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 field crickets (Gryllus spp.) with a focus on response to predator cues and other aspects of behavior in response to predator cues.
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.
Collaborators & Colleagues
I've had the good fortune to work with a lot of great people over the last several years, including:
Stephen H. Jenkins
-PhD Adviser and we continue to work together a lot.
Mary M. Peacock
-Post-doc Adviser and, like with Steve, we still have quite a few ongoing projects.
Niels J. Dingemanse
-In addition to past work, Niels and I have several ongoing collaborations focusing on characterizing the underlying genetic architecture that gives rise to behavioral syndrome structure.
Chris M. Gienger
-Chris and I have several ongoing projects which have considerable opportunity for graduate and undergraduate student participation.
-Shinichi does great work in addition to his amazing statistical knowledge. I've worked on a few papers with him and look forward to future opportunities to do the same.