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Annis

Adela Annis
annis@k-state.edu

Project: Ring-necked pheasants
Advisor: Dr. David Haukos
Expected Completion:  2018
Degree Seeking: M.S.
Education:  B.S., Unity College, Maine
Research Interests:


Godar

Alix Godar
ajgodar@k-state.edu

Project: Ring-necked pheasants
Advisor: Dr. David Haukos
Expected Completion:  2019
Degree Seeking: Ph.D.
Education:  B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, and M.S., Texas Tech University
Research Interests:


SeanHitchman

Sean Hitchman
hitchman@ksu.edu

Project: Developing and Testing a Spatially-Explicit, Science-Based, Decision-Support Tool for Making Riverscape-Scale Management Decisions: How Dams Affect Fish Communities, a Threatened Native Stream Fish (the Neosho Madtom), and Select Tributary Fish Species
Advisor: Dr. Martha Mather
Expected Completion:  December 2016
Degree Seeking: Ph.D.
Education: Received B.S. from the University of South Carolina, and M.S. from University of San Diego


JohnKraft

John Kraft
jdkraft@k-state.edu

Project:   Lesser Prairie-Chicken Adult Female Seasonal Habitat Selection, Use of Grazed Range, and Predation Risk in Kansas and Eastern Colorado
Advisor: Dr. David Haukos
Expected Completion:  December 2016
Degree Seeking: M.S.
Education:  Received B.S. from Emporia State University, 2012
Research Interests: Avian ecology, wildlife and game management, grassland management and conservation, and private lands management.


LautenbachJn

Jonathan Lautenbach
lautejon@k-state.edu

Project: Influence of Patch-Burn Grazing, Microclimate, and Vegetation Characteristics on Habitat Selection of Female Lesser Prairie-Chickens
Advisor: Dr. Dave Haukos
Expected Completion:  December 2016
Degree seeking: M.S.
Education background:  B. S. in Natural Resources Management from Grand Valley State University


Lehrter

Richard Lehrter
rlehrter@k-state.edu

Project:   Anthropogenic effects on stream fish in the Smoky Hill River
Advisor: Dr. Martha Mather
Expected Completion:  Spring 2017
Degree Seeking:  M.S.
Education:  B.S. in Biology from the University of Oklahoma
Research Interests:  Fish and stream ecology as related to human impacts in particular.


Malone

Willow Malone
willowm@ksu.edu

Project:Climate Variation and human-landscape interactions affect functional capacity of the Central Great Plains Wetlands
Advisor:
Dr. David Haukos
Expected Project Completion:  December 2016
Degree Seeking: M.S.
Education: Received B.S. from Kansas State University


RobertMapes

Robert Mapes
rlmapes@ksu.edu

Project: Investigating the role of the habitat mosaic in regulating largemouth bass populations
Advisor: Dr. Martha Mather
Expected Completion:  December 2016
Degree Seeking: M.S.
Education: Received B.S. from University of Toledo
Research Interests: Fisheries management, sport fish habitat use, recruitment dynamics of fish


McCullough

Kelsey McCullough
kmccull9@k-state.edu

Project:  A Multi-Scale Examination of the Regal Fritillary (Speyeria idalia) and Larval Host Plant: Effects of Habitat Characteristics and the Impact of Disturbance Regime on an Imperiled Grassland Butterfly
Advisor: Dr. David Haukos
Expected Project Completion:  December 2016
Degree Seeking: M.S.
Education: Received B.S. from Kansas State University


Sarah Ogden
sbogden@k-state.edu

Project:Restoration of Tall-Grass Prairie Infested with L. cuneata
Advisor:
Dr. David Haukos
Expected Project Completion:  December 2016
Degree Seeking: M.S.
Education: Received B.S. from Goucher College, Baltimore


Sullins

Dan Sullins
sullins@k-state.edu

Project:   Landscape demography and spatial use of Lesser Prairie-chickens
Advisor: Dr. David Haukos
Expected Project Completion:  May 2017
Degree Seeking: Ph.D.
Education:  B.S. from Texas A&M University and M.S. from Stephen F. Austin University


Ryland Taylor
rylandbt@k-state.edu

Project:   Habitat Selection and behavior of Migratory Striped Bass
Advisor: Dr. Martha Mather
Expected Project Completion:  December 2016
Degree Seeking:  M.S.
Education:  B.S. from Florida State University
Research Interests:   Behavioral Ecology, coastal systems, and anthropogenic effects on behavior.