The following graduate students are pursuing a degree in Forestry or Wildlife Ecology or are advised by a Forest & Wildlfie Ecology faculty member. For information about the graduate student representatives please visit the their webpage.


Patricia Alexandre, email, website
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Fall 2010
Advisor: Volker Radeloff
Committee: David Mladenoff, Murray Clayton, Harvey Jacobs, Susan Stewart
Interest Area: Fires and housing in the Wildland-Urban Interface
Matthias Baumann, email, website
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Fall 2009
Advisor: Mutlu Ozdogan
Committee: Volker Radeloff, Stith (Tom) Gower, Murray Clayton, Chengquan Huang
Interest Area: Remote Sensing, Land-Use/Land-Cover Change, Spatial Statistics
Heidi Bissell, email, website
Program: Zoology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2007
Advisor: William Karasov
Committee: Jess Reed, Joanna Lambert, Warren Porter, Jim Bennett
Interest Area: Zoo and captive wildlife nutrition; nutritional ecology; nutritional physiology
Alexander Brito, email
Program: Forestry MS
Start Term: Spring 2013
Advisor: Philip Townsend
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Collin Buntrock, email
Program: Forestry MS
Start Term: Summer 2012
Advisor: Scott Bowe
Committee: Glen Stanosz, Michael Wiemann
Interest Area: Forest management, wood products, sustainable forestry
James Burnham, email, website
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Fall 2009
Advisor: Anna Pidgeon
Committee: William Karasov, Volker Radeloff, Murray Clayton, M. Jake Vander Zanden, Jeb Barzen
Interest Area: Avian ecology, endangered species conservation, wetland ecosystem function, remote sensing, spatial analysis and Chinese language and history
Dunbar Carpenter, email
Program: Forestry MS
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: David Mladenoff
Committee: Volker Radeloff, Monica Turner
Interest Area: Forest, ecosystem, and landscape ecology
Sarah Carter, email, website
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Fall 2010
Advisor: Volker Radeloff and Anna Pidgeon
Committee: Murray Clayton, David Mladenoff, Adena Rissman
Interest Area: My research interests lie in the fields of conservation planning, conservation biology, landscape and community ecology, and remote sensing. I am specifically interested in how we can be more strategic and effective in our conservation efforts by learning from past initiatives, predicting impacts of future climate and land use change on wildlife and natural communities, improving remote-sensing derived landcover data, and translating this knowledge into practical tools for land managers, policy makers, and conservation practitioners.
Tawnya Cary, email
Program: Zoology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2009
Advisor: William Karasov
Committee: Warren Porter, Ralph Albrecht, Jenny Gumperz, Warren Heideman
Interest Area: Accessing the impacts of environmental contaminants on amphibian immune function, how potential immuno-suppression may result in decreased pathogen resistant leading to infection in the native northern leopard frog
Emily Cornelius, email
Program: Wildlife Ecology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: William Karasov
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Joshua Courlas, email
Program: Wildlife Ecology MS
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Robert (Scott) Lutz
Committee: Benjamin Zuckerberg, Mark Berres
Interest Area: Avian ecology, particularly habitat selection and distribution of species
Zachary DeQuattro, email
Program: Zoology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2008
Advisor: William Karasov
Committee: Terence Barry, Warren Porter, Richard Peterson, Emily Stanely
Interest Area: Ecotoxicology
Elena Doucet-Beer, email, website
Program: Zoology PhD
Start Term: Spring 2009
Advisor: William Karasov and M. Zachariah Peery
Committee: Anna Pidgeon, Jonathan Pauli, Anthony Ives
Interest Area: Impacts of urbanization and other landscape-level changes on the behavior and physiology of wildlife at both the individual and population level
James Doyle, email
Program: Wildlife Ecology MS
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Timothy Van Deelen
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Delgerjargal (Degi) Dugarjav, email, website
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Fall 2008
Advisor: Stith (Tom) Gower
