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.


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