Graduate Students

My graduate students have worked on a diversity of thesis topics related to Pennsylvania mammals (see the list below).  In addition, I have been very successful at obtaining grant funding to support graduate students, and all of my Master’s students have received at least partial support through assistantships, tuition waivers, and funding for equipment and travel.

Master’s Theses in Mammalogy

Master’s theses that I have supervised at ESU include:

Joseph Schell.  2019.  Distribution and Occupancy Measures for Eastern Small-footed Bats (Myotis leibii) in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area.

Elizabeth McGovern. 2015.  Assessment of Eastern North American Tree Bat Activity along Two Potential Migration Corridors.

Christopher Hauer. 2014.  Changes in the Community Composition and Distribution of Bats in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area Following the Emergence of White-nose Syndrome.

Raymond Dodd.  2012.  Dietary Overlap Among Coyotes, Red Foxes, and Gray Foxes in Northeastern Pennsylvania.

Jessica Newbern.  2010.  Comparative Diet Analysis of Three Migratory Bat Species in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Shannon Williams.  2010.  Distribution and Abundance of Bats in the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River Corridor.

Michael Scafini.  2010.  A Two-year Comparison of Bat and Bird Mortality at the Locust Ridge I Wind Farm, Schuylkill County, PA, and the Relationship of Mortality to Weather.

Michael Arnold. 2009.  Vocal Communication in the Southern Flying Squirrel (Glaucomys volans): Call Structure and Context of Use.

Andrew Zellner.  2008.  Bats and Wind: Pre- and Post-Construction Monitoring at Wind Farms in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Stacy Wolbert.  2008.  Variation in Bat Activity and Insect Abundance Along an Elevational Gradient.

Samantha Sedivec.  2006.  An Inventory of Mammals Along the Appalachian Trail in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, with Recommendations for the Conservation of Threatened and Endangered Species.