Samantha Wisely

Samantha Wisely

110 Newins-Ziegler Hall
Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida 32611-0430
352.846.0645
352.392.6984 FAX
wisely@ufl.edu

Research Interests

Disease ecology, molecular ecology, biogeography, wildlife biology

Education

Ph.D. Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming, August 2001. Dissertation: Conservation genetics of the black-footed ferret.

M.S. Wildlife Ecology, Humboldt State University, August 1997. Thesis: Comparative physiology, ecology and behavior in two species of plethodontid salamander.

B.A. Ecology, Evolution and Animal Behavior, University of California, San Diego. June 1991.

Appointments

2011-present Associate Professor, Dept. of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida

2004-present Research Associate, National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution

2010-2011 Associate Professor, Division of Biology, Kansas State University

2004- 2010 Assistant Professor, Division of Biology, Kansas State University

2002-2003 Postdoctoral Associate, National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution

2001-2002 Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow, National Museum of Natural History

1997-2001 Research Assistant, University of Wyoming

1993-1997 Teaching Assistant, Humboldt State University

Lectureships

Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation - Kansas State University. Co-taught this junior level class. Enrollment ~75. 2005-2010.

Organismic Biology - KSU. Co-taught this freshman l evel class. Enrollment ~175. 2005-2011.

Population Biology - KSU. Developed this senior lev el class. Enrollment ~25. 2007-2008.

Microsatellite Markers - KSU. Developed this gradua te class. Enrollment =15. 2005.

Field Ecology - University of Wyoming. Developed th is senior level class. Enrollment ~10. 1998-2000.

Guest Lectureships

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine (KSUCVM). Dept. of Pathology. Emerging Diseases. I lecture on Disease Ecology. 2007-2011.

KSUCVM. Pathways to Public Health. Undergraduate Summer Research Experience. I lecture on Disease Ecology. 2010-2011.

Publications (**Corresponding Author, *Undergraduate author)

Gregory, A.J., Kaler, R.S.A., Prebyl, T.J.*, Sandercock, B.K., Wisely, S.M.** 2012. Influence of founder effects and mating system on the breeding ecology and genetic structure of a newly established population of Island Ptarmigan. Conservation Genetics. In press.

McNew, L.B., Gregory, A.J., Wisely, S.M., Sandercock, B.K**. 2012. Demography of Greater Prairie-Chickens: Regional Variation in Vital Rates, Sensitivity Values, and Population Dynamics. Journal of Wildlife Management. In press.

Statham, M.J., Sackes, B.N., Aubry, K.B, Perrine, J.D., and Wisely, S.M.*. 2012. The origin of recently established red fox populations in the United States: Translocations or natural range expansions? Journal of Mammalogy. In press.

Barton, H.D., and Wisely, S.M.*. 2012. Phylogeography of striped skunks (Mephitis mephitis) in North America: Pleistocene dispersal and contemporary population structure. Journal of Mammalogy. In press.

Blevins, E.*, Wisely, S.M., and With, K.A. 2011. Historical processes and landscape context influence genetic structure in peripheral populations of the collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris). Landscape Ecology 26:1125-1136.

McNew, L.B., Gregory, A.J., Wisely, S.M., Sandercock, B.K.** 2011. Reproductive biology of a southern population of Greater Prairie-chickens. In Studies in Avian Biology, Vol. 39. Ecology, Conservation and Management of Grouse, eds. Sandercock, B.K., Martin, K., and Segelbacher, G., Pp. 209-222.

McNew, L.B., Gregory, A.J., Wisely, S. M., Sandercock, B.K.** 2011. Human-mediated selection on lifer history traits of the Greater Prairie-chicken. In Studies in Avian Biology, Vol. 39. Ecology, Conservation and Management of Grouse, eds. Sandercock, B.K., Martin, K., and Segelbacher, G., Pp. 255-266.

Gregory, A.J., McNew, L.B., Prebyl*, T., Sandercock, B.K., Wisely, S.M.** 2011. Hierarchical modeling of lek habitats of Greater Prairie-chickens. In Studies in Avian Biology, Vol. 39. Ecology, Conservation and Management of Grouse, eds. Sandercock, B.K., Martin, K., and Segelbacher, G., Pp. 21-32.

Casey, A.E., Sandercock, B.K., Wisely, S.M.** 2011. Genetic parentage and local population structure in the socially monogamous Upland Sandpiper. Condor 113: 119-128.

Klug, P.E.**, Wisely, S.M., With K.A. 2011. Population genetic structure and landscape connectivity of the Eastern Yellowbelly Racer (Coluber constrictor flaviventris) in the tallgrass prairie of northeastern Kansas. Landscape Ecology 26:281.

Campos-Krauer, J.M., Wisely, S.M.** 2011. Deforestation and cattle ranching drive rapid range expansion and secondary contact of vicariant populations of a semiaquatic rodent in the Gran Chaco ecosystem. Global Change Biology 17: 206-218.

Apple, J.L., Grace, T., Joern, A., St. Amand, P., Wisely, S.M.** 2010. Genome scan detects host-related divergent selection in the grasshopper Hesperotettix viridis. Molecular Ecology 19: 4012-4028.

Grace, T., Wisely, S.M., Brown, S.J., Dowell, F., Joern, A.** 2010. Divergent host plant adaptation drives the evolution of sexual isolation in the grasshopper Hesperotettix viridis (Orthoptera: Acrididae) in the absence of reinforcement. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 100:866-878.

Conard, J., Statham, M.J., Gipson, P.S., Wisely, S.M.**. 2010. The influence of translocation strategy and management practices on the genetic health of a re-established elk (Cervus elaphus) population. Restoration Ecology 18 (S1): 85-93.

Sacks, B.**, Statham, M.J., Perrine, J., Wisely, S.M., Aubry, K.B. 2010. North American montane red foxes: expansion, fragmentation, and the origin of the Sacramento Valley red fox. Conservation Genetics. 11:1523-1539.

Barton, H.D., Gregory, A.J., Davis, R., Hanlon, C.A., Wisely, S.M.** 2010. Contrasting landscape epidemiology of two sympatric rabies virus strains. Molecular Ecology 19:2725-2738.

Coolon, J.D., Jones, K.L., Narayanan, S., Wisely, S.M.** 2010. Microbial ecological response of the intestinal flora of Peromyscus maniculatus and P. leucopus to heavy metal contamination. Molecular Ecology, Special Issue on next generation technology 19:67-80.

Grace, T., Joern, A., Apple, J.L., Brown, S.J., and Wisely, S.M.** 2009. Highly polymorphic microsatellites in the North American Snakeweed Grasshopper, Hesperotettix viridis. Journal of Orthoptera Research 18:19-21.

