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

Lyndsie Wszola

Post Doctoral Researcher
Topic: Integrating multiple data sources to develop climate adaptation strategies for inland fish and recreational fishing
Ph.D, University of Nebraska
M.S. University of Nebraska
B.S., The Pennsylvania State University

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