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Wild Herbivore Ecology Lab Meet the lab

Principal Investigator

 

Lisa A. Shipley

Professor, School of the Environment

425 Heald Hall, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-2812

509-335-9182; Shipley@wsu.edu

Education:

Ph.D. Texas A&M University, Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences

M.S. University of Maine, Wildlife Management

B.S. Colorado State University, Wildlife Biology

Research interests:

  • Foraging ecology, nutrition and diet selection of vertebrates
  • Morphological and physiological adaptations of plants and animals for herbivory
  • Behavior and habitat requirements of free-ranging mammals

Teaching:

SoE 310 – Methods in Wildlife Ecology

SoE 435 – Wildlife Ecology

SoE 556 – Foraging Ecology of Herbivores

Postdoctoral Researchers

 

 

Meghan Camp

Measuring ungulate densities in northeastern Washington using camera traps and distance sampling

Ph.D. 2017 –The balancing act of foraging: mammalian herbivores trade off multiple risks when selecting food patches

 

 

 

 

Steven Woodley

Assessing wildlife communities in relation to land use in east-central Washington

 

 

Current and recent graduate students

 

 

 

 

Rebekah Lumkes, M.S. student

Effects of Conservation Reserve Program on Mule Deer Habitat Selection, Movement, and Vital Rates in Southeastern Washington

 

 

 

Cullen Anderson, M.S. in progress (co-advisor)

Assessing density of unmarked mule deer and coyotes using Random Encounter Models

 

 

 

Katie Anderson, Ph.D. in progress

Influence of diet diversity on microbiome and intake of herbivores

 

 

 

Allison Stift M.S. (co-advisor, In progress)

Occupancy of wildlife communities in the sagebrush-steppe/agricultural landscape of east-central Washington

 

 

 

 

Logan Whiles, M.S. 2021 (co-advisor)

Predation risk for hoary marmots in the changing climate of Washington’s North Cascades.

 

 

 

 

Anna Staudenmaier, M.S. 2020

A comparison of the fundamental nutritional niche and realized habitat niche of sympatric mule and white-tailed deer in eastern Washington

 

 

 

 

Deborah Monzingo, M.S. 2020

Influences of habitat characteristics on forage resources of Rocky Mountain elk (Cervus canadensis) in North-Central Idaho

 

 

 

Peter Olsoy, Ph.D. 2019 (co-advisor)

Habitat mapping and multi-scale resource selection of pygmy rabbits with unmanned aerial systems

 

 

 

Iver Hull, M.S. 2018

Influences of fuel reduction treatments on nutritional ecology of deer in northeastern Washington

 

 

 

Jonathon Heale, M.S. 2018

Habitat selection by Columbian white-tailed deer along the Lower Columbia River

 

 

 

Stephanie Berry, M.S. 2017

A comparison of nutritional and foraging ecology of sympatric mule and white-tailed deer in northeastern Washington

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Kyle Ebenoch, M.S. 2017 (co-advisor)

Comparing population vital rates of resident and translocated greater sage-grouse on the Yakima Training Center, Yakima, WA

 

 

 

Amy Ulappa, Ph.D. 2015

Using foraging dynamics to answer landscape management questions: The nutritional ecology of black-tailed deer

 

 

 

Miranda Crowell, M.S. 2015

Food and fearscape: Responses of generalist and specialist rabbits to food and predation risks

 

 

 

Tiffany Baker, M.S. 2015

Habitat Selection and spatial responses of bighorn sheep to forest canopy in north-central Washington

 

 

 

Kourtney Stonehouse, M.S. 2013

Habitat selection by sympatric, translocated greater sage-grouse and Columbia sharp-tailed grouse in eastern Washington

Current and Recent Undergraduate Researchers

 

 

Phoenix Bennett – Mule deer fawn bedding sites in the agricultural landscape of southeastern Washington

Caitlin Cheney – Comparing salivary glands of mule and white-tailed deer

Jenna Chapman – Social behavior and space use by American pikas at Craters of the Moon National Monument

Bethany Tegt – From mountain tops to lava beds: A comparison of haying and foraging by American pikas in typical and atypical habitats

Lacey Rose – Foraging in a complex world: Do mule and white-tailed deer use olfactory cues to locate and select their diets?

David Navarro – Assessing the accuracy of accelerometers for measuring behavior of deer

Katie Wat – Influence of forest succession and forage plantings on nutritional carrying capacity and habitat selection of Roosevelt elk

Adrian Rus –┬áSurvival and nest success of sympatric greater sage-grouse and Columbian sharp-tailed grouse in eastern Washington