Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Graudate Students

Tom with Chris GeremiaCurrent

  1. Alison Ketz, Ph.D. Project: State space modeling of  population movements and abundance.
  2. Derek Fedak, Ph.D. Project: Alternative stable states in a riparian plant community: the role of disturbance and herbivory.

Recently completed

  1. Chris Geremia. Ph.D. 2014. Dissertation: Hierarchical Bayesian modeling of population processes in ungulates. Currently part of the National Park Service bison management team, Yellowstone National Park.
  2. Ann Raiho. M.S. 2014. Thesis: State-space modeling of effects of fertility control on white-tailed deer. Currently a Ph.D. student, Biology Department, Notre Dame University.
  3. Kristin Marshall. Ph.D. 2012. Dissertation: Wolves, elk, and willows: alternate states and transition thresholds on Yellowstone’s northern range. Currently a post-doctoral fellow for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Marine Fisheries Laboratory
  4. Ann RaihoJason Ransom. Ph.D. 2012. Dissertation: Population ecology of feral horses in an era of fertility control management. Currently a Widlife Biologist for the National Park Service.
  5. Kate Schoenecker. Ph.D. 2012. Dissertation: Ecology of bison, elk, and vegetation in an arid ecosystem. Currently a Research Scientist for the US Geological Survey
  6. Melanie Davis. M.S. 2012. Thesis: Evaluation of a low cost, wildlife telemetry device with data transfer capabilities. Currently a graduate student in the PhD program in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior at Michigan State University
  7. Gregg Wann. M.S. 2012. Thesis: Long-term demography of a white-tailed ptarmigan population in Colorado. Currently a graduate student (PhD) in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University.
  8. Heather Blackburn. PhD. 2009. Dissertation: Non-linear responses to food availability shape effects of habitat fragmentation on consumers.
  9. Danielle Johnston (Bilyeu). Ph.D. 2006. Dissertation: Effects of elk browsing and water table on willow growth and physiology : implications for willow restoration in Yellowstone National Park. Currently, Widlife Researcher, Colorado Division of Wildlife
  10. Kate Searle. PhD. 2004. Responses of herbivores to heterogeneity in forage resources expressed at multiple spatial scales. Currently, Ecological Modeler, Center for Ecology and Hydrology, Natural Environmental Research Council, United Kingdom.