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Jarrett

Jarrett holding an evening bat

Current Graduate Students

  • Vanessa Hays - Effects of turbidity on shoaling behavior in two stream-dwelling cyprinids: visual and olfactory cues
  • Jarrett Vincik - Survey of bat assemblages at Camp Bowie and Camp Swift military training facilities
  • Leah Woolam - Population assessment of freshwater mussels along the middle Colorado River, Texas

Current Undergraduate Students

  • Elexus Hargiss (Summer 2017) - Bat surveys at Camp Swift military training facility
  • Madison Gover (Summer 2017) - Bat surveys at Camp Bowie military training facility

Elexus

Elexus holding an evening bat

Jenna Bat

Jenna holding one of her flying friends

Callie

Callie trying to find her needle (ticks) in a haystack

Previous Graduate Students

  • Jenna Jensen (2016) - Examining species richness and phylogenetic diversity patterns in bat communities across Mexico
  • Brandon Lingbeek (2016) - Arthropod diversity response to deforestation and desertification in the Sahel region of western Senega (Co-Chair Dr. Jim Muir)
  • Brandon Ruehle (2016) - Relationship between parasitism and life-history traits in two cyprinids with different reproductive strategies
  • Caitlin Pyle (2015) - The initiation of a long term mammal survey at Palo Pinto Mountains State Park, Strawn, Texas
  • Kryztal Medina-Torres (2015) - Taxonomic and functional changes in the metacommunity structure of stream-fish assemblages in Texas from 1988 - 2009
  • Callie Price (2013) - Spatial and temporal variation in the distribution and abundance of spinose ear ticks at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
  • Allison Love (2012) - Hybridization between blacktail and red shiner in the Bosque and Paluxy Rivers 
  • Jeremy Munz (2012) - Reproductive ecology of cyprinids in the Paluxy River, Texas: an assemblage wide examination 
  • Karla Stone (2011) - Spatial and temporal variation in fish assemblage structure in the Paluxy River

Previous Undergraduate Students

  • Austin Kaulfus (Fall 2015 - Summer 2017) - Water-quality monitoring at Timberlake Biological Field Station
  • Katherine Koock (Spring 2016 - Spring 2017) - Intra- and interspecific shoaling behavior in gregarious minnows
  • Bailey Rome (Fall 2016) - Survey of mammals at Palo Pinto Mountains State Park
  • Melody Cagle (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016) - Survey of mammals at Palo Pinto Mountains State Park
  • Allen Williams (Fall 14 - Summer 2015) - Survey of mammals at Palo Pinto Mountains State Park
  • Austin Kaulfus (Summer 2015) - Using acoustic detectors to survey bat assemblages in the Cross Timbers and Edward's Plateau ecoregions of Texas
  • Paul Boettiger (Summer 2015) - Using acoustic detectors to survey bat assemblages in the Cross Timbers and Edward's Plateau ecoregions of Texas
  • Elizabeth Grisham (2014) - Survey of mammals at Palo Pinto Mountains State Park
  • Gennady Kutovoy (2013) - The importance of vision in shoaling preference of Cyprinella lutrensis and Cyprinella venusta
  • Collin Dannemiller (2013) - Comparing fecundity estimates for blacktail and red shiner from two tributaries of the Brazos River that differ in environmental quality
  • Abby Jones (2013) - Monitoring tick abundance at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
  • Amanda Kimmel (2013) - Laboratory documentation of hybridization between blacktail and red shiners 
  • Philip Sterle (2013) - Using passive integrated transponders (PIT tags) to assess dispersal limitation in blacktail shiner
  • Wesley Wiegreffe (2012) - Lack of historic hybridization between blacktail and red shiners as evidenced by mtDNA 
  • Stefanie Musick (2012) - Estimating abundance of larval spinose ear ticks at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center 
  • John Mouser (2012) - Estimating abundance of adult spinose ear ticks at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center 
  • Jessica Taylor (2011) - Landmark based morphometrics of blacktail shiners in the Bosque and Paluxy Rivers 
  • Sarah DeGarmo (2011) - Patterns of species richness in freshwater fishes across North America 
  • Crystal Neff (2011) - size distributions of North American Cypriniformes 
  • Janet Reid (2011) - size distributions of North American Perciformes 
  • Jennifer Major (2010) – Morphometric analysis of blacktail shiner, red shiner, and their hybrids 
  • Christian Perez (2010) - Genetic analysis of blacktail shiner, red shiner, and their hybrids 
  • Caitlin Pyle (2010) - Sound production in red shiner 
  • Crystal Ibarra (2010) - Biogeography of North American freshwater fishes 
  • Jeremy Munz (2009) - Comparative analysis of biotic integrity between the Bosque and Paluxy rivers
  • Emily Blalack (2009) - Partitioning biodiversity of stream-fish assemblages in central Texas 
  • Melissa Edwards (2009) - Using mark-recapture data to generate population growth models 
  • Amanda Barmore (2007) - Habitat selection in blacktail shiners 
  • Shy Eisenbach (2007) - Habitat selection in blacktail shiners

PPMSP field crew

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park field crew

Allen PPMSP

Allen holding a Peromyscus attwateri

Jeremy

Jeremy identifying a sunfish

VIE tagging

Stefanie injecting VIE tags into a blacktail shiner

Amanda PIT Tag

Amanda inserting a PIT tag