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MS Biology

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Rachael Barron
rachaelbarron@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Marcelo Serpe, Biological Sciences
Research: In vitro Regeneration, Cloning and Transformation of Artemisia tridentata ssp. Wyomingensis 


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Jennifer Butt
jenniferbutt@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Marie-Anne de Graaff, Biological Sciences
Research: Impacts of Fertilization, Plant Species & Genotypic Diversity on Soil Carbon and Soil Diversity in Biofuel Cropping Systems
Involvement: Graduate Student Association Biology Department Representative


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Craig Carpenter
craigcarpenter@u.boisestate.edu

Advisor: Marcelo Serpe, Biological Sciences


 

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Matthew Clark
matthewclark989@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Vicken Hillis, Human-Environment Systems
Research: Applying Social-Ecological Networks to Collaborative Management in the Crown of the Continent
Involvement: R User Group


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Merry Davidson
merrydavidson141@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Trevor Caughlin, Biological Sciences


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Angela Fairbanks
angelafairbanks@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Stephen Novak, Biological Sciences
Research: Use of Genetic Data and Historical Information to Reconstruct the Invasion and Spread of Taeniatherum caput-medusae (medusahead) in Eastern Washington and Oregon: Assessing the Invasion Process at Two Spatial Scales


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Jonas Frankel-Bricker
jonasfrankelbric@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Merlin White, Biological Sciences
Research: Merging Mycology and Microbial Ecology: Investigating the Relationship Between a Prominent Trichomycete Fungus (Zancudomyces culisetae) and the Gut Microbiome of its Mosquito Host


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Teo Geisler
mathewgeisler@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Marcelo Serpe, Biological Sciences


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Megan Kelly-Slatten
megankelly-slatten@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Marie-Anne de Graaff, Biological Sciences
Research: Impacts of Root-derived Carbon on Microbial Composition, Efficiency, and Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) Stabilization


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Mitch Levenhagen
mitchelllevenhagen@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Jesse Barber, Biological Sciences


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Abby McMurtry
abbymcmurtry@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Marie-Anne de Graaff, Biological Sciences
Research: The Effect of Plant Roots on the Decomposition of Ancient Buried Soil Carbon


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Chelsea Merriman
chelseamerriman@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Jennifer Forbey, Biological Sciences


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Leslie Nichols
leslienichols@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Marie-Anne de Graaff, Biological Sciences


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Kara Navock
karamoran@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Steve Novak, Biological Sciences


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Michael Ottenlips
michaelottenlips@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Jim Smith, Biological Sciences


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Kate Owens
kateowens@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Jesse Barber, Biological Sciences
Research: Hungry Birds in a Loud World: Investigating Foraging and Vigilance Behavior in Noise


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Kristina Parker
kristinaparker1@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Jay Carlisle, Biological Sciences


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Britt Pendleton
brittainypendleton@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Jennifer Forbey, Biological Sciences


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Brecken Robb
breckenrobb@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Jennifer Forbey, Biological Sciences
Research: Remotely-Sensing Chemical Diversity and Function of Native Plants Across Sagebrush-Steppe Landscapes


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Olivia Rodriguez
oliviarodriguez@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Eric Hayden, Biological Sciences


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Anna Roser
annaroser@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Nancy Glenn, Geosciences


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Abby Sage
abbysage@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Neil Carter, Human-Environment Systems
Research: A Social-Ecological Approach for Evaluating Grizzly Bear Habitat in Idaho and Montana


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Jamie Burke
jamiesmith617@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Jay Carlisle, Biological Sciences
Research: Studying Breeding Waterbirds in Anticipation of Human Water Use Changes


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Edward Trout
edwardtrout@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Neil Carter, Human-Environment Systems


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Michael Wojahn
mikewojahn@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Sven Buerki, Biological Sciences
Research: Developing a Rapid Plant Community Survey to Promote Conservation in Biodiversity Hotspots


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Andrii Zaiats
andriizaiats@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Trevor Caughlin, Biological Sciences
Research: Spatial Pattern and Process in Sagebrush Common Gardens


MS Raptor  Biology

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Kathleen Callery
kathleencallery@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Julie Heath, Biological Sciences
Research: Consequences of Mismatched Breeding on the Fitness of American Kestrels (F. sparverius s. and F.s. Paulus) In North America


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Hunter Cole
huntercole@u.boisestate.edu

Advisor: Jesse Barber, Biological Sciences


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Caitlin Davis
caitlindavis@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Julie Heath, Biological Sciences


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Ariana Dickson
arianadickson@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Jim Belthoff, Biological Sciences
Research: Anticoagulant Rodenticides: Assessment of Non-target Exposure to an Avian Predator


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Patricia Dumandan
patriciakayeduma@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Todd Katzner, US Geological Survey


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Christine Hayes
christinehayes1@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: 
David Anderson, The Peregrine Fund


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Michael Henderson
michaelhenderson2@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: David Anderson, The Peregrine Fund


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Hanna McCaslin
hannakim@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Julie Heath, Biological Sciences


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Sara Pourzamani
sarapourzamani@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Jim Belthoff, Biological Sciences


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Teague Scott
teaguescott@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Jay Carlisle, Biological Sciences
Research: Movement Ecology of the White-headed Vulture and the White-backed Vulture in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique


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Skyler Swiecki
skylerswiecki@u.boisestate.edu
Advisor: Jim Belthoff, Biological Sciences