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Shannon Albeke

Shannon Albeke, Ph.D.

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Office: Room 323, Agriculture C
Phone: (307) 766-9993
Email: salbeke@uwyo.edu

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ORCID ID: 0000-0001-7297-8049

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Shannon Albeke


  • PhD, University of Georgia, Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder, Environmental Studies, minors in Biology and Geography

Professional Affiliations

American Fisheries Society | U.S. Regional Association of the International Association for Landscape Ecology | WyGEO

Current Courses Taught

  • GIST 5050: Techniques in Data Management
  • GIST 5100: Foundations of GIST

Research Interests

  • Modeling of ecological processes across broad spatial extents and multiple scales
  • Facilitation of Data Science workflows using innovative modeling, programming and data management techniques
  • Promote and enable scientific outreach to others through open-data portals and visualization tools
  • Use of UAS for estimation of vegetation community assembly and biomass

Representative Recent / Ongoing Projects

  • Biogeography of microbial communities across the state of Wyoming (NSF EPSCoR Grant No. EPS-1655726)
  • Modeling land-use change to inform scenarios aimed at achieving negative CO2 emissions within the Upper Missouri River Basin (NSF EPSCoR Grant No. OIA-1632810)
  • Inland Cutthroat Trout Protocol (ICP), 3-species, and Rio Grande Chub/Sucker integrated database design and user interface development
  • Estimation of columnar cactus above ground biomass through remote sensing and structure from motion (SfM) techniques
  • Development of a Lab Inventory Management System (LIMS) for UWyo Core Research Labs
  • Development of R packages for using UWyo’s Open Data portal (https://datacorral.uwyo.edu/), rKIN (https://github.com/salbeke/rKIN) and Linear Feature Tools (https://gitlab.com/albekeecoinfolab/rlft)

Representative Publications

Taylor, K., K. Smith, J. Beck, S.E. Albeke Pronghorn Winter Resource Selection Before and After Wind Energy Development in South-Central Wyoming. 2020. Rangeland Ecology & Management 73(2): 227-233. DOI: 10.1016/j.rama.2019.12.004.

Eckrich, C.A., S.E. Albeke, E.A. Flaherty, R.T. Bowyer, and M. Ben-David. 2020. rKIN: Kernel-based method for estimating isotopic niche size and overlap. Journal of Animal Ecology 89(3): 757-771. DOI: 10.1111/1365-2656.13159.

Beverly, D.P., C.R. Guadagno, M. Bretfeld, H.N. Speckman, S.E. Albeke, and B.E. Ewers. 2019. Hydraulic and photosynthetic responses of big sagebrush to the 2017 total solar eclipse. Scientific Reports 9(1): 8839. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-45400-y.

Hoffman, A.S., S.E. Albeke, J.A. McMurray, R.D. Evans, and D.G. Williams. 2019. Nitrogen deposition sources and patterns in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem determined from ion exchange resin collectors, lichens, and isotopes. Science of the Total Environment 683:709-718. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.05.323.

Lamont, B.G, K.L. Monteith, J.A. Merkle, T.W. Mong, D.B. Tinker, S.E. Albeke, M.M. Hayes, and M.J. Kauffman. 2019. Multi-Scale Habitat Selection of Elk in Response to Beetle-Killed Forest. Journal of Wildlife Management 83:679-693. DOI: doi:10.1002/jwmg.21631.

Parker, K.D, S.E. Albeke, J.P. Gigley, A.M. Goldstein, N.L. Ward. 2018. Microbiome composition in both wild-type and disease model mice is heavily influenced by mouse facility. Frontiers in Microbiology 9. DOI: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01598.

Carlisle, J.D, D.A. Keinath, S.E. Albeke, and A.D. Chalfoun. 2018. Identifying holes in the greater sage-grouse conservation umbrella. The Journal of Wildlife Management 82:948–957. DOI: 10.1002/jwmg.21460.

Wyckoff, T.B, M.J. Kauffman, S.E. Albeke, H. Sawyer, and S.L. Garmane. 2018. Evaluating the Influence of Energy and Residential Development on the Migratory Behavior of Mule Deer. Ecosphere 9:e02113. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2113.

Stoy, P.C, S. Ahmed, M. Jarchow, B. Rashford, D. Swanson, S. Albeke, G. Bromley, E.N.J. Brookshire, M.D. Dixon, J. Haggerty, P. Miller, B. Peyton, A. Royem, L. Spangler, C. Straub, and B. Poulter. 2018. Opportunities and Trade-offs among BECCS and the Food, Water, Energy, Biodiversity, and Social Systems Nexus at Regional Scales. Bioscience 68:100-111. DOI: 10.1093/biosci/bix145.

Crow, T.M, S.E. Albeke, C.A. Buerkle, and K.M. Hufford. 2018. Provisional methods to guide species-specific seed transfer in ecological restoration. Ecosphere 9(1):e02059. DOI: 10.1002/ecs2.2059