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Current Students

Below is a list of graduate students who are actively enrolled in the Ph.D. Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior program.

EEB Ph.D. Students

  • Helina Alvarez

    Helina is advised by Dr. Matt Williamson and Dr. Jodi Brandt in Human-Environment Systems. Helina is passionate about working with Indigenous communities to help bridge the gap between Indigenous science and western science. Her current research will involve collaborating with Shoshone-Bannock Tribes on the Fort Hall Reservation.

    Helina is advised by Dr. Matt Williamson and Dr. Jodi Brandt in Human-Environment Systems. Helina is passionate about working with Indigenous communities to help bridge the gap between Indigenous science and western science. Her current research will involve collaborating with Shoshone-Bannock Tribes on the Fort Hall Reservation.

  • Randy Benedict

    Randy is advised by Pete Koetsier in Biological Sciences.

    Randy is advised by Pete Koetsier in Biological Sciences.

  • Jessica Bernardin

    Jessica is advised by Leonora Bittleston in Biological Sciences.

    Jessica is advised by Leonora Bittleston in Biological Sciences.

  • Erik Nati-Johnson

    Eris is co-advised by Jodi Brandt and Trevor Caughlin

    Eris is co-advised by Jodi Brandt and Trevor Caughlin

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    Emily Rowen

    Emily is advised by Matt Williamson

    Emily is advised by Matt Williamson

  • Debbie Conner

    Debbie is advised by Jennifer Forbey in Biological Sciences.

    Debbie is advised by Jennifer Forbey in Biological Sciences.

  • Gwenaelle d'Aumale

    Gwenaelle is advised by Dr Rebecca Som Castellano- Interim Director of HES and Professor in the Sociology Department

    Gwenaelle is advised by Dr Rebecca Som Castellano- Interim Director of HES and Professor in the Sociology Department

  • Megan Dolman

    Megan is advised by Megan Cattau in Human-Environment Systems.

    Megan is advised by Megan Cattau in Human-Environment Systems.

  • Teo Geisler

    Teo is advised by Sven Buerki in the Biological Sciences department.

    Teo is advised by Sven Buerki in the Biological Sciences department.

  • Carolina Granthon

    Carolina is advised by Julie Heath in the Biological Sciences department.

    Carolina is advised by Julie Heath in the Biological Sciences department.

  • Sarah Halperin

    Sarah is advised by Jodi Brandt in Human-Environment Systems. Sarah examines questions related to large-scale conservation of socioecological systems. She develops tools for local stakeholders and the public to make informed policy decisions regarding farmland preservation.

    Sarah is advised by Jodi Brandt in Human-Environment Systems. Sarah examines questions related to large-scale conservation of socioecological systems. She develops tools for local stakeholders and the public to make informed policy decisions regarding farmland preservation.

  • Cara Hastings

    Cara Hastings

    Cara is advised by Jim Smith in Biological Sciences.

    Cara is advised by Jim Smith in Biological Sciences.

  • Jacob Heil

    Jacob is advised by Leonora Bittleston in Biological Sciences.

    Jacob is advised by Leonora Bittleston in Biological Sciences.

  • Michael Henderson

    Michael is advised by Jen Cruz in Biological Sciences.

    Michael is advised by Jen Cruz in Biological Sciences.

  • Elle Horwath

    Elle is advised by Leonora Bittleston in Biological Sciences.

    Elle is advised by Leonora Bittleston in Biological Sciences.

  • Tao Huang

    Tao is advised by Megan Cattau in Human-Environment Systems.

    Tao is advised by Megan Cattau in Human-Environment Systems.

  • Yas Jafari

    Yas is advised by Erick Robinson in Anthropology and Linda Reynard in Geosciences.

    Yas is advised by Erick Robinson in Anthropology and Linda Reynard in Geosciences.

  • Katherine Kappelman

    Katherine is advised by Kristin Snopkowski in the Anthropology department.

    Katherine is advised by Kristin Snopkowski in the Anthropology department.

  • Megan Kelly-Slatten

    Megan Kelly-Slatten

    Megan is advised by Marie-Anne de Graaff in Biological Sciences.

    Megan is advised by Marie-Anne de Graaff in Biological Sciences.

