Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology program alumni

Check out our program alumni by year of graduation and learn about their professional affiliations. If you would like to add or update your information, please email our webmaster.

  • 2018
    • Carrie Branch -  Postdoc - Rose Fellowship, Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University
      • Advisor: Vladimir Pravosudov
    • Jane Dell - Postdoc, US Forest Service - Southern Research Station
      • Advisor: Lee Dyer
    • Ben Sedinger - Postdoc, University of Nevada, Reno
      • Advisors: Kelley Stewart, Chris Nicolai
    • Alexandra Urza - Postdoc, University of Nevada, Reno
      • Advisor: Peter Weisberg
  • 2017
    • Sarah Barga -  Postdoc, University of Nevada, Reno
      • Advisor: Beth Leger
    • Andrea Glassmire - Postdoc, University of Michigan
      • Advisor: Lee Dyer
    • Joshua Harrison - Postdoc, University of Wyoming
      • Advisor: Matthew Forister
    • Kelly Klingler - Postdoc, University of Nevada, Reno
      • Advisor: Mary Peacock
    • Dovid Kozlovsky - Postdoc, University of Ottawa
      • Advisor: Vladimir Pravosudov
    • Nick Pardikes - Postdoc, Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Entomology
      • Advisor: Lee Dyer
    • Chava Weitzman
      • Advisor: C. Richard Tracy
  • 2016
    • Jacob Dittel - Postdoctoral research associate, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University
      • Advisor: Steve Vander Wall
    • Andrew Hickey
      • Advisor: Mary Peacock
    • Angela Hornsby - Postdoc, Virginia Tech
      • Advisor: Marjorie Matocq
    • Sabrina Morano - Teaching and Research Associate, University of Maine
      • Advisor: Kelley Stewart
    • John Umek - Adjunct lecturer, Sierra Nevada College
      • Advisor: Sudeep Chandra
    • Amanda Van Dellen
      • Advisor: Jim Sedinger
  • 2015
    • Dan Gibson - Postdoc, Virginia Tech Shorebird Institute
      • Advisor: Jim Sedinger
    • Joshua Jahner - Postdoc, University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Biology
      • Advisor: Mathew Forister
    • Alan Leach - Postdoc, USGS
      • Advisor: Jim Sedinger
  • 2014
    • Alyson Andreasen - Data Analyst, Wildlife Conservation Society
      • Advisors: William Longland, Kelley Stewart
    • Melvin Bonilla - Postdoc, Harvard University
      • Advisors: Jeanne Zeh, David Zeh
    • Kevin Burls - Executive Director, Nevada Bugs and Butterflies 501(c)(3)
      • Advisors: Guy Hoelzer, Matt Forister
    • Rachel Jones
      • Advisors: Jeanne Chambers, Beth Leger
    • Christopher Moore - Assistant Professor, Colby College
      • Advisor: Steve Vander Wall
    • Sarah Snyder - Assistant Professor of Biology, Bard College at Simon's Rock
      • Advisor: C. Richard Tracy
  • 2013
    • Kevin Badik -  Ecologist,  The Nature Conservancy, Nevada Chapter
      • Advisor: Beth Leger
    • Sarah Karam -  Assistant Professor, Concordia University, Irvine
      • Advisor: Peter Weisberg
  • 2012
    • Jon Beckman - Pronhorn Project Coordinator, Wildlife Conservation Society
      • Advisor: Joel Berger
    • Erik Blomberg - Assistant Professor, University of Maine
      • Advisor: Jim Sedinger
  • 2011
    • Monica Baze
      • Advisor: Jack Hayes
    • Christopher Briggs - Researcher, Golden Gate Raptor Observatory, San Francisco
      • Advisor: Michael Collopy
    • Jessi Brown - Assistant Research Professor /Golden Eagle Conservation Coordinator, Academy for the Environment, University of Nevada, Reno / Mojave Desert, US Fish and Wildlife Service
      • Advisor: Michael Collopy
    • Cynthia Downs - Assistant Professor, Hamilton College, NY
      • Advisor: Jack Hayes
    • Jamie Trammell - Assistant Professor, Alaska Natural Heritage Program University of Alaska, Anchorage
      • Advisor: Scott Bassett
    • Bernard Wone - Assistant Professor, University of South Dakota
      • Advisor: Jack Hayes
  • 2010
    • Heather Mathewson - Research Scientist, Institute of Renewable Natural Resources, Texas A&M University
      • Advisor: Peter Brussard
    • Chris Nicolai - Biologist, USFWS Migratory Bird Management, Region 8
