People of Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Mail may be addressed to any of the recipients below at:
Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation
310 West Campus Drive
Cheatham Hall, RM101, Virginia Tech (MC 0321)
Blacksburg, VA 24061
My research will be focused on "understanding the threats of climate change to cichlid fish species of commercial importance in Ghana and increasing the resilience of affected populations."
My current research focuses on spatial stock structure and movement of yellow perch (Perca flavescens) in Lake Erie.
Advisors: Hallerman & Orth
I am interested in the conservation of reptiles and amphibians. My research focuses on modelling the population dynamics of the endangered flatwoods salamander, Ambystoma bishopi.
AdvisorS: Fraser & Catlin
I am currently studying ways to improve the aquaculture sector in Ghana with the aid of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Statistics and Economics in Virginia Tech. My research is focused on developing a spatial framework for aquaculture development in Ghana.
My research focuses on a threatened migratory shorebird species called Red Knots (Calidris canutus rufa). We are investigating reasons behind the rufa subspecies' drastic population decline in order to better manage the species and hopefully halt further population decline.
Miluska Olivera Hyde
My work involves monitoring restored populations of freshwater mussels in the Clinch and Powell Rivers.
I am researching the human dimensions of habitat conservation on private lands, specifically early successional habitat for bird species such as the Golden-winged Warbler
Advisors: Angermeier & Hallerman
I am studying demographics and genetic differentiation of candy darter populations in Virginia. My research aims to enhance understanding of population and occupancy dynamics to inform management overseeing this Special Concern species.
I am studying prey utilization and predation behavior of bobcats to better understand potential impacts on white-tailed deer populations in the mountains of western Virginia.
My research focuses on shorebird conservation, public perceptions of shorebirds, and human disturbance.
I study red fox habitat use and activity patterns on Fire Island, NY. My broader research interests include carnivore ecology, habitat use, and predator-prey relationships, particularly in human-altered areas.
I am interested in the ecology and conservation of reptiles and amphibians, particularly species associated with fire-maintained pine forests of the southeast. My research primarily focuses on habitat use and population dynamics of Gopher Tortoises on Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. ?
Carol Ann Nichols
I study banded mongooses (Mungos mungo) populations in Chobe District, Botswana to assess the influences of animal behavior on disease dynamics.
Advisors: Frimpong & Angermeier
My research interests are primarily focused on estimating population sizes of wild cats. These animals are usually very secretive by nature and often times very difficult to study. This type of research is being done though population modeling incorporating non-invasive camera-trapping techniques with a mark-recapture framework.
Michael St. Germain
Advisors: Catlin & Fraser