Aubry, K.B, Statham, M.J., Sacks, B., Perrine, J., Wisely, S.M.** 2009. Phylogeography of the North American red fox: vicariance in Pleistocene forest refugia. Molecular Ecology 18:2668-2686.

Dragoo, J., Coan, K., Moore, K., Henke, S., Fleischer, R., Wisely, S.M.** 2009. Polymorphic microsatellite markers for the striped skunk, Mephitis mephitis, and other mephitids. Molecular Ecology Resources 9:383-385.

Casey, A.*, Sandercock, B., Jones, K., Wisely, S.M.** 2009. Heteroduplex molecules cause sexing errors in a standard molecular protocol for avian sexing. Molecular Ecology Resources 9:61-65.

Wisely, S.M.**, Santymire, R.M., Livieri, T.M., Mueting, S.A.*, Howard, J.G. 2008. Genotypic and phenotypic consequences of reintroduction history: case study of the black-footed ferret. Conservation Genetics 9:389-399.

Wisely, S.M.**, Howard, J.G., Williams, S.A., Bain, O., Santymire, R.M., Bardsley, K.D., Williams, E.S. 2008. An unidentified filarial species and its impact on fitness in wild populations of the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). Journal of Wildlife Diseases. 44:53-64.

Wisely, S.M.**, Statham, M.J., Fleischer, R.C. 2008. Pleistocene refugium and Holocene expansion of a grassland dependent species, the black-footed ferret (Mustela nigripes). Journal of Mammalogy. 89:87-96.

Schwartz, M.K.**, Aubry, K.B, McKelvey, K.S., Pilgrim, K.L., Copeland, J.P., Squires, J.R., Inman, R.M., Wisely, S.M. 2007. Inferring geographic isolation of wolverines in California using ancient DNA. Journal of Wildlife Management 71:2170-2179.

Parker, M.W.**, Kress, S.W., Golightly, R.T., Carter, H.R., Parsons, E.B., Schubel, S.E., Boyce, J.A., McChesney, G.J., and Wisely, S.M. 2007. Assessment of social attraction techniques used to restore a Common Murre colony in central California. Waterbirds 30:17-28. Bronson E.**, Bush M., Viner T., Murray S., Wisely S.M., Deem S.L. 2007. Mortality of captive black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes) at Smithsonian's National Zoological Park: 1989-2004. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 38:169-176.

Li, Z., Sun, X., Chen, J., Liu, X., Wisely, S.M., Zhou, Q., Renard, J.P., Leno, G.H., Engelhardt, J.F.** 2006. Full-term development of ferret embryos cloned by cell nuclear transfer. Developmental Biology. 293:439-448.

Wisely, S.M.** 2005. The genetic legacy of the black-footed ferret: past, present, and future. Pages 37-43 in Recovery of the Black-Footed Ferret: Progress and Continuing Challenges. U.S.G.S. Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5293.

Wisely, S.M.**, Santymire, R.M., Marinari, P., Kreeger, J. Livieri, T., Wildt, D.E., Howard, J.G. 2005. Environment influences morphology and development of in situ and ex situ populations of the black-footed ferret. Animal Conservation 8:321-328.

Buskirk, S.W. and Wisely, S.M. 2005. Appraising the conservation value of private lands. Pages 174-190 In: Species at risk: using economic incentives to shelter endangered species on private lands. J. Shogren, ed., Austin TX: University of Texas Press.

Aubry, K.**, Wisely, S., Raley, C. and Buskirk, S. 2004. Zoogeography, spacing patterns, and dispersal in fishers: insights gained from combining field and genetic data. Pages 201-220 in D.J. Harrison, A.K. Fuller, and G. Proulx, eds. Martens and fishers (Martes) in human-altered environments: an international perspective. Springer Science+Business Media, New York, NY. 279 pp.

Wisely, S.M.**, Buskirk, S.W., Russell, G., Aubry, K. and Zielinski, W. 2004. Phylogeography and genetic diversity of the fisher (Martes pennanti) in a peninsular and peripheral metapopulation. Journal of Mammalogy 85: 640-648.

Wisely, S.M.**, Maldonado, J.E., and Fleischer, R.C. 2004. Turbinal bones as a source of ancient DNA. Conservation Genetics 5:105-107.

Wisely, S.M.** and Golightly, R.T. 2003. Behavioral and ecological adaptations to water economy in two species of plethodontid salamander. Journal of Herpetology 37:659-665.

Wisely, S.M.**, McDonald, D.B., and Buskirk, S.W. 2003. Evaluation of the species survival plan and captive breeding program for the black-footed ferret. Zoo Biology 22:287-298.

Wisely, S.M.**, Fleming, M.A., McDonald, D.B., Buskirk, S.W., and Ostrander, E.A. 2002. Genetic diversity and fitness in black-footed ferrets before and during a bottleneck. Journal of Heredity 93:231-237.

Wisely, S.M.**, Ososky, J.J., and Buskirk, S.W. 2002. Morphological changes to black-footed ferrets resulting from captivity. Canadian Journal of Zoology. 80:1562-1568.

Publications in revision

Wisely, S.M.**, Bowe, S., Sydney, A., Schumm*, P., Scoglio, C. In revision. Epidemiology of rabies in the Great Plains: stochastic contact networks predict the influence of landscape, host ecology, and viral etiology on temporal and spatial dynamics of the disease. EcoHealth.

Publications in preparation

Statham, M.J., Prebyl, T.J, Fox, L.B., Cully J., Wisely, S.M.** In preparation. Parallel evolution of disease resistance in two ungulate species along the leading edge of an expanding wave of Chronic Wasting Disease. Molecular Ecology

Gregory, A.J., McNew, L.B., Sandercock, B.K., Wisely, S.M.** In preparation. Optimizing Landscape Resistance Surfaces to Increase Inferences about Gene Flow: A Case Study for a Grassland Obligate Species, the Greater Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido pinnatus). Ecological Applications.

Gregory, A.J., McNew, L.B., Sandercock, B.K., Wisely, S.M.**In preparation. The influence of land cover and climatic change on the current and future distribution of Greater Prairie-chickens. Global Change Biology.

Grants and Awards

2011 - Top 150 Scientists in Kansas. I was named on e of the top scientists, past or present, by the Ad Astra Science Council of Kansas

Current Grants

Patterns and Processes of Dispersal of Black-Tailed Prairie Dogs in a Heavily Managed Landscape of the Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative. $98.008. Samantha Wisely, P.I., Jack Cully and Charles Lee, co-PI's. August 2011-September 2015. USFWS Great Plains Landscape Conservation Cooperative.

