In the lab
Katie Preston is an M.Sc. student in Zoology and joined the lab Fall 2012--so with the initiation of the lab! She comes to NDSU from Drake University. She most recently worked as a Field Conservation Intern for the Lincoln Park Zoo's Urban Wildlife Zoo working with small mammals. She's interested in conservation and restoration ecology with a focus on tallgrass prairies. Katie will be focusing on community composition and population dynamics of small mammals in tallgrass systems.
Andy Nelson is an M.Sc. student in Zoology and joined the lab Spring 2013. Andy comes to NDSU from Minnesota State University, Moorehead. He is interested in anti-predator behavior and chemical signaling. Andy will be investigating behavioral variation in crickets with a focus on how signals of predation threat influence mate choice and "indirect maternal care".
Jeff Berens is an M.Sc. student in ECS and joined the lab Fall 2014. Jeff joined the lab as an EPSCoR Graduate Fellow after finishing his Bachelors from Valley City. He is interested in population and community dynamics. Jeff will be looking at geometric morphometric variation in Peromyscus spp. and at biotic and abiotic predictors of Peromyscus spp. presence in tallgrass systems.
Tori Schwab is a B.Sc. student in Zoology and joined the lab Fall 2012--so also with the initiation of the lab! Tori is broadly interested in animal behavior. As part of an independent study project she is looking at the correspondence between repeatability and heritability of behavior.