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Graduate Students

M.S. Candidates



 Ausband Ausband , David
M.S. — Dr. Mike Mitchell

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 Borg Borg , Nathan
M.S. — Dr. Mike Mitchell

Thesis Topic: Assessing Relatedness and Connectivity of Bighorn Sheep in the Salmon River Drainage in Idaho


 Crandall Crandall , Ross
M.S. — Dr. Erick Greene & Dr. Tom Martin

Thesis Topic: Identifying environmental factors influencing density and productivity of a breeding Golden Eagle population in South Central Montana


 Dekelaita Dekelaita , Daniella
M.S. — Dr. Paul Krausman

Thesis Topic: Shifts in caribou calving habitat and space-use in Newfoundland


 Golding Golding , Jessie
M.S. — Dr. Victoria Dreitz

Thesis Topic: Assessing land use practices in sagebrush ecosystems: multiple migratory bird responses


 Hansen Hansen , Warren
M.S. — Dr. Creagh Breuner

Thesis Topic: Integration of habitat modeling, stress physiology and stream flow to explain breeding success in the Harlequin Duck


 Henderson Henderson , Charles
M.S. — Dr. Mike Mitchell

Thesis Topic: Linking survival and resource selection in partially migratory White-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

 


 Honeycutt Honeycutt , Richard
M.S. — Dr. Winsor Lowe

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 Hupp Hupp, Nicole
M.S. — Dr. Ray Callaway

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 Kosterman Kosterman , Megan
M.S. — Dr. Daniel Pletscher

Thesis Topic: Survival rates and causes of mortality of Canada lynx juveniles in northwestern Montana


 Kumar Kumar , Alexander
M.S. — Dr. Scott Mills

Thesis Topic: Effects of Forest Stand Structure on Movement and Coat Color Change in Snowshoe Hares


 Luce Luce , Morgan
M.S. — Dr. Ray Callaway

Thesis Topic: Underlying invasion: do the effects of exotic invaders on biogeochemical processes and productivity correspond with the relative abundance of nitrogen cycling bacteria?


 Richins Richins , Eric
M.S. — Dr. Laurie Marczak

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 Schaefer Schaefer , Anne
M.S. — Dr. Paul Lukacs

Thesis Topic: Addressing the challenges of monitoring a declining seabird


 Sells Sells , Sarah
M.S. — Dr. Mike Mitchell

Thesis Topic: Proactive management of pneumonia epizootics in bighorn sheep in Montana


 Webb Webb , Lindsey
M.S. — Dr. Paul Krausman

Thesis Topic: Female caribou responses to clear-cutting in Newfoundland


 Wilcox Wilcox, Taylor
M.S. — Dr. Winsor Lowe and Dr. Michael Schwartz

Thesis Topic: Using environmental DNA for detection of aquatic animals

 Zimova Zimova , Marketa
M.S. — Dr. Scott Mills

Thesis Topic: Fitness Costs of Color Mismatch and Adaptation of Snowshoe Hares to Decreasing Snowpack through Behavioral Plasticity

PhD. Candidates


 Bayer Bayer , Clarice
Ph.D. — Dr. Winsor Lowe

Dissertation Topic:How stream salamanders connect terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems


 Betsch Betsch , Julie K.
Ph.D. — Dr. Scott Mills

Dissertation Topic: Investigating ecological and evolutionary dynamics of Canine distemper virus in Serengeti carnivores to improve disease surveillance and management


 Boyce Boyce , Andrew
Ph.D. — Dr. Tom Martin

Dissertation Topic: Understanding how abiotic and biotic mechanisms limit species ranges and determine phylogenetic community structure in a tropical montane ecosystem.


 Carim Carim , Kellie
Ph.D. — Dr. Lisa Eby

Dissertation Topic: Evaluating genetic impacts of different management strategies for the protection of Montana's westslope cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkii lewisi)


 Cross Cross , Todd
Ph.D. — Dr. Dave Naugle & Dr. Michael Schwartz

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 Ekernas Ekernas , Stefan
Ph.D. — Dr. Joel Berger

Dissertation Topic: Ecology of white-tailed jackrabbits (Lepus townsendii) and their dynamics in food webs of the southern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem


 Fierro Fierro-Calderon, Karolina
Ph.D. — Dr. Tom Martin

Dissertation Topic: Which biotic factors influence territory selection in coexisting bird species and why?


 Hurley Hurley , Mark
Ph.D. — Dr. Mark Hebblewhite & Dr. Mike Mitchell

Dissertation Topic: Linking resource selection to population dynamics of mule deer in Idaho


 LaManna LaManna , Joseph
Ph.D. — Dr. Tom Martin

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 Laverty Laverty, Theresa
Ph.D. — Dr. Joel Berger

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 LeMoine LeMoine , Michael
Ph.D. — Dr. Lisa Eby

Dissertation Topic: Conservation of threatened Philippine flying-foxes through effective monitoring and prioritization


 Lipsey Lipsey , Marisa
Ph.D. — Dr. Dave Naugle

Dissertation Topic: Grassland landscape conservation using songbirds as focal species


 Oteyza Oteyza , Juan
Ph.D. — Dr. Tom Martin

Thesis Topic: The influence of nest predation on parental and offspring strategies


 Peters Peters , Wibke
Ph.D. — Dr. Mark Hebblewhite

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 Roffler Roffler , Gretchen
Ph.D. — Dr. Michael Schwartz

Dissertation Topic: Detecting selection across spatial scales: How do landscape and environment influence adaptive and neutral genetic variation among Dall’s sheep (Ovis dalli dalli)


 Slauson Slauson , Keith
Ph.D. — Dr. Michael Schwartz

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 Smith Smith , Joseph
Ph.D. — Dr. Dave Naugle

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 Spitz Spitz , Derek
Ph.D. — Dr. Mark Hebblewhite

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 Steenweg Steenweg , Robin
Ph.D. — Dr. Mark Hebblewhite

Dissertation Topic: Monitoring multiple carnivores and their prey using remote-camera-based occupancy modeling


 Stetz Stetz , Jeffrey
Ph.D. — Dr. Mike Mitchell

Dissertation Topic: Investigating the application of trail surveys in long-term monitoring of the Grizzly Bear (Ursula arctos) population in the Northern Continental Divide Ecosystem.


 Tshering Tshering , Tempa
Ph.D. — Dr. Mark Hebblewhite & Dr. Scott Mills

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 Wangchuk Wangchuk , Tshewang
Ph.D. — Dr. Scott Mills

Dissertation Topic: Developing a conservation radar for Bhutan: testing spatial distribution of biodiversity richness using predator-prey assemblages to build a monitoring system that addresses threats.


 Williams Williams , Sara
Ph.D. — Dr. Paul Lukacs

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