Students

These are the students who are either working in my lab or alumni of my lab. Feel free to contact them if you are interested in their research or finding out what it is like to work in my lab.

If you are interested in pursuing graduate work in my lab then please contact me: brett.goodwin@und.nodak.edu. You can also find information about UND's graduate school here.


Current Students

Ms. Jessica Shahan - MS student (2009-present)

Jessica.Shahan@und.edu

Jessica earned a BS degree in environmental sciences from Randolph-Macon Woman's College. For her Master's project Jessica is studying the relative impact of patch quality and landscape effects on prairie song bird communities.

Mr. Pete Christensen - MS student (2008-present)

peter.christensen@und.nodak.edu

Pete earned a BS degree in fish and wildlife management from the University of North Dakota. For his Master's project Pete is investigating the impact of the surrounding landscape on aquatic invertebrate communities of prairie potholes.

Talor Campbell

Mr. Taylor Campbell - MS student (2008-present)

TAYLOR.CAMPBELL.2@und.nodak.edu

Taylor earned a BS degree in biology from Centenary College of Louisiana. Taylor is working at the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies studying the factors that influence spatio-temporal patterns of white-footed mouse (Peromyscus leucopus) activity in oak dominated hardwood forests.

Mr. Nate Emery - MS student (2007-present)

nathaniel.emery@und.nodak.edu

Nate earned a BS degree in fish and wildlife management from the University of Minnesota, Crookston. For his Master's project Nate is studying greater prairie chickens (Tympanuchus cupido) -  movement, survivorship, and nesting success - while collecting chickens to transport to Wisconsin to enhance genetic diversity in the Wisconsin populations.

 

Ms. Julia Beard - BS student (2006-present)

julia.beard@und.nodak.edu

Julia worked in my lab as a work study student and is now working on her own project through the McNair program. Julia is investigating the influence of the prairie patch and the surrounding landscape on hymenopteran density and diversity. 

Ms. Fawn Wasin Zi - MS student (2006-present)

fawn.wasin.zi@und.nodak.edu

Fawn earned a BS degree in biology (with Chemistry and Theology minors) from the University of Mary. Before coming to UND Fawn worked for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Department of Game, Fish & Parks. Fawn's Master's work involves looking at the effectiveness of on-site and off-site mitigation wetlands in replacing wetlands lost due to road construction.


Lab Alumni

Mr. Chad Parent - MS student (2005-2008)

chad.parent@students.tamuk.edu

For his Master's project Chad worked on a study for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Chad's study monitor movements, mortality and habitat use of released wild turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo silvestris) in northwestern Minnesota. Chad is currently working on a PhD at Texas A&M University Kingsville on quail management.

Ms. Mikel Magelky - BS student (2006-2007)

mikel.magelky@und.nodak.edu

Mikel worked in my lab through a ND-EPSCoR AURA fellowship. Mikel tested the potential for using harmonic radar tags to track kattydid (Orchelimum gladiator) movements in the field. Mikel is currently attending optometry school.

Mr. Andrew Miller - BS student (2007)

andrew.miller2@und.edu

Andrew worked in my lab through a ND-EPSCoR AURA fellowship. Andrew's work involved looking at the differences of on-site and off-site mitigation wetlands as bird and amphibian habitat. Andrew will be attending medical school.

Mr. Rory Manke - BS student (2006-2007)

RoryManke@creighton.edu

Rory worked in my lab through a ND-EPSCoR AURA fellowship. Rory's research project investigated the spatial distribution of a goldenrod galling fly (Eurosta solidaginis) and the spatial distribution of predators of the fly. Rory is currently attending dental school at Creighton.

Mr. Davey Cookman - BS student (2006-2010)

forksman@hotmail.com

Davey worked in my lab through the McNair program. Davey's research project investigated the influence of the prairie patch and the surrounding landscape on orthopteran density and diversity. Davey is currently applying to graduate schools.

Ms. Sarah Olimb (nee Fischer) - MS student (2003-2006)

sarah.olimb@wwfus.org

Sarah earned a BS degree in ecology from the University of Georgia. Prior to joining my lab she worked in a marine biogeochemistry lab, surveyed mammals, birds, herptiles and vegetation in South Carolina, researched Allegheny Woodrats in West Virginia, and sampled small mammal communities on prairie fragments in North Dakota/Minnesota.

For her Master's project Sarah investigated the impact of prairie fragment characters (size, shape, etc.) and the surrounding landscape (types of landuse) on the insect communities of prairie fragments. Sarah is currently employed as a GIS Landscape Analyst at WWF.

Mr. Rob McCann  - BS student (2005-2006)

rseanm@gmail.com

Rob worked in my lab through the ND-EPSCoR AURA program. His research project looked at movement behavior of a kattydid (Orchelimum gladiator) in different prairie vegetation. He is currently working on a PhD at Michigan State University in medical entomology.


Last updated: August 18, 2010