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Graduate Students

M.S. Environmental Science

Fatimah Aljaafar

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

Kelsey Gump

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; Location: Heald 507

Summer Lockhart

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

Bradley Luff

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

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

M.S. Geology

Shannon Conner

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

Shawn Gahagan

Program of Study: M.S. Geology; Research Interest: Igneous petrology; Advisor: John Wolff

Olivia Hecimovich

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

Ramsey Nersinger

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

Claire Puleio

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

M.S. Natural Resource Sciences

Sean Alexander

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; Location: Troy 306

Paul Jensen

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

Kelsey Marshall

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

Deborah Monzingo

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; Location: Heald 425a

Erik Peterson

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; Location: Heald

Anna Staudenmaier

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

Logan Whiles

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

Cody Williams

Program of Study: M.S. Natural Resource Sciences

Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences

Mark Batcheler

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

Mark Billings

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Barriers and Potential Pathways to Achieving Fire Adaptiveness in Wildland Urban Interface Communities; Advisor: Matthew Carroll; Location: Troy Hall
Kimberly Castelin

Kimberly Castelin

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; Location: Fulmer 202
Alli Crammer

Alli Cramer

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

Joy Erlenbach

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; Location: Eastlick 371
Erim Gomez

Erim Gomez

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

Jennifer Johnson

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

John Jorgensen

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; Location: PACCAR, 4th Floor, #2; Website: https://labs.wsu.edu/ecology/the-group/john-jorgensen/

Travis King

Program of Study: Ph.D. Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences; Research Interest: Apex Predators; Advisor: Dan Thornton; Location: Heald
Brian Lanouette

Brian Lanouette

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; Location: Johnson Hall 110

Leland (Michael) Lege

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

Cris Matochi

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

Michael Meyer

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

Peter Olsoy

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

Meghan Parsley

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

Lucy Perrera

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

Alexander Reyes

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

Hasan Roshan

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; Office location: PACCAR
Amanda Stahl

Amanda Stahl

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

Kayla Wakulich

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

Ph.D. Geology

Ayman Alharbi

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

Joseph Boro

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

Nolan Blackford

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

Klarissa Davis

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

Russell Di Fiori

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

Austin Green

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

Rachelle Hart

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

Ross Salerno

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

Evan Soderberg

Program of Study: Ph.D. Geology; Interests: Volcanology and geochemistry; Advisor: John Wolff; Location: Webster 454
Jesslyn Starnes

Jesslyn Starnes

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

Niki Wintzer

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

Chao Zhang

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