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

  • Madeline Aberg

    Madeline Aberg

    Madeline is advised by Jay Carlisle with Biological Sciences and the Intermountain Bird Observatory. Her research focuses on the social and ecological dynamics of recreational shooting on public lands.

    Madeline is advised by Jay Carlisle with Biological Sciences and the Intermountain Bird Observatory. Her research focuses on the social and ecological dynamics of recreational shooting on public lands.

  • Cara Applestein

    Cara Applestein

    Cara is advised by Trevor Caughlin in Biological Sciences.

    Cara is advised by Trevor Caughlin in Biological Sciences.

  • Cristina Barber

    Cristina Barber Alvarez-Buylla

    Cristina is advised by Trevor Caughlin in Biological Sciences.

    Cristina is advised by Trevor Caughlin in Biological Sciences.

  • Clara Buchholtz

    Clara Buchholtz

    Clara is advised by  Jennifer Forbey in Biological Sciences.

    Clara is advised by  Jennifer Forbey in Biological Sciences.

  • Clark_Matt EEB

    Matthew Clark

    Matt is advised by Vicken Hillis in Human-Environment Systems.

    Involvement: R User Group

    Matt is advised by Vicken Hillis in Human-Environment Systems.

    Involvement: R User Group

  • Paige Ellestad

    Paige Ellestad

    Paige is advised by Sven Buerki in Biological Sciences.

    Paige is advised by Sven Buerki in Biological Sciences.

  • Dylan Gomes

    Dylan Gomes

    Dylan is advised by Dr. Jesse Barber in the department of Biological Sciences. Dylan’s research focuses on linking predator-prey communities within a landscape-scale noise playback experiment. This research seeks to understand how animal communities respond to natural noise stimuli.

    Check out Dylan’s Academic Life Podcast where he interviews academics, and asks them about their work-life balance.

    Dylan is advised by Dr. Jesse Barber in the department of Biological Sciences. Dylan’s research focuses on linking predator-prey communities within a landscape-scale noise playback experiment. This research seeks to understand how animal communities respond to natural noise stimuli.

    Check out Dylan’s Academic Life Podcast where he interviews academics, and asks them about their work-life balance.

  • Halperin_Sarah

    Sarah Halperin

    Sarah is advised by Jodi Brandt in Human-Environment Systems.

    Sarah is advised by Jodi Brandt in Human-Environment Systems.

  • Cara Hastings

    Cara Hastings

    Cara is advised by Jim Smith in Biological Sciences.

    Cara is advised by Jim Smith in Biological Sciences.

  • Lauren Hunt

    Lauren Hunt

    Lauren is advised by Dr. Vicken Hillis in the Human-Environment Systems department. Her research focuses on perceptual barriers to climate change adaptation among ranchers in the western US. Through this research, she investigates how social systems shift in the context of climate change and how individuals and the environment intersect.

    Lauren is advised by Dr. Vicken Hillis in the Human-Environment Systems department. Her research focuses on perceptual barriers to climate change adaptation among ranchers in the western US. Through this research, she investigates how social systems shift in the context of climate change and how individuals and the environment intersect.

  • Jochems_Louis

    Louis Jochems

    Louis is advised by Dr. Jodi Brandt in Human-Environment Systems.

    Louis is advised by Dr. Jodi Brandt in Human-Environment Systems.

  • Megan Kelly-Slatten

    Megan Kelly-Slatten

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

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

  • Kolarik_NicholasE

    Nicholas Kolarik

    Nicholas is advised by Jodi Brandt in Human-Environment Systems.

    Nicholas is advised by Jodi Brandt in Human-Environment Systems.

  • Levy_Molly

    Molly Levy

    Molly is advised by Vicken Hillis in Human-Environment Systems.

    Molly is advised by Vicken Hillis in Human-Environment Systems.

  • GarciaLinares_Carlos

    Carlos Garcia Linares

    Carlos is advised by Jesse Barber in Biological Sciences.

    Carlos is advised by Jesse Barber in Biological Sciences.

  • Karl Mertens

    Karl Mertens

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

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

  • Netherton_Haley

    Haley Netherton

    Haley is advised by Kelly Hopping in Human-Environment Sytems.

    Haley is advised by Kelly Hopping in Human-Environment Sytems.

  • Juliette Rubin

    Juliette Rubin

    Juliette is advised by Dr. Jesse Barber in Biological Sciences. Her research focuses on answering research questions through the lenses of sensory ecology, behavioral ecology, and predator-prey interactions.

    Juliette is advised by Dr. Jesse Barber in Biological Sciences. Her research focuses on answering research questions through the lenses of sensory ecology, behavioral ecology, and predator-prey interactions.

  • Velazco_SandraK

    Sandra Velazco

    Sandra is advised by Trevor Caughlin in Biological Sciences.

    Sandra is advised by Trevor Caughlin in Biological Sciences.

  • Luci Wilson

    Luci Wilson

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

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

  • Jason Winiarski

    Jason Winiarski

    Jay is advised by Dr. Julie Heath in Biological Sciences. His research project focuses on environmental drivers of timing of annual cycles of migratory birds.

    Jay is advised by Dr. Julie Heath in Biological Sciences. His research project focuses on environmental drivers of timing of annual cycles of migratory birds.

  • Ann Wozniack

    Arriving Fall 2019

    Ann is advised by John Ziker in Anthropology.

    Ann is advised by John Ziker in Anthropology.

  • Andrii Zaiats

    Andrii Zaiats

    Andrii is advised by Trevor Caughlin in Biological Sciences.

    Andrii is advised by Trevor Caughlin in Biological Sciences.