Current Postdoctoral Researchers and Graduate Students:E. M. Schauber HOME
Dana MorinDana Morin, Postdoctoral Researcher (Ph.D. 2015, Virgina Tech)
Occupancy and Co-occupancy Dynamics of Wild and Domestic Carnivores
Gooley picAaron Gooley, Ph.D. Candidate
Status, Distribution, and Dynamics of Eastern Woodrats in Southern Illinois
JennieJennie Mook, M. S. Student
Movements, Demography, and Condition of Texas Horned Lizards on Tinker Air Force Base
     2016 Outstanding Master's Student, SIU Coop. Wildlife Research Lab.
Alex Hanrahan, M.S. Student (co-advised with Clay Nielsen)
Spatial Ecology of River Otters
schmidt.jpgKimberly Rohling, M.S. Student
Habitat Selection of Ornate Box Turtles (Terrapene ornata ornata) Within Restored and Remnant Tallgrass Prairies
Miranda VesyMiranda Vesy, M.S. Student
Survival and Movement of Hatchling Texas Horned Lizards


Past Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
YearPersonWhere Are They Now?
2017Andrew Rutter, M.S. (co-advised with Clay Nielsen)
Survival and Capture Efficiency of River Otters in Southern Illinois
Wildlife Biologist, Lake County Forest Preserve District, IL

2015Erin Koen, Postdoc

Postdoc, Memorial University, Newfoundland

2015Preston Feltrop, M.S. (co-advised with Clay Nielsen)
The Role of Silver Carp in the Trophic Position and Diet of River Otters in Illinois

Biological Technician, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Carterville, IL
2015Jorista van der Merwe, Postdoc

Assistant Professor of Biology, Arkansas Tech University

2015Marie Tosa, M.S.
Ecology and Behavior of White-tailed Deer in Southern Illinois:  Survival, Contact Rates, and Impact of Localized Removal
      2014 Outstanding Master's Student, SIU Coop. Wildlife Research Lab.
      Best Master's Student Presentation, 2014 Meeting of the Illinois Chapter of the Wildlife Society
      2015 Blackwelder Award in Zoology, SIU
      2016 Kudo Award for Outstanding Master's Thesis in Zoology, SIU

Ph.D. Student, Oregon State University
2013Damon Lesmeister, Ph.D. (co-advised with Clay Nielsen)
Factors Influencing the Spatial and Temporal Structure of a Carnivore Guild in the Central Hardwood Region
     2013 Outstanding Doctoral Student, SIU Coop. Wildlife Research Lab.
      2014 Kudo Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Zoology, SIU


Supervisory Research Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Forest Service, Corvallis, OR
2013Christopher Robinson, M.S.
Metapopulation Viability of Swamp Rabbits (Sylvilagus aquaticus) in Southern Illinois
      Best Master's Student Presentation, 2013 Meeting of the Illinois Chapter of The Wildlife Society

Environmental Education Specialist, Sea World, Orlando, FL
2013Scott Cooney, M.S.
Landscape Permeability and Home Range Composition of the Marsh Rice Rat (Oryzomys palustris) in Southern Illinois

Biologist, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
2011Tyler Schartel, M. S.
Quantifying and Manipulating Spatiotemporal Trends in Rodents Space Use and Consumption Rates on Incidentally Encountered Prey
     2017 Roseberry Award for Meritorious Publication, SIU Coop. Wildlife Research Lab.

Postdoc, University of California Berkeley
2010Lene Kjaer, Ph.D.
Individual-based Modeling of White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) Movements and Epizootiology

     2011 Kudo Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation in Zoology, SIU

Postdoc, Technical University of Denmark, National Veterinary Institute
2010Matthew Rustand, M.S.
Home-range Fidelity and the Effect of Supplemental Feeding on Contact Rates Between White-tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in Southern Illinois

Biologist, Bureau of Land Management, Roseburg, OR
2009Gretchen Padgett-Flohr, Ph.D.
Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis in Central California Amphibians
President and Senior Wildlife Biologist, Californian Environmental Services, Inc.

2009Daniel Stoelb, M.S.
Effects of Urbanization on Relative Abundance and Recruitment of Mourning Doves
Wildlife Biologist, Kentucky Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Resources

2008Laura Hajduk, M.S.
Space Use and Habitat Selection of Long-tailed Weasels (Mustela frenata) in Southern Illinois

Furbearer Biologist, Missouri Dept. of Conservation
2007Lyann Rubert, M.S.
Identifying Habitat Suitability and Potential Linkages for Swamp Rabbit Conservation in Southern Illinois

2005Saleen Richter, M.S.
Status and Space Use of the Long-tailed Weasel (Mustela frenata) in Southern Illinois

2005Jennifer Dzimiela, M.S.
Comparative Evaluation of Alternative Habitat Model Predictions for Northern Bobwhite in Illinois

2005Matthew Connors, M.S.
Quantifying Spatial and Temporal Heterogeneity in Predator Activity and Risk to Prey
     2005 Blackwelder Award in Zoology

Matthew Connors Photography
2004Angela Watland, M.S.
Translocation of Swamp Rabbits (Sylvilagus aquaticus) as a Restoration Strategy in Southern Illinois
Conservation Planner, The Nature Conservancy, Virginia

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