Current Graduate Students and Staff at the University of Missouri


Graduate Students


Elisa Baebler (M.S. student)

Thesis: Habitat selection of riverine fishes under different flow regimes.
B.S., Colorado State University
Email: BaeblerE@missouri.edu

John Brant (M.S. Student)

Thesis: Habitat use and distribution of lithophilic and riffle fishes in the East Fork Black River
B.S., Kansas State University
Email: brantjd@missouri.edu

Corey Dunn (Ph.D. Student)

Dissertation: Role of mid-sized rivers in conservation and management of fishes in Missouri.
B.S., Virginia Tech University
Email: cgd7n7@mail.missouri.edu

Personal website: https://dunnfishresearch.com/

 

Julia Guyton (M.S. Student)

Thesis: Development of a fish and amphibian rapid assessment protocol for Wetlands
B.S., Birmingham Southern University
Email: jag7c9@mail.missouri.edu

 

Michael Moore (Ph.D. Student)

Thesis: Habitat selection and dispersal of Lake Sturgeon in Missouri River tributaries

M.S., Virginia Tech University

B.S., University of Missouri
Email: mjmhx5@mail.missouri.edu

Personal website: https://mynameisfulvescens.com/

 

Zach Morris (M.S. Student)

Thesis: Determining Electrofishing Immobilization Thresholds of Smallmouth Bass, Flathead Catfish, and Blue Catfish
B.S., Missouri State University
Email: wzmz99@mail.missouri.edu

 

Mike Thomas (M.S. Student)

Thesis: Field Verification of Electrofishing Immobilization Thresholds of Smallmouth Bass, Flathead Catfish, and Blue Catfish
B.S., University of Idaho
Email: TBD (begins June 2018

Emily Pherigo (M.S. Student)

Thesis: Role of tributaries on Missouri River recovery
B.S., Knox College
Email: ekvpx8@mail.mizzou.edu

 

Landon Pierce (Ph.D. Candidate)

Dissertation: Conservation planning for fishes in the Colorado River Basin
M.S., South Dakota State University
B.S., University of Nebraska
Email: LLP5YC@mail.missouri.edu

 

 

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
Email: nas4tf@mail.mizzou.edu
Personal website: http://nicholassievert.wix.com/nicksievert


Post-Doctoral Researchers


Garth Linder

2014 - present
Research: Effects of climate change on river floodplains
Ph.D., University of Maryland
M.S., Indiana University
B.S., Indiana University
email: lindnerg@missouri.edu

Ralph Tingley

2017 - present
Research: Quantifying the cost of replacing inland recreational and subsistence fisheries caused by climate change
Ph.D., Michigan State University
M.S., Michigan State University
B.S., University of Conneticut
email: tingley@missouri.edu

Cayla Carlson

2016-present
Topic: Habitat selection of riverine fishes under different flow regimes.
B.S., Columbia College
Email: CarlsonCay@missouri.edu