Graduate Students

Christine Bielski

CHRISTINE BIELSKI

Chapline Fellowship Recipient 2015

Hometown: Chanhassen, Minnesota

Degree: B.S. Biology, minor in Art, Augustana University, May 2014
Thesis Topic: Role of pyric-herbivory to heterogeneity in a changing climate and grassland fuel

Adviser: Dirac Twidwell

Email: christine.bielski@huskers.unl.edu

Josiah Dallmann

JOSIAH DALLMANN

Hometown: Monument, Colorado

Degrees: B.S. Agronomy, B.S. Fisheries & Wildlife, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, December 2014
Thesis Topic: Disturbance and plant community composition in Nebraska Sandhills uplands

Adviser: John Guretzky

Email: josiah.dallmann@gmail.com

TORI DONOVAN

TORI DONOVAN

Hometown: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Degrees: B.Sc. in Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, May 2012                    
M.Sc. in Biology, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, October 2015
Thesis Topic: Climate change, disturbance regimes and system resilience

Adviser: Dirac Twidwell

Email: tori.m.donovan@gmail.com

Brittany Dueker

BRITTANY DUEKER

Hometown: Fort Dodge, Iowa

Degree: B.S. Biology, Iowa State University, 2013
B.S. Anthropology, Iowa State University, 2013
Research:
  • Human dimensions of grassland systems

Adviser: Dirac Twidwell

Email: bdueker@huskers.unl.edu

Dillon Fogarty

DILLON FOGARTY

Hometown: Belle Plaine, Minnesota

Degree: B.S. Biology, emphasis in Wildlife Management, Bemidji State University
M.S. Natural Resource Ecology and Management, Oklahoma State University
Research:
  • Woody invasion of grasslands
  • Ecosystem service assessment and scenario planning as conservation tools
  • Resilience of social ecological systems in the Middle West

Adviser: Dirac Twidwell

Email: Dillon.fogarty@huskers.unl.edu

Callie Griffith

CALLIE GRIFFITH

Hometown: Paso Robles, California

Degree: B.S. Ecology, Range, Wildlife, and Fisheries (Emphasis in Plant Biology), Brigham Young University–Idaho, May 2013
Thesis Topic: Rangeland ecology and management in invaded tallgrass prairie 

Advisers: Walter Schacht and Dirac Twidwell

Email: Callie.griffith.13@gmail.com

CASEY MCCOY

CASEY MCCOY

Hometown: Crawford, Nebraska

Degree: B.S. Forest Management, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, May 1998
Thesis Topic: Estimating Wildland Urban Interface Hazard and Risk

Adviser: Dirac Twidwell

Email: cmccoy3@unl.edu

CALEB ROBERTS

CALEB ROBERTS

Hometown: Murray, Kentucky

Degrees: B.S. Biology and Creative Writing, Murray State University, May 2011              
M.S. Wildlife Science, Texas Tech University, August 2015
Thesis Topic: Quantifying multi-scale resilience Landscape and community ecology

Advisers: Dirac Twidwell and Craig Allen

Email: caleb.powell.roberts@gmail.com

Bradley Schick

BRADLEY SCHICK

Hometown: Battle Creek, Nebraska

Degree: B.S. Biology (Organismal Biology, Environmental Biology) with minors in Chemistry and Physical Science, Concordia University, Nebraska, May 2014

Thesis Topic: Nutrient cycling in smooth bromegrass pasture

Advisers: John Guretzky and Walter Schacht

Email: bschick2@unl.edu

Aaron Shropshire

AARON SHROPSHIRE

Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska

Degree: B.S. Mechanized Systems Management, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, December 2013

Thesis Topic: Mob Grazing on Sandhills meadow

Advisers: Jerry Volesky and Walter Schacht

Email: aaronjshropshire@gmail.com

Jace Stott

JACE STOTT

Hometown: Emmett, Idaho

Degree: B.S. Ecology, Range, Wildlife, & Fisheries, Brigham Young University–Idaho, July 2013

Thesis Topic: Cattle Distribution on the Nebraska Sandhills

Advisers: Mitchell Stephenson and Walter Schacht

Email: jace.stott@huskers.unl.edu

Kayla Tarr

KAYLA TARR

Sampson Fellowship Recipient 2015

Hometown: Lincoln, Nebraska

Degree: B.S. Plant Biology and Grassland Ecology and Management, University of Nebraska–Lincoln, May 2014 

Thesis Topic: Plant community response to drought timing

Advisers: John Guretzky and Walter Schacht

Email: kayla.tarr@gmail.com