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Graduate Students

Welcome to our new Graduate Student page!

Sean Alexander

Location: Troy 306; Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: The impacts of silvicultural management on forest fuels and the current forestland fire regimes; Advisor: Mark Swanson
Ayman Alharbi

Ayman Alharbi

Location: Webster 426; Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology; Research Interest: Stable isotope hydrology, groundwater quality, and GIS; Advisor: Kent Keller

Fatimah Aljaafar

Location:Johnson Hall; Program of Study: M.S. Environmental Science; Research Interest: Life cycle assessment; Advisor: Lynne Carpenter-Boggs

Ryan Anderson

Location: Webster; Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology; Research Interest: Structural geology; Advisor: Sean Long

Mark Batcheler

Location: Fulmer; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Sustainable agriculture and ecological services in agriculture; Advisor: Marcia Ostrom

Mark Billings

Location: Troy Hall; Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Human dimensions of wildfire; Advisor: Matthew Carroll

Nolan Blackford

Location: Webster 454; Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology; Research Interest: Structural geology and tectonics; Advisor: Sean Long
Jonathon Heale

Joseph Boro

Location: Webster 1129; Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology; Research Interest: Volcanology and Geochemistry; Advisor: John Wolff
Kimberly Castelin

Kimberly Castelin

Location: Fulmer 202; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: How a USAID funded public extension rehabilitation program has contributed to large impacts in Afghanistan and including local perspectives into program management and evaluation; Advisor: Marcy Ostrom
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Landon Charlo

Location: Heald 507; Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Snag Ecology; Advisors: Mark Swanson and Dan Thornton

Shannon Conner

Location: Webster 429; Program of Study: M.S. Geology; Research Interest: Geophysics; Advisor: Catherine Cooper
Alli Crammer

Alli Cramer

Location: PACCAR; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interests: Marine fish behavior; Advisor: Steve Katz
Klarissa Davis

Klarissa Davis

Location: Webster 254; Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology; Research Interest: Phreatomagmatic flood basalt eruptions; Advisor: John Wolff
Russell Di Fiori

Russell Di Fiori

Location: Webster 1129; Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology; Research Interests: Structural geology/tectonics, fold thrust belts and associated basins; Advisor: Sean Long
Joy Erlenbach

Joy Erlenbach

Location: Eastlick 371; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Marine invertebrate use by brown bears on the Katmai coast, Alaska; Advisor: Charlie Robbins
Shawn Gahagan

Shawn Gahagan

Location: Webster 423; Program of Study: M.S. Geology; Research Interest: Igneous petrology; Advisor: John Wolff
Erim Gomez

Erim Gomez

Location: Heald 415; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interests: Aquatic ecology and conservation biology; Advisor: Rod Sayler
Austin Green

Austin Green

Location: Webster 454; Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology; Research Interests: Geodynamic modeling, icy satellites, and subduction dynamics; Advisor: Catherine Cooper

Kelsey Gump

Location: Heald 507; Program of Study: M.S. Environmental Science; Research Interests: Human recreation impacts on wildlife behavior and camera trapping methodology: species distribution model; Advisors: Lisa Shipley & Dan Thornton

Rachelle Hart

Location: Webster 254; Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology; Research Interest: Late-stage Columbia River Flood Basalts; Advisor: John Wolff

Olivia Hecimovich

Location: Webster 423; Program of Study: M.S. Geology; Research Interest: Stable isotopic geochemistry of hydrothermal systems; Advisor: Peter Larson

Jonathon Heale

Location: Heald 523; Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Habitat selection by Columbian white-tailed deer along the Lower Columbia River; Advisor: Lisa Shipley

Paul Jensen

Location: Heald 523; Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Snowshoe hare population ecology in lynx-occupied areas of Washington; Advisor: Dan Thornton
Jennifer Johnson

Jennifer Johnson

Location: Fulmer 204; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: System Dynamics and Stakeholder Involvement; Advisor: Allyson Beall King

John Jorgensen

Location: PACCAR, 4th Floor, #2; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Use of quantitative food web models to assess restoration success in salmon bearing streams; Advisor: Alex Fremier Website: https://labs.wsu.edu/ecology/the-group/john-jorgensen/

Travis King

Location: Heald; Program of Study: M.S. Environmental Science; Research Interest: Apex Predators; Advisor: Dan Thornton
Brian Lanouette

Brian Lanouette

Location: Johnson Hall 110; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interests: Lake Food Web Ecology and Its Relation to Fisheries Management; Advisor: Barry Moore

Leland (Michael) Lege

Location: Tanzania; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Biological nitrogen fixation in East Africa; Advisor: Lynn Carpenter-Boggs
Summer Lockhart

