Abby Powell's
GRADUATE STUDENTS


MeganMegan Boldenow

Ph.D. Student, 2012 - present: Beringian shorebirds
B.S., Environment and Development, McGill University, 2003


 

 

 

 

Kelly OverduijnKelly Overduijn

M.S. Student, 2012 - present: Effects of thermokarst and fire on avian habitats in the boreal forest
B.S., Wildlife Ecology, University of Georgia, 2007



 

 

 


Heather CraigHeather Craig

M.S. Student, 2012 - present: Breeding ecology of Smith's Longspurs in northern Alaska
B.S., Biology (Ecology), Northwest Nazarene University, 2010



 

 

 


Chris HarwoodChris Harwood

M.S. Student, 2010 - present: Breeding ecology of Whimbrels in interior Alaska
B.A., Biology, College of the Holy Cross, 1984



 

 

 



Matt SexsonMatt Sexson

Ph.D. Student, 2009 - present: Spatiotemporal variation in the non-breeding distribution of Spectacled Eiders
M.S., Biology, Fort Hayes State University, 2006; B.S., Wildlife Biology, Baker University, 2004










Lila TauzerLila Tauzer

M.S. Student, 2009 - present: Ecosystem and avian community shifts in response to environmental change
B.S., Biology, Humboldt State University, 2003








Roy Churchwell Roy Churchwell

Ph.D. Student, Fall 2008 - present: Shorebird use of coastal lagoons on Alaska's North Slope
M.S., Zoology, Oklahoma State University, 2005; B.S., Zoology, University of Idaho, 1999










River Gates
River Gates

M.S. Student, Spring 2008 - 2011: Reproductive ecology and morphometric subspecies comparisons of Dunlin, an Arctic shorebird.
B.A., Field Ecology and Environmental Education, Prescott College, 2000











Teri McMillanTeri Wild

M.S. Student, Fall 2007- present: Habitat characteristics of Smith's Longspurs in Alaska's Brooks Range
B.S., Biology and Environmental Science, Colby College, 1998









Valerie SteenValerie Steen

M.S. Student, Fall 2007 - 2010: Waterbird distribution and habitat in the Prairie Pothole Region, USA.
B.S., Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior, University of Minnesota, 1999











Emily WeiserEmily Weiser

M.S. Student, Fall 2007- 2010: Use of anthropogenic foods by Glaucous Gulls in Northern Alaska
B.S., Biology, Colby College, 2004











Steffen OppelSteffen Oppel

Current Employer - The Royal Society for Protection of Birds, UK

Ph.D. Student, 2005 - 2008: Ecology of King Eiders.
M.S., Landscape Ecology, Carl-von-Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany, 2003








Rebecca Bentzen
Rebecca (McGuire) Bentzen

Current Employer - University of Alaska Fairbanks, Postdoctoral Fellow

Ph.D. Student, 2002 - 2009: Reproductive patterns of King Eiders.
B.S., Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1998







Audrey Taylor
Audrey Taylor

Ph.D. Student, Fall 2003 - 2010: Post-breeding ecology of shorebirds on the Arctic Coastal Plain of Alaska.
M.S., Biology, Wildlife Biology, Colorado State University, 2002; B.S., Natural Resources, Cornell University, 1997









Stacia Backensto
Stacia Backensto

M.S. Student, Interdisciplinary Studies, 2002 - 2010: Common ravens in Alaska's North Slope oil fields: an integrated study using local knowledge and science.
B.S., Biology, Fort Lewis College, 1997









Christopher LattyChristopher Latty

Current Employer - US Fish and Wildlife Service, Fairbanks Alaska

M.S. Student, 2005 - Spring 2008: Effects of implantable satellite transmitters on Common Eiders
B.S., Biomedical Science, Grand Valley State University, 2000








Heather Wilson
Heather Wilson

Current Employer - US Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage, Alaska

Ph.D. Student, 2002 - 2007: Population Ecology of Pacific Common Eiders on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, Alaska
B.A., Biology, University of California Santa Cruz, 1998








Julie MorseJulie Morse

Current Employer - The Nature Conservancy, Washington

M.S. Student, 2002 - Fall 2005: Effects of recreational disturbance on Black Oystercatchers at Kenai Fjords National Park
B.S. Biology and Geology, Earlham College, 1995





Laura PhillipsLaura Phillips

Current Employer - National Park Service, Seward, Alaska

M.S., Fall 2001 - 2005: Migration Ecology and Distribution of King Eiders
B.S., Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, 1997






Mike KnocheMike Knoche

M.S., 2002 - 2004: King Eider Wing Molt: Inferences from Stable Isotope Analyses
B.S., Biology and Wildlife, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 1997








Corey AdlerCorey Adler

M.S. Student, 2001 - 2004: Winter habitat use by cow moose on the Alaska Peninsula National Wildlife Refuge
B.S., Forestry and Wildlife, Virginia Tech, 1995









Abby N. Powell
Alaska Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

last modified 09/26/2012