Disease surveillance in Arctic-breeding shorebirds. $105,515. Richard Lanctot, P.I., Samantha Wisely, co-PI. June 2011- May 2013. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Disease Surveillance Program.

Undergraduate Research and Mentoring in Ecological Genomics. $749,919. Samantha Wisely, P.I., Ari Jumpponen, co-PI. Jan 1 2011-June 30 2016. NSF-Directorate in Biological Infrastructure.

Development of regional planning tools to assess the impacts of climate and land use change on a sensitive grassland bird. $47,349. Samantha Wisely, P.I. Brett Sandercock, co-P.I. May 2010-September 2013. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Conservation Status of Buff-Breasted Sandpipers: A Conservation Genetics Approach. $89,923. Samantha Wisely, P.I., co-PI's: Brett Sandercock, Richard Lanctot (USFWS). May 1, 2009- April 30, 2011. USFWS Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act, Grants Program.

Elucidating drivers of biological invasion: Quantifying landscape alterations in the Gran Chaco of Paraguay. Subcontract to Samantha Wisely. Marty Vanier, P.I. July 2011-December 2011. $139,000. National Center for Medical Intelligence.

Previous Grants

Environmental impacts of wind power development on population biology of Greater Prairie-chickens. $299,998. Brett Sandercock and Samantha Wisely co-PI's. July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2011. 20% Wind by 2030: Overcoming the Challenges (Topic Area 3: Environmental Impacts). Department of Energy.

Environmental impacts of wind power development on population biology of Greater Prairie-chickens. $149,000. Brett Sandercock and Samantha Wisely co-PI's. July 1, 2009 - June 30, 2011. State Wildlife Grant. USFWS.

Assessing zoonotic disease threats overseas using a multimodal approach. Subcontract awarded to Samantha Wisely. Marty Vanier, P.I. July 2010-September 2010. $166,000. National Center for Medical Intelligence.

Effects of wind power on the demography and population genetics of the Greater Prairie Chicken. Brett Sandercock and Samantha Wisely co-PI's. March 2006 - December 2009. $731,000. National Wind Coordinating Committee.

Effects of Wind Power on Prairie Chickens. Samantha Wisely, PI. June 2007-May 2009. $149,546. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

Biogeography and molecular epidemiology of the PRNP gene in Kansas. $80,406. October 2007-September 2009.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. April 2005 - December 2006. $54,511. Biomedical survey of wild black-footed ferrets.

U.S. Forest Service, Northwest Pacific Research Station. April 2005 - December 2006. $60,090. Phylogeography and morphology of the red fox in North America.

LI-COR Biosciences Genomics Education Matching Fund Program. (PI Sue Brown Co-PI: Mark Ungerer, Sam Wisely). January - June 2006. $50,000.

Arizona Game and Fish Department. March - May 2005. $11,000. Biomedical survey of wild black-footed ferrets.

Phoenix Zoological Society. March - May 2005. $5,00 0. Biomedical survey of wild black-footed ferrets. KSU - NSF - Long Term Ecological Research (Subcontract). March 2004 - April 2005. $8,000.

Carnivore disease survey on Konza Prairie Biological Station.

KSU - Ecological Genomics in Kansas. August 2004 - June 2005. $20,000. Ecological, physiological and genomic consequences of environmental toxins.

KSU - Women and Minority in Science and Engineering Mentor Award. 2004-2005. $6,000. Conservation genetics of the fisher.

KSU - BRIEF. July 2005. $12,345. Microsatellite Development Workshop.

KSU - The Center for the Understanding of Origins. July 2005. $5,900. Microsatellite Development Workshop.

KSU-ADVANCE Seminar Series. 2004. $700. Invited speaker: Dr. Lisette Waits, University of Idaho. National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. 2003-2004. $48,200. Biomedical surveys of wild black-footed ferrets. Funded. Administered by Friends of the National Zoo.

Invited Professional Presentations

Archibold Biological Field Station, January 2012. Deforestation and cattle ranching drive the emergence of zoonotic pathogens.

International Grassland Symposium, September 2011. Drivers of disease dynamics in grassland ecosystems.

One Health Kansas. Professional Development Seminar for Public Health Professionals. Zoonotic Diseases of Kansas. July 2011.

University of Montana. Ecology of Infectious Disease, Scholar in Residence Program. Landscape epizootiology. November 2010.

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Department of Pathobiology. Deforestation and cattle ranching drive the emergence of zoonotic pathogens. October 2010.

Central Plains Society of Mammalogists. Keynote address. What fossil remains and DNA evidence tell us about mesocarnivores: foxes, ferrets and skunks. October 2010.

Keynote address, Black-footed Ferret Recovery in Kansas. 46th Conservation Achievement Program Awards Banquet, Kansas Wildlife Federation, Manhattan, Kansas. February 2010.

Missouri State University. Biology Department. Contrasting epidemiology of evolutionarily independent strains of rabies in a common host species. December 2009.

Kansas Association of Zoological Parks. Black-footed Ferret Recovery in Kansas. March 2009.

University of Nevada at Reno. Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology Colloquium. Contrasting epidemiology of evolutionarily independent strains of rabies in a common host species. April 2009.

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Department of Pathobiology. Contrasting epidemiology of evolutionarily independent strains of rabies in a common host species. October 2007.

University of Wyoming, Dept. of Zoology and Physiology. Quaternary history affects the risk of extinction and conservation value of Holarctic fauna. April 2007.

University of Missouri, Division of Biological Sciences. Quaternary history affects the risk of extinction and conservation value of Holarctic fauna. April 2007.

U.S. Geological Survey, National Conservation Genetics Laboratory. Conservation genetics of the black-footed ferret captive breeding program. October 2006.

University of Denver, Dept. of Biology. Quaternary history affects the risk of extinction and conservation value of Holarctic fauna. October 2006.

Emporia State University, Dept. of Biological Sciences. Conservation breeding of the endangered black-footed ferret. April 2006.

Michigan Technical University, Dept. of Natural Resources. Conservation genetics of the Pacific fisher. April 2005.

Colby College, Biology Department. Conservation biology of the black-footed ferret. April 2005. US Fish and Wildlife Service, Executive Committee of the Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Team.

Biomedical survey of wild black-footed ferrets. 2004.

US Geological Survey, Midcontinent Research Laboratory, Black-Footed Ferret Symposium, Genetic diversity in the black-footed ferret: Past, present and future. 2004.

