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Program in Ecology

Program in Ecology Alumni

      

Abdullahi AliAbdullahi H. Ali

Positions after graduation: Founder and Executive Director of Hirola Conservation Programme, Kenya

Program in Ecology PhD, 2010-2016

PhD advisor: Jake Goheen
PhD department: Zoology & Physiology

PiE dissertation title: Range Collapse, Demography and Conservation of the Critically Endangered Hirola Antelope in Kenya

 


Julia Angstmann

Julia Angstmann, alumna of the UW Program in EcologyPositions after graduation 1) Post-doctoral researcher, University of Cape Town, South Africa; 2) Proposal Writer/Editor, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)

Program in Ecology PhD, 2005-2009

PhD advisor: Brent Ewers
PhD department: Botany

PiE dissertation title: Spatial and Temporal Variability of Tree Transpiration and its Drivers Along a Soil Drainage Gradient in the Boreal Black Spruce Forest

 


Otgonsuren AvirmedOtgonsuren Avirmed, Unviersity of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumna

Positions after graduation: Ecologist/Coordinator, Wildlife Conservation Society Mongolia

Program in Ecology, 2009-2013

PhD advisor: Indy Burke
PhD department: Botany

PiE dissertation title: Energy development and recovery in South Central Wyoming: soils, vegetation and productivity

 



Sara BrownSara Brown, alumna of the UW Program in Ecology

Positions after graduation: Assistant professor of nature resource management, New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM

Program in Ecology, 2008-2011

PhD advisor: Indy Burke
PhD department: Botany

PiE dissertation title: The Impact of Wildland Fire and Fire Mitigation on Forest Carbon Storage

 


Clay Buchanan, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnusClay Buchanan

Positions after graduation: Grant biologist, Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Division

Program in Ecology, 2010-2015

PhD advisor: Jeff Beck
PhD department: Ecosystem Science and Management

PiE dissertation title: Elk response to disturbance from development of a coal bed natural gas field in northeast Wyoming




William William "John" Calder

Positions after graduation:

Program in Ecology: 2010-2016

PhD advisor: Bryan Shuman
PhD department: Geology and Geophysics

PiE dissertation title:

 


Janet ChenJanet Chen, Program in Ecology alumna

Positions after graduation: 1) Post-doctoral researcher, University of New Hampshire Earth Systems Research Center, Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, 2) Visiting Scientist at Luke, Sweden, 3) Postdoctoral researcher, International Atomic Energy Agency, Austria

Program in Ecology: 2008-2013

PhD advisor: Dave Williams
PhD department: Botany

PiE dissertation title: Soil amino acids and plant use in a semiarid grassland exposed to elevated atmospheric CO2 and warming

 


 

Morgan ChurchillMorgan Churchill, UW Program in Ecology alumnus

Positions after graduation: Postdoctoral research fellow, New York Institute of Technology

Program in Ecology: 2007-2014

PhD advisor: Mark Clementz
PhD department: Geology and Geophysics

PiE dissertation title: The evolution and paleoecology of seals and walruses (Carnivora: Pinnipedia)

 


Christa Cooper Sumner, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnaChrista Cooper Sumner

Positions after graduation:

Program in Ecology: 2011-2015

PhD advisor: Jeff Lockwood
PhD department: Philosophy

PiE dissertation title: Perceptions of bark beetle impacted forests in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado: A mixed-methods study

 


Paige Copenhaver Parry, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnaPaige Copenhaver Parry

Positions after graduation: Assistant Professor of Biology, Department of Biology and Chemistry, George Fox University

Program in Ecology: 2010-2016

PhD advisor: Dan Tinker
PhD department: Botany

PiE dissertation title: Scale-dependent contributions of abiotic and biotic factors to tree species composition patterns in the US Rocky Mountains


 

Jamie CraitJamie Crait, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnus 

Positions after graduation: Director of the Wyoming Research Scholars Program, University of Wyoming

Program in Ecology: 2005-2013

PhD advisor: Merav Ben-David
PhD department:
Zoology & Physiology

PiE dissertation title: The impact of nonnative species on river otters and aquatic-terrestrial linkages in Yellowstone National Park

 


Reilly Dibner, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnaReilly Dibner

Positions after graduation: Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Wyoming Haub School of Environment and Natural Resources and Wyoming Natural Diversity Database

Program in Ecology: 2010-2015

PhD advisor: Bob Hall
PhD department:
Zoology & Physiology

PiE dissertation title: Ecological patterns vary across spatial scales for greater short-horned lizards and ants



Emiliano Donadio

Emiliano Donadio, program in ecology, university of wyoming

Position after graduation: Assistant Researcher at the Argentine Council Research (CONICET)

Program in Ecology, 2006 - 2012

PhD advisor: Steve Buskirk
PhD department: Zoology/Physiology

PiE dissertation title: The Interaction among pumas, wild camelids and grasses in the high plateaus of the Andes, Argentina

 


Carolyn Eckrich, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnaCarolyn Eckrich

Positions after graduation:

Program in Ecology, 2013 - 2016

PhD advisor: Merav Ben-David
PhD department: Zoology/Physiology

PiE dissertation title:

 


  Caley Gasch

Caley Gasch, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnaPosition after graduation: Post-doctoral researcher, Washington State University in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Program in Ecology PhD, 2008-2013

PhD advisor: Pete Stahl
PhD department: Ecosystem Science and Management

PiE dissertation title: Recovery of soil properties, sagebrush steppe community structure, and environmental heterogeneity following drastic disturbance and reclamation

 


Daniel Gibson-ReinemerDaniel Gibson-Reinemer, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnus

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Position after graduation: Post-doctoral researcher, Illinois Natural History Survey

Program in Ecology PhD, 2000-2014

PhD advisor: Frank Rahel
PhD department: Zoology/Physiology

PiE dissertation title: Range shifts from climate change: evaluating effects on species and assemblages

 


Susma Giri, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnaSusma Giri

Positions after graduation: Scientist, Kathmandu Institute of Applied Sciences

Program in Ecology PhD, 2012-2016

PhD advisor: Michael Dillon
PhD department: Zoology/Physiology

PiE dissertation title:


 

Zach GompertZach Gomert, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnus

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Positions after graduation: 1) Post-doctoral research associate, Texas State University; 2) Assistant Professor, Utah State University

Program in Ecology PhD, 2008-2012

PhD advisor: Alex Buerkle
PhD department: Botany

PiE dissertation title: The genetics of adaptation and speciation in populations

 


 

Eriek HansenEriek Hansen, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnus 

Positions after graduation: Assistant Professor of Biology, Colorado Mesa University, website

Program in Ecology PhD, 2007-2012

PhD advisor: Frank Rahel
PhD department: Zoology and Physiology

PiE dissertation title: Temporal Variations in Riverine Fish Habitat and the Potential Responses of Fish

 




Erin HotchkissErin Hotchkiss, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumna

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Positions after graduation: 1) Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden; 2) Assistant Professor, Virginia Tech University

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Program in Ecology PhD, 2007-2012

PhD advisor: Bob Hall
PhD department: Zoology and Physiology

PiE dissertation title: Patterns and drivers of carbon cycling in streams and rivers

 


 

Rachel A. JonesRachel A. Jones, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumna

Positions after graduation: Assistant Professor of Biology, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

Program in Ecology PhD, 2010-2014

PhD advisor: Steve Jackson
PhD department: Botany

PiE dissertation title: The role of Native American fire regimes in the maintenance of longleaf pine savanna


 



Ben KochBen Koch, UW Program in Ecology alumnus

Positions after graduation: 1) Post-doc, University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science; 2) Post-doc, Northern Arizona University, Center for Ecosystem Science and Societ

Program in Ecology PhD, 2005-2011

PhD advisor: Bob Hall
PhD department: Zoology and Physiology

PiE dissertation title: Estimating the Strength of Consumptive and Nonconsumptive Interactions between Trout and Mayflies

 



Lisa KunzaLisa Kunza, UW Program in Ecology alumna

Positions after graduation: 1) Post-doc, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology; 2) Assistant Professor, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Program in Ecology PhD, 2006-2012

PhD advisor: Bob Hall
PhD department: Zoology and Physiology

PiE dissertation title: Fluxes and Controls of the Contribution of N2-fixation to the N budget in Streams

 


 

Mark LesserMark Lesser, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnus

Positions after graduation: 1) Post-doc, Syracuse University; 2) Research Assistant Professor, Syracuse University; 3) Assistant Professor, Shepherd University

Program in Ecology PhD, 2005-2011

PhD advisor: Steve Jackson
PhD department: Botany

PiE dissertation title: Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Tree Migration: An Integrated Study of Ponderosa Pine Colonization and Expansion

 


Yao Liu

Position after graduation: Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Arizona

Program in Ecology, 2009 - 2015

PhD advisor: Steve Jackson
PhD department: Botany

PiE dissertation title: Integrating fossil pollen data into ecological modeling to study long-term ecology: From sampling to inference to hypothesis testing


Ariuntsetseg (Ariuna) Lkhagva

Ariuntsetseg Lkhagva, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumna

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Positions after graduation: Lecturer, Department of Ecology at National University of Mongolia

Program in Ecology PhD, 2010-2013

PhD Advisor: William Lauenroth
PhD Department: Botany

PiE dissertation title: Dynamics of aboveground net primary production of boreal steppe of Northern Mongolia

 


Liz Mandeville, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumna

Liz Mandeville

Positions after graduation: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Wyoming

Program in Ecology PhD, 2011-2016

PhD advisor: Alex Buerkle
PhD department: Botany

PiE dissertation title: Hybridization and species cohesion in Catastomus fishes



Dave McKenzieDave McKenzie, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnus

Positions after graduation: 1) Post-doc researcher at the Silviculture and Applied Forest Ecology Lab at the University of Minnesota; 2) Lecturer, Botany, University of Oklahoma

Program in Ecology PhD, 2006-2012

PhD advisor: Dan Tinker
PhD department: Botany

PiE dissertation title: Postfire Species Shifts, and the Growth and Regeneration of Western Red Cedar (Thuja picata), a Range Margin Species, in Glacier National Park, Montana 



