Lab Members

Holly Jones

Heather Herakovich

Lyndsay Rankin

Christy Wails

Kirstie Savage

MSc Student

MSc Student

Lab Members

Associate Professor

PhD Student (Based at University of Tasmania; co-advised by Justine Shaw, Rowan Trebilco, and Mark Hindell)

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD Student

PhD Candidate

MSc Student

Jesse Sikora

MSc Student

Landscape ecology and beaver distribution in fragmented restored tall grass prairie

Olivia Koehn

Undergraduate Student Engagement Fund Researcher

Landscape mammalogy; Bison diet

Postdoctoral Fellow

PhD Student

MSc Student

Kaylee Rosenberger

Undergraduate Student Engagement Fund Researcher; Honors Capstone Student

Endangered oak seed collection protocols

Lab alumni

Heather Herakovich (MSc '15, PhD '19): Executive Director, Franklin Creek Conservation Association

Lyndsay Rankin (PhD '19): Wildlife Biologist, Colorado State University and the Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands

Angelica Bautista (BSc '20): PhD Student, University of Madison, Wisconsin

Sarah Naughton (BSc): Transferred to University of Illinois

Peyton Whiston (BIOS '19): Medical Student, Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine

Danielle Doll (ENVS '19): Research technician, Medicino Redwood Company

Ryan Blackburn (ENVS '16, MSc '18): PhD Student, Northern Arizona University

Kirstie Savage (MSc '18): Instructor, Georgia State University Perimeter College

Jeff Heise (BSc '18): Lab Technician, Founders Brewing

Maria Weston (BSc '17): MSc Student, Grand Valley State University

Angela Burke (MSc '16): Conservation/Volunteer Coordinator at The Nature Conservancy
Stephanie Kong (MSc '16): Project Biologist at Sequoia Ecological Consulting
Jessica Fliginger (ENVS '16): Restoration Technician, Northern Illinois University
Alyse Olson (ENVS '15): Environmental resource specialist for WBK Engineering

Little (but mighty) Lab Members

Adalie and Aliana

(Mom Dr. Jones)

Lucy and Mallory

(Dad Dr. Vanek)


(Dad Dr. Guiden)

Floofy Lab Members

Polar (Dr. Jones)

Squirrel and rabbit body mechanics

Rio (Christy)

Nutrient composition and abundance of dietary items in the apartment

Callie (Dr. Vanek)

Optimal foraging theory

Mira (Tony)

Limnologist studying how eutrophication impacts the ability to have a heckin good time

Carlin (Dr. Vanek)

Bite force mechanics

Rory (Christy)

Activity budgets and predator avoidance mechanisms of feather lures

Vidy (Tony)

Community composition of arthropods within the home

Maury (Jesse)

Philosophy of edible food as a concept


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