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Shannon Albeke|WyGISC

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Shannon Albeke

Shannon AlbekeResearch Scientist, Ecoinformaticist

Office: Room 329, Agriculture C
Phone: 307-766-6207 (desk), or 307-766-2532 (WyGISC Office)
Fax: (307) 766-2744
Email: salbeke@uwyo.edu

Personal Webpage

Ecoinformatics Initiative


Education

  • Ph.D., Spatial Ecology, University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, Athens, Georgia, 2010
    Title:  Influence of individual animal behavior on spatial and temporal variability in nutrient deposition
  • BA Environmental Studies, Minors Geography & Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1997 


Research Interests

  • Integration of field-collected and spatial data for the development of relational geospatial databases
  • Creation of Graphical User Interfaces to facilitate ecological workflows
  • Integration of VB.NET and Program R to facilitate development/deployment of Individual Based Models (IBM's) simulating animal movements within landscape networks 


Current Projects

  • Forage habitat model for sea otters (Enhydra lutris) occupying areas near Prince William Sound and Kodiak Island using interpolation techniques to assess the relationship between potential prey availability, prey consumption, and the isotopic signatures of individual otters
  • Inland Cutthroat trout Protocol (ICP) integrated database design and user interface development
  • Simulation of river otter (Lontra canadensis) colonization rates of the Upper Colorado River watershed using an individual-based modeling approach
  • Simulation of coastal river otter (Lontra canadensis) fecal deposition rates along islands within Prince William Sound, AK using an individual-based modeling approach


Recent Publications in Refereed Journals and Books

Albeke, S.E., N. P. Nibbelink, L. Mu and D. J. Ellsworth. 2010.  Measuring boundary convexity at multiple spatial scales using a linear “moving window” analysis:  an application to coastal river otter habitat selection.  Landscape Ecology 25(10): 1575-1587.

Recent Publications (Non-Perr Reviewed/Gray Lit.)

McAbee, K.T., S.E. Albeke and N. P. Nibbelink. 2008. Improving Imperiled Species Management Through Spatially-Explicit Decision Tools. In: P. Bettinger, K. Merry, S. Fei, J. Drake, N. Nibbelink and J. Hepinstall (Editor), Proceedings of the 6th Southern Forestry and Natural Resources GIS Conference. University of Georgia, Kissimmee, FL, pp. 196-209.

Albeke, S.E., J.C. Wilson. 2007. Comparison of Parametric and Nonparametric Modeling Techniques for Prediction of Fish Species Presence/Absence within Colorado Streams. Investigative Report. SEAM Biometrics, LLC. 86 pp.

Albeke, S.E., J.C. Wilson. 2007. Use of Hierarchical Linear Modeling to Predict Summer Water Temperatures in Colorado Streams. Investigative Report. SEAM Biometrics, LLC. 35 pp.

May, B.E., S.E. Albeke, T. Horton. 2006. Range-Wide Status Assessment for Yellowstone Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii bouvieri): 2006. Multi-Agency Report. 93 pp.

Hirsch, C.L., S.E. Albeke and T.P. Nesler. 2006. Range-Wide Status of Colorado River Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii pleuriticus): 2005. Multi-Agency Report. 200 pp.

Vieira, N., S.E. Albeke and A. Rollings. 2005. Factors Influencing Brown Trout Populations in Mine-impacted Reaches of the Eagle River following Remediation Efforts: An Investigative Study. Colorado Division of Wildlife, Denver, Colorado. 32 pp.

May, B.E., and S.E. Albeke. 2005. Range-Wide Status of Bonneville Cutthroat Trout (Oncorhynchus clarki utah): 2004. Multi-Agency Report. 139 pp.

Schrupp, D.L., N.P. Nibbelink, S.E. Albeke and J.C. Wilson. 2005. An Aquatic GAP Prototype for South-Platte Basins in Overlap with the Colorado Division of Wildlife's South Platte Integrated Management System. Multi-Agency Report. 19 pp.

Recent Professional Presentations

Albeke, S.E., N.P. Nibbelink, L. Mu, and D.J. Ellsworth. 2010. Measuring boundary convexity at multiple spatial scales using a linear "moving window" analysis: an application to coastal river otter habitat selection. 25th Annual Symposium of the US Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology, Athens, Georgia.

Albeke, S.E., N.P. Nibbelink. 2009. A novel approach to individual-based modeling in linear systems: an application to river otter (Lontra canadensis) colonization. 7th Southern Forestry and Natural Resources GIS Conference, Athens, Georgia.

Ellis-Felege, S. N., S. E. Albeke, W.E. Palmer, D.C. Sisson, M.J. Conroy, and J.P. Carroll. 2009. Landscape Features Affecting Northern Bobwhite Nest Fate by Specific Failure Causes in the Southeastern, USA. 7th Southern Forestry and Natural Resources GIS Conference, Athens, Georgia.

Nibbelink, N.P., J.C. Wilson, S.E. Albeke, K.T. McAbee and D.L. Peterson. 2009. Spatially explicit models of "thermal experience" help establish survival probabilities for potentially invasive species. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Nashville, Tennessee.

Albeke, S.E., N.P. Nibbelink. 2009. Linear referencing and dynamic segmentation as a framework for spatially-explicit animal movement modeling in linear systems. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources Graduate Student Symposium. University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.

McAbee, K.T., S.E. Albeke and N. P. Nibbelink. 2008. Improving Imperiled Species Management Through Spatially-Explicit Decision Tools. 6th Southern Forestry and Natural Resources GIS Conference. University of Georgia, Kissimmee, Florida.

Albeke, S.E., J.C. Wilson, N. Vieira, N.P. Nibbelink. 2007. Impacts of Water Temperature Model Choices on Fish Species Distribution Patterns. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, San Francisco, California.

Albeke, S.E. J.C. Wilson. 2005. Modeling Native Fish Species: Can Water Temperature Do It? Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Student Colloquium. University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.

Nibbelink, N.P., D.L. Schrupp, S. Wolff, S.E. Albeke and J.C. Wilson. 2005. The Colorado/Wyoming Aquatic GAP Prototype: Progress & Innovation. Annual Meeting of the National Aquatic GAP Program, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Schrupp, D.L., N.P. Nibbelink, S. Wolff, S.E. Albeke and J.C. Wilson. 2005. Implementation of Aquatic GAP Methods and Projected Benefits for Establishing Conservation Priorities. Colorado/Wyoming Chapter of the American Fisheries Society, Ft. Collins, Colorado.

Recent Professional Poster Presentations

Albeke, S.E., D.J. Farrae, K. Pacifici, N.P. Nibbelink and D.L. Peterson. 2010. Kriging within river networks: an application to shortnose sturgeon movements and habitat quality, Ogeechee River, Georgia. WyGISC Geospatial Forum. University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming.

Albeke, S.E., B.E. May and R. Knox. 2010. Consolidation of the Inland Cutthroat Trout Protocol (ICP) databases: where we’ve been and where we’re going. Annual Meeting of the American Fisheries Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Albeke, S.E., N.P. Nibbelink. 2009. Measuring boundary convexity at multiple spatial scales using a linear "moving window" analysis: an application to coastal river otter habitat selection. 7th Southern Forestry and Natural Resources GIS Conference, Athens, Georgia. (Awarded Best poster)

Other Professional Activities

  • Member, Association of American Geographers
  • Member, National American Fisheries Society
  • Member, U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology   


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