Most of my graduate students are co-advised with Dr. John McCarty. Students interested in joining our lab should contact either Dr. McCarty or me.
Current graduate students:
Michelle Biodrowski is studying how grassland birds respond to habitat heterogeneity produced by patch-burn grazing managment of prairies owned by The Nature Conservancy.
Heather WIlls's thesis project asks whether development associated with wind power in the Nebraska Sandhills produces physiological stress in prairie grouse.
Jonas Grundman is interested in wetland restoration and seceretive marsh birds.
Melissa Mount is studying the effects of urbanization on prairie birds
Lindsey Reinarz is studying the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem function. Her thesis work addresses whether herbivory rates and insect communities are affected by grassland diversity.
Previous M.S. students
Lorelle Berkeley. 2004. The postfledging ecology of Dickcissels (Spiza americana). MS Thesis, University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Page Klug. 2005. The effects of local grassland habitat and surrounding landscape composition on the predators of grassland bird nests. MS Thesis, University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Nichollette ZooknRider. 2006. The cumulative effects of using transgenic herbicide-tolerant (HT) soybeans on plant and butterfly diversity in marginal field habitat. MS Thesis, University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Joel Jorgensen. 2007. Buff-breasted Sandpiper (Tryngities subruficollis) Abundance, Habitat Use, and Distribution During Migratory Stopover in the Rainwater Basin, Nebraska. MS Thesis, University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Erin Kucera. 2011. Effects of grazing on vegetation and grassland bird desnsities. MS Thesis, University of Nebraska at Omaha .