Lab Members

 

Sharon Poessel,  M.S. Ecology, 2009

  1. Title: Behavior and conservation of black-footed ferrets: Stress in captivity and predation risk in the wild

  2. Co-advisor: Dr. Kevin Crooks, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

  3. Funding: US Fish & Wildlife Service, Rocky Mountain Goats Foundation

  4. Currently a postdoctoral researcher with the US Geological Survey

Rachel Buxton: Postdoctoral scientist

  1. Noise pollution in US National Parks and its effects on wildlife

  2. Co-advisors: Dr. George Wittemyer & Dr. Kevin Crooks, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

  3. Funding: National Park Service Natural Sounds & Night Skies Division

  4. Website

Chris Schell: Postdoctoral scientist

  1. Behavioral, hormonal, and genetic factors underlying coyote success in urban environments

  2. Co-advisor: Dr. Stewart Breck, USDA-APHIS National Wildlife Research Center

  3. Funding: National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship

  4. Website

Jacob Job: Postdoctoral research associate

  1. Coordinator of CSU-NPS Listening Lab

  2. Co-advisors: Dr. George Wittemyer & Dr. Kevin Crooks, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

  3. Funding: National Park Service Natural Sounds & Night Skies Division

E. Dale Broder: Ph.D. Ecology, 2016

  1. Title: Evolution and plasticity of Trinidadian guppies in the field, the laboratory and the classroom

  2. Funding: National Science Foundation, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

  3. Currently a postdoctoral scientist at the University of Denver

  4. Website on outreach work

Travis Livieri: PhD student, Zoology

  1. Population ecology of black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes) in relation to sylvatic plague

  2. Co-advisor: Dr. Kevin Crooks, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

  3. Funding: Prairie Wildlife Research, World Wildlife Fund

John Kronenberger: MS student, Ecology

  1. The effects of gene flow on local adaptation, fitness and population dynamics: the role of adaptive divergence of immigrants and degree of inbreeding of recipients

  2. Co-advisor: Dr. Chris Funk

  3. Funding: National Science Foundation

Chris Kopack: MS student, Zoology

  1. Using predator training and environmental enrichment to enhance behavior, morphology, and survival of hatchery reared fishes

  2. Co-advisor: Dr. Eric Fetherman

  3. Funding: Colorado Parks & Wildlife

Former Lab Members


Graeme Shannon: Postdoctoral scientist, 2012-2014

  1. The effects of noise on wildlife behavior

  2. Co-advisors: Dr. George Wittemyer & Dr. Kevin Crooks, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

  3. Funding: National Park Service Natural Sounds & Night Skies Division

  4. Currently a faculty member at Bangor University

  5. Website

Michelle Desrosiers: M.S. Zoology, 2014

  1. Title: Body size, first-year breeding, and extra-pair paternity in an island endemic, the Island Scrub-Jay

  2. Co-advisor: Dr. Cameron Ghalambor

  3. Funding: The Nature Conservancy, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

  4. Currently a biologist for Point Blue

Emma Brown: M.S. Ecology, 2013

  1. Title: The use of acoustic collars for studying landscape effects on animal behavior

  2. Co-advisor: Dr. George Wittemyer, Department of Fish, Wildlife, & Conservation Biology

  3. Funding: National Park Service

  4. Currently an Acoustic Resource Specialist at the National Park Service Division of Night Skies and Natural Sounds

Luke Caldwell: M.S. Zoology, 2011

  1. Title: Reproductive ecology of the Island Scrub-Jay (Aphelocoma insularis)

  2. Funding: The Nature Conservancy, Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center

Casey Brown: M.S. Ecology, 2010

  1. Title: The effect of human activities and their associated noise on ungulate behavior

  2. Co-advisor: Dr. Kevin Crooks, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

  3. Funding: National Science Foundation GK-12 Fellowship, National Park Service, Rocky Mountain Goats Foundation

  4. Received a PhD student at University of Alaska Fairbanks; now a wildlife biologist at the Alaska SeaLife Center

Brett Seymoure: Postdoctoral scientist

  1. Light pollution in US National Parks and its effects on wildlife

  2. Co-advisors: Dr. George Wittemyer & Dr. Kevin Crooks, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

  3. Funding: National Park Service Natural Sounds and Night Skies Division

  4. Website

Casey Lee: MS student, Ecology

  1. The effects of anthropogenic noise on prairie dog behavior

  2. Co-advisors: Dr. George Wittemyer & Dr. Kevin Crooks, Department of Fish, Wildlife and Conservation Biology

  3. Funding: National Park Service Natural Sounds & Night Skies Division