Myers

Patrick Myers

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

Email: myers.patrick.j@gmail.com

Kyle Nehring

Kyle Nehring

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

Email: kyle.nehring@aggiemail.usu.edu

Bradley Nichols

Bradley Nichols

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?

Email: beerad75@yahoo.com

Mehmet Ozturk

Mehmet Ozturk

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

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

Email: meoztrk50@gmail.com

Brett Panting

Brett Panting

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

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

Email: brettpanting@hotmail.com

Jacqueline Pena

Jacqueline Pena

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Email: jacquelinepena412@gmail.com

Stephen Pfeiler

Stephen Pfeiler

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

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

Email: stephenpfeiler@aggiemail.usu.edu

Seth Price

Seth Price

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Email: seth@pricepages.org

Matthew Proett

Matthew Proett

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

Email: mproett@yahoo.com

Jarod Raithel

Jarod Raithel

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

Email: jarod.raithel@aggiemail.usu.edu

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Samuel Robertson

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Email: samdrobertson@yahoo.com

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Ashley Rohde

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Email: a.t.rohde@hotmail.com

Jeffrey Schultz

Jeffrey Schultz

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Preliminary Thesis Subject: Enrichment shelter structure preferences of captive coyotes

Email: jeff.t.schultz@aggiemail.usu.edu

Andrew Sims

Andrew Sims

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

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

Email: cs.andrewsims@gmail.com

Justin Small

Justin Small

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

Email: wildoutdoors@live.com

Robyn Smith

Robyn Smith

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

Email: robynsmith007@gmail.com

Tessa Smith

Tessa Smith

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

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

Email: tessa.rene.smith@gmail.com

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Wayne Smith

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Email: wayne.smith@aggiemail.usu.edu

Lacy Smith

Lacy Smith

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Email: lacymsmith@aggiemail.usu.edu

Danielle Smull

Danielle Smull

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Ecology Degree

Email: daniellesmull@yahoo.com

Casey Snider

Casey Snider

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Forestry Degree

Email: csnider5@gmail.com

David Soderberg

David Soderberg

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

Email: davidsoderberg@gmail.com

Casey Spackman

Casey Spackman

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Range Science Degree

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

Email: spackmankc@gmail.com

Elizabeth Stewart

Elizabeth Stewart

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Range Science Degree

Email: elizabeth.langlois@aggiemail.usu.edu

Aimee Tallian

Aimee Tallian

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Ecology Degree

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

Email: aimeetmt@gmail.com

Thomas Thompson

Thomas Thompson

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

Email: thomas.thompson@aggiemail.usu.edu

Jeff Warren

Jeff Warren

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking PhD Wildlife Biology Degree

Email: Jeffrey_Warren@fws.gov

Lacey Wilder

Lacey Wilder

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

Email: laceywilder16@gmail.com

Chad Wildermuth

Chad Wildermuth

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

Email: chad.wildermuth@gmail.com

Steven Zanoni

Steven Zanoni

Wildland Resources Department
Seeking M.S. Wildlife Biology Degree

Email: spz5013@yahoo.com