Committee: Craig Lorimer, Eric Kruger, Glen Stanosz, Richard Hall
Interest Area: Tree biomass, allometric equations to estimate tree biomass and volume, process-based ecosystem models, carbon mitigation capacity of boreal forests, post-fire succession and regeneration in the Scotch Pine forests
Michael Eggen, email
Program: Geography PhD
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Mutlu Ozdogan
Committee:  
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Tedward (Edward) Erker, email
Program: Forestry MS
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: Philip Townsend
Committee:  
Interest Area: Urban forestry
Matthew Garcia, email, website
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Mutlu Ozdogan
Committee:  
Interest Area: Hydrology, atmospheric science, meteorology, forest ecology, climate change, boreal forests, mountainous regions, numerical modeling
Ellen Geisler, email
Program: Forestry MS
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Adena Rissman
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Jessica Gorzo, email
Program: Wildlife Ecology PhD
Start Term: Spring 2012
Advisor: Anna Pidgeon
Committee: Volker Radeloff, Benjamin Zuckerberg, Steven Ackerman, Stephen Vavrus
Interest Area: Ornithology, landscape ecology, conservation biology
Huan Gu, email
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Fall 2009
Advisor: Philip Townsend
Committee: Craig Lorimer, Anna Pidgeon, Mutlu Ozdogan, R. Bruce Allison
Interest Area: Forest ecosystem changes by using remote sensing analysis tool, model correlations between changes and ecological factors
Diana Guzman Colon, email, website
Program: Wildlife Ecology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: Volker Radeloff
Committee:  
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Corey Halpin, email, website
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Fall 2009
Advisor: Craig Lorimer
Committee: David Mladenoff, Stith (Tom) Gower, Monica Turner, Ronald Gangnon
Interest Area:  
Christopher Hamilton, email, website
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Spring 2010
Advisor: Volker Radeloff
Committee: Anna Pidgeon, Adena Rissman, Murray Clayton,
Interest Area: Land use change, housing growth, and future landscape conditions around the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service National Wildlife Refuges
Michael Hardy, email
Program: Wildlife Ecology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: Benjamin Zuckerberg
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Max Henschell, email
Program: Wildlife Ecology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Anna Pidgeon
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Natalie Hunt, email, website
Program: Forestry and Environment & Resources PhD
Start Term: Spring 2009
Advisor: Stith (Tom) Gower
Committee: Mutlu Ozdogan, Stephen Ventura, Christopher Kucharik, Bradford Barham
Interest Area: Soil carbon and nitrogen dynamics of bioenergy cropping systems, socioeconomic and non-economic drivers of farmer decision making, remote sensing and agriculture
Andrew Jablonski, email
Program: Forestry MS
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: Philip Townsend
Committee:  
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Rocio Jara, email
Program: Conservation Biology & Sustainable Development MS
Start Term: Spring 2011
Advisor: Michael Samuel
Committee:  
Interest Area: Large carnivore conservation; human-wildlife conflict
Katie Jenkins, email
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Glen Stanosz
Committee: Scott Bowe, Mehdi Kabbage, Frederick Green
Interest Area:  
Christopher Johnson, email, website
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: David Mladenoff
Committee: Jodi Forrester, Volker Radeloff, Philip Townsend, Randall Jackson
Interest Area: Ecological impacts of forest bioenergy plantations and land-use change; peatland ecology
Gavin Jones, email
Program: Wildlife Ecology MS
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: M. Zachariah Peery
Committee: Ralph Gutierrez
Interest Area: Species Conservation Ecology Species Extinction Climate Change Conservation Genetics
Ela Kakde, email
Program: Forestry and Urban & Regional Planning PhD
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Mark Rickenbach
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Yanghui Kang, email
Program: Geography PhD
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: Mutlu Ozdogan
