Kansas State University
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Alumni (1996-2012)

2012

Jason Fischer, M.S.
Influence of sand dredging on habitat and fish communities of the Kansas River
Advisors: Craig Paukert and Kieth Gido
Publications: Abstract, Thesis
Current Position:  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Arizona

Amanda Goldberg, M.S.
Apparent survival, dispersal, and abundance of black-tailed prairie dogs
Advisor: Jack Cully
Publications: Abstract, Thesis
Current Position:  Accepted to Ph.D. program at University of Idaho
Derek Moon, M.S.
Small mammals in disturbed tallgrass prairie landscapes
Advisor: Jack Cully
Publications: Abstract, Thesis
Current Position: Fort Riley

2011

No degrees granted

 

2010

Andrea Severson, M.S.
Effects of zebra mussel (Dreissena polymorpha) invasion on the aquatic community of a great plains reservoir
Advisor: Craig Paukert
Publications: Abstract, Thesis
Current Position: Bureau of Reclamation as a Natural Resource Specialist in McCook, Nebraska

2009

Jonathan M. Conard, Ph.D.
Genetic variability, demography, and habitat selection in a reintroduced elk (Cervus elaphus) population
Advisor: Philip S. Gipson
Publications: Abstract, Thesis
Current Occupation: Assistant Professor, Sterling College

Mackenzie R. (Shardlow) Jeffress, M.S.
Factors affecting the detectability and distribution of the North American river otter
Advisor: Craig Paukert
Publications: Abstract, Thesis
Current Position: Research Associate / Ecologist at National Park Service. Lives in Elko, Nevada.

Ron E. VanNimwegen, Ph.D. (Posthumous)
Behavioral Ecology of Grasshopper Mice and Deer Mice
Advisor: Jack F. Cully, Jr.
Publications: Abstract

 

2008

Wesley W. Bouska, M.S.
Road crossing designs and their impact on fish assemblages and geomorphology of Great Plains streams
Advisor: Craig Paukert
Publications: Abstract, Thesis
Current Employer: Fisheries Researcher, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Jeffrey L. Eitzmann, M.S.
Spatial habitat variation in a Great Plains river: effects on the fish assemblage and food web structure
Advisor: Craig Paukert
Publications: Abstract, Thesis
Current Employer: Dade Co, FL

 

Kristen Pitts, M.S.
Assessing threats to native fishes of the Lower Colorado River Basin
Advisor: Craig Paukert
Publications: Abstract, Thesis
Current Employer: American Rivers

Joshua Schloesser, M.S.
Large river fish community sampling strategies and fish associations to engineered and natural river channel structures
Advisor: Craig Paukert

Publications: Abstract, Thesis
Current Employer: US Fish and Wildlife Service

2007

Jesse R. Fischer, M.S.
Structural organization of Great Plains stream fish assemblages: Implications for sampling and conservation
Advisor: Craig Paukert
Publications: Abstract, Thesis
Currently Ph.D. Student at Iowa State
Past Employer: NE Game and Parks

2006

Jeremy Baumgardt, M.S.
The effects of trapping methods on estimation of population parameters for small mammals
Advisor: Philip S. Gipson
Publications: Abstract
Currently Ph.D. Student at the University of Idaho

Brian E. Flock, Ph.D.
The effects of landscape configuration on northern bobwhite in southeastern Kansas
Advisor: Philip S. Gipson
Publications: Abstract, Thesis

 

 
Tracey N. Johnson, M.S.
Ecological restoration of tallgrass prairie: grazing management benefits plant and bird communities inupland and riparian habitats
Advisor: Brett K. Sandercock
Publications: Abstract, Thesis
Currently Ph.D. Student at Oregon State

 
Andrew S. Makinster, M.S.
Flathead catfish population dynamics in the Kansas River
Advisor: Craig Paukert
Publications: Abstract, Thesis
Current Employer: AZ Game and Fish Department

Timothy R. Strakosh, Ph.D.
Effects of water willow establishment on littoral assemblages in Kansas reservoirs: Focus on Age-0 largemouth bass
Advisor: Keith Gido
Publications: Abstract, Thesis
Current Occupation: Assistant Professor, SUNY-Fredonia

 

Bala Thiagarajan, Ph.D.
Community dynamics of rodents, fleas and plague associated with black-tailed prairie dogs
Advisor: Jack F. Cully, Jr.

Publications: Abstract, Thesis
 

2005

Tammi L. Johnson, M.S.
Spatial dynamics of a bacterial pathogen: Sylvatic plague in Black-tailed prairie dogs
Advisor: Jack F. Cully, Jr.
Publications: Abstract
Currently Ph.D. Student at the University of Montana

Lorri A. Newby, M.S.
Effects of experimental manipulation of coterie size on demography of Black-tailed prairie dogs in South Dakota
Advisor: Jack F. Cully, Jr.

Publications: Abstract

2004

No degrees granted

 

2003

Christopher D. Anderson, M.S.
Recreational pressure at Fort Niobrara National Wildlife Refuge: Potential impacts on avian use and seasonal productivity along the Niobrara River
Advisor: Dusty Becker
Publications: Abstract

 

Jonathan M. Conard, M.S.
Responses of small mammals and their predators to military disturbance in tallgrass prairie
Advisor: Philip S. Gipson
Publications: Abstract
Current Occupation: Assistant Professor, Sterling College

William E. Jensen, Ph.D.
Spatial variation in Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater) abundance and brood parasitism in Flint Hills Tallgrass Prairie
Advisor: Jack F. Cully, Jr.
Publications: Abstract
Current Occupation: Assistant Professor, Emporia State

Mayee Wong, M.S.
High spatial homogeneity in a sex-biased mating system: The genetic population structure of greater prairie chickens (Tympanuchus cupido pinnatus) in Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska
Advisor: Jack F. Cully, Jr.
Publications: Abstract
Current Employer: Hawaii Department of Health


