Fledged Lab Members

Previous lab members and the  past research that has been conducted in the CooperLab.

Lauren Gingerella

M.S. 2018
Contact: lgingerella125@gmail.com
Current: Conservation Easement Monitor, North American Land Trust

Research Topic:

“The Effects of Predator Exclosures on Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia) Nest Success and Productivity”

Abby Sterling

Ph.D. 2017
Contact: abby.v.sterling@gmail.com
Current: Shorebird biologist, Manomet, Brunswick, GA

Research Topic:

“Modeling productivity for American Oystercatchers (Haematopus palliatus) and Wilson’s Plovers (Charadrius wilsonia) in a highly dynamic environment”

Ph.D. 2015
Contact: mason.cline@gmail.com
Current: Bird Program Manager, New Mexico Dept. of  Game and Fish

Research Topic:

“Behavior and Survival in a Migratory Songbird (Setophaga Caerulescens) with Emphasis on the Importance of a Prominent Plumage Characteristic”

Ph.D. 2014
Contact: nuse@uga.edu
Current: Post-doctoral researcher with USGS Georgia Co-op Unit

Research Topic:

“Aided and Afflicted by Water: Assessments of the Influence of Hydrology and Sea Level upon Wetland Bird and Plant Distributions in Georgia, USA”

Ph.D. 2014
Contact: alehmicke@gmail.com
Current: Wildlife biologist, Fort Carson, Dept. of Defense

Research Topic:

“Breeding Ecology of the Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus) in Northern Gulf of Mexico Tidal Salt Marsh”

Mason Cline

Bryan Nuse

Anna Joy Lehmicke

Ali Leggett

M.S. 2014
Contact: 
Current: Coastal Preserves Bureau, Mississippi Dept. Marine Resources

“Habitat Associations of Selected Breeding Marsh Birds in Mississippi Tidal Marsh”

Research Topic:

Clark Jones

Ph.D. 2013
Contact: micrastur@gmail.com
Current: Wildlife biologist, USFWS, Pueblo, Colorado

Research Topic:

“Landscape-level investigations of avian species at Fort Benning, Georgia”

M.S. 2013
Contact: joanna.hatt@gmail.com
Current: Native Fish Biologist, New Mexico Department of  Game and Fish

Research Topic:

"Influence of climate change on Black-throated Blue Warbler (Dendroica caerulescens) demography in the southern Appalachians"

Patti Newell

Ph.D. 2013
Contact:
Current:  Restoration Ecologist/Manager, Southern Sierra Research Station

"Determining the cause of decline in the Rusty Blackbird (Euphagus carolinus)"

Research Topic:

Sarah Brown

M.S. 2012
Contact: sbrown@talltimbers.org
Current: Public Lands Research and Monitoring Biologist, Tall Timbers Research Station

Research Topic:

“Movements, home range and habitat selection of Bachman's sparrows (Peucaea aestivalis) on a longleaf sandhill forest: implications for fire management”

Joanna Hatt

Archived Students

Ali Leggett

Krishna Pacifica

jkpacifi@ncsu.edu

Ph.D. 2011

Research Topic: "Conservation and Management of Rare Species: The Development of Adaptive Models to Reduce Uncertainty Influencing Decision Making"

Current: 

Asst. Professor

Center for Geospatial Analytics

Department of Forestry and Environmental Resources

NC State University

Brett Maley

M.S. 2011

Research Topic: "Temporal changes in Black-throated Blue Warbler (Dendroica caerulescens) diet and foraging during the breeding season"

Current: 

Cambridge, MA

Kirk Stodola

kstodola@illinois.edu

Ph.D. 2011

Research Topic: "Population ecology of a long-distance migratory songbird in a changing environment"

 

Current: 

Post Doc Researcher

Illinois Natural History Survey

Prairie Research Institute

University of Illinois

Ryan Malloy

ryanmalloy@ecologicalsolutions.net

M.S. 2010

Research Topic: "Home range size and habitat use of premontane rainforests by Long-tailed Manakins (Chiroxiphia linearis)"

Current: 

Ecological Consultant

Ecological Solutions, Inc.

Jonathan Gray

grayj@trinityprep.org

MNR 2010

Research Topic: "Loggerhead Shrike habitat use in agricultural and forest landscapes"

Current:

Science Teacher

Trinity Prep School

Winter Park, Florida

Kirsten Hazler

Ph.D 2009

Research Topic: "Landscape and local effects on avian habitat use and breeding success in bottomland hardwood forests of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley"

Scott Rush

sar358@msstate.edu

Ph.D. 2009

Research Topic: "Factors influencing the distribution of Clapper Rails in Mississippi's tidal marshes"

 

Current: 

Assistant Professor,

Wildlife Ecology and Management

Mississippi State University

Nico Dauphiné

Ph.D. 2008

Research Topic: "Bird ecology, conservation, and community responses to logging in the northern Peruvian Amazon"

Yok Yok Hadiprakarsa

M.S. 2008

Research Topic: "Forest patch occupancy by Sumatran hornbills in a fragmented landscape of southern Sumatra, Indonesia"

 

Current: 

Indonesian Hornbill Conservation Society

Nora Diggs

M.S. 2008

Research Topic: "The role of food availability in the wintering ecology of Hermit Thrushes (Catharus guttatus)"

Rua Mordecai

rua@southatlanticlcc.org

Ph.D. 2007

Research Topic: "Ecological patterns of occupancy and use: new methods for analysis and applications to species and communities"

 

Current: 

