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Abdulai Barrie, M.S. student
Advisors: Cynthia Loftin and Joseph Zydlewski, Maine Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Fall 2013 – Summer 2015


Erynn Call, Ph.D. candidate
Advisor: Malcolm Hunter, Department of Wildlife Ecology
Summer 2009 – Fall 2013
M.S. 2002, Wildlife Ecology, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
B.S. 1998, Wildlife Ecology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI


Shannon Chapin, M.S. student
Advisors: Cynthia Loftin, Maine Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit and Frank Drummond, School of Biology & Ecology
Spring 2012 – Spring 2014
Graduate Certificate 2010, GIS and Remote Sensing, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
B.S. 2007, Environmental Geography, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA


John Clare, Ph.D. student
Advisor: Shawn McKinney, Maine Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Fall 2013 – Spring 2017
M.S. 2013, Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin,  Stevens Point, WI
B.A. 2004, Environmental Studies, Bates College, Lewiston, ME


Brittany Cline, Ph.D. student
Advisor: Malcolm Hunter, Department of Wildlife Ecology
Spring 2010 – Spring 2014
M.S. 2008, Dept. of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
B.S. 2001, Biology & Environmental Studies with a minor in English literature, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME


Rachel Dunham, MWC student
Advisor: Malcolm Hunter, Department of Wildlife Ecology
Fall 2011 – Fall 2013
B.S. 2009, Biology, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA


Stephen Dunham, M.S. student
Advisor: Daniel Harrison, Department of Wildlife Ecology
Spring 2012 – Spring 2016
B.S. 2011, Wildlife Science and Management, University of Maine, Orono, ME


Carly Eakin, Ph.D. student
Advisors: Aram Calhoun and Malcolm Hunter, Department of Wildlife Ecology
Summer 2013 – Spring 2017
M.S. 2012, Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, MI
B.S. 2006, Landscape Architecture, Michigan State University, MI

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Luke Groff, Ph.D. student
Advisors: Aram Calhoun, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Cynthia Loftin, Maine Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Spring 2011 – Fall 2015
M.S. 2011, Biology, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
B.S. 2007, Wildlife and Fisheries Science, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
B.A. 2002, Environmental Studies, Kings College, Wilkes-Barre, PA


Kristine Hoffmann, Ph.D. Student
Advisors: Aram Calhoun and Malcolm Hunter, Department of Wildlife Ecology
Spring 2012 – Spring 2017
M.S. 2007, Wildlife Ecology & Conservation, University of Florida, FL
B.S. 2005, Biology, University of Massachusetts, MA


Betsy Irish, Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Joseph Zydlewski, Maine Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Summer 2013 – Spring 2017


Lisa Izzo, Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Joseph Zydlewski, Maine Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Fall 2013 – Spring 2016


Vanessa Levesque, Ph.D. student
Advisors: Aram Calhoun, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Kathleen Bell, School of Economics
Fall 2010 – Spring 2014
M.S. 2004, Natural Resources Planning, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT
B.S. 1995, Environmental and Evolutionary Biology, Dartmouth, Hanover, NH


Brianne Looze, Ph.D. student
Advisors: Cynthia Loftin, Maine Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit and Frank Drummond, School of Biology & Ecology
Fall 2012 – Spring 2016
M.S. 2012, Forest Resources, University of Maine, Orono, ME
B.S. 2009, Biology, Geographic Information Systems, University of Wisconsin-Superior, Superior, WI


David Mallett, M.S. student
Advisors: Daniel Harrison, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Angela Fuller, New York Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Summer 2008 – Fall 2013
B.S. 2007, Fisheries & Wildlife, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
B.S. 2007, Forestry, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO


George Maynard, Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Joseph Zydlewski, Maine Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Summer 2013 – Spring 2017


Alyson McKnight, Ph.D. Student
Advisor: Cynthia Loftin and Shawn McKinney, Maine Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Fall 2013 – Summer 2017
M.S. 1999, Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
B.A. 1996, Zoology, Connecticut College, New London, CT


Sheryn Olson, M.S. student
Advisor: Daniel Harrison, Department of Wildlife Ecology
Spring 2010 – Spring 2014
B.S. 1977, Zoology with minor in Experimental Psychology, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL


Andrew O’Malley, M.S. student
Advisor: Joseph Zydlewski, Maine Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Spring 2012 – Spring 2014
B.S. 2010, Ecology and Environmental Sciences, University of Maine, Orono, ME


Margaret Owens, MWC student
Advisor: Malcolm Hunter, Department of Wildlife Ecology
Fall 2012 – Spring 2014

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Jennifer Raber, MWC student
Advisor: Aram Calhoun, Department of Wildlife Ecology
Fall 2012 – Spring 2014


Silas Ratten, M.S. student
Advisor: Joseph Zydlewski, Maine Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Fall 2010 – Fall 2013
B.S. 2008, Forest Ecosystem Science, University of Maine, Orono, ME


Brian Rolek, Ph.D. student
Advisors: Cynthia Loftin, Maine Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit and Daniel Harrison, Department of Wildlife Ecology
Fall 2012 – Spring 2017
M.S. 2009, Ornithology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
B.S. 2003, Biology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA


Kevin Ryan, Ph.D. candidate
Advisor: Aram Calhoun, Department of Wildlife Ecology
Spring 2008 – Fall 2013
B.S. 2001, Wildlife Management, SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY
A.A.S. 1999, Fish and Wildlife Technology, SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY


Daniel Stich, Ph.D. student
Advisor: Joseph Zydlewski, Maine Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Spring 2011 – Fall 2016
M.S. 2011, Fisheries Science, Virginia Tech, Blackburg, VA
Grad Certificate 2010, Fisheries Professoriate, Virginia Tech, Blackburg, VA
B.S. 2008, Fisheries & Aquaculture, SUNY Cobleskill, Cobleskill, NY


Alyssa Vitale, M.S. student
Advisor: Shawn McKinney, Maine Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Fall 2013 – Spring 2015


Daniel Weaver, Ph.D. Student
Advisors: Stephen Coghlan, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Joseph Zydlewski, Maine Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Summer 2013 – Spring 2017


Connor Wood, M.S. student
Advisor: Shawn McKinney, Maine Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit
Fall 2013 – Spring 2015

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