Graduate Students

Name Email Advisor Research
Amy Alstad Ellen Damschen Effects of landscape structure and management history on long-term changes in Wisconsin prairie remnants.
Hilary Barker Rick Lindroth Investigating the roles of both intraspecific genetic variation and the environment in structuring populations and communities in plant-insect systems.
Michael Bosch
Tony Ives
Kristin Braziunas
Monica Turner
Stefanie Buxel-Florenzen Warren Porter My research focuses on little brown and big brown bats hibernating in active mines. I am focusing on different conditions within the mines and their effect on hibernating behaviors. I am also looking at how these conditions could influence WNS infection.
Jennifer Chandler John Orrock Trophic cascades, focusing on the effects of predators on small mammal foraging behavior and seed survival.
Olivia Cope Rick Lindroth
Kara Cromwell Peckarsky/McIntyre My research examines temperate stream ecology, focusing on the interactions of organisms with their natural enemies. My thesis research addresses the causes of nematode parasitism in mayflies, and the consequences of parasitism for food web interactions, such as vulnerability to predation.
Tiago Da Silva Ribeiro Carol Lee
Gavin Dehnert William Karasov
Juanita Diaz Carol Lee
Rose Graves Monica Turner Effects of land-use and climate change on the provision of ecosystem services in a forest-dominated region in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. My research uses empirical and simulation models to explore how changing land use and climate may lead to tradeoffs among cultural, provisioning, and regulating ecosystem services.
Peter Guiden John Orrock Trophic cascades, focusing on the influence of predators on seed dispersal and foraging behavior in white-tailed deer.
Winslow Hansen Monica Turner My Ph.D. research focuses on understanding how wildfire and a changing climate interact to shape tree species assemblages and forest ecosystem resilience in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Jonathan Henn Ellen Damschen For my Ph.D. I will be looking at how climate change and fire frequency interact and affect prairie and oak savannah plant communities in Southern Wisconsin. I am interested in using functional traits to understand past and possible future plant community changes.
Heidi Horn Cameron Currie Dynamics and specificity of host-microbe symbiosis in fungus-growing ants; exploring the evolution and diversity of secondary metabolite production in host-associated microbes.
Lily Khadempour Cameron Currie Microbial mediation of herbivory in leaf-cutter ant fungus gardens.
Jennifer Knickelbine Antony Stretton Effects of Neuropeptide-like Proteins (NLPs) on Locomotion in the Nematode Ascaris suum.
Aaron Koning Pete McIntyre Aquatic food webs and various aspects of nutrient cycling using stable isotopes within the Mekong River Basin of Southeast Asia.
Paul Mathewson Warren Porter I use mechanistic modeling to help predict the impact of global warming on mammals in North America. This modeling uses looks at how animal morphology and physiology interacts with microclimate conditions to determine behavioral constraints and requirements (e.g., food/water requirements or activity hours). We can map across the landscape to help predict distributions, and then investigate how climate change may affect the animal from a physiological perspective.
Amanda McCormick Tony Ives
Devin Merullo Lauren Riters The neurobiology of vocal communication in songbirds, focusing on how motivation and the neural reward system influence singing behavior in European starlings.
Danny Minahan Johanne Brunet The foraging behavior of diverse bee pollinators from an evolutionary and ecological perspective.
Robert Mooney Pete McIntyre
Lucas Nell
Tony Ives
Andrew Ontano
Prashant Sharma
Joseph Phillips Tony Ives Population and community ecology at Lake Myvatn, Iceland.
Josh Pultorak Catherine Marler Mate fidelity, mate attraction, and intersexual dynamics in muroid rodents through the lens of ultrasonic vocal communication: biosocial factors influencing vocal profiles and incentive salience of vocalizations in disparate rodent models, Rattus norvegicus and the monogamous and biparental Peromyscus californicus.
Irina Sedykh Jenya Grinblat
Quinn Sorenson Ellen Damschen
Jeremy Spool Lauren Riters The vocal behavior between different social contexts in songbirds, by way of studying the neural mechanisms governing its expression.
Amy Uhrin Monica Turner Influence of hydrodynamic setting on the spatial configuration of seagrass landscapes of coastal North Carolina.
Elena West William Karasov Impact of resource subsidies on the foraging ecology of Steller's Jays in the Santa Cruz Mountains, California.
Carly Ziter Monica Turner I am interested in the role of landscape structure in ecosystem service provision, and how management can effect synergies and tradeoffs between multiple ecosystem services in temperate landscapes.