Arthur MiddletonArthur Middleton, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnus

Positions after graduation: 1) Gaylord donnelly postdoctoral fellow, Yale Insitute for Biospheric Studies; 2) Assistant Professor, University of California Berkeley

Program in Ecology PhD, 2007-2012

PhD advisors: Steve Buskirk and Matt Kauffman
PhD departments:
Zoology and Physiology and the Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit 

PiE dissertation title: The Influence of large carnivore recovery and summer conditions on the migratory elk of Wyoming's Absaroka Mountains

 


Lynn Moore, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumna



Lynn Moore

Positions after graduation: 

Program in Ecology PhD, 2009-2014

PhD advisor: William Lauenroth
PhD departments:
Botany

PiE dissertation title: Phenology as an integrator of climate change in the shortgrass steppe

 


 

Kusum NaithaniKusum Naithnai, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumna

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Positions after graduation:  1) Post-doctoral researcher, Penn State University; 2) Research Assistant, Penn State University - website

Program in Ecology PhD, 2005-2009

PhD advisor: Brent Ewers
PhD department: Botany

PiE dissertation title: Spatial and Temporal Controls on Population and Flux Processes in Steppe Ecosystems

 


Jonathan Pauli, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumna

 

Jonathan Pauli

Positions after graduation: Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology: Website

Program in Ecology PhD, 2007-2010

PhD advisor: Steven Buskirk and Merav Ben-David
PhD department: Zoology/Physiology

PiE dissertation title: Ecological Studies of the American Marten

 


David Reed, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnus

David Reed

Positions after graduation: 1) Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Dickinson College; 2) NSF Postdoctoral Fellow, UW-Madison

Program in Ecology PhD, 2009-2014

PhD advisor: Bob Kelly and Brent Ewers
PhD department: Botany

PiE dissertation title: Observing and diagnosing biological fluxes and canopy mechanisms with implications for climate change and ecosystem disturbance


Cait Rottler, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnaCait Rottler

Positions after graduation: Climate Hub Fellowship, United States Department of Agriculture

Program in Ecology PhD, 2013-2016

PhD advisor: Indy Burke
PhD department: Botany

PiE dissertation title:


Matthew Rubin, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnusMatthew Rubin

Positions after graduation: Postdoctoral research fellow, Syracuse University

Program in Ecology PhD, 2008-2015

PhD advisor: Cynthia Weinig
PhD department: Botany

PiE dissertation title: Genetic architecture and fitness consequences of quantitative variation in the circadian clock


 

Mikey TabakMikey Tabak, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnus

Positions after graduation: Postdoctoral researcher, USDA APHIS Center for Epidemiology and Animal Health

Program in Ecology PhD, 2009-2015

PhD Advisor: Carlos Martinez del Rio
PhD department: Zoology and Physiology

PiE dissertation title: Eradication of invasive rats (Rattus norvegicus) in the Falkland Islands:effects and strategy

 


Matt TallutoMatt Talluto, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnus

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Positions after graduation: Postdoctoral associate, Département de biologie, Université du Québec à Rimouski.  Website

Program in Ecology PhD, 2009-2013

PhD Advisor: Craig Benkman
PhD department: Zoology and Physiology

PiE dissertation title: The evolution of landscape structure: Eco-evolutionary dynamics drive spatial variation in serotiny in lodgepole pine 

 


 

Colin TuckerColin Tucker, alumnus of the Program in Ecology at the University of Wyoming

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Positions after graduation: 1) Postdoctoral Research Scientist,University of Alaska; 2) Postdoctoral ecologist, Canyonlands Research Station, United States Geological Survey

Program in Ecology PhD, 2008-2013

PhD Advisor: Elise Pendall
PhD department: Botany

PiE dissertation title: Winter soil respiration in southeast Wyoming

 


 

Amber UlsethAmber Ulseth, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumna

Positions after graduation: 1) Post-doctoral researcher, University of Vienna, Department of Limnology; 2) Scientist, Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland

Program in Ecology PhD, 2006-2012

PhD advisor: Bob Hall
PhD department: Zoology and Physiology

PiE dissertation title: Sources, fates, and export of organic carbon in the Colorado River Basin

 


John Whiteman, University of Wyoming Program in Ecology alumnus

 

John Whiteman

Positions after graduation: 1) Research Associate (Independent), Institute for Conservation Research, San Diego Zoo Global; 2) Post-doctoral Researcher, University of Wyoming and University of New Mexico (supported  by the North Pacific Research Board).

Program in Ecology PhD, 2008-2015

PhD Advisor: Merav Ben-David
PhD department: Zoology and Physiology

PiE dissertation title: Physiological ecology of polar bears (Ursus maritimus) in Alaska during summer

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Mark Williams

Mark Williams, UW Program in Ecology alumnus

Program in Ecology PhD, 2006-2010

PhD advisor: Bill Baker
PhD department: Geography

PiE dissertation title: Landscape Reconstruction and Analysis of Historical Structure and Disturbances in Dry Western Forests Using General Land Office Survey Data

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