Human Dimensions of Conservation Biology Lab Scholars

Conner Burke, email: crburke18@gmail.com

Predicting Available Hunting Land and Hunter Density and Distribution

Michael Drake, email: michaeldrake1911@gmail.com

Human Dimensions of Coyote Management in Human-dominated Environments

Michaela Foster, email: michaela.o.foster@gmail.com

The Role of Climate Science in Natural Resource Management Decision Making in the Southeast

Kristin Frew, email: knfrew@ncsu.edu

Assessing the Economic Value of Tundra Swans

James Garabedian, email: jegarabe@ncsu.edu

Influence of Foraging Habitat on Red-cockaded Woodpecker Productivity

Maureen Hayes, email: mchayes3@ncsu.edu

Ecotourism and Support for Natural Resource Conservation on Andros Island, Bahamas

Graise Lee Jenni, email: gdlee2@ncsu.edu

Exploring the dynamics of diversifying stakeholder use in Protected Areas

Andrew Ludvik, email: ludvikac@gmail.com

Genetic Engineering and Society IGERT

Jessica Pope: jdpope2@ncsu.edu

Agricultural Landowner Interest in Military Conservation Programs

Chris Serenari, email: chris_serenari@ncsu.edu

Weightless Conservation: Exploring the Rise of Large-Scale Private Protected Areas and Livelihood Change in Chile

Kathryn Stevenson, email: khtate@gmail.com

Building climate change literacy among K-12 students

Rene Valdez, email: rxvaldez00@gmail.com

Genetic Engineering and Society IGERT

Alumni

Jane Anderson, email: andersoncjane@gmail.com

Thesis: Willingness to support game and nongame conservation in North Carolina

Current Position: Interdisciplinary Ecology PhD program University of Florida

Emily Blackman, email: emily.b.blackman@gmail.com

Thesis: Agricultural Wintering Habitat as a Limiting Factor for Woodcock in the Southeast: Thirty years of Agroecosystem Change

Current Position: Land Protection Associate, D&R Greenway Land Trust

Merril Cook, email: merril.cook@ncwildlife.org

Thesis: Practitioners' insights on wildlife translocation and reintroduction

Current Position: NC Wildlife Resources Commission Captive Cervid Coordinator

Meg Lawler Fratanduono, email: lawler.megan@gmail.com

Thesis: Accessing viability of urban biomass utilization as a green energy source

Current Position: Wildlife Biologist/Environmental Analyst, Lawrence Livermore National Lab

Shari Rodriguez, email: slrodri@clemson.edu

Dissertation: The Use of Financial Incentives, Stewardship, and Public Information to Promote Wildlife Habitat Conservation on Private Lands

Current Position: Wildlife Biology Faculty, Clemson University http://www.clemson.edu/cafls/safes/faculty_staff/rodriguez.html

Rachel Shellabarger, email: rachel.shellabarger@gmail.com

Thesis: Conservation and Human Rights Responses to Undocumented Migration in the Arizona Borderlands

Current Position: Lektor, Notre Dame de Namur University

Paul Taillie, email: paultaillie@gmail.com

Thesis: Using Distribution and Abundance of Birds to Guide Management of Fire-maintained Forest Ecosystems

Current Position: NC Wildlife Resources Commission, Southern Piedmont Biodiversity Technician

General information for students interested in applying to the HD lab

I usually accept students who will be connected with a specific research project. The Forestry & Environmental Resources Department has fellowship opportunities for prospective graduate students who have a truly excellent academic record. If I believe you are a strong candidate for one of these fellowships, I will contact you immediately

If you'd like to contact me to express general interest in graduate research, please do the following:

1. Send me an email or describing your academic and professional background and why you are interested in working in my lab. Please outline your learning and research objectives as a graduate student and your professional goals.

2. Submit an up-to-date resume.

3. Submit a copy (unofficial is fine) of your most recent transcript or summarize your undergraduate (and graduate if you already have a graduate degree) courses and grades.

4. Submit your GRE scores if you have taken them.

I will send you an email note acknowledging receipt of your materials, and will include it with other applications I receive, or I may contact you about an immediate opportunity. If you haven't received an acknowledgement, send me an email.