Committee:  
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Bettina Kaphingst, email
Program: Environment & Resources MS
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: David Drake
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Rebecca Kirby, email, website
Program: Wildlife Ecology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Jonathan Pauli
Committee: M. Zachariah Peery, William Karasov, Lisa Naughton, Matthew Alldredge, David MacFarland
Interest Area: Effects of human-induced environmental changes on wildlife habitat use and behavior; conservation biology; human-wildlife conflict; black bear foraging ecology and aging techniques
Christopher Latimer, email
Program: Wildlife Ecology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Benjamin Zuckerberg
Committee:  
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Tera Lewandowski, email
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Summer 2010
Advisor: David Mladenoff
Committee: Eric Kruger, Erika Marin-Spiotta, Katherine McMahon, James Bockheim, Jodi Forrester
Interest Area:  
Christina Locke, email, website
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Fall 2009
Advisor: Adena Rissman
Committee: Mark Rickenbach, Claudio Gratton, Harvey Jacobs, Asli Gocmen
Interest Area: Natural resource policy, land-use planning, landscape ecology, GIS, applied social science
Andrew L'Roe, email, website
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Adena Rissman
Committee: Harvey Jacobs, Volker Radeloff, Mark Rickenbach, Tricia Knoot
Interest Area: Forest Conservation, Certification, Industrial and Investor-owned Forestland in the Great Lakes, Climate change mitigation and adaptation
Philip Manlick, email, website
Program: Wildlife Ecology MS
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Jonathan Pauli
Committee: Benjamin Zuckerberg, Donal Waller
Interest Area: Population dynamics and community structure, ecology and management of mammals, integration of behavioral ecology, conservation genetics, and spatial modeling to acquire a greater understanding of community ecology and the responses of wildlife to anthropogenic disturbances in the landscape; noninvasive sampling and molecular techniques to assess the dynamics of an endangered American marten (Martes americana) population in northern Wisconsin
Diane Mayerfeld, email
Program: Environment & Resources PhD
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Mark Rickenbach
Committee:  
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Jorge Mendoza, email, website
Program: Wildlife Ecology MS
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Jonathan Pauli & M. Zachariah Peery
Committee:  
Interest Area: Population biology; behavioral ecology and evolutionary biology in birds and mammals of the tropics; developing effective conservation strategies
Wynne Moss, email
Program: Wildlife Ecology MS
Start Term: Spring 2013
Advisor: Jonathan Pauli
Committee: Mathew Alldredge
Interest Area:  
Catalina Munteanu, email, website
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Spring 2012
Advisor: Volker Radeloff
Committee: Murray Clayton, Anna Pidgeon, Holly Gibbs, Tobias Kuemmerle
Interest Area: Land use and land cover change, Eastern Europe
Lindsey Myers, email
Program: Forestry MS
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Glen Stanosz
Committee: Eric Kruger, Daniel Lindner
Interest Area:  
Andrew Norton, email
Program: Wildlife Ecology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2010
Advisor: Timothy Van Deelen
Committee: David Drake, Michael Samuel, Eric Kruger, Karl Martin
Interest Area: Game species population ecology and management
Erik Olson, email
Program: Environment & Resources PhD
Start Term: Fall 2010
Advisor: Timothy Van Deelen & Stephen Ventura
Committee:  
Interest Area:  
Paula Perrig, email
Program: Wildlife Ecology MS
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Jonathan Pauli
Committee:  
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Ian Plummer, email, website
Program: Wildlife Ecology MS
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Michael Samuel
Committee: Joel Pedersen, Timothy Van Deelen
Interest Area: Shedding patterns and environmental transmission of chronic wasting disease in cervids of North America
John Pokallus, email, website
Program: Wildlife Ecology MS
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Jonathan Pauli
Committee: John Orrock, M (Zach) Peery