  • Carolyn Koehn

    Carolyn is advised by Jodi Brandt in Human-Environment Systems

    Carolyn is advised by Jodi Brandt in Human-Environment Systems

  • Nick Kolarik

    Nick is advised by Jodi Brandt in Human-Environment Systems. Nick’s focus is on using remote sensing techniques to evaluate human-environment interactions. Land systems often have measurable effects on the landscape key to issues surrounding resource use, human welfare, and conservation efforts. He aims to contribute to interdisciplinary research that helps guide decision-making at multiple spatial and temporal scales.

    Nick is advised by Jodi Brandt in Human-Environment Systems. Nick’s focus is on using remote sensing techniques to evaluate human-environment interactions. Land systems often have measurable effects on the landscape key to issues surrounding resource use, human welfare, and conservation efforts. He aims to contribute to interdisciplinary research that helps guide decision-making at multiple spatial and temporal scales.

  • Michael Kryzwicki

    Michael is advised by Matt Williamson in the Human-Environment Systems department.

    Michael is advised by Matt Williamson in the Human-Environment Systems department.

  • Molly Levy

    Molly is advised by Vicken Hillis in Human-Environment Systems. Molly is interested in the social dynamics that influence the management of socio-ecological systems over space and time. She is particularly interested in the processes of collaboration and conflict, and how these processes are impacted by ecological disturbance.

    Molly is advised by Vicken Hillis in Human-Environment Systems. Molly is interested in the social dynamics that influence the management of socio-ecological systems over space and time. She is particularly interested in the processes of collaboration and conflict, and how these processes are impacted by ecological disturbance.

  • Carlos Garcia Linares

    Carlos is advised by Jesse Barber in Biological Sciences.

    Carlos is advised by Jesse Barber in Biological Sciences.

  • Brittanie Loftin

    Brittanie is advised by Megan Cattau in Human-Environment Systems and Jay Carlisle in Biological Sciences.

    Brittanie is advised by Megan Cattau in Human-Environment Systems and Jay Carlisle in Biological Sciences.

  • Karl Mertens

    Karl Mertens

    Karl is advised by John Ziker in Anthropology. Karl’s research focuses on decision making and sustainability in a protected forest.

    Karl is advised by John Ziker in Anthropology. Karl’s research focuses on decision making and sustainability in a protected forest.

  • Tshianeo Ndou

    Tshianeo is advised by Allison Simler-Williamson in the Biological Sciences department.

    Tshianeo is advised by Allison Simler-Williamson in the Biological Sciences department.

  • Haley Netherton

    Haley is advised by Kelly Hopping in Human-Environment Systems. Haley’s research focuses on the application of social science theory to natural resource issues. Specifically, she currently seeks to understand public perceptions of landscapes and wildlife, how and why they differ, and their role in natural resource management.

    Haley is advised by Kelly Hopping in Human-Environment Systems. Haley’s research focuses on the application of social science theory to natural resource issues. Specifically, she currently seeks to understand public perceptions of landscapes and wildlife, how and why they differ, and their role in natural resource management.

  • Phebian Odufuwa

    Phebian is advised by Jim Smith in Biological Sciences.

    Phebian is advised by Jim Smith in Biological Sciences.

  • Richard Rachman

    Richard is advised by Trevor Caughlin in the Biological Sciences department.

    Richard is advised by Trevor Caughlin in the Biological Sciences department.

  • Eden Ravecca

    Eden is advised by Jen Cruz in the Biological Sciences department.

    Eden is advised by Jen Cruz in the Biological Sciences department.

  • Pamela Rivera

    Pamela is advised by Jesse Barber in Biological Sciences.

    Pamela is advised by Jesse Barber in Biological Sciences.

  • Sky Sobol

    Sky is advised by Shelly Volsche in Anthropology.

    Sky is advised by Shelly Volsche in Anthropology.

  • Sandra Velazco

    Sandra is advised by Trevor Caughlin in Biological Sciences.

    Sandra is advised by Trevor Caughlin in Biological Sciences.

  • Francine Winkle

    Francine is advised by John Ziker in the Anthropology department.

    Francine is advised by John Ziker in the Anthropology department.

  • Michael Wojahn

    Michael is advised by Sven Buerki in Biological Sciences.

    Michael is advised by Sven Buerki in Biological Sciences.

  • Ann Wozniak

    Ann is advised by John Ziker in Anthropology.

    Ann is advised by John Ziker in Anthropology.

  • Teuku Zaldiansyah

    Teuku is advised by Megan Cattau in the Human-Environment Systems department.

    Teuku is advised by Megan Cattau in the Human-Environment Systems department.