Current Graduate Students and Staff at the University of Missouri

Graduate Students

Hadley Boehm (Ph.D. candidate)

Dissertation: Evaluation of Striped bass stocking in Bull Shoals Lake.
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (Fisheries)
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison (Environment and Resources)
B.S., Alma College

Christina Mackey (M.S. student)

Dissertation: Sound as a deterrent for Grass Carp movement.
B.S., University of Missouri

Gaby Ruso (Ph.D. Student)

Thesis: Effects of copper contaiminants on the aquatic community of Sierra Nevada lakes
M.S., University of Sasketchewan
B.S., Humboldt State University

Nick Sievert (Ph.D. Student)

Dissertation: Effects of climate change and habitat fragmentation on stream fish
M.S., University of Missouri, Columbia
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Emily Tracy-Smith (Research Specialist/Ph.D. student)

Topic: Ecological flow linkages for Missouri
M.S., University of Missouri
B.S., University of Florida

KIah Wright (M.S. Student)

Thesis: Evaluating the effectiveness of climate change adaptation strategies for inland fish and fisheries
B.S., University of Missouri

Post-Doctoral Fellows and Research Staff

Jacob Kasper

Post Doctoral Researcher
Topic: Quantifying the impacts of climate change on fish growth and production to enable sustainable management of diverse inland fisheries
Ph.D, University of Connecticut
M.S. H_ask_olinn _a Akureyri, Iceland
M.A. Harvard University
B.S., Bates College

Sarah (Winnie) Winnikoff

Post Doctoral Researcher
Topic: Effective Landscape Conservation in Priority Geographies: Coordinating Existing Tools to Assist Managers with Conservation Decisions
Ph.D, University of Minnesota
M.S. University of Notre Dame
B.S., University of Minnesota-Morris

Brittany Harried

Post Doctoral Researcher
Topic: Linking stream fish thermal ecology and adaptive capacity to inform watershed-based management and Species Status Assessments
Ph.D., University of North Texas M.S., University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse
B.S., University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse