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Rory Bauer - MS Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Shannon Moreaux
Research Topic:
 

Trestin Benson - MS Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Emily Meccage
Research Topic:

Gabrielle Blanchette - MS Candidate

Advisors: Dr. Craig Carr and Dr. Hayes Goosey
Research Topic: Effects of livestock grazing management on native rangeland pollinators.

Joanna Borgogna - PhD Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Carl Yeoman
Research Topic: Broadly investigates the vaginal microbiome and metabolome of women in relation to disease and health.
 

Jesse Bouffiou - MS Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Thomson
Research Topic:
 

Kyle Cutting - PhD Candidate

Advisors: Drs. Bok Sowell, Jay Rotella and Dan Tyres
Research Topic: Working with sage grouse and grazing in the Centennial Valley, MT. 
 

Noah Davis - MS Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Tim DelCurto
Research Topic:
 

Hannah Del Curto - PhD Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Jan Bowman
Research Topic:
Email: hannah.delcurto@montana.edu
 

Krista Eiseman - PhD Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Megan Van Emon
Research Topic:
Email: krista.eiseman@student.montana.edu

Elizabeth Flesch - PhD Candidate

Advisors: Drs. Jennifer Thomson and Bob Garrott (Ecology)
Research Topic: Bighorn sheep genetics.
 

Kylie Gardhouse - MS Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Emily Meccage
Research Topic:
Email: kyliegardhouse@gmail.com
 

Robert Haynam - PhD Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Lance McNew
Research Topic: Space Use, Movements, and Demography of Greater Sage-grouse in Northcentral Montana
Email: robert.haynam@montana.edu

Jordan Hieber – PhD Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Thomson
Research Topic: Inbreeding and Inbreeding Depression in Linebred Beef Cattle

 

Ryan Knuth - MS Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Megan Van Emon
Research Topic: The effect of maternal zinc supplementation on ewe mastitis and lamb performance.
Email: ryan.knuth@montana.edu

 

Mark Kurzen - MS Candidate

Advisors: Drs. Dan Tyres and Bok Sowell
Research Topic: Snowshoe hare population and habitat selection in the Bear Creek drainage.
 

Tyrell McClain - MS Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Tim DelCurto
Research Topic:
Email: tyrell.mcclain@montana.edu

Megan Milligan – PhD Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Lance McNew
Research Topic: Effects of grazing management on the ecology of sharp-tailed grouse
Email:  megan.milligan11@gmail.com
 

Anna Luka Mueller - PhD Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Bret Olson
Research Topic:
Email: lukamueller@gmx.de
 

Erika Nunlist – MS Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Bok Sowell
Research Topic: Grizzly bear and human use around alpine aggregations of army cutworm moths and natal origins of the moths using stable isotope analysis.
Email: erikanunlist@gmail.com
 

Cory Parsons – PhD Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Tim Del Curto
Research Topic:
Email: cory.parsons@montana.edu
 

John Pulliam – MS Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Lance McNew
Research Topic: Defining habitat quality for northern grassland songbirds in Montana. 
Email: john.pulliam@montana.edu

 

Hayley White – MS Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Tim Del Curto
Research Topic: Salt Limited Intake: Impacts of Salt Level, Frequency, and Form of Supplement on Intake, Nutrient Digestion, and Variability of Supplement Intake in Beef Cattle
Email: hayw3e@gmail.com 
 

Amanda Williams - MS Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Clayton Marlow
Research Topic:
Email: araewilliams_15@hotmail.com

Sam Wyffels - PhD Candidate

Advisor: Dr. Lance McNew
Research Topic: Grazing Ecology and Ecophysiology
 
 
 

Recent Graduates

2018

Sarah Blatter
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Jennifer Thomson
 
Neto Garcia
Degree: PhD in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Clayton Marlow
 
Brittani Johnson
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Lance McNew
 
Jarrett Payne
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Jeff Mosley
 
Torrey Ritter
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Lance McNew
 
Anish Sapkota
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Drs. Emily Meccage and and Jessica Torrion
 
Skyler Vold
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Lance McNew
 
Alyson Williams
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Tim DelCurto
 

2017

Omolola Betiku 
Degree: PhD in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Pat Hatfield
 
Eric Elkins
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Bok Sowell
 
Rashelle Herrygers
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Jim Berardinelli
 

Ashton Hubbard
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Rachel Endecott

 
Ian McGregor
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences

Advisor: Dr. Megan Van Emon

 
Chad Page
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Tom Murphy
 
Danielle Staudenmeyer
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Emily Meccage
 
Smith Wells
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Lance McNew

2016

Emily