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Nathan Alexander

Landscape and environmental effects on gene flow and connectivity of the giant kangaroo rat (Dipodomys ingens)

Cara AppelBean

Distribution and habitat selection of the North American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum) on California's north coast

Brooke Berger Brown Survivorship of overwintering California mule deer fawns affected by deer hair-loss syndrome
Matt BrinkmanColwell

Predator management strategies utilized in the protection of Western Snowy Plover and California Least Tern nesting sites on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton near Oceanside, CA

Jennifer Brown Johnson Retaining habitat structure types within coffee farms of Jamaica may promote a balance between survivorship, richness and sub-lethal Bd infections on endemic frog species
Russ Bryant Johnson Native invertebrate pollinators (Superfamily: Apoidea) in Eastern North Dakota and the plants they use
Emily CateBartonHair-loss syndrome in black-tailed deer
Sharon Delava Bean Evaluating the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) surveying wildlife and their habitats on National Wildlife Refuges
Matt DelheimerGuntherAssessment of use patterns of artificial resting and denning structures("rest" boxes) by the Humboldt marten (Martes caurina humboldtensis
Derek HarveyBlack

Innovative problem-solving behavior in wild Steller's jays (Cyanocitta stelleri)

Matt LauColwellCommon Raven and American Crow predation of Snowy Plovers
Brendan Leigh Black Foraging ecology of migrating American wigeon on Humboldt Bay
Stephanie LejaColwellWestern snowy plover breeding habitat selection in northern California
Shannon MendiaJohnsonExamining ecosystem services and disservices of bear damage on Hoppa Valley Reservation
Jacob MeslerGuntherUsing habitat suitability modeling and least-cost path analysis to determine appropriate areas for gray wolf conservation.
Liz MorataBlack Spatial ecology of resident peregrine falcons (Falco peregrinus) in the coastal Pacific Northwest
Shannon Murphy
Population monitoring of nesting seabirds in Marine Protected Areas of Northern California
David OrluckColwellAmphipod Distribution in relation to Snowy Plover habitat in coastal northern California
Marisa ParishGuntherBeaver bank lodge use, distribution, and influence on salmonid rearing habitat in the coastal plain of the Smith River, California
Kerry RennieGuntherHome range overlap and spatial organization in fishers on the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation in California
Gen RohzonBlackWintering habitat selection of rough-legged hawks (Buteo lagopus) in California
Kathleen Sholty Brown Strain variation of Lyme disease in Allen's chipmunks (Neotamias senex) in Northern California
Michelle ThomasBrownLyme Disease prevalence in Northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus) and Douglas squirrels (Tamiasciurus douglasii) using nest boxes in Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation, with a hint of mange.
Elliot Ven Rooy Brown Ticks and Spotted Fever Group Rickettsiae Associated with Fishers (Martes pennanti) and Ringtails (Bassariscus astutus) at the Hoopa Valley Indian Reservation
Laura Weisel George Barred Owl



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