Lab Members

Holly Jones

Heather Herakovich

Lyndsay Rankin

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Christy Wails

Kirstie Savage

MSc Student

MSc Student

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Lab Members
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Associate Professor

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

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Postdoctoral Fellow

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PhD Student

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PhD Candidate

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MSc Student

Jesse Sikora

Jesse Sikora

MSc Student

Landscape ecology and beaver distribution in fragmented restored tall grass prairie

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Olivia Koehn

Undergraduate Student Engagement Fund Researcher

Landscape mammalogy; Bison diet

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Postdoctoral Fellow

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PhD Student

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MSc Student

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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

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Adalie and Aliana

(Mom Dr. Jones)

Lucy and Mallory

(Dad Dr. Vanek)

Evelyn

(Dad Dr. Guiden)

Floofy Lab Members

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Polar (Dr. Jones)

Squirrel and rabbit body mechanics

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Rio (Christy)

Nutrient composition and abundance of dietary items in the apartment

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Callie (Dr. Vanek)

Optimal foraging theory

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Mira (Tony)

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

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Carlin (Dr. Vanek)

Bite force mechanics

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Rory (Christy)

Activity budgets and predator avoidance mechanisms of feather lures

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Vidy (Tony)

Community composition of arthropods within the home

Maury (Jesse)

Philosophy of edible food as a concept