      • Advisor: Jim Sedinger
    • Morgan Robinson - Postdoc, University of Nevada, Reno
      • Advisor: Mary Peacock
  • 2009
    • Maurie Beck - Adjunct Professor, California State University, Northridge, Department of Biology
      • Advisor: Steve Vander Wall
    • Miles Becker - Science Journalist, Conservation Magazine
      • Advisor: Peter Weisberg
    • Juliana Bosi de Almeida - Project Manager, SAVE Brazil / Bird Life International
      • Advidor: Lew Oring
    • Ned Dochtermann - Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, North Dakota State University
      • Advisor: Steve Jenkins
    • Chris Gienger - Assistant Professor, Austin Peay State University
      • Advisor: C. Richard Tracy
    • Erin Goergen - Postdoc, University of Nevada, Reno
      • Advisor: Jeanne Chambers
    • Meeghan Gray - Biology instructor, Truckee Meadows Community College
      • Advisor: Mary Peacock
    • Susan Mortenson - Senior Landscape Ecologist, Otis Bay Ecological Consultants, Reno, Nevada
      • Advisor: Peter Weisberg
    • Hillary Robison - Senior Biologist (formerly), Government of Nunavut, Canada
      • Advisor: Peter Brussard
    • Franziska C Sandmeier - Assistant Professor, Colorado State University - Pueblo, CO
      • Advisor: C. Richard Tracy
  • 2008
    • Bridgette Hagerty - Associate Professor,  York University of Pennsylvania
      • Advisor: C. Richard Tracy
    • Murrelet Halterman -  Research Scientist, Southern Sierra Research Station
      • Advisor: Lew Oring
    • Alex Hartman - Research Scientist, USGS (UC-Davis)
      • Advisor: Lew Oring
    • Patrick Lemons - Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Mammals Management
      • Advisor: Jim Sedinger
    • Monica Mazzola - Assistant Professor, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Universidad Nacional de La Pampa, La Pampa, Argentina
      • Advisor: Jeanne Chambers
    • Shauna Uselman - Research Scientist, USDA Research Service
      • Advisor: Jerry Qualls
    • Angela White - Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
      • Advisors: Elissa Cameron, Mary Peacock
  • 2007
    • Jennifer Hollander - Lecturer,  University of Nevada, Reno, Department of Biology
      • Advisor: Steve Vander Wall
    • Kelly Kissane - Professor,  Biology Department, Blinn College
      • Advisor: David Zeh
    • Eveline Larrucea -  Biological Consultant, Nevada Division of Wildlife
      • Advisor: Peter Brussard
    • Will Richardson - Conservation Biologist/Executive Director, Tahoe Institute for Natural Science
      • Advisor: Dennis Murphy
    • Monte Sanford - Environmental Science Advisor, EchoHawk Law Offices
      • Advisors: Peter Brussard, Dennis Murphy
  • 2006
    • Eric T Simandle - Associate Professor, Paul Smiths University
      • Advisor: C. Richard Tracy
    • John Tull - Nevada Science Coordinator, Science Applications, Pacific Southwest Region U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
      • Advisor: Peter Brussard
  • 2005
    • Janene Auger,  Managing Editor, Western North American Naturalist
      • Advisor:  teve Jenkins
    • Amy Barber, Instructor, Nevada Sage Waldorf School
      • Advisor: Steve Jenkins
  • 2004
    • Lisa Crampton - Coordinator, Kauai Forest Birds Recovery Project at Hawaii, Dept. Forestry and Wildlife/Research Corp of U Hawaii
      • Advisors: Mary Peacock, Bill Longland
    • Erik Doerr - Senior Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
      • Advisor: Guy Hoelzer
    • Todd Esque - Ecologist, USGS
      • Advisors: Peter Brussard, Dick Tracy
    • Kenneth Nussear - Assistant Professor, University of Nevada, Reno
      • Advisor: C. Richard Tracy<
    • Elizabeth Peacock - Research Scientist, Alaska Science Center, USGS, Anchorage, AK
      • Advisor: Mary Peacock
  • 2003
    • Jenny Briggs -  Research Ecologist, USGS, Denver
      • Advisor: Steve Vander Wall
    • Leslie DeFalco - Research Plant Ecologist, USGS Western Ecological Research Center
      • Advisor: Robert Nowak
    • Veronica Doerr - Senior Research Scientist, Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
      • Advisor: Steve Jenkins