US Fish and Wildlife Service, Conservation Subcommittee of the Black-Footed Ferret Recovery Team. Biomedical survey of the black-footed ferret. 2004.

Professional Presentations (Presenter underlined. *Undergraduate author)

International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. March 2012. Using host population to structure to forecast the spread of rabies in Northern Ohio. Wisely, S.M., Berensten, A.R., Fitzpatrick, C.E., Dunbar, M.R., and Gregory, A.J.

Rabies in the Americas Meeting. October 2011. Using host population to structure to forecast the spread of rabies in Northern Ohio. Wisely, S.M., Berensten, A.R., Fitzpatrick, C.E., Dunbar, M.R., and Gregory, A.J.

Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogy, June 2011. Phylogeography of striped skunks, (Mephitis mephitis) in North America: Pleistocene dispersal and contemporary population structure. Wisely, S.M. and H.D. Barton.

International Biogeography Society, January 2011. Assessing the threat of zoonotic disease in the face of deforestation in Paraguay. Wisely, S.M., Campos Krauer, J.M.

International Biogeography Society, January 2011. Forecasting habitat suitability for a grassland specialist as a function of changes in land use and climate across the Central Great Plains. Gregory, A.J., S.M. Wisely, B.K. Sandercock.

International Society for EcoHealth. August 2010. Assessing the threat of zoonotic disease in the face of deforestation in Paraguay. Wisely, S.M., Campos Krauer, J.M.

Global Land Conference. 2010. Exurbanization, landscape fragmentation, and changes in habitat connectivity in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Harrington J., Prebyl, T.*, Wisely, S.M.

European Conference on Rabies. September 2010. Genetic Relatedness of Raccoons in Northeastern Ohio, USA: Implications for Rabies Spread. Berensten, A.R., Wisely, S.M., Dunbar, M.R., Fitzpatrick, G.E.

Kansas Natural Resource Conference, Wichita, Kansas. February 2010. Estimating population size of white-tailed deer on Konza Prairie Biolgical Station. Siders, A.*, Wisely, S.M.

Annual Meeting of the Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology, Medford, Oregon. February 2010. Phylogeography of the North American red fox: vicariance in Pleistocene forest refugia. Aubry, K.B., M.J. Statham, B.N. Sacks, J.D. Perrine, and S.M. Wisely.

Annual Meeting of the Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology, Medford, Oregon. February 2010. The origin of putative non-native red foxes in the contiguous United States: translocations or natural range expansions? Statham, M.J., B.N. Sacks, K.B. Aubry, J.D. Perrine, S.M. Wisely.

Annual Meeting of the Society for Northwestern Vertebrate Biology, Medford, Oregon. February 2010. North American montane red foxes: expansion, fragmentation, and the origin of the Sacramento Valley red fox. Sacks, B.N., M.J. Statham, K.B. Aubry, J.D. Perrine, S.M. Wisely, H. Wittmer, M. Moore.

Carnivores 2009. November 2009. Landscape genetics meets phylogeography: evolutionary relationships, recent history, connectivity, and the trajectory of southwestern red fox populations. Sacks, B.N., M. Moore, M. Statham, S. Brown, H. Wittmer, K. Aubry, S. Wisely, J. Perrine.

Carnivores 2009. November 2009. The origin of putative nonnative red foxes in the contiguous United States: Translocations or natural range expansions? Statham, M.J., B.N. Sacks, K.B. Aubry, J.D. Perrine, S. M. Wisely.

Carnivores 2009. November 2009. Phylogeography of the North American red fox: vicariance in Pleistocene forest refugia. Aubry, K.B., M.J. Statham, B.N. Sacks, J.D. Perrine, S. M. Wisely.

Prairie Grouse Technical Council Meeting (28th), Portales, New Mexico. October 2009. The use of population genetics to inform prairie-chicken management. Gregory, A.J., S.M. Wisely, L.B. McNew, and B.K. Sandercock.

Prairie Grouse Technical Council Meeting (28th), Portales, New Mexico. October 2009. Location of greater prairie-chicken nests in relation to wind power development in Kansas. McNew, L.B., A.J. Gregory, S.M. Wisely, and B.K. Sandercock.

International Conference on Rabies in the Americas. October 2009. Landscape epidemiology in a changing environment: Forecasting the influence of exurbanization on the emergence of rabies. Wisely, S.M., S. Bowe, A. Sydney, P. Schumm*, C. Scoglio.

Central Plains Society of Mammalogists. October 2009. Reintroduction of Black-footed Ferrets into Northwest Kansas. Mulhern, D. and S. Wisely.

International Wader Study Group (Annual Conference 2009), Den Burg, Texel, Netherlands. September 2009. Sexual differences in parental care of Upland Sandpipers. Sandercock, B.K., J.E. Mendoza*, A.E. Casey, and S.M. Wisely.

The Wildlife Society Annual Conference. September 2009. Population Density and Distribution of White Tailed Deer (Odocoileus virginianus) on Konza Prairie Biological Station, Kansas. Gugler, R.C.*, A.C. Siders*, S.M.Wisely, The Wildlife Society Student Chapter.

The Wildlife Society Annual Conference. September 2009. The origin of low-elevation red foxes in the contiguous United States: Translocations or natural range expansions? Statham, M.J., B.N. Sacks, K.B. Aubry, J. D. Perrine, S. M. Wisely

The Wildlife Society Annual Conference. September 2009. Landscape epidemiology in a changing environment: The influence of land use and virulence on the emergence of rabies. Wisely, S.M., S. Bowe, A. Sydney, P. Schumm*, C. Scoglio.

The Wildlife Society Annual Conference. September 2009. Life history strategies across a gradient of human landscape alteration: Comparative demography of Greater Prairie-chicken populations in Kansas. McNew, L.B., A.J. Gregory, B.K. Sandercock, and S.M. Wisely.

The Wildlife Society Annual Conference. September 2009. Conservation genetics and breeding biology of the Rock Ptarmigan. Gregory, A., McNew, L., B.K. Sandercock, S.M. Wisely.

The Wildlife Society Annual Conference. September 2009. Winter denning habits of striped skunks informs the disease ecology of rabies. Shields, P.*, S. Bowe, and S. Wisely.

All Scientists Meeting, National Science Foundation Long Term Ecological Research Program. 13-17 September 2009. A Call for Collaborators: Developing a One Health Initiative across the LTER Network. Wisely, S.M., D. van der Merwe, B. Montelone, K. Harkin, L. Freeman.

International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association. August 2009. Landscape epidemiology in a changing environment: The influence of land use patterns and viral properties on the emergence of rabies. Wisely, S.M., S. Bowe, A. Sydney, P. Schumm*, C. Scoglio.

