Current Students

Rafael Valentin, PhD Candidate

I am interested in genetics and how it is applied to many ecological factors. My
study focuses on the morphological differentiation of the recently introduced Northern Cardinal
to the Hawaiian Archipelago and what genetic/evolutionary pressures could
be driving the rapid change.

Alumni

Former Students







Curtis Burkhalter (Ph. D.): Postdoctoral research associate
with the National Audubon Society











Kevin Aagaard (Ph.D.): Postdoctoral research biologist
with the U.S. Geological Survey













Orin Robinson (Ph.D.): Postdoctoral research fellow in the
School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences at Auburn University











Julian Avery (Ph.D.): Research Associate/Lecturer,
Penn State University, Dept. of Ecosystem Science


Publications and scientific american article









Robert Somes (M.Sc.): Senior Zoologist with the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife -
Endangered and Nongame Species Program











Liba Pejchar (Ph.D.).: Assistant Professor, Department
of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, at
Colorado State University













Thom Almendinger (M.Sc.): Director of Stewardship,
Duke Farms Foundation















Ben Baiser (Ph.D.): Assistant Professor in the
Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
at the University of Florida











Dr. Tom Virzi: Post-doctoral researcher at
Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, Rutgers University











Alison Seigel Nurok(Ph.D.): Associate in Science Instruction in
the Biology Department at Middlebury College









David La Puma (Ph.D.): Product Specialist
Birding and Nature Markets Leica Sport Optics









Blake Mathys (Ph.D.).: Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
at Ohio Dominican University





Former Postdocs





Dr. Rebecca Boulton: Visiting Research Fellow at
the University of Adelaide; Founder 'RLB Ecology'







Dr. Phillip Cassey: Associate Professor at the University of Adelaide, Aus









Dr. James Gilroy: Post-doctoral researcher at
the Department f Ecology and natural Resource Management,
Norwegian University of Life Sciences