Stanley L. Proboszcz, M.S.
Evaluation of habitat enhancement structure use by spotted bass in natural and experimental streams
Advisor: Christopher Guy
Publications: Abstract
Current Employer: Watershed Watch Salmon Society
Past Employer: Montana State University

 

2002

Michael C. Quist, Ph.D.
Abiotic factors and species interactions that influence recruitment of walleyes in Kansas reservoirs
Advisor: Guy
Publications: Abstract
Current Occupation: Assistant Unit Leader-Fisheries, Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

2001

Troy R. Livingston, M.S.
Coprophagy: An ecological investigation of the consumption of mammalian carnivore feces
Advisor: Philip S. Gipson
Publications: Abstract
Current Employer: US Army

 
Amber D. Rucker, M.S.
Conversion of tall fescue pastures to tallgrass prairie in southeastern Kansas: Small mammal responses
Advisor: Jack F. Cully, Jr.
Publications: Abstract

 

Gerald L. Zuercher, Ph.D.
The ecological role of the Bush Dog, Speothos venaticus, as part of the mammalian predator community in the Interior Atlantic Forest of Paraguay
Advisor: Philip S. Gipson
Publications: Abstract
Current Occupation: Assistant Professor, University of Dubuque


2000

Patrick J. Braaten, Ph.D.
Growth of fishes in the Missouri River and Lower Yellowstone River, and factors influencing recruitment of freshwater drum in the lower channelized Missouri River
Advisor: Christopher Guy
Publications: Abstract
Current Employer: US Geological Survey

Travis B. Horton, M.S.
Habitat use and movement of spotted bass in Otter Creek, Kansas
Advisor: Christopher Guy
Publications: Abstract
Current Employer: Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks

 
Sally J. Schrank, M.S.
Population characteristics of bighead carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis larvae and adults in the Missouri River and interspecific dynamics with paddlefish Polyodon spathula
Advisor: Christopher Guy
Publications: Abstract

 
Patricia R. Snyder, M.S.
Assessment of activity transmitters based on behavioral observations of coyotes, bobcats, and raccoons
Advisor: Philip S. Gipson
Publications: Abstract

 
Jeffry A. Tripe, M.S.
Density, growth, mortality, food habits, and lipid content of age-0 largemouth bass in El Dorado Reservoir, Kansas
Advisor: Christopher Guy
Publications: Abstract

 
1999

Justin E. Kretzer, M.S.
Herpetological and coleopteran communities of black-tailed prairie dog colonies and non-colonized areas in southwest Kansas
Advisor: Jack F. Cully, Jr.
Publications: Abstract
Current Employer: Fort Sill, OK


 
Michael C. Quist, M.S.
Structure and function of fish communities in streams on Fort Riley Military Reservation
Advisor: Christopher Guy
Publications: Abstract
Current Occupation: Assistant Unit Leader-Fisheries, Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
James W. Rivers, M.S.
Seasonal avian use patterns of farmed wetlands and nest predation dynamics in riparian grasslands dominated by reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)
Advisors: Ted. T. Cable & Philip S. Gipson
Publications: Abstract
Obtained Ph.D. from the University of California-Santa Barbara

 
Stephen L. Winter, M.S.
Plant and breeding bird communities of black-tailed prairie dog colonies and non-colonized areas in southwest Kansas and southeast Colorado
Advisor: Jack F. Cully, Jr.
Publications: Abstract
Past Employer: US Fish and Wildlife Service

1998

Jan F. Kamler, M.S.
Ecology and interspecific relationships of mammalian predators on Fort Riley Military Reservation, Kansas
Advisor: Philip S. Gipson
Publications: Abstract
Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford
Obtained Ph.D. from Texas Tech

1997

Matthew N. Burlingame, M.S.
1995 Kansas licensed angler use and preference survey and attitudes towards angling by secondary education students
Advisor: Christopher Guy
Publications: Abstract
Current Employer: US Army Corps of Engineers

 
Greg A. Hoch, M.S.
Mapping and monitoring of disturbance from military training at Fort Riley, Kansas and an investigations into the stability of grassland ecotones using satellite remote sensing
Advisor: Jack F. Cully, Jr.
Publications: Abstract
Current Employer: Concordia College

David E. Hoover, M.S.
Vegetation and breeding bird assemblages in grazed and ungrazed riparian habitats in southeastern Kansas
Advisor: Philip S. Gipson
Publications: Abstract
Current Occupation: Wildlife Biologist, Missouri Department of Conservation

 
Raymond S. Matlack, M.S.
The swift fox in rangeland and cropland in western Kansas: Relative abundance, mortality, and body size
Advisor: Philip S. Gipson
Publications: Abstract
Current Occupation: Assistant Professor, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, TX

Heidi L. Michaels, M.S.
Landscape and fine scale habitat of the Loggerhead Shrike and Henslow's Sparrow on Fort Riley Military Reservation, Kansas
Advisor: Jack F. Cully, Jr.
Publications: Abstract


 
Jeff S. Tillma, M.S.
Characteristics of spotted bass in southeast Kansas streams
Advisor: Christopher Guy
Publications: Abstract
Current Employer: Minnesota DNR

 
1996

William K. Smith, M.S.
Responses of Ring-necked Pheasants to Conservation Reserve Program fields during courtship and brood rearing in the high plains
Advisor: Philip S. Gipson
Publications: Abstract
Current Occupation: Wildlife Ecologist, Coordinator of Private Lands Program, South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

Jennifer A. Wiens, M.S.
Effects of tree revetments on the abiotic and biotic components in two Kansas streams
Advisor: Christopher Guy

Publications: Abstract