About Me

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Education

Ph.D. Candidate: Entomology-State University of New York                                                                       2011-present
College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Advisor: Dr. Melissa Fierke

M.S. Forestry-Northern Arizona University                                                                                                    2009-2011                       

Thesis: Size heritability and the effects of size on fitness in bark beetles
Advisor: Dr. Rich Hofstetter
GPA: 4.0/4.0

B.S. Forest Science-University of Wisconsin-Madison                                                                                 2005-2008
Senior Thesis: Defense mechanisms of lodgepole and whitebark pine to mountain pine beetle attack
Advisors: Dr. Ken Raffa and Dr. Eric Kruger
GPA: 3.3/4.0   Dean’s List: Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007, & Fall 2008
 

Professional Experience

Graduate Research Assistant                                                                                                                       Spring 2011-present
State University of New York
College of Environmental Science and Forestry-Supervisor: Dr. Melissa Fierke

Graduate Research Assistant
                                                                                                                       Winter 2009-Spring 2011
Northern Arizona University
School of Forestry-Supervisor: Dr. Rich Hofstetter
 
Teaching Assistant                                                                                                                                        Fall 2009
Northern Arizona University
School of Forestry-Supervisor: Dr. Kristen Waring
-Aided in field portion of undergraduate silviculture course
 
Field Technician                                                                                                                                           Summer 2009
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology-Supervisor: Dr. Jodi Forrester
Flambeau River State Forest, Wisconsin
-Performed vegetative and tree regeneration surveys
 
Ecological Lab Technician                                                                                                                           Fall 2007-Spring 2009
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology-Supervisor: Dr. Jodi Forrester
-Prepared biomass samples for carbon/nitrogen analysis
 
Field Research Intern                                                                                                                                   Summer 2008
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Department of Entomology-Supervisors: Dr. Ken Raffa and Erinn Powell
Greater Yellowstone Area
-Aided Ph.D student in field work examining interactions between bark beetle and fire disturbances
 
Range Aide/Type II Wildland Firefighter                                                                                                     Summer 2007
Gallatin National Forest-Big Timber Ranger District, Montana-Supervisor: Ken Cantrell
 
 

Publications and Presentations

 

Foelker, C.J. and R.W. Hofstetter.(manuscript in prep). 2011. The heritability of size and effects of size on fecundity in bark beetle.


Foelker, C.J and R.W. Hofstetter. The heritability of size and the effects of size on fecundity in Ips pini. North American Forest Insect Work Conference, Portland, OR. May 2011.

 

Foelker, C.J., R.W. Hofstetter, & T.S. Davis. The heritability of size and the effects of size on fecundity in two bark beetle species, Dendroctonus brevicomis and Ips pini (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Entomological Society of America National Meeting, San Diego, CA. December 2010.

 

Foelker, C.J., R.W. Hofstetter, & T.S. Davis. The heritability of size and the effects of size on fecundity in bark beetles. Western Forest Insect Work Conference, Flagstaff, AZ. April 2010.

 

 

Certifications    

 

Wildland Firefighting courses (S-130/S-190/L-180)

ATV Safety License

 

Professional and Academic Activities      

Western Forest Insect Work Conference                                                                                                2010-present

Tropical Forest Ecology Field course                                                                                                     March 2010

    -Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

Society of American Foresters                                                                                                               2007-present

    -Attended 2007, 2008, and 2010 SAF conventions

UW-Madison Forestry Club                                                                                                                     2005-2009

    -2008 vice-president

 

Volunteer Work

-Madison Coalition for the Elderly-Home and yard chore Volunteer                                                              Spring-Summer 2009

-Madison public elementary school-After school P.E. Activity Volunteer                                                      Spring-Summer 2008

-Allen Centennial Garden, UW-Madison-Garden Volunteer                                                                         Spring 2006

-Watertown public elementary school-Grade school Mentor                                                                        2004-2005