Current Graduate Students (as of Fall 2014)

 

Morgan Elfelt (M.S. Student) - Coyote habitat use and movement in relation to prey availablity. (Co-advisor - Dr. Chris Moorman)

 

 

Ellinor Sahlen (Ph.D. student) - The factors affecting browsing patterns on woody plants by ungulate herbivores.  (Co-advised with Dr Goran Spong, Swedish Agricultural University)

 

 

Alex Fish (M.S. Student) - Breeding Productivity and Density of Bachman's Sparrow (Federal and State Species of Special Concern) in Different Training Regimes on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.  (Co-advisor - Dr. Chris Moorman)

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Byron Levon (M.S. Student) - Evaluation of Priority Game Species Use and Propagation Feasability of High Value Sandhills Native Wildlife Plants.  (Co-advisor - Dr. Chris Moorman)

 

Nick Gould (Ph.D.) - Movements, Population Ecology and Harvest Vulnerability of Black Bears (Ursus americanus) in Urban/Suburban Habitats.

 

Beth Stevenson (M.S.) - Habitat use and predation risk of coyotes and white-tailed deer at Fort Bragg (Co-advisor - Dr. Chris Moorman).

 

Recent Graduate Students

Todd Brinkman (M.S.) - Mortality of white-tailed deer in southwest Minnesota.  Co-advised with Dr. Jonathan A. Jenks, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota.  Graduated 2003. Completed a Ph.D. at University of Alaska-Fairbanks in 2009. 

Currently, a Research Assistant Professor, University of Alaska-Fairbanks. 

Thesis

 

Chris C. Swanson (M.S.) - Movement and association of white-tailed deer in southwest Minnesota.  Co-advised with Dr. Jonathan A. Jenks, South Dakota State University, Brookings, South Dakota.  Graduated 2005.  Completed a Ph.D. at South Dakota State University in 2009.

Currently, a biologist with the USFWS Kulm Wetland Management District, Kulm, North Dakota. 

Thesis

 

Stan Hutchens (M.S.) - Inventory and assessment of the herpetofauna of Bull Neck Swamp, Washington County, North Carolina.  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. Graduated 2008. 

Currently, a Transportation Aid with the City of Durham Transportation Department.

Thesis

 

Gabe Karns (M.S.) - Movement, activity, and habitat use of adult male white-tailed deer related to hunting pressure and breeding season at Chesapeake Farms, Maryland.  Co-advised with Dr. Richard A. Lancia, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.  Graduated 2008

Currently, a Post-Doctoral Researcher at Ohio State University.

Thesis

Chris Ayers (M.S.) – Effects of different mowing regimes on the efficacy of Anthraquinone (FlightControl Plus TM) as a Canada Goose repellent. Co-advised with Dr. Christopher E. Moorman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.  Graduated 2009. 

Currently, pursuing a Ph.D. at Mississippi State University.

Thesis

 

Colter M. Chitwood (M.S.) – Assessment of hunters and white-tailed deer of Hofmann Forest, North Carolina. Co-advised with Dr. Richard A. Lancia, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.  Graduated 2010

Currently, pursuing a Ph.D. at North Carolina State University.

Thesis

 

Mark Sandfoss (M.S.) – Population modeling of feral pigs and white-tailed deer at Howell Woods, North Carolina. Co-advised with Dr. Richard Lancia, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.  Graduated 2010

Currently, pursuing a Ph.D. at University of Florida - Gainesville.

Thesis

 

Brandon Sherrill (M.S.) – Movement, habitat selection, and baseline condition of deer on Bald Head Island, North Carolina.  North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. Graduated 2010. 

Currently, the Curator of the Naturalist Center, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Thesis

 

Katherine Golden (M.S.) – Surveying North Carolina Non-Industrialized Private Landowner.  Co-advised with Dr. Chris Moorman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.  Graduated 2010.

Currently, pursuing a Ph.D. at Oklahoma State University.

Thesis

 

Sara Marschhauser (M.S.) Ghost crab (Ocypode quadrata) abundance and depredation on Loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) hatchlings on Onslow Beach, North CarolinaNorth Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.  Graduated 2011.

Currently, the Conservation Coordinator at the Piedmont Wildlife Center in Durham, North Carolina.

Thesis

 

Emily Blackman (M.S.) - American Woodcock Winter Habitat Use in an Agricultural Landscape.  Co-advised with Dr. Nils Peterson amd Dr. Chris Moorman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.  Graduated 2011. 

Currently, the Land Protection Associate and the Manager of the Native Plant Nursery at D&R Greenway Land Trust (Princeton, New Jersey).

Thesis

 

Melissa Turner (M.S.) - Paternity and intracranial abscessation in white-tailed deer under quality deer management. Co-advised with Dr. Richard Lancia North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.  Graduated 2011. 

Currently, a health/medical editor for SmartBrief Incorporated, Washington D.C.

Thesis

 

Amy Raybuck (M.S.) - Short-term response of small mammals and Plethodon salamanders following oak regeneration silvicultural treatments (Co-advisor – Dr. Chris Moorman)

Currently, an Assistant Regional Biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Thesis

 

Shannon Bowling (M.S.) - Multi-scale factors that influence northern bobwhite and songbird use of CP33 borders.  Co-advised with Dr. Chris Moorman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.  Graduated 2012.

Currently, a Wildlife Biologist with Pheasants Forever in Colorado.

Thesis

 

Kimberly Porter (M.S.) - Vegetative impact of feral horses, feral pigs, and white-tailed deer on the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge.  Graduated 2013.

Currently, a Wildlife Biologist with USDA-APHIS-WS in Albany, New York.

Thesis

 

Eric Kilburg (M.S.) - Wild turkey nesting ecology and nest survival in the presence of frequent growing-season fire.  Co-advised with Dr. Chris Moorman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North CarolinaGraduated 2013.  

Thesis

 

Maria Palamar, DVM, (Ph.D.) - Challenges and opportunities for raccoon (Procyon lotor) oral rabies vaccination and public health campaigns in urban environments.  Co-advised with Dr. Maria Correa, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North CarolinaGraduated 2013.  

Currently, the Wildlife Veterninarian for the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.

Dissertation

 

Annemarie Prince (M.S.) - Habitat selection, survival, and home range size of the southeastern fox squirrel.  Co-advised with Dr. Chris Moorman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. Graduated 2013.

Currently, an Assistant District Biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.

Thesis

 

M. Elizabeth Rutledge, (Ph.D.) - Impacts of resident Canada goose movements on zoonotic disease transmission and human safety at suburban airports.  Co-advised with Dr. Chris Moorman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North CarolinaGraduated 2013.  

Dissertation

 

Aimee Rockhill, (Ph.D.) - The ecology of bobcats in coastal North Carolina.  Co-advised with Dr. Roger Powell, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North CarolinaGraduated 2013.  

Currently, a Wildlife Biologist (Habitat) with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Nowitna National Wildlife Refuge (Galena, Alaska).

Dissertation

 

M. Colter Chitwood, (Ph.D.) - White-tailed deer population dynamics in the presence of a novel predator.  Co-advised with Dr. Chris Moorman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North CarolinaGraduated 2014.

Currently, a Post-Doc in the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program at North Carolina State University.  Co-Supervised with Dr. Chris Moorman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Dissertation

 

Marcus Lashley, (Ph.D.) - The importance of including natural variability in fire prescriptions: fruits, forages, and white-tailed deer space use.  Co-advised with Dr. Chris Moorman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North CarolinaGraduated 2014.

Currently, a Post-Doc in the Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology Program at North Carolina State University.  Co-Supervised with Dr. Chris Moorman, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Dissertation