Shannon got a new job!
July 26, 2019 - Shannon is now working as a Lab Specialist at the Huntsman Cancer Research Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, doing DNA and RNA library preps in the genomics lab. She is really enjoying it so far. Congrats Shannon!
Jourdan got a new job!
July 25, 2019 - Jourdan is working as a Biological Science Technician at the National Wildlife Research Center in Fort Collins, Colorado. In this position she processes disease samples taken from feral swine, coyotes, avian species, and other mammals that are sent in to be tested for varying diseases, such as classical swine fever, brucellosis, pseudo-rabies, tularemia, and plague. She also helps the Center in the field by trapping and controlling wildlife that have repeated instances of human- and/or domestic livestock-contact. As she progresses into her position, she will become involved with the training and handling of detection dogs that are trained to detect flu and other diseases in avian feces. Congrats Jourdan!
Welcome to Alyssa Meier!
July 23, 2019 - Alyssa has accepted an MS position in the Ranglack Lab, beginning August 2019. Alyssa will join a collaborative research project involving UNK, the University of Nebraska - Lincoln (Dr. Andrew Little), and the Noble Research Institute (Dr. Stephen Webb) to evaluate, 1) the behavior of hunters (e.g., hunting style, hunter movements, spatial attributes of hunting sites, etc.); 2) how hunter behavior influences their probability of observing deer; and 3) how hunter behavior structures risk in white-tailed deer using an existing data set from Oklahoma aimed at examining how hunting pressure impacts white-tailed deer behavior. Welcome Alyssa!
Welcome to Luke Rogers and Amanda Medaries!
May 20, 2019 - Luke and Amanda have both accepted MS positions in the Ranglack Lab, beginning August 2019. Luke will be working on the first ever global census of the genus Bison, leading to the first IUCN Green List Assessment of bison. Amanda will be using systems thinking and systems dynamics to understand the interactions between genes, environment, management, and socio-economic factors that influence wildlife management, using bison at the American Prairie Reserve as a case study. She will be co-mentored by Drs. Reichart and Wuellner. Welcome to both Luke and Amanda!
Jourdan defended her MS research!
May 13, 2019 - Jourdan successfully defended her work on eastern cottontail rabbits! Congrats Jourdan! You can view her defense video on YouTube or embedded to the left.
Dr. Ranglack accepted into the 2019 TWS Leadership Institute!
April 19, 2019 - Dustin was one of 10 chosen to be part of the 2019 TWS Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute is an annual course established in 2006 to provide a select group of 10-15 promising TWS members with leadership training. The Leadership Institute consists of intensive activities and mentoring relationships that prepare participants for leadership positions, both in their workplace and in TWS.
Rob defended his MS research!
April 9, 2019 - Robert successfully defended his work on the spatial ecology of bison in multiple different conservation herds in the US. Congrats Rob! His defense video is embedded to the right.
Shannon defended her MS research!
April 2, 2019 - Shannon successfully defended her work on red-tailed hawks. Congrats Shannon! You can view the defense presentation on YouTube.