Former Lab Members

PhD Students

Andrew Norton, 2015

Wildlife Ecology, UW – Madison
Dissertation: “Integration of harvest and time-to-event data used to estimate demographic parameters for white-tailed deer”
Current position: Biometrician, Iowa DNR

Jen Stenglein, 2014

Wildlife Ecology, UW – Madison
Dissertation: “Survival of Wisconsin’s gray wolves from endangered to harvested, 1980 – 2013”
Current position: Quantitative Wildlife Ecologist, Wisconsin DNR

Erik Olson, 2013

Environment and Resources, UW – Madison
Dissertation: “As a wolf: A Wisconsin case-study of wolf-human conflict and predator-prey ecology”
Current position: Assistant Professor of Natural Resources, Northland College

Karl Malcolm, 2011

Wildlife Ecology, UW – Madison
Dissertation: “Responses of two ecologically similar bear species (American black bear and Asiatic black bear) to human-dominated landscapes and consumptive use”
Current position: Presidential Management Fellow, USDA Forest Service

Dave MacFarland, 2009

Wildlife Ecology, UW – Madison
Dissertation: “Population estimation, habitat associations, and range expansion of black bears in the Upper Midwest”
Current position: Large Carnivore Specialist, Wisconsin DNR

Patrick Hubert, 2004

Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois
Dissertation: “Wild turkey ecology in two intensively farmed landscapes in central Illinois”
Current position: Wildlife Biologist, Ontario MNR

Todd Gosselink, 2002

Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois
Dissertation: “Social organization, natal dispersal, survival, and cause-specific mortality of red foxes in agricultural and urban areas of east-central Illinois”
Current position: Wildlife Biologist, Iowa DNR

Dwayne Etter, 2001

Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois
Dissertation: “Ecology and management of overabundant white-tailed deer from suburban Chicago, Illinois”
Current position: Research Wildlife Biologist, Michigan DNR

M.S. Students

Jimmy Doyle, 2015

Wildlife Ecology, UW – Madison
Thesis: “Space use and habitat ecology of American badgers (Taxidea taxus) in southwestern Wisconsin”
Current position: Big Game Biologist, South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks

Camille Warbington, 2013

Wildlife Ecology, UW – Madison
Thesis: “Cause-specific mortality of neonatal white-tailed deer in different ecological contexts”
Current position: PhD student, University of Alberta

Christine Anhalt-Depies, 2011

Conservation Biology & Sustainable Development, UW – Madison
Thesis: “Testing a non-lethal gray wolf deterrent and human-wolf conflict on the landscape scale”
Current position: PhD student, UW – Madison
Dept. of Forest and Wildlife Ecology
Email: anhaltdepies@wisc.edu

Stephanie Steinhoff, 2010

Wildlife Ecology, UW – Madison
Thesis: “Habitat associations of southern flying squirrels in managed northern hardwoods”
Current position: Furbearer Researcher, Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge, Kansas
Email: stephanie_ferrero@fws.gov

Travis Bartnick, 2010

Wildlife Ecology, UW – Madison
Thesis: “Investigating prey and habitat shifts in cougars during the recolonization of wolves in the southern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem”
Current position: Climate Ecologist, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission

Ryan Walrath 2009

Wildlife Ecology, UW – Madison
Thesis: “Effects of baiting and relatedness on contact rates between individual white-tailed deer”
Current position: Pronghorn Biologist, New Mexico Game and Fish

Karl Malcolm, 2008

Wildlife Ecology, UW – Madison
Thesis: “Contraceptive efficacy of a novel intrauterine device (IUD) in white-tailed deer”
Current position: Presidential Management Fellow, USDA Forest Service

Elizabeth Berkley, 2008

Wildlife Ecology, UW – Madison
Thesis: “Fatty acid techniques for estimating diet composition and spatial variation in diet of grey wolves in the Great Lakes Region”
Current position: Wildlife Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service

Abbey Thompson, 2006

Wildlife Ecology, UW – Madison
Thesis: “The role of supplemental feeding in infectious disease transmission in white-tailed deer”
Current position: Student Services Coordintaor, CALS, UW – Madison

Chad Stewart, 2005

Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois
Thesis: “Effects of seasonal browsing on tree seedlings in a bottomland forest in east-central Illinois”
Current position: Deer Program Leader, Michigan DNR

Brian Piccolo, 2002

Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois
Thesis: “Behavior and mortality of white-tailed deer neonates in suburban Chicago, Illinois”
Current position: Private Lands Biologist, Michigan DNR

Shana Lavin, 2002

Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois
Thesis: “Dietary variations among red foxes (Vulpes vulpes) in urban and rural agricultural settings in Illinois using stable isotope analysis”
Current position: Research Manager, Disney Parks

Todd Gosselink, 1999

Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois
Thesis: “Seasonal variations in habitat use and home range of sympatric coyotes and red foxes in agricultural and urban areas of east central Illinois”
Current position: Wildlife Biologist, Iowa DNR

Post-docs

Baishali Bakshi, 2011-2012

Research topic: Economics of biomass harvesting in aspen forests of northern Wisconsin
Current position:

Tracy Rittenhouse, 2010-2011

Research topic: An environmental and economic assessment of forest biomass harvesting in Wisconsin
Current position: Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology, Department of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Connecticut

Visiting Researchers

Dr. Wang Dajun, 20XX-20XX

Research topic:
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Dr. Li Sheng, 20XX-20XX

Research topic:
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Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, University of Wisconsin – Madison

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