International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association. August 2009. Molecular epidemiology of rabies in the central Great Plains: Do host ecology and landscape influence viral emergence? Barton, H.D., S. M. Wisely, R. Davis, C. Hanlon.

International Conference of the Wildlife Disease Association. August 2009. Key players in human rabies exposure from case data, 1998-2008, and the implications for public health. Ganser, C.*, H.D. Barton, S.M. Wisely, S. Moore, C. A. Hanlon.

International Society of Biogeography. January 2009. Phylogeography of the North American red fox. Statham, M.J., K.B. Aubry, B.N. Sacks, J.D. Perrine, S.M. Wisely.

International Society of Biogeography. January 2009. The use of population genetics to evaluate landscape permeability. Gregory, A., L. McNew, B.K. Sandercock, S.M. Wisely. *Andy won best student presentation!

International Society of Biogeography. January 2009. Rabies epidemiology in the Midwestern United States: Construction of contact networks to predict the influence of host ecology and landscape heterogeneity on disease spread. Bowe, S., S.M. Wisely, A. Sydney, P. Schumm*, C. Scoglio. International Society of Biogeography. January 2009. Does landscape influence viral emergence in the central Great Plains? Barton, H.D., S.M. Wisely, R. Davis.

International Society of Biogeography. January 2009. Biogeography of capybara (Hydrochaeris hydrochaeris) in the Chaco region of Paraguay. Campos, J.M. and S.M. Wisely.

The Wildlife Society. November 2008. Prevalence and biogeography of genetic susceptibility to Chronic Wasting Disease in white-tailed deer from Kansas. Wisely, S.M., M. Statham, A. Mattox*, L. Fox, J. Cully.

The Wildlife Society. November 2008. Rabies host ecology of the striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis): Modeling disease spread and exposure risk in the Flint Hills. Bowe, S.E., S. M. Wisely, A. Sydney, P. Schumm, and C. Scoglio

Centers for Disease Control-Rabies in the Americas. October 2008. The role of landscape barriers, pathogen evolution and host ecology in rabies emergence. Wisely, S.M., R. Davies, H. Barton.

European Wildlife Disease Association. October 2008. Evaluating barriers and corridors to raccoon (Procyon lotor) strain rabies movement in Cleveland, Ohio, USA: research update. Berentsen,A., M. Dunbar, C. Fitzpatrick, S. Wisely.

International Grouse Symposium (11th), Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. September 2008. The link between Greater Prairie-chicken genetic structure and landscape configuration. Gregory, A.J., L.B. McNew, B.K. Sandercock, and S.M. Wisely.

International Grouse Symposium (11th), Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. September 2008. Demography of Greater Prairie-chickens at the core of their range: regional variation in population dynamics and vital rate contributions. McNew, L.B., A.J. Gregory, B.K. Sandercock, and S.M. Wisely.

International Grouse Symposium. September 2008. Demography and genetics of a reintroduced population of Evermann's Rock Ptarmigan in the Aleutian Islands. Sandercock, B.K., Kaler, R.S.A., Ebbert, S.E., Braun, C.E., Gregory, A.J., Prebyl, T.J.*, Wisely, S.M.

Joint meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union (126th), Cooper Ornithological Society (78th), and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists (28th), Portland, Oregon. August 8, 2008 Molecular analysis of the breeding system in the Upland Sandpiper. Casey, A.E., B.K. Sandercock, and S.M. Wisely.

Joint meeting of the American Ornithologists' Union (126th), Cooper Ornithological Society (78th), and the Society of Canadian Ornithologists (28th), Portland, Oregon. August 8, 2008 (symposium). Effects of wind power development on the ecology of prairie grouse. Hagen, C.A., L.B. McNew, A.J. Gregory, B.K. Sandercock, and S.M. Wisely.

American Society of Mammalogy. June 2008. The role of landscape barriers, pathogen evolution, and host ecology in rabies emergence. Wisely, S.M., H.D. Barton, R. Davis.

American Society of Mammalogy. June 2008. Landscape ecology of capybara in the Chaco region of Paraguay. Campos, J.M., S.M. Wisely, D. Merritt.

International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. March 2008. Landscape barriers, pathogen evolution and host ecology contribute to rabies emergence in the Midwest. Wisely, S.M., H.D. Barton, R. Davis.

International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. March 2008. Landscape Genetics of Genetic Susceptibility of White-Tailed Deer to Chronic Wasting Disease: Implications for CWD Emergence Across Kansas. Statham, M.J., S.M. Wisely, A. Mattox*, L. Fox, J. Cully.

International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. March 2008. Molecular epidemiology of cross-species transmission of rabies in the Central Great Plains. H.D. Barton, S.M. Wisely, and R.Davis.

International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. March 2008. Striped Skunk (Mephitis mephitis) Host Ecology in Urban and Rural Habitats: Modeling Exposure Risk to Rabies in the Midwest. Bowe, S.E., S.M. Wisely, C. Scoglio, P. Schumm*, and A. Sydney.

Kansas Natural Resource Conference. February 2008. Landscape connectivity of the Flint Hills for Greater Prairie Chickens. Prebyl, T.J.*, A. J. Gregory, S.M. Wisely.

Kansas Natural Resource Conference. February 2008. Population Monitoring of White-tailed Deer on Konza Prairie Biological Station Lantz, B*, T. Prebyl*, S.M. Wisely, KSU Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society.

Kansas Natural Resource Conference. February 2008. Association with humans and urban sprawl as driving forces of woody encroachment on Kansas prairies. Gregory, A.J., D. Goodin, S. M. Wisely.

Kansas Natural Resource Conference. February 2008. Comparing host-pathogen population structures: Implications for rabies management in striped skunks. Barton, H.D., S.M. Wisely, and R.Davis.

Kansas Natural Resource Conference. February 2008. Rabies host ecology on a tall-grass prairie: The role of trees in striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis) habitat selection Bowe, S.E., S.M. Wisely.

Western Section of the Wildlife Society. February 2008. Quaternary zoogeography of a North American boreal carnivore: evolution of the montane red foxes. Aubry, K.B., M.J. Statham, B.N. Sacks, J.D. Perrine, S.M. Wisely.

Ecological Genomics Symposium. November 2007.Hybrid molecules result from small deletions on the CHD-Z intron, but cause big errors in avian sexing analyses Casey, A.E.*, B.K. Sandercock, K.L. Jones & S.M. Wisely

The Wildlife Society National Meeting. September 2007. The Role of Host Ecology in the Genomic Epidemiology of Rabies in the Central Great Plains, Wisely, S.M., H. D. Barton, R.Davis.

