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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

  • 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 Kelly Hopping in Human-Environment Systems.

    Clara is advised by Kelly Hopping in Human-Environment Systems.

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    Matthew Clark

    Matt is advised by Vicken Hillis in Human-Environment Systems. Matt seeks to understand why protected areas succeed or fail long-term. Matt specifically examines how social dynamics affect conservation efficacy and resource equity for local populations. This research takes a quantitative, multi-model approach and includes methods such as hierarchical linear modeling, network analysis, machine learning, & monte carlo estimation. Matt also enjoys mentoring undergraduate students on independent or semi-independent research projects.

    Matt is advised by Vicken Hillis in Human-Environment Systems. Matt seeks to understand why protected areas succeed or fail long-term. Matt specifically examines how social dynamics affect conservation efficacy and resource equity for local populations. This research takes a quantitative, multi-model approach and includes methods such as hierarchical linear modeling, network analysis, machine learning, & monte carlo estimation. Matt also enjoys mentoring undergraduate students on independent or semi-independent research projects.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 interested in utilizing data from remotely sensed imagery, field observations, and human activity to predict the spread of invasive plant species throughout wetlands in the Great Lakes region. Ultimately, he hopes to incorporate this information into a decision support tool for land managers to better protect vulnerable wetlands.

    Louis is advised by Dr. Jodi Brandt in Human-Environment Systems. Louis is interested in utilizing data from remotely sensed imagery, field observations, and human activity to predict the spread of invasive plant species throughout wetlands in the Great Lakes region. Ultimately, he hopes to incorporate this information into a decision support tool for land managers to better protect vulnerable wetlands.

  • 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.

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    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.

  • Levy_Molly

    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.

  • 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 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.

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    Phebian Odufuwa

    Phebian is advised by Jim Smith in Biological Sciences.

    Phebian is advised by Jim Smith in Biological Sciences.

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    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 Wozniak

    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.