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Biology Graduate Students
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Nadiah AlotaibiGraduate Student - Carlberg Lab
Kristin AnicitoGraduate Student - Brown LabEmail: email@example.com
I received my BS in Biology with a concentration in Ecology and Evolution, from Hofstra University. While I was there I gained experience with east coast vegetation, small mammals, reptiles, and invertebrates. My graduate thesis work is focused on prairie restoration techniques where the primary goal is to remove invasive annual grasses and promote native species growth at the Mima mound prairie in Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge.
Amelia BothwellGraduate Student - Castillo LabEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christopher BradyGraduate Student - O'Connell LabEmail: email@example.com
Measuring the owl species richness and abundance on TNWR using autonomous digital recorders.
Megan ChastainGraduate Student - Herr LabEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cryogenic preservation of zebrafish eggs.
Carolyn ConnellyGraduate Student - McNeely LabEmail: email@example.com
Erin CubleyGraduate Student - Brown LabEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I received my BS in Environmental Conservation Studies from the University of New Hampshire in 2008. My undergraduate studies were focused on wetland ecology and restoration and I conducted research on restoration techniques for the eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica). Following the completion of my BS, I worked for the Peace Corps in Morocco and taught environmental education in the High Atlas mountains. My thesis research is on vegetation response following the removal of the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams on the Elwha River in Washington. Specifically, I will examine plant community structure before and after dam removal and the influence of edaphic conditions on new plant communities.
Denise DavisGraduate Student - McNeely LabEmail: email@example.comI received my Bachelor's in Biology from EWU in 2006. I have taken classes related to ecology, conservation, habitat restoration, environmental science, wetlands, and GIS. I am currently studding the effects of agricultural runoff on the aquatic invertebrate communities in the Latah creek watershed.
Melody DosseyGraduate Student - Joyner-Matos LabEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
I received my BS in Biology from EWU in 2012. My graduate thesis work explores the cellular-level responses of freshwater clams to heavy metal pollution. I am particularly interested in understanding the role of cellular chaperones in the response to heavy metals.
Katherine FarrellGraduate Student - O'Connell Lab
Adam GebauerGraduate Student - Brown LabEmail: email@example.com
I have a background in wildlife biology from the University of Rhode Island. I have had field jobs working with Lesser Prairie Chickens, Spotted Salamanders, Porcupines, invasive weeds in Yellowstone NP, and Northern Goshawks here in eastern Washington. For four years I worked with the Bosque Ecosystem Monitoring Program in Abuquerque, New Mexico monitoring the health of the riparian ecosystem along the Middle Rio Grand Valley. Through all these experiences I have worked closely with middle and high school students and have most recently taught science to middle school students in Maine. My research interests are in plant ecology and restoration management. I am currently looking at how the water use of the invasive reed canary grass affects the stream flow in small creeks in eastern Washington.
John GetzGraduate Student - Schwab LabEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Conor GiorgiGraduate Student - McNeely LabEmail: email@example.com
"Several tributaries to the upper Wenatchee River (Nason Creek, Little Wenatchee, White, and Chiwawa Rivers) are currently being considered for nutrient enhancement. At this time they are being studied to assess their nutrient status. My research is one component to this broader study. In the White River I am calculating benthic macroinvertebrate production in reaches above and below the spawning grounds of sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka). Comparisons between upper and lower reaches will allow me to assess the influence spawning salmon have on the composition of the macroinvertebrate community as well as their production. In the remaining tributaries I am conducting a bioassessment by applying metrics of the benthic macroinvertebrate community to established indices of stream health."
Amy GrayGraduate Student - Schwab LabEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Calla HagleGraduate Student - O'Connell LabEmail: email@example.com
Lorraine HeathGraduate Student - Brown LabEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Elizabeth LindseyGraduate Student - Scholz LabEmail: email@example.com
Dava LomaxGraduate Student - Herr LabEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gureet MannGraduate Student - Herr LabEmail: email@example.com
Cell biology and genetics. The focus will be on fertilizing and adapting a new technology with frog eggs; due to the difficulty frog sperm pose upon chyopreservation.
Eric MarrGraduate Student - Daberkow LabEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The research/study of dopamine in the basal ganglia in a rat model with respect to learnng and memory.
Amanda MatthiessenGraduate Student - Herr Lab
Taylor McCroskeyGraduate Student - Scholz LabEmail: email@example.com
Aaron MettlerGraduate Student - Scholz LabEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Fisheries survey of the Colville River watershed inciva distribution reltive abundance and life history traits of fish species found within the watershet.
Timothy MoranGraduate Student - O'Quinn LabEmail: email@example.com
Tyler ParsonsGraduate Student - Scholz LabEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgMy project deals with the tagging and tracking of wild kokanee salmon in Lake Roosevelt, the reservoir created by the construction of Grand Coulee Dam. I implanted 25 wild kokanee with Vemco hydroacoustic tags and tracked them for the year of 2010 to see how they behave throughout the year. We are interested in learning more about their seasonal use of the different parts of the reservoir, how warm water affects their daily vertical migrations in the water column, and also to see if we could identify any deep water spawning grounds for this wild population of kokanee.
Cassandra PharrGraduate Student - Hancock LabMy thesis topic is: "The Effects of Swim Training on Juvenile Kokanee Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka kennerlyi)"
Paul ReillyGraduate Student - O'Quinn LabEmail: email@example.com
I graduated with a B.S. in biology from EWU in 2012, I am now pursuing a M.S. degree in Plant Systematics with an emphasis on how indigenous cultures may have affected population genetics and distributions of a historic food plant, Claytonia lanceolata.
Chelan RogersGraduate Student - Brown labEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cristine SchuckerGraduate Student - McNeely LabEmail: email@example.com
I received my B.S. in Biology (and a minor in chemistry) from EWU in the Spring of 2011. Currently I am pursuing a microbial stream ecology thesis, which incorporates a few of my favorite areas of study: the environment, microbiology and molecular biology. My study area is Latah Watershed (aka Hangman Watershed), here in Eastern WA. The purpose of my research is to determine if there is a correlation between the amount of agricultural runoff and overall nitrifier abundance, as well as a change in microbial species diversity. The two molecular techniques I will be using (qPCR and T-RFLP) on DNA extracted from the sediment microbes will allow me to quantify a functional gene (amo-monooxygenase) in nitrifiers, and calculate overall species diversity based on the small ribosomal subunit, 16s rRNA.
Jarrett SchusterGraduate Student - Brown Lab
I received my B.S. degree in Natural Resource Sciences from Washington State University in 2013. My major as an undergraduate was wildlife ecology and while attending school at WSU I worked for the wild ungulate research facility with mule deer and black-tailed deer. At Eastern Washington University my thesis research is focused on vegetation response to dam removal along the Elwha River, more specifically I will be looking at the primary vegetative succession within the impoundments of the Glines Canyon and Elwha Dams.
Sarah StankavichGraduate Student - O'Connell LabEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
"I grew up in northeast Ohio and graduated from the University of Akron with a BS in Biology. After graduation I worked as a biology intern with a county park in Ohio. In this capacity, I was involved with a variety of projects including radio tracking coyotes, mist netting bats, small mammal surveys, endangered plant monitoring, and invasive species control. I began my Masters' program in Fall 2011 and I am researching biotic and abiotic factors affecting the foraging activity of bats over wetland habitats.
Aaron StroudGraduate Student - Scholz LabEmail: email@example.com
Acoustic tracking of redband rainbow trout in Lake Roosevelt and the Upper Columbia.
Jessica WalstonGraduate Student - Scholz Lab