The Wildlife Society National Meeting. September 2007. Male Greater Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) Reproductive Success is Linked to Genetic Diversity. Gregory, A.J. J. Nooker, B. Sandercock and S. Wisely.

Long-Term Ecological Research Grant Renewal Workshop. September 2007. Risk assessment of rabies in the face of changing land use practices, Bowe, S.E., S. M. Wisely, J. Harrington.

National Wildlife Federation National Meeting. September 2007. The effect of reintroduction history on the genetic health of elk, Conard, J., P. Gipson, S.M. Wisely.

Rabies in the Americas Conference. September 2007. The Role of Host Ecology in the Genomic Epidemiology of Rabies in the Central Great Plains, R. Davis, H.D. Barton, and S.M. Wisely.

Midwestern Furbearers Conference. September 2007. Biogeography of red fox in North America. Statham, M.J., K. Aubry, B. Sacks, S.M. Wisely.

Midwestern Furbearers Conference. September 2007. Population Dynamics of Rabies and its Host Species, the Striped Skunk Barton, H.D., S. M. Wisely, and R. Davis.

Center for Disease Control International Rabies Day. September 2007. The Role of Host Ecology in the Genomic Epidemiology of Rabies in the Central Great Plains, R. Davis, H. D. Barton, and S. M. Wisely.

Merck-Merial National Veterinary Scholar Symposium. August 2007. Ecotoxicogenomics of Fecal Bacteria of Deer Mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) in a Former Mining Community. Lambo, C. G. Peterson, S. Narayanan, S. Wisely.

American Ornithological Union, National Meeting. August 2007. Male Greater Prairie-Chicken (Tympanuchus cupido) Reproductive Success is Linked to Genetic Diversity. Gregory, A.J., J. Nooker, B. Sandercock and S. Wisely.

American Ornithological Union, National Meeting. August 2007. Multiple alleles cause sexing errors in a monomorphic shorebird, Casey, A.*, B. Sandercock, K. Jones and S. Wisely.

Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Chronic Wasting Disease Workshop. July 2007. Landscape Genetics of White-Tailed Deer and the Implications for the Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease Across Kansas, Wisely, S.M., M. Statham, A. Mattox*, L. Fox, J. Cully.

Kansas State University, Division of Biology, Graduate Student Research Forum. April 2007. Population Genetics of Striped Skunks: Implications for Rabies Dynamics. Barton, H.D., Wisely, S.M., and Davis, R.

Kansas State University, Student Research Symposium. April 2007. Genetic diversity lost and gained: conservation genetics of the black-footed ferret. Mueting, S.A.*, Wisely, S.M., Van Pelt, W. *Sara won best undergraduate student presentation!

Kansas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Spring Meeting. February 2007. The potential for habitat fragmentation to alter Prairie Chicken genetic structure in Kansas. Gregory, A., Wisely, S.M., Sandercock, B.K., McNew, L.B.

Kansas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Spring Meeting. February 2007. Population Genetics of Striped Skunks: Implications for Rabies Dynamics, Barton, H.D., Wisely, S.M., and Davis, R. Heather won best graduate student presentation!

Kansas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Spring Meeting. February 2007. Are Midwestern red fox native? Phylogeography of red fox in North America. Statham, M.J., Wisely, S.M., Aubry, K., Sacks, B.N.

Kansas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Spring Meeting. February 2007. The microevolution of Interleukin-6 in an immunocompromised species, the black-footed ferret. Mueting, S.A., Brown, S.J., Wisely, S.M.

Kansas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Spring Meeting. February 2007. Estimates of adult apparent survival for a native grassland shorebird. Casey, A.E.*, B.K. Sandercock and S. M. Wisely.

Kansas Chapter of the Wildlife Society Spring Meeting. February 2007. Evolutionary consequences of heavy metal contamination to deer mice and their intestinal microbial community. Wisely, S.M., Narayanan, S., With, K.A., Brown, S.J.

International Symposium on Altered Landscapes. February 2007. Evolutionary consequences of heavy metal contamination to deer mice and their intestinal microbial community. Wisely, S.M., Narayanan, S., With, K.A., Brown, S.J.

Ecological Genomics Symposium. November 2006. The role of host ecology in the microevolution of rabies virus. Barton, H.D., Wisely, S.M., Davis, R.

Ecological Genomics Symposium. November 2006. The characterization of CHD-Z polymorphism and associated fitness costs in the Upland Sandpiper. Casey, A.E.*, Statham, M.J., Sandercock, B.K., Wisely, S.M.

Ecological Genomics Symposium. November 2006. Differential gene expression in small mammals exposed to heavy metals. Delamaide, J., Crawford, L., Narayanan, S., Wisely, S.M., Jones, K.L., Coolon, J.D., Brown, S.J.

Ecological Genomics Symposium. November 2006. Microbial diversity in intestine of small mammals and soil of the Tri-State Mining District. Crawford, L., Delamaide, J., Narayanan, S., Wisely, S.M., Jones, K.L., Coolon, J.D., Brown, S.J.

Ecological Genomics Symposium. November 2006. The microevolution of interleukin-6 in an immunocompromised species, the black-footed ferret. Mueting, S.A.*, Wisely, S.M., Brown, S.J., Howard, J.G., Statham, M.J., Phillips, T.M.

Ecological Genomics Symposium. November 2006. Adaptive divergence, genetic drift, and incipient speciation in the grasshopper, Hesperotettix viridis. Apple, J.L., Joern, A., Sword, G., Wisely, S.M.

Carnivore Conference, Defenders of Wildlife. November 2006. The role of host ecology in the microevolution of rabies virus. Barton, H.D., Wisely, S.M., Davis, R.

Carnivore Conference, Defenders of Wildlife. November 2006. Genetic diversity lost and gained: conservation genetics of the black-footed ferret. Wisely, S.M., Mueting, S.A.*, Santymire, R.M., Livieri, T.M., Howard, J.G., Van Pelt, W.

National Wind Coordinating Committee, Wildlife working Group Conference. November 2006. The Genetic Consequences of Wind Power Development on Greater Prairie Chicken Leks of Eastern Kansas. Gregory, A.J., Wisely, S.M., Sandercock, B.K.

Western Sandpiper Workshop, Burnaby, British Columbia. December 2006. Polymorphic introns lead to sexing errors in a monomorphic wader. Sandercock, B.K., A.E. Casey*, and S.M. Wisely. (b)

International Wader Study Group (Annual Conference 2006), Höllviken, Sweden. October

2006. Polymorphic introns lead to sexing errors in a monomorphic wader. Sandercock, B.K., A.E. Casey*, and S.M. Wisely.

Natural Resources Symposium of the Sacramento-Shasta Chapter of the Wildlife Society. October 2006. Is the Sacramento Valley red fox an overlooked native population? Sacks, B., Aubry, K., Perrine, J., Pollinger J., Statham, M., Wayne, R., Wisely, S.