Summer Lockhart

Location: Webster 446A/PACCAR 351; Program of Study: M.S. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interests: Carbon biogeochemistry (the Carbon Cycle); Advisor: Kent Keller

Bradley Luff

Location: PACCAR 356; Program of Study: M.S. Environmental Science; Research Interest: Stream discharge and the ecology associated with various flow regimes; Advisor: Alex Fremier

Kelsey Marshall

Location: Heald; Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: eDNA detection of California amphibians; Advisor: Caren Goldberg

Cris Matochi

Location: Troy 3rd floor; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Hydrology, conservation, and renewable resources; Advisor: Allyson Beall King
Clay McDonie

Clay McDonie

Location: Webster 446A; Program of Study: M.S. Geology; Research Interests: Isotope Geochemistry; Advisor: Jeff Vervoort

Michael Meyer

Location: PACCAR; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences Research Interests: Lacustrine benthic food webs; Advisor: Stephanie Hampton

Deborah Monzingo

Location: Heald 425a; Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Quantifying forage resources of Rocky Mountain elk in the Clearwater Basin of Idaho; Advisor: Lisa Shipley

Ramsey Nersinger

Location: Webster 454; Program of Study: M.S. Geology; Research Interest: Volcanology, structure, cartography; Advisor: John Wolff
Peter Olsoy

Peter Olsoy

Location: Heald 523; Program of study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Wildlife Ecology, GIS, Remote Sensing; Advisor: Dan Thornton

Meghan Parsley

Location: Heald 533; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interests: Conservation genomics of amphibians and environmental DNA; Advisor: Caren Goldberg

Lucy Perrera

Location: Heald; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Large mammal ecology and conservation in neotropical forests; Advisor: Dan Thornton

Erik Peterson

Location: Heald; Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Mammal ecology & conservation, preserving wild places, and inspiring everyday people to support their amazing, natural world; Advisor: Dan Thornton

Michelle Peziol

Location: Webster 246; Program of Study: M.S. Environmental Science; Research Interest: Ways Puma concolor benefit the greater ecosystem through their kills; Advisor: Dan Thornton

Claire Puleio

Location: Webster 246; Program of Study: M.S. Geology; Research Interest: Geodynamics, volcanology, and planetary geology; Advisor: Catherine Cooper

Alexander Reyes

Location: Johnson 184; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Limnology, water quality, water pollution, groundwater pollution; Advisor: Barry Moore

Hasan Roshan

Office location: PACCAR; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Conceptual issues on Food-Energy-Water (FEW) nexus, information-theoretic analysis of dynamics of environmental systems, and environmental policy and decision making; Advisor: Stephen Katz

Ross Salerno

Location: Webster 254; Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology; Research Interest: Isotope geochemistry and the early Earth; Advisor: Jeffrey Vervoort

Evan Soderberg

Location: Webster 454; Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology; Interests: Volcanology and geochemistry; Advisor: John Wolff
Anthony Sorensen II

Anthony Sorensen II

Location: Webster 429; Program of Study: M.S. Geology; Interests: Stable isotope geochemistry of hydrothermal systems; Advisor: Peter Larson
Amanda Stahl

Amanda Stahl

Location: PACCAR; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Interests: Building riparian connectivity for resilience; Advisor: Alex Fremier
Jesslyn Starnes

Jesslyn Starnes

Location: Webster 1129; Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology; Research Interest: Structural geology, tectonics, metamorphic petrology; Advisor: Sean Long

Anna Staudenmaier

Location: Heald 507 and Fulmer 202; Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Wildlife ecology and nutrition; Advisors: Lisa Shipley and Dan Thornton
Timothy Taylor

Timothy Taylor

Location: Johnson Hall 110; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Limnology, fisheries management, freshwater ecology; Advisor: Barry C. Moore

Azzurra Valerio

Location: Heald 517; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Large carnivore management and conservation with an emphasis in predator-prey relationships, predator-induced stress and mitigation of predator-human conflicts; Advisor: Caren Goldberg
Kayla Wakulich

Kayla Wakulich

Location: Fulmer 204; Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Restoration and building long term community partners; Advisor: Allyson Beall King

Logan Whiles

Location: Heald 523; Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Predator-prey interactions; Advisors: Lisa Shipley and Dan Thornton

Cody Williams

Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences

Niki Wintzer

Location: US Geological Survey, Spokane; Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology; Research Interest: Direct ore mineral geochronoloy; Advisor: Jeffrey Vervoort

Korey Woodley

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

Chao Zhang

Location: Webster 423; Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology; Research Interest: Isotope geochemistry; Advisor: Jeffrey Vervoort