2011

Alan Barraza

Alan’s 2011 REU project was “Soils and landforms as key abiotic factors at the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge in the Eastern Los Pinos Mountains.”

Alan graduated in 2012 with a B.S. in Environmental Science from UTEP. He recieved his Master’s in Energy and Earth Resources from UT, Austin. Currently he is working as a soil scientist at Texas Commission on Environmental Quailty.

Emily Boone

Emily Boone’s 2011  REU  art project was “Interpretation of the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge through land art & photographs of the research students there.”

Emily graduated in 2015 with her B.S. in Wildlife Conservation and Management and her B.F.A in Art from Missouri State University.

Heather Causey

Heather’s 2011 REU project was “Comparing arthropod community diversity within natural & invasive riparian habitats”.

Heather is currently a student at Colorado State University.

Heather Tran

Heather’s 2011 REU project was “Resilience of Larrea tridenta to extreme cold across a shrub-grassland ecotone.”

Heather graduated in 2012 with her B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is currently a graduate student at Villanova University.

Jaclyn Andberg

Jacklyn Andberg collaborated with fellow REU student Niles Brinton on their 2011 research project: “A survey of population size and parasitism of gray vireos in the Los Pinos Mountains”.  This work involved early morning of searching for birds and then finding mating pairs and locating their nests.

Jacki graduated in 2011 with a B.S. in Environmental Studies from San Francisco State University.

Jason Lopez

Jason’s 2011 REU project “Dendroecology of Pinon Trees at the Los Pinos Mountains on the Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge”.

Jason graduated in 2012 with his B.S. in Biology from UTEP.

Kimberly Elsenbroek

Kimberly’s 2011 REU project was “Differential analysis of active mychorrizae present among living and deceased Pinyon (Pinus edulis) and Juniper (Juniperus communis) trees in the Los Pinos mountains of New Mexico.”

Kimberly graduated in 2012 with a B.S. in Plant Science from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She then went on to get her Master’s degree from Indiana University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Laura  Fronabarger

Laura’s 2011 REU project was ” Plant macrofossils found in paleomiddens (Death Valley) and their implications of floral shift over time due to climate change.

Laura graduated in 2011 with her B.S. in Geology from University of Tennessee at Martin.

Mathias Hughey

Mathias’s 2011 REU art project was “Creative investigation into the function and human understanding of the wind.”

Mathias graduated in 2012 with an B.F.A. in Sculpture and English.

Niles Brinton

Jacklyn Andberg collaborated with fellow REU student Niles Brinton on their 2011 research project: “A survey of population size and parasitism of gray vireos in the Los Pinos Mountains”.  This work involved early morning of searching for birds and then finding mating pairs and locating their nests.

Niles graduated in 2012 with a B.S. in both Biology and Environmental Natural Resources from Clemson University. He went on to get his M.E.S.M from UCSB in Environmental Science and Management in 2014.

Paeton Phaup

Paeton’s 2011 REU project was “The impact of permanent and ephemeral water sources on plant and animal population dynamics.”

Stephanie Chen

Stephanie’s 2011 REU project was “Influence of water stress on time budgets of gunnison’s prairie dogs.”

Stephanie graduated in 2013 with a B.S. in Ecology and Evolutionary  from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is currently a PhD  student in Statistics at North Carolina State University.

 

 

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