Current Lab Members

Clinton W. Epps
Associate Professor

Rachel Crowhurst
Senior Faculty Research Assistant I
Population Genetics Laboratory Manager

Daniella Dekelaita
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)

Paige Larson (formerly Minton-Edison)
Faculty Research Assistant I

Jennifer Nelson
Graduate Student (M.S.)

Robert Spaan
Graduate Student (Ph.D.)

Matt Weldy
Faculty Research Assistant I

 

Lab Affiliates

Claire Couch
Graduate student (Ph.D.), Department of Integrative Biology

Luke Painter, Ph.D.
Instructor, Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

Lab members (L-R) Daniella Dekelaita, Donelle Schwalm, Tyler Creech, Clint Epps, Rob Spaan, and Rachel Crowhurst

A few past and present lab members (L-R): Daniella Dekelaita, Doni Schwalm, Tyler Creech, Clint Epps, Rob Spaan, and Rachel Crowhurst.   Photo by Bruce MacGregor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lab Alumni

Graduate Students:

Jessica Castillo, Ph.D., 2015
Dissertation title: “Population genetics of American pika (Ochotona princeps): investigating gene flow and genetic diversity across multiple, complex landscapes.”

Tyler Creech, Ph.D.,  2016
Dissertation title: “Landscape-level approaches to desert bighorn sheep (Ovis canadensis nelsoni) conservation in a changing environment.”

Rachel Crowhurst, M.S., 2012 (currently genetics lab manager/FRA)
Thesis title: “Landscape features affecting genetic diversity and structure in East African ungulate species.”

Mark Linnell, M.S., 2014
Thesis title: “Short-tailed weasel space use in managed forests of western Oregon.”

Katie Moriarty, Ph.D., 2014
Dissertation title: “Habitat use and movement behavior of Pacific marten (Martes caurina) in response to forest management practices in Lassen National Forest, California.”

Brandon Nickerson, M.S., 2014
Thesis title: “Effects of genetic drift, natural selection, and population connectivity on adaptive-linked genetic diversity of desert bighorn sheep.”

Robert Spaan, M.S., 2015 (currently enrolled in Ph.D. program)
Thesis title: “Dispersal behavior in African buffalo (Syncerus caffer): trade-offs between nutritional resources and disease exposure.”

Matt Weldy, M.S., 2018 (current a faculty research assistant)
Thesis title: “Spatiotemporal associations of abundance and vital rates of co-occurring small mammals in a late successional forest.”

Post-Doctoral Scholars:

Michael Buchalski, Ph.D.

Donelle Schwalm, Ph.D.

 

Faculty Research Assistants:

Anne (Johnston) Davis, M.S.

 

Undergraduate Research Assistants:

Antonio Cordero, B.Sc.

Juliana Masseloux, B.Sc., 2016
Thesis title: “Using detection/non-detection surveys to model land-use by East African carnivores and make suggestions for maximizing detection on range-wide rapid surveys.”

Abigail Sage, B.Sc., 2014
Thesis title: “Estimating density of a black bear population in Northeastern Oregon using dogs and genetic mark-recapture techniques.”

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