American Genetics Association, Genetics of Speciation Symposium. June 2006. Adaptive divergence, genetic drift, and incipient speciation in the grasshopper, Hesperotettix viridis. Apple, J.L., Joern, A., Sword, G., Wisely, S.M.

American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. June 2006. Biomedical survey of wild black-footed ferrets (Mustela nigripes). Howard, J.G., S.M. Wisely, R. M. Santymire, T.M. Livieri, S. A. Williams, J.S. Kreeger, P.E. Marinari, D.E. Wildt, and E. S. Williams.

Undergraduate Research Symposium. April 2006. Genetic diversity lost and gained: conservation genetics of the black-footed ferret. Mueting, S.*, S. Wisely, R. Santymire, T. Livieri, J.G. Howard.

Undergraduate Research Symposium. April 2006. Conservation genetics of Northern Bobwhite Quail in southeastern Kansas. Fredrickson, C.*, S. Wisely, T. Strakosh, B. Flock, P. Gipson, and R. Applegate.

Undergraduate Research Symposium. April 2006. Optimization of molecular methods for sexing shorebirds. Casey, A.*, K. Kiefer*, S. Wisely, B. Sandercock.

Undergraduate Research Symposium. April 2006. Phylogeography of red fox in North America. Maddox, A.*, M. Statham, K. Aubry, S. Wisely.

Kansas Chapter of The Wildlife Society. March 2006. Genetic diversity lost and gained: conservation genetics of the black-footed ferret. MuetingS.*, S. Wisely, R. Santymire, T. Livieri, J.G. Howard. *Sara won best undergraduate presentation at the meeting!

North American Shorebird Conference. March 2006. Optimization of molecular methods for sexing shorebirds. Casey, A.*, K. Kiefer*, S. Wisely, B. Sandercock.

Genes in Ecology, Ecology in Genes, Overland Park, KS. November 2005. Ecotoxicogenomics of a small mammal community exposed to heavy metals. Wisely, S.M., S. Brown, D. Gasper, C. Patricola-Simpson*, S. Narayanan.

Central Plains Society for Mammalogists, Kirksville, MO, October 2005. Conservation genetics of the black-footed ferret: genetic diversity lost and gained. Mueting, S.* and S. Wisely.

Central Plains Society for Mammalogists, Kirksville, MO, October 2005. Winter densities of white-tailed deer at Konza Prairie. Brinkley, P.*, S. Wisely, K. Kiefer*, T. Mong, B. Sandercock.

Central Plains Society for Mammalogists, Kirksville, MO, October 2005. A new technique of capturing and monitoring animal movement of capybara in South America. Campos, J.M., S. Wisely, I. Rivera, R. Golightly and A. Mutlow.

Central Plains Society for Mammalogists, Kirksville, MO, October 2005. Ecotoxicogenomics of a small mammal community exposed to heavy metals. Patricola-Simpson, C.*, S. Wisely, S. Brown, D. Gasper, S. Narayanan.

Kansas Chapter of The Wildlife Society, Emporia, KS, March 2005. Reintroduction history affects genetic diversity and morphology of the black-footed ferret. Wisely, S.M., R.M. Santymire, T.M. Livieri, and J.G. Howard.

Defenders of Wildlife Conference, Santa Fe, NM, November 2004. Biomedical Survey of Wild Black-Footed Ferrets. Howard, J.G., S.M. Wisely, R. M. Santymire, T. M. Livieri, J. S. Kreeger, P.E. Marinari, D.E. Wildt and E.S. Williams.

Defenders of Wildlife Conference, Santa Fe, NM, November 2004. Reintroduction History Affects Genetic Diversity and Morphology of the Black-Footed Ferret. Wisely, S.M., R. M. Santymire, T. M. Livieri, and J.G. Howard.

Defenders of Wildlife Conference, Santa Fe, NM, November 2004. Seminal Characteristics of Wild Black-Footed Ferrets. Santymire, R.M., J.G. Howard, S. M. Wisely, T. M. Livieri, J. S. Kreeger, P. E. Marinari And D. E. Wildt.

Genes in Ecology, Ecology in Genes, Overland Park, KS October 2004. Reintroduction History Affects Genetic Diversity and Morphology of the Black-Footed Ferret. Wisely, S.M., R.M. Santymire, T. M. Livieri, and J.G. Howard.

4th Annual International Symposium on Martes. Lisbon, Portugal. July 2004. Conservation genetics of the fisher: consequences to natural resource management. Wisely, S.M., S. W. Buskirk, G. Russell, K. Aubry, and W. Zielinski.

American Society of Mammalogy, Arcata, California. June 2004. From captivity to the wild: further changes in black-footed ferret morphology. Wisely, S.M., R.M. Santymire, J.G. Howard, T.M. Livieri, J.S. Kreeger, P.E. Marinari And D.E. Wildt.

American Society of Mammalogy, Arcata, California. June 2004. Historical changes to black-footed ferret morphology. Wisely, S.M., J.J. Ososky, S.W. Buskirk.

American Society of Mammalogy, Arcata, California. June 2004. Phylogeography and genetic structure of the Pacific fisher. Wisely, S.M., S.W. Buskirk, G. Russell, K. Aubry, and W. Zielinski.

Black-Footed Ferret Symposium, Ft. Collins, CO. January 2004. Genetic diversity in the black-footed ferret: Past, present and future. Wisely, S.M. and R.C. Fleischer.

Black-Footed Ferret Symposium, Ft. Collins, CO. January 2004. Biomedical Survey of Wild Black-Footed Ferrets. Howard, J.G., S.M. Wisely, R.M. Santymire, T.M. Livieri, J. S. Kreeger, P.E. Marinari, D.E. Wildt and E.S. Williams.

Public Presentations for Outreach

Climate Science Day on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C. February 1st, 2012.

Science Café for Citizen Science, Manhattan, KS. Zombie skunks, killer cats, and ninja bats: why rabies is still a threat in the Midwest. February 2011.

Science Pioneers' Saturday Science Seminar program in Union Station, Kansas City, Missouri. Zombie skunks, killer cats, and ninja bats: why rabies is still a threat in the Midwest. 6 November 2010.

Lunch and Learn for Employees and Members, Rolling Hills Zoo, Salina, Kansas. Black-footed Ferret Recovery in Kansas, 13 May 2010.