Science Coordinator,

South Atlantic Landscape Conservation Cooperative

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Natalie Hyslop

natalie.hyslop@ung.edu

Ph.D. 2007

Research Topic: "Movements, habitat use, and survival of the threatened eastern indigo snake (Drymarchon couperi) in Georgia"

Current: 

Associate Professor

University of North Georgia

Gainesville, Georgia

Brady Mattsson

brady.mattsson(at)boku.ac.at

Ph.D. 2006

Research Topic: "Louisiana Waterthrush ecology and conservation in the Georgia Piedmont"

Current: 

Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute for Silviculture (BOKU),

Vienna Austria

Ashley (Sexton) Turner

M.S. 2005

Research Topic: "Home range and habitat use of red-tailed hawks in southwestern Georgia"

Abi (Vitale) Convery

M.S. 2005

Research Topic: "The use of high-resolution satellite data in wildlife modeling"

Current: 

Planning Biologist

County of Ventura, California

Jill Gannon

jjgannon@usgs.gov

Ph.D. 2005

Research Topic: "Nest predation and brood parasitism of two bottomland hardwood forest songbirds: the importance of habitat characteristics at multiple spatial scales"

Current:

Research Ecologist

U.S. Geologic Surveyown Science Center

Stephanie (Hyder) Laseter

slaseter@fs.fed.us

M.S. 2002

Research Topic: "Landscape and local effects on avian habitat use and breeding success in bottomland hardwood forests of the Mississippi Alluvial Valley"

Current:

Biological Scientist

SRS Experimental Forest Network Lead

Center for Integrated Forest Science

Franklin, N.C.

Sandy Cederbaum

M.S. 2002

Research Topic: "The effects of alternative and conventional management systems in cotton agriculture on avian and arthropod populations in the Upper Coastal Plain of Georgia"

Current:

http://www.asmallgreenfootprint.com/index.html

Lars Pomara

lazarusypomara@fs.fed.us

M.S. 2001

Research Topic: "Mixed-species flocking ecology of passerine birds in a Neotropical premontane forest and in shade coffee fields"

Current: 

Ecologist

Southern Research Station

U.S. Forest Service

Asheville, N.C.

Dorie (Wolf) Welch

M.S. 2008

Research Topic: "The effect of uneven-aged silviculture on the breeding ecology of the indigo bunting (Passerina cyanea) in a bottomland hardwood forest."

 

Current: 

Fish & Wildlife Project Manager

Bonneville Power Administration

Oregon

Alan Williams

M.S. 2000

Research Topic: "The effects of gypsy moth treatment applications of Bacillus thuringiensis on worm-eating warblers in middle Appalachia"

 

Current:

Ecologist / Data Manager

Natural and Cultural Resources Division

Shenandoah National Park

Carrie Straight

carrie_straight@fws.gov

M.S. 2000

Research Topic: "Effects of experimental prey reduction on foraging rates and behavior of insectivorous Nearctic-Neotropical migrant birds in the Appalachians"

 

Current: 

Biologist

Transportation Projects, Robust Redhorse, granite outcrops

USFWS

Athens, G.A.

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Matt Marshall

matt_marshall@nps.gov

Ph.D. 2000

Research Topic: "The effects of naturally occurring and experimentally reduced prey abundance on the breeding ecology and territory dynamics of the red-eyed vireo"

Current: 

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Wildlife Conservation

National Park Service

Eastern Rivers and Mountains Network Program Manager

Larry Wood

M.S. 1999

Research Topic: "Short-term effects of timber management on prothonotary warbler (Protonotaria citrea) breeding biology"

Current: 

Owner

Wildlife Investigations

McClellanville, SC

Dina Roberts

M.S. 1998

Research Topic: "Habitat use by army ants and ant-following birds in remontane forest and coffee agroecosystems in western Panama"

 

Current: 

Resident Lecturer in Mountain Ecology

School of Field Studies

Bhutan

Jen DeCecco

M.S. University of Memphis

Research Topic: "Nest-site selection of three neotropical migratory birds in middle Appalachia"

Current: 

Wildlife Diversity Division Biologist Aide

Pennsylvania Game Commision

Stephen Mullin

sjmullin@sfasu.edu

Ph.D. 1998

Research Topic: "The foraging ecology of the gray rat snake (Elaphe obsoleta spiloides) – visual stimuli facilitate location of arboreal prey"

Current:

Chair, Department of Biology

Stephen F. Austin State University

Nacogdoches, T.X.

Randy Wilson

Randy_Wilson@fws.gov

M.S. University of Memphis

Current:

Regional Biologist

USFWS

Jackson, MS

Curt McCasland

curtis_mccasland@fws.gov

Humboldt State University

Research Topic: "Implications for the use of diflubenzuron to reduce arthropod populations inhabiting evaporation ponds of the San Joaquin Valley, California."

 

Current: 

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Jeff Dunk

Jeffrey.Dunk@humboldt.edu

M.S. Humboldt State University 1992

Research Topic: "Black-shouldered kite -- small mammal -- vegetation relationships in northwestern California"

Current: 

Lecturer

Department of Environmental Science and Management

Humboldt State University

Buddy Fazio

Buddy_Fazio@fws.gov

M.S. Humboldt State University 1993

Research Topic: "Analysis of annual survival of wild Aleutian Canada geese using data-based model selection"

 

Current: 
Boating Access Grant Manager

US Fish and Wildlife Service

Southwest Region

Cynthia (Anderson) Verhey

M.S. Humboldt State University 1992

 

Research Topic: "Bird and invertebrate communities in grazed and ungrazed fields at Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge"

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