Interest Area: Impacts of climate change and increased predation on porcupine dynamics in Wisconsin
Carlos Ramirez Reyes, email, website
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Fall 2010
Advisor: Volker Radeloff
Committee: Jennifer Alix-Garcia, Mutlu Ozdogan, Timothy Van Deelen, Alberto Vargas
Interest Area: Landscape ecology and remote sensing
Brendan Reid, email, website
Program: Wildlife Ecology PhD
Start Term: Spring 2010
Advisor: M. Zachariah Peery
Committee: Timothy Van Deelen, Anna Pidgeon, Donald Waller, Fred Janzen
Interest Area: Conservation genetics, bioinformatics, habitat connectivity and demography of Blanding's Turtle in Wisconsin
Ricardo Rivera, email
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: Erika Marin-Spiotta
Committee:  
Interest Area:  
Isabel Rojas-Viada, email
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: Volker Radeloff
Committee: Anna Pidgeon
Interest Area:  
Eric Ross, email
Program: Wildlife Ecology MS
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Benjamin Zuckerberg
Committee: Anna Pidgeon, Volker Radeloff, Philip Townsend
Interest Area: Avian Migration Phenology and other areas of Avian Ecology, GIS, Remote Sensing, and Citizen Science
Autumn Sabo, email
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Fall 2010
Advisor: Eric Kruger
Committee: David Mladenoff, Timothy Van Deelen, Donald Waller, Alex Royo, Dustin Bronson
Interest Area: Forest resilience and recovery, rare plant conservation, climate change, invasive species, restoration dissertation focus: how white-tailed deer affect understory plant communities
Paul Schilke, email
Program: Forestry MS
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Anna Pidgeon
Committee: William Karasov, Jack Vander Zanden, Claudio Gratton
Interest Area: Avian and plant ecology and conservation
Aditya Singh, email
Program: Forestry PhD
Start Term: Fall 2008
Advisor: Philip Townsend
Committee: Eric Kruger, Mutlu Ozdogan, Emily Stanley, Steven Loheide
Interest Area:  
Renata Solan, email
Program: Environment & Resources PhD
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Nancy Langston & Eve Emshwiller
Committee:  
Interest Area:  
Jennifer Stenglein, email
Program: Biometry MS and Wildlife Ecology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2009
Advisor: Timothy Van Deelen
Committee: David Mladenoff, Michael Samuel, David Drake, Adrian Wydeven, Dennis Heisey
Interest Area: Survival analysis for Wisconsin gray wolves
Ricka Stoelting, email
Program: Wildlife Ecology PhD
Start Term: Spring 2010
Advisor: M. Zachariah Peery
Committee: Timothy Van Deelen, Anna Pidgeon, Janet Silbernagel, Ralph Gutierrez
Interest Area: Population viability analysis; impacts of study design on assessing status of wildlife populations
Sean Sultaire, email
Program: Wildlife Ecology MS
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Benjamin Zuckerberg & Jonathan Pauli
Committee: Michael Meyer, Karl Martin
Interest Area:  
Naparat Suttidate, email
Program: Wildlife Ecology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Volker Radeloff
Committee: Anna Pidgeon, Benjamin Zuckerberg, Mutlu Ozdogan, Ian Baird
Interest Area: Human-wildlife conflict and species conservation
Ryan Sword, email
Program: Forestry MS
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: Philip Townsend
Committee:  
Interest Area:  
Ying-Tang (Cherry) Tsai, email
Program: Molecular & PhD
Start Term: Fall 2011
Advisor: William Karasov
Committee:  
Interest Area: Ecotoxicology
Ana Venegas, email
Program: Wildlife Ecology MS
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Anna Pidgeon
Committee:  
Interest Area: Wildlife management and conservation Ornithology
Luping Wang, email
Program: Wildlife Ecology PhD
Start Term: Fall 2013
Advisor: William Karasov
Committee:  
Interest Area:  
Chloe Wardropper, email, website
Program: Environment & Resources MS and Forestry PhD
Start Term: Fall 2012
Advisor: Adena Rissman
Committee:  
Interest Area: Environnmental policy; watershed management; cooperation between public and private environmental organizations; regional adaptation to climate impacts
Yang Yang, email
Program: Environment & Resources PhD
Start Term: Fall 2009
Advisor: Mutlu Ozdogan
Committee:  
Interest Area: Land cover and land use change
Rebecca Zug, email
Program: Environment & Resources PhD
Start Term: Spring 2010
Advisor: Timothy Van Deelen & David Drake
Committee:  
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