    • Helen Neville - Research Scientist, Trout Unlimited, Boise, ID
      • Advisor: Mary Peacock
  • 2002
    • Alexine Keuroghlian - Conservation Field Director of the Pantanal, Wildlife Conservation Society, Brazil Conservation Research Initiative
      • Advisor: Bill Longland
  • 2001
    • Robert E Espinoza -  Professor and Associate Dean, California State University, Northridge
      • Advisor: C. Richard Tracy
    • Szabolcs Lengyel - Senior Research Fellow, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Centre for Ecological Research
      • Advisor: C. Richard Tracy
  • 2000
    • Michael Ashley - Exotic and Invasive Weeds Research Geneticist, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Reno
      • Advisor: Steve Jenkins
    • Marilyn Banta - Senior Lecturer and Pre-Health Advisor, Texas State University
      • Advisor: Jack Hayes
    • Julie Ellsworth - Professor, Truckee Meadows Community College
      • Advisor: Guy Hoelzer
    • Scott Fleury - Principal, Biodiversity Conservation Planning, ICF International (San Diego office)
      • Advisor: Peter Brussard
    • Cara Gubbins - Instructor, Butte College
      • Advisor: Steve Jenkins
    • Joseph Veech - Associate Professor, Texas State University - San Marcos
      • Advisor: Steve Jenkins
  • 1999
    • Erik Beever -  Research Ecologist, USGS, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center, Bozeman MT
      • Advisor: Peter Brussard
    • Okan Kulkoyouglu - Professor and Head of Hydrobiology Division, Abant ─░zzet Baysal University, Faculty of Arts and Science, Department of Biology, Bolu, Turkey
      • Advisors: Gary Vinyard, Richard W. Rust
    • David Martin - Restoration Ecologist, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
      • Advisor: Jeanne Chambers
    • Sanjay Pyare - Assistant Professor, University of Alaska, Juneau, AK
      • Advisor: Bill Longhand
    • Chris Ross - Senior Scientist, Robinson Engineering, Sparks, NV
      • Advisor: Paul Tueller
    • Janice Simpkin - Professor, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID
      • Advisor: Peter Brussard
  • 1998
    • Lianne Ball -  Assistant Coordinator (Wildlife Program), National Coordinator (Amphibian Research and Monitoring Initiative), USGS, Washington DC
      • Advisor: Peter Brussard
    • Chris Elphick -  Associate Professor, University of Connecticut
      • Advisor: C. Richard Tracy
    • James Lyons-Weiler - Senior Research Scientist and Director of the Bioinformatics Analysis Core, Genomics and Proteomics Core Laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh
      • Advisor: Guy Hoelzer
  • 1997
    • David J Delehanty - Professor, Idaho State University
      • Advisor: C. Richard Tracy
    • Erica Fleishman - Researcher, John Muir Institute of the Environment, UC Davis
      • Advisor: Peter Brussard
    • Christine Mullen - Desert Tortoise Recovery Biologist, Palm Desert Fish and Wildlife Office, Palm Desert, California
      • Advisor: Peter Brussard
    • Janet Rachlow - Associate Professor, University of Idaho
      • Advisor: Joel Berger
    • Douglas Smith - Leader, Yellowstone Wolf Project, National Park Service
      • Advisor: Steve Jenkins
  • 1996
    • Jason Dunham -  Supervisory Research Aquatic Ecologist, USGS FRESC, Corvallis OR
      • Advisor: Gary Vinyard
    • Julie Robinson - NASA ISS Chief Scientist
  • 1995
    • David Charlet - Professor of Biology, College of Southern Nevada
      • Advisor: Rich Rust
    • Kathryn Purcell - Research Wildlife Biologist, US Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station, Sierra Nevada Research Center
      • Advisor: Lew Oring
    • Craig Stockwell - James A. Meier Associate Professor, Director, Environmental & Conservation Sciences Graduate Program, North Dakota State University
      • Advisor: Gary Vinyard
    • Richard Sweitzer - Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Env. Sci, Policy and Management, UC Berkeley
      • Advisor: Steve Jenkins
  • 1992
    • John Basey - Senior Instructor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Univ. Colorado
      • Advisor: Steve Jenkins