MS student. Patterns of genetic differentiation among crossbills.
MS student. Population viability of South Hills Crossbill.
Undergraduate student. Song variation within South Hills crossbills.
Beth Bardwell, MS, 2000
Thesis: "Feeding performance of Western Scrub Jays on pinyon pine cones and acorns: is geographic variation in bill structure adaptive?"
Current position: Director of Freshwater Conservation, Audubon New Mexico
Chris Borg, MS, 2001
Thesis: "Impacts of timber harvest on the endemic Sacramento Mountain salamander, Aneides hardii (Caudata: Plethodontidae), in the southern Rocky Mountains of New Mexico, USA"
Current position: Land Protection Specialist, Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests
Kim Coffey, MS, 1997
Thesis: "The adaptive significance of spines on pine cones"
Amanda Favis, MS, 2002
Thesis: "Patterns of seed predation by crossbills (Loxia curvirostra) and red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) and the geographic selection mosaic"
Current position: Director, Ruidoso Animal Clinic, New Mexico
Trevor Fetz, PhD, 2010
Thesis: "The ecology and conservation of a small endemic population of Red Crossbill"
Current position: Lead Avian Biologist, Hawks Aloft, Inc., Albuquerque, New Mexico
Julie Hart, MS, 2013
Thesis: "Are South Hills crossbills declining with increasing temperatures?"
William Holimon, MS, 1996
Thesis: "Spatio-temporal patterns of Red Crossbills and conifer cones in southeast Alaska"
Current position: Chief of Research & Inventory, Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission
Patrick Keenan, MS, 2007
Thesis: "Call learning and call variation in Red Crossbills"
Current position: Outreach Director, Biodiversity Research Institute, Gorham, Maine
Thomas Parchman, MS, 2002; PhD, 2007
Thesis: "Diversifying coevolution between crossbills and black spruce on Newfoundland"
Dissertation: "Patterns of genetic variation and coevolution in the diversification of crossbills"
Joy Sales, MS, 2004
Thesis: "Does selection by an ectoparasite drive a population of Red Crossbills from their adaptive peak?"
Leonard Santisteban, PhD, 2010
Dissertation: "Temporal variation in population dynamics, natural selection, and reproductive isolation in the South Hills crossbill (Fringillidae: Loxia)"
Adam Siepielski, MS, 2002; PhD, 2007
Thesis: A role for island area in the geographic mosaic of coevolution for Red Crossbills and lodgepole pine"
Dissertation: "The ecology and evolution of seed dispersal mutualisms between nutcrackers and pine"
Current position: Assistant Professor, University of San Diego
Julie Smith, MS, 1997; PhD, 2005
Thesis: "The adaptive use of public information by foraging Red Crossbills"
Dissertation: "The role of coevolution in promoting ecological speciation in Red Crossbills (Loxia curvirostra complex)"
Current position: Associate Professor, Pacific Lutheran University
Lisa Snowberg, MS, 2006
Thesis: "Mate choice preferences of female red crossbills (Loxia curvirostra complex): the importance of vocalizations and foraging rates"
Current position: PhD student, University of Texas, Austin
John Stanek, MS, 2009
Thesis: "Breeding habitat selection by rosy-finches in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado"
Current position: Wildlife Biologist, Southern Sierra Research Station
Matt Talluto, PhD, 2013
Dissertation: "The evolution of landscape structure: Eco-evolutionary dynamics drive spatial variation in serotiny in lodgepole pine"
Current position: Postdoctoral Researcher, Université du Québec à Rimouski
Lauren Throop, MS, 2011
Thesis: "Evidence for Allee effects? How variation in local limber pine (Pinus flexilis) density influences seed dispersal by the Clark's Nutcracker (Nucifraga columbiana)"
Current position: Wildlife Biologist/Project Manager, Hayden-Wing Associates
2007-2008. Postdoctoral Fellow funded by the National Park Service
Current position: Assistant Professor/Assistant Unit Leader, USGS Wyoming Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit, University of Wyoming
2003-2005. Postdoctoral Fellow funded by Spanish Ministry of Education and Science
Current position: Professor Ayudante Doctor, Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain
2002-2003. NWO Talent Fellow from the Netherlands
Current position: Assistant Professor, University Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain