Lab members

Graduate Students: 

Carly AulickyCARLY AULICKY
PhD student (started fall 2015)
Email: caulicky (at) ksu.edu
Office: Ackert 333







MARK HERSE
MSc student (started spring 2015)
Email: mrherse (at) ksu.edu
Office: Ackert 333






Elsie ShogrenELSIE SHOGREN

PhD student (started fall 2015)
Email: eshogren (at) ksu.edu
Office: Ackert 333





SARAH WINNICKI
MSc student (started fall 2016, former REU at KSU)
Email: skwinnicki (at) ksu.edu

Office: Ackert 333





Technician:

Michaela with the QMRSuzy Replogle worked in the lab during her senior year and has continued to do all the stuff that nobody else has time to do. She is becoming our de-facto field and lab technician and database manager. Thanks Suzy! 



Undergraduate Students: 

Michaela with the QMRMichaela Gustafson a senior who worked on a short project spring 2016 on Harris' Sparrows, and the summer of 2016 on the Grasshopper Sparrow crew. She is interested in using data collected over the past 3 years to understanding how changes in Grasshopper Sparrows' body composition is affected by inter- and intra-seasonal variation in temperature and precipitation.

Former lab members: 

EMILY WILLIAMS 
MSc  (2013-2016)

Emily is now employed as a Avian Biologist at Denali National Park!




Summer 2016 Grasshopper Sparrow crew:
(L to R)
MICHAELA GUSTAFSON
LAUREN ANGERMAYER
DESTINEY HETT
CAITIE WEICHMAN
SARAH WINNICKI
SUZY REPLOGLE
(NOT PICTURED) JESSE NGUYEN

Summer 2014 crewSummer 2015 Grasshopper Sparrow crew:
(L to R)
DYLAN SMITH
SARAH WINNICKI
CHELSEA SINK
YISEL MARQUEZ
EMILY WILLIAMS
SUZY REPLOGLE
JACKIE GEHRT




Summer 2014 crewSummer 2014 Grasshopper Sparrow crew:
(L to R top)
HUNTER NEDLAND
ALEX HENRY
BREYANA RAMSEY
SARAH WINNICKI
(L to R bottom)
ALAINA THOMAS
ALICE BOYLE
DYLAN SMITH
EMILY WILLIAMS
AMIE SOMMERS


Breyana presenting her research results
BREYANA RAMSEY
helped out in the field during the 2014 summer season on Konza and continued research in the lab during the 2014-2015 as part of the Developing Scholars program at K-State.


AMIE SOMMERS helped out during fall 2014 on a collaborative project involving small mammal populations and metabolites and then worked full time in the lab spring 2015. She is currently pursuing her MSc at Texas Tech University studying bat migration physiological ecology.

CHYNA PEI
conducted an independent research project in her senior year investigating the interactions between Dickcissels and Grasshopper Sparrows on the Konza.  She is currently working on wildlife-related projects in Eastern Kansas.

STEFFANIE MUNGIA was an REU student during the summer of 2013. Steffanie's work addressed the cauases of  spatial aggregation in territories of Grasshopper Sparrows. She  finished her undergraduate degree in Integrative Animal Biology at the University of Sourth Florida, was part of an elite group chosen to be 2014 Hollings Scholars by NOAA, and now is pursuing a graduate degree at Berkeley.

Summer 2013:
Allie banding her first GRSPALLISON BAYS

SARAH DEMADURA 

IAN WATERS 


Interested in joining the lab?

For future students and post-docs: 

I welcome enquiries about research oportunities in my labfrom collaborators of all levels. Whether you are a prospective grad student or post-doc, or a K-State undergraduate student interested in expanding your field or lab skills, I encourage you to contact me. If you are interested in pursuing graduate studies in my lab, please read the information for prospective students on my Joining the Lab page, and learn more about why K-State's Division of Biology graduate program is a good choice for you.

Mentors and assistants

Mentors:
Judie BronsteinI was fortunate to be co-advised by two wonderful mentors during my Ph.D. at the University of Arizona with complementary interests and expertise:
Judie Bronstein in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (my home department), 
and ...

Courtney visiting my field sites, Nov 2004Courtney Conway in the School of Natural Resources (my "minor" department but a major mentor!... now in Idaho). 





Chris and Alice, long ago I did my first post-doc at the University of Western Ontario with Chris Guglielmo, where I delved into the physiological mechanisms underlying variation in migratory behaviour.  Dave Winkler
 
With Chris, I also collaborated with Ryan Norris (U.Guelph), and David Winkler (Cornell) on questions surrounding life-history trade-offs in migratory decisions in temperate and tropical birds. 

My last post-doc was at UBC under the supervision of Kathy Martin, and involved a collaboration with Brett Sandercock (Kansas State University) during which I reviewed the evidence for a shift toward slower life histories when birds nest at high elevations, and describe high elevation habitat use by migrant birds in different regions of BC.


Former field assistants:

Lisa Kennedy with Tree Swallow, Ithaca, NY2010

Lisa Kennedy, now pursuing PhDS in the arctic

2009Megan with female White-ruffed Manakin

Lauren Harter, David Vander Plyum, and Megan Jones (now Ph.D. candidate, Florida State University.) 

2008

Megan Jones, Orion Weldon, Jen Anderson, Catherine Craig

2007

Heather Lumpkin (REU student), Chris Kirkpatrick

2005

Sarah White (Honours student), Eve Dreyer, Becky Ruppell, Briana Horvath, Carissa Ganong (REU student), Marisa Hast (REU student)

Mary with mural of White-ruffed Manakin, painted in cabin in Braulio Carrillo National Park

2004

Mary Burke, Jared Wolfe, John Brokaw, Dick Repasky, Juan Montoya, Melanie Hill, Cecilia Leumas, Will Goulding

2003
Sean Cullen

Mud Football, 20022002

Andres Zambrano, Heather Reider, Laura Cholodenko, Arnulfo Torres   

2001

Pilar Sanchez, Dick Repasky

....and many more who have helped me for shorter periods of time. THANK YOU ALL!