Alumni

Stephanie Schmidt, MS, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 2022, “Using marsh bird nest survival and post-fledging habitat use and survival to inform wetland management.”

Ryan Askren, PhD, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 2021 “Movement Ecology and Habitat Use of Canada Geese Using Major Metropolitan Areas in the Context of Human Wildlife Conflicts”

Cheyenne Beach, MS, Western Illinois University 2021 “Evaluation of Selected Physiological Responses to Sub-Lethal Cyathocotyle bushiensis and Sphaeridiotrema spp. Experimental Infections in Captive Lesser Scaup (Aythya affinis)”

Lauren Larson, MS, Western Illinois University 2021 “Dynamics of Habitat Resource Availability for Lesser Scaup at Pools 13 and 19 of the Mississippi River”

Luke Malanchuk, MS, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 2020 “Estimating occupancy and abundance of shorebirds through aerial surveys in the Illinois river valley

Sam Klimas, MS, Western Illinois University, 2019 “Foraging Ecology of Ducks and Shorebirds in the Midwest

Abby Blake-Bradshaw, MS, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 2018 “Wetland suitability for waterbirds in Illinois

Therin Bradshaw, MS, Western Illinois University 2018 “Marsh Bird Use of Wetlands Managed for Waterfowl in Illinois”

Andrew Gilbert, MS, Western Illinois University, 2018 “Visibility Bias and Disturbance of Waterbirds During Aerial Surveys in the Nonbreeding Season”

Maggie Gross, MS, Western Illinois University 2018 “True Metabolizable Energy and Energetic Carrying Capacity of Submersed Aquatic Vegetation in Semi-Permanent Marshes of the Upper Midwest”

Sarah McClain, MS, Western Illinois University, 2017 “True Metabolizable Energy of Submersed Aquatic Vegetation and Implications for Wetland Conservation Planning

J. Conner England, MS, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign, 2016 “Intestinal helminth infections, distributions, and associations with health parameters of spring-migrating female Lesser Scaup in the upper Midwest

Jay Vonbank, MS, Western Illinois University, 2015, “An assessment of aquatic invasive plants in the Illinois River: Water hyacinth surveillance, mapping, persistence, and potential seed dispersal