People

CURRENT STUDENTS, POSTDOCS, RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

Bill Buffum | buffum@uri.edu
BA Brown University
MA Ohio University
PhD University of Vienna (2007)
Currently: Research Associate, Univ Rhode Island
Research topic: Forest management for wildlife.

 

 

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Megan Skrip | megan_skrip@my.uri.edu
BSc College of New Rochelle (NY)
MSc SUNY ESF
PhD University of Rhode Island (Current)
Research topic: Effects of diet and exercise on antioxidant capacity in migrating birds. Assessing the broader impacts of research.

 

 

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Clara Cooper-Mullin | ccooper-mullin@my.uri.edu
BSc Kenyon College (OH)
MSc Ohio State University
PhD University of Rhode Island (Current)
Research topic: Physiological ecology of birds during migration stopover.

 

 

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Wales Carter | wales.carter@outlook.com
BSc Dartmouth College
MSc University of Rhode Island (Current)
Research topic: Effects of dietary fatty acids and antioxidants on exercise performance of migratory birds.

 

 

 

kristen-demoranvilleKristen DeMoranville | kjdemoranville@my.uri.edu
BSc Framingham State University (MA)
MSc Miami University (OH)
PhD University of Rhode Island (Current)
Research topic: Effects of diet and exercise on antioxidant capacity in migrating birds.

 

 

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Steven Brenner | sjbrenner@uri.edu
BSc Pennsylvania State University (PA)
MSc University of Rhode Island (Current)
Research topic: Effects of forest management on bird abundance and distribution.

 

 

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Dustin Meattey | dustin_meattey@uri.edu
BSc Unity College (ME)
MSc University of Rhode Island (Current)
Research topic: Spatial ecology of sea ducks.
 

 

 

PAST STUDENTS, POSTDOCS, RESEARCH ASSOCIATES

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Barbara Pierce | pierceb@sacredheart.edu
BSc Eastern Connecticut State University
MSc Central Connecticut State University
PhD University of Rhode Island (2003)
Currently: Associate Professor of Biology, Sacred Heart University (CT)
Dissertation topic: Nutritional ecology of songbirds: how food quality, diet preferences, and food limitation influence nutrient storage and use during migration.

 

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Megan Whitman | mwhitman@cornell.edu
BA Earlham College
MSc University of Rhode Island (2002)
Currently: Department Manager, Cornell University
Research topic: Body condition of songbirds at a migration stopover site.

 

 

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Erik Endrulat | eendrulat@ghinternational.com
BSc University of Rhode Island
MSc University of Rhode Island (2003)
Currently: Technical Specialist, G&H International Services (NH)
Research topic: Effects of habitat management on Ruffed Grouse in Rhode Island and the central Appalachians.

 

 

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David Podlesak | podlesak@lanl.gov
BSc Michigan State University
MSc Virginia Commonwealth University
PhD University of Rhode Island (2004)
Currently: Research Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory (NM)
Research topic: Metabolic routing of macronutrients in migratory songbirds: Effects of diet quality and macronutrient composition revealed using stable isotopes.

 

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Richard McKinney | mckinney.rick@epa.gov
BSc University of Rhode Island
MSc University of Rhode Island
PhD University of Rhode Island (2005)
Currently: Research Scientist, Atlantic Coast Ecology Lab, Environmental Protection Agency (RI)
Research topic: Habitat use by waterfowl wintering in Narragansett Bay, RI.

 

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Eric Schneider | Schneider@dem.ri.gov
BSc University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MSc University of Rhode Island (2005)
Currently: Biologist, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Research topic: the effects of ambient temperature and human disturbance on piping plover incubation patterns at Cape Cod National Seashore.

 

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Susan Smith (Pagano) | sbssbi@rit.edu
BSc SUNY Oswego
MSc SUNY, Brockport
PhD University of Rhode Island (2007)
Currently: Associate Professor of Organismal Biology, Rochester Institute of Technology (NY)
Research topic: Patterns of fuel use and storage in migrating songbirds.

 

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Kris Winiarski | withakri@gmail.com
BSc University of Rhode Island
MSc University of Rhode Island (2007)
Currently: PhD candidate, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Research topic: Rapid environmental degradation in a subarctic ecosystem influences resource use of a keystone herbivore.

 

 

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Erik Blomberg | ejblomberg@gmail.com
BSc University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point
MSc University of Rhode Island (2007)
PhD University of Nevada Reno
Currently: Assistant Professor, University of Maine
Research topic: Ruffed grouse population viability and habitat distribution in Rhode Island: implications for management of a declining population.

 

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Lillie Langlois | lal276@psu.edu
BSc SUNY ESF
MSc University of Rhode Island (2008)
Currently: PhD candidate, Pennsylvania State University
Research topic: Protein and amino acid requirements of passerine birds and their provision by natural foods.

 

 

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Jessica Bolser
BSc Southern Illinois University
MSc University of Rhode Island (2010)
Currently: Wildlife Biologist, US Fish & Wildlife Service (IL)
Research topic: Dietary antioxidants and migratory birds.

 

 

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Michelle Boyles | boylesm660@gmail.com
BSc Sacred Heart University
MSc University of Rhode Island (2011)
Currently: Wildlife Biologist, US Geological Survey (CA)
Research topic: Seasonal diet preferences for fatty acids in migratory songbirds.

 

 

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Rebecca Alan | beckyrae0411@gmail.com
BSc Worcester Polytechnic Institute
MSc University of Rhode Island (2012)
Currently: Secondary School Science Teacher, Massachusetts
Research topic: Oxidative stress, antioxidants, and diet preference in migratory songbirds.

 

 

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Pam Loring | ploring@eco.umass.edu
BSc University of Massachusetts, Amherst
MSc University of Rhode Island (2012)
Currently: PhD candidate, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Research topic: Phenology and habitat use of scoter along the southern New England continental shelf.

 

 

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Josh Beuth | Joshua.Beuth@DEM.RI.GOV
BSc Unity College
MSc University of Rhode Island (2013)
Currently: Waterfowl Biologist, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management
Research topic: Body composition, movement phenology, and habitat use of Common Eider along the southern New England coast.

 

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Ulf Bauchinger | ulf.bauchinger@uj.edu.pl
BSc University of Munich (Germany)
PhD. Technical University Munich (Germany)
Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Rhode Island (2008-2011)
Currently: Research Associate, Jagiellonian University (Poland)
Research topic: Physiology and ecology of migratory birds.

 

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Samantha Richman | cruciger7@gmail.com
BSc University of California, Santa Cruz
MSc University of Wyoming
PhD. University of Wyoming
Postdoctoral Fellow: University of Rhode Island (2012-2013)
Research topic: Physiology and ecology of waterfowl.

 

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Roger Masse | masserj@sfasu.edu
BSc University of Vermont
MSc Delaware State University
PhD. University of Rhode Island (2014)
Currently: Assistant Professor, Steven Austin State University (Texas)
Research topic: Effects of forest management on the ecology of woodcock and songbirds.

 

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Adam Smith | raptorbio@hotmail.com
BSc Murray State University
MSc Boise State University
PhD University of Rhode Island (2013)
Currently: Biometrician, US Fish & Wildlife Service, Atlanta, GA
Research topic: Distribution and abundance of birds in southern New England.