Assistant Professor Department of Integrative Biology Program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Michigan State University 219A Natural Science Ph: 517-884-8039 Email: email@example.com Google Scholar page
Ph.D. in Biology (2012), University of Maryland M.S. in Natural Resources (2008), Cornell University B.S. in Mathematics (2003), University of Michigan B.S. in Resource Ecology (2003), University of Michigan
Current Lab Members
Ph.D. Student Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kayla is collaborating with partners at USFWS and USGS on her Ph.D. to assess seabird distributions as part of the Gulf of Mexico Marine Assessment Program for Protected Species (GoMMAPPS). She is developing study design approaches for at-sea aerial surveys and models to estimate the factors influencing seabird spatial patterns. Kayla received her M.S. in Fish and Wildlife Conservation from Virginia Tech where she studied seabird behavior and demography. For her M.S., Kayla worked with researchers from SUNY-ESF, NPS, USGS, and Mass Audubon Coastal Waterbird Program to estimate residency, recruitment, and staging duration of endangered Roseate Terns at Cape Cod National Seashore.
Postdoctoral Research Associate Email: email@example.com Grace's website
Grace is a quantitative disease ecologist studying epidemic and endemic disease dynamics of fungal pathogens. She is interested in understanding species declines and extirpations caused by pathogen emergence, why certain species are extirpated more readily than others, and pathogen transmission dynamics. She is currently working on simultaneously modeling between-host population dynamics using capture-mark-recapture data and within-host pathogen population dynamics using unmarked data. Grace has an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship and is co-advised by Cherie Briggs at UC Santa Barbara. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland.
Matt develops and applies quantitative methods to study population and community ecology. He uses hierarchical models to estimate the distribution and dynamics of species and the factors influencing those processes. Matt is collaborating with the Holekamp lab at MSU to study the effects of human disturbance and management on carnivores in the Masai Mara, Kenya. He is currently developing approaches to integrate multiple data types to estimate abundance across space and time using spatial point process models. Matt is also working on projects examining seabirds, monarchs, and orangutans. He completed his B.S. at Purdue.
Sarah's research focuses on declining and threatened wildlife populations to improve recovery efforts. Sarah is a quantitative ecologist in the Science Division at the National Audubon Society and a former postdoc in the lab. She continues to collaborate with the lab on a number of projects, including the development of models to tease apart the factors causing the decline of the eastern North American monarch population. Sarah completed her Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota where she studied the endangered Great Lakes piping plover population. Sarah enjoys working with long-term data sets and advanced statistical models to tackle conservation problems.
Ph.D. Candidate Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Alex is interested in large-scale collaborative projects focused on regional ecological problems to maintain ecosystem health for local organisms and human communities. For his Ph.D. research, Alex is collaborating with researchers at the USGS to develop network-scale management strategies to maintain amphibian populations in the NPS National Capitol Region through the use of structured-decision making and hierarchical modeling. He received his M.S. from the University of Georgia where he studied gopher tortoise population ecology. As part of his research there, Alex worked with a team to develop an adaptive landscape planning and decision framework for tortoise conservation.
Postdoctoral Research Associate Email: email@example.com Erin's website
Erin is a quantitative ecologist whose research focuses on understanding the effects of climate, land use change, and other factors on wildlife populations. Erin is studying the dynamics of monarch butterflies across eastern North America including the spatial and temporal factors influencing population trends. She is using data from several large-scale, volunteer-based monitoring programs to identify the relative contributions of abiotic effects on observed declines. Erin completed an M.S. in Statistics and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Conservation and Management at the University of Arizona, where she studied demography and metapopulation dynamics of two amphibian species in the Sky Island region.
Undergraduate Lab Members
Weston Barton (REU, 2018) Daniel Greeson (2016-2018)
Vince Nguyen (2017-present)
Former Lab Members
Christie Bahlai, Postdoctoral Research Associate (2016-2017) Current Position: Assistant Professor, Kent State University
Saba Manzoor, Visiting Ph.D. student from Pakistan (2018-2019) Current Position: Ph.D. student at University of Faisalabad
Shahla Nargis, Visiting Ph.D. student from Pakistan (2018-2019) Current Position: Ph.D. student at University of Faisalabad
Valentina Oberosler, Visiting Ph.D. student from Italy (2018) Current Position: Ph.D. student at University of Pavia
José Ribeiro, Visiting Ph.D. student from Brazil (2016-2017) Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at São Paulo State University
Sam Rossman, Postdoctoral Research Associate (2014-2018) Current Position: Research Scientist, Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute Allison Sussman, M.S. (2017) Current Position: Database and GIS Specialist, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center