Staff and Graduate Students

Full-Time Staff

Auriel M.V. Fournier – Director, Forbes Biological Station –

Josh Osborn – Facilities Manager/Wetland Bird Ecologist –

Andrew Gilbert – Waterfowl Ecologist –

Chelsea Kross – Quantitative Ecologist –

Therin Bradshaw – Wetland Bird Ecologist –

Aaron P. Yetter – Waterfowl Ecologist –

Mindy E. Lowers – Office Administrator –

Stephen P. Havera –  Waterfowl Ecologist, Emeritus –


Graduate Students

Cheyenne Beach – Northern Illinois University, PhD Student

Chad Cremer – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, MS Student

Lauren Larson – Western Illinois University, MS Student

Lauren Monopoli – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, PhD Student

Stephanie Schmidt – University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, MS Student


Interested in grad school or being a technician at Forbes?

We advertise all our technician positions on the Texas A&M Job Board.

Graduate assistantships will also be advertised on the Texas A&M Job Board, but interested students are encouraged to contact Auriel ( ahead of time to discuss Masters and PhD opportunities. Auriel most frequently advises students at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.