Current Advisees

Graduate Students

Theresa Schneider, M.S. student. Landscape epizootiology of rabies in the Great Plains Claudia Ganser, M.S. student, Avian malaria in Greater Prairie-chickens
Zachary Lounsberry, M.S. student, Conservation genetics of Buff-breasted Sandpiper

Other Graduate Students Contributing to My Lab

Rachel Pigg, Ph.D. student, Landscape genetics of Black-tailed Prairie Dog
Andrew Ricketts, Ph.D. student, The effect of anthropogenic disturbance on small mammals.

Undergraduate Students

Paige Berry. Landscape genetics of Greater Prairie chicken.
Cody Simmons. Prevalence of avian malaria in Greater Prairie-chickens

Past Advisees

Postdoctoral Researchers

Mark Statham, Phylogeography of red fox in North America.
Michael Westphal, (co-advised with Ted Morgan) Genetic architecture of adaptive melanism in a grassland snake species.
Jennifer Apple, Host race formation in Hesperotettix viridis. Currently Asst. Professor at SUNY Geneseo.

Graduate Students:

Andrew Gregory, Doctoral Candidate Defended. Graduation May 2011. Landscape genetics of the Greater Prairie-chicken.
Heather Barton, Ph.D., Phylogeography of rabies and its host, the striped skunk. Juan Campos, Ph.D., Biogeography of capybara in Paraguay.
Sarah Bowe, M.S., Risk assessment of rabies exposure in the Midwest.
Ashley Casey*, M.S., Breeding biology and mating system of Upland Sandpiper *co-advised with Brett Sandercock

Other Graduate Students Contributing to My Lab

Emilie Blevins, M.S. Landscape genetics of collared lizards in the Flint Hills. Tony Grace, Ph.D., Host race formation in the grasshopper, Hesperotettix viridis.
Page Klug, Ph.D., Landscape genetics of Yellow-bellied Racers
Jonathan Conard, Ph.D., Landscape genetics of an elk herd on Ft. Riley Army Base Khara Strum, M.S., Molecular sexing of Buff-breasted Sandpipers
Ron Van Nimmwiggen, Ph.D. Landscape genetics of the grasshopper mouse

Veterinary Student Research

Kelsey Schroeder. Surveillance of mosquitos for Avian malaria.
Lauren Bodenhamer. Environmental variation in mosquito community dynamics. Caitlin Burrell. Pathology of Greater Prairie-chicken.
Anne-Catrin Geuthner. Pathology of the striped skunk. Colleen Lambo. Ecotoxicogenomics of small mammals. Joy Delamaide, Ecotoxicogenomics of small mammals.
Lindsey McKinsey, Ecotoxicogenomics of small mammals. (coadvised with S.J. Brown). David Gasper, Ecotoxicogenomics of small mammals. Pathology residency program, UC Davis.

Undergraduates

Jasmine Sharp. Biogeography of Buff-breasted sandpiper.
Alexia Sampson. Natural history of mosquito communities in Kansas.
Hailey Peterson. Landscape genetics of Greater Prairie chicken. K-INBRE Scholar. Jorge Mendoza. Evaluating application requirements for graduate schools.
Adam Siders. Density estimates of white-tailed deer on Konza Prairie Biological Station
Claudia Ganser. Rate of human exposure to rabies in Kansas, 1998-2008. Cancer Center Scholar, K-INBRE Scholar
Alyssa Maddox. Landscape genetics of white-tailed deer. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Scholar 2006. NASA Scholar 2006.
Tom Prebyl. Landscape genetics of Greater Prairie-chicken. Mark Enloe Memorial Scholarship winner. Taryn Cipra. Conservation genetics of Kansas elk.
Ashley Casey. Molecular sexing of Upland Sandpiper.
Sarah Mueting. Conservation genetics of black-footed ferret. Cancer Center Scholar Carissa Fredrickson. Conservation genetics of Bobwhite Quail.
Katrina Kiefer. Howard Hughes Medical Institute Undergraduate Scholar. Molecular sexing of Upland Sandpipers. (Coadvised with Brett Sandercock). Currently a veterinary student at KSU.
Charity Patricola-Simpson. Ecotoxicogenomics of a small mammal community.
Jeremy Thornbrough. Research Experience for Undergraduates. Spotlight surveys of carnivores on Konza Prairie Biological Station.
Ben Neely. Presence and distribution of mesocarnivores on Konza Prairie Biological Station. Currently a M.S. student at U. Nebraska.

Departmental Service Activities

KSU Division of Biology Faculty Search Committee - USGS Coop Unit Leader 2010

USGS Coop Assistant Fisheries Leader 2010 Physiological Ecologist 2007

KSU Division of Biology Graduate Affairs Committee, 2010

KSU Ecological Genomics Institute, Workshop Committee Member. 2005-2007

KSU Ecological Genomics Institute, Visiting Scholars Committee Member. 2005-2007

KSU Division of Biology Fish and Wildlife Biology Curriculum Committee. 2005 - 2005.

KSU Division of Biology Graduate Student Symposium Judge. 2004, 2006, 2008

KSU Center for the Understanding of Origins. Member.

NSF - Girls Researching Our World, GROW. Instructor. 2004-present.

Faculty Advisor to the Student Chapter of The Wildlife Society. 2005-present.

Seminar Coordinator, KSU Division of Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Section, 2004-2005, 2008-2009.

Professional Service

Member - NSF-NEON Domain 3.

Member - NSF-NEON Domain Science and Education Coordination Committee (DSECC) for Domain 6 Member - Kansas Natural Resource and Wildlife Advis ory Committee

Member - Kansas Black-Footed Ferret Reintroduction Team

Member - Advisory Committee to The Nature Conservan cy's Prairie Dog Management Plan

Panel Reviewer

NSF, DEB, DDIG Panel. 2010.

NSF, DEB, Population Ecology and Evolution Panel, 2007, 2008. EPA Star Grants 2004-2005.

University of California at Davis, College of Veterinary Medicine, Wildlife Health Center Grants Program 2005.

Editorial Reviewer

Associate Editor, Journal of Mammalogy. 2009-present.

Biological Journal of Linnean Society, Proceedings of the 4th Martes Symposium, Prairie Naturalist, Conservation Genetics, Molecular Ecology, Journal of Mammalogy, Journal of Evolutionary Biology, Annales Zoologici, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Journal of Wildlife Management, Biological Conservation, Genetica, Journal of Heredity, Revista Mexicana e Biodiversidad, International Journal of Artificial Life Research, Southwestern Naturalist, Animal Conservation

Society Memberships