Current Graduate Students

Active graduate students in the MA Biology, MS Biology, and MS Raptor Biology programs.

MA Biology

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    Logan Rees

    Advisor: Marcelo Serpe, Biological Sciences

    Advisor: Marcelo Serpe, Biological Sciences

MS Biology

  • Rachael Barron

    Advisor: Marcelo Serpe, Biological Sciences
    Research: In vitro Regeneration, Cloning and Transformation of Artemisia tridentata ssp. Wyomingensis 

    Advisor: Marcelo Serpe, Biological Sciences
    Research: In vitro Regeneration, Cloning and Transformation of Artemisia tridentata ssp. Wyomingensis 

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    Jordan Bateman

    Advisor: Sven Buerki, Biological Sciences

    Advisor: Sven Buerki, Biological Sciences

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    Randy Benedict

    Advisor: Pete Koetsier, Biological Sciences

    Advisor: Pete Koetsier, Biological Sciences

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    Bryanna Bright

    Advisor: Merlin White, Biological Sciences

    Advisor: Merlin White, Biological Sciences

  • Jamie Smith, Biological Sciences, studio portrait by Priscilla Grover

    Jamie Burke

    Advisor: Jay Carlisle, Biological Sciences and Intermountain Bird Observatory
    Research: Studying Breeding Waterbirds in Anticipation of Human Water Use Changes

    Advisor: Jay Carlisle, Biological Sciences and Intermountain Bird Observatory
    Research: Studying Breeding Waterbirds in Anticipation of Human Water Use Changes

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    Jennifer Butt

    Advisor: Marie-Anne de Graaff, Biological Sciences
    Research: Impacts of Fertilization, Plant Species & Genotypic Diversity on Soil Carbon and Soil Diversity in Biofuel Cropping Systems
    Involvement: Graduate Student Association Biology Department Representative

    Advisor: Marie-Anne de Graaff, Biological Sciences
    Research: Impacts of Fertilization, Plant Species & Genotypic Diversity on Soil Carbon and Soil Diversity in Biofuel Cropping Systems
    Involvement: Graduate Student Association Biology Department Representative

  • Craig Carpenter

    Advisor: Marcelo Serpe, Biological Sciences

    Advisor: Marcelo Serpe, Biological Sciences

  • Kristina Chapman

    Advisor: Richard Beard, Biomolecular Research Center

    Advisor: Richard Beard, Biomolecular Research Center

  • Hunter Cole, Biological Sciences, studio portrait by Priscilla Grover

    Hunter Cole

    Advisor: Jesse Barber, Biological Sciences
    Research: Shedding Light on Nocturnal Foragers: The Effects of Artificial Light on North American Bats and Insects

    Advisor: Jesse Barber, Biological Sciences
    Research: Shedding Light on Nocturnal Foragers: The Effects of Artificial Light on North American Bats and Insects

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    Merry Davidson

    Advisor: Trevor Caughlin, Biological Sciences
    Research: A Cross-Scale Analysis of Savanna-Forest Ecotones: Plant-Animal Interactions in the Guyanese Rupununi Boundary

    Advisor: Trevor Caughlin, Biological Sciences
    Research: A Cross-Scale Analysis of Savanna-Forest Ecotones: Plant-Animal Interactions in the Guyanese Rupununi Boundary

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    Rebecca Donaldson

    Advisor: David Pilliod, USGS

    Advisor: David Pilliod, USGS

  • Angela Fairbanks

    Advisor: Stephen Novak, Biological Sciences
    Research: Use of Genetic Data and Historical Information to Reconstruct the Invasion and Spread of Taeniatherum caput-medusae (medusahead) in Eastern Washington and Oregon: Assessing the Invasion Process at Two Spatial Scales

    Advisor: Stephen Novak, Biological Sciences
    Research: Use of Genetic Data and Historical Information to Reconstruct the Invasion and Spread of Taeniatherum caput-medusae (medusahead) in Eastern Washington and Oregon: Assessing the Invasion Process at Two Spatial Scales

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    Teo Geisler

    Advisor: Marcelo Serpe, Biological Sciences
    Research: Identification and Function of Dark Septate Root Endophytes in Sagebrush Seedlings

    Advisor: Marcelo Serpe, Biological Sciences
    Research: Identification and Function of Dark Septate Root Endophytes in Sagebrush Seedlings

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    Abby McMurtry

    Advisor: Marie-Anne de Graaff, Biological Sciences
    Research: The Effect of Plant Roots on the Decomposition of Ancient Buried Soil Carbon

    Advisor: Marie-Anne de Graaff, Biological Sciences
    Research: The Effect of Plant Roots on the Decomposition of Ancient Buried Soil Carbon

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    Leslie Nichols

    Advisor: Marie-Anne de Graaff, Biological Sciences
    Research: How Fire Impacts Plant-Soil Relationships in the Sage Steppe Ecosystem

    Advisor: Marie-Anne de Graaff, Biological Sciences
    Research: How Fire Impacts Plant-Soil Relationships in the Sage Steppe Ecosystem

  • Kara Navock

    Advisor: Steve Novak, Biological Sciences

    Advisor: Steve Novak, Biological Sciences

  • Kate Owens

    Advisor: Jesse Barber, Biological Sciences
    Research: Hungry Birds in a Loud World: Investigating Foraging and Vigilance Behavior in Noise

    Advisor: Jesse Barber, Biological Sciences
    Research: Hungry Birds in a Loud World: Investigating Foraging and Vigilance Behavior in Noise

  • Kristina Parker

    Advisor: David Pilliod, USGS and Jay Carlisle, Biological Sciences and Intermountain Bird Observatory
    Research: Effects of Habitat Disturbances on Reptiles at the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, Idaho

    Advisor: David Pilliod, USGS and Jay Carlisle, Biological Sciences and Intermountain Bird Observatory
    Research: Effects of Habitat Disturbances on Reptiles at the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area, Idaho

  • Britt Pendleton

    Advisor: Jennifer Forbey, Biological Sciences

    Advisor: Jennifer Forbey, Biological Sciences

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    Tara Pozzi

    Advisor: Vicken Hillis, Human-Environment Systems

    Advisor: Vicken Hillis, Human-Environment Systems

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    Madyson Preston

    Advisor: Troy Rohn, Biological Sciences

    Advisor: Troy Rohn, Biological Sciences

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    Callie Puntenney

    Advisor: Kelly Hopping, Human-Environment Systems

    Advisor: Kelly Hopping, Human-Environment Systems

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    Brecken Robb

    Advisor: Jennifer Forbey, Biological Sciences
    Research: Remotely-Sensing Chemical Diversity and Function of Native Plants Across Sagebrush-Steppe Landscapes

    Advisor: Jennifer Forbey, Biological Sciences
    Research: Remotely-Sensing Chemical Diversity and Function of Native Plants Across Sagebrush-Steppe Landscapes

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    Olivia Rodriguez

    Advisor: Eric Hayden, Biological Sciences
    Research: Genomics Underlying Toxin Tolerance (GUTT): Identifying Molecular Innovations that Predict Phenotypes of Toxin Tolerance in Wild Vertebrate Herbivores

    Advisor: Eric Hayden, Biological Sciences
    Research: Genomics Underlying Toxin Tolerance (GUTT): Identifying Molecular Innovations that Predict Phenotypes of Toxin Tolerance in Wild Vertebrate Herbivores

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    Anna Roser

    Advisor: Nancy Glenn, Geosciences
    Research: Fine-Scale Biodiversity Mapping in Drylands with Unmanned Aerial Systems

    Advisor: Nancy Glenn, Geosciences
    Research: Fine-Scale Biodiversity Mapping in Drylands with Unmanned Aerial Systems

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    Abby Sage

    Advisor: Neil Carter, Human-Environment Systems
    Research: A Social-Ecological Approach for Evaluating Grizzly Bear Habitat in Idaho and Montana

    Advisor: Neil Carter, Human-Environment Systems
    Research: A Social-Ecological Approach for Evaluating Grizzly Bear Habitat in Idaho and Montana

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    Sabrina Schuler

    Advisor: Marie-Anne de Graaff, Biological Sciences

    Advisor: Marie-Anne de Graaff, Biological Sciences

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    Edward Trout

    Advisor: Neil Carter, Human-Environment Systems
    Research: Developing Coexistence in a High Conflict Human-Wildlife System

    Advisor: Neil Carter, Human-Environment Systems
    Research: Developing Coexistence in a High Conflict Human-Wildlife System

  • Michael Wojahn

    Advisor: Sven Buerki, Biological Sciences
    Research: Developing a Rapid Plant Community Survey to Promote Conservation in Biodiversity Hotspots

    Advisor: Sven Buerki, Biological Sciences
    Research: Developing a Rapid Plant Community Survey to Promote Conservation in Biodiversity Hotspots

MS Raptor Biology

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    Brian Busby

    Advisor: Jim Belthoff, Biological Sciences

    Advisor: Jim Belthoff, Biological Sciences

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    Kathleen Callery

    Advisor: Julie Heath, Biological Sciences
    Research: Consequences of Mismatched Breeding on the Fitness of American Kestrels (F. sparverius s. and F.s. Paulus) In North America

    Advisor: Julie Heath, Biological Sciences
    Research: Consequences of Mismatched Breeding on the Fitness of American Kestrels (F. sparverius s. and F.s. Paulus) In North America

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    Ariana Dickson

    Advisor: Jim Belthoff, Biological Sciences
    Research: Anticoagulant Rodenticides: Assessment of Non-target Exposure to an Avian Predator

    Advisor: Jim Belthoff, Biological Sciences
    Research: Anticoagulant Rodenticides: Assessment of Non-target Exposure to an Avian Predator

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    Patricia Dumandan

    Advisor: Todd Katzner, US Geological Survey
    Research: Assessing Anthropogenic Drivers of Species Diversity and Community Structure of Migratory Raptors at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Pennsylvania

    Advisor: Todd Katzner, US Geological Survey
    Research: Assessing Anthropogenic Drivers of Species Diversity and Community Structure of Migratory Raptors at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, Pennsylvania

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    Michael Gordon

    Advisor: Jim Belthoff, Biological Sciences

    Advisor: Jim Belthoff, Biological Sciences

  • Sara Pourzamani

    Sara Pourzamani

    Advisor: Jim Belthoff, Biological Sciences

    Advisor: Jim Belthoff, Biological Sciences

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    Sadie Ranck

    Advisor: Julie Heath, Biological Sciences

    Advisor: Julie Heath, Biological Sciences

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    Teague Scott

    Advisor: Jay Carlisle, Biological Sciences
    Research: Movement Ecology of the White-headed Vulture and the White-backed Vulture in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

    Advisor: Jay Carlisle, Biological Sciences
    Research: Movement Ecology of the White-headed Vulture and the White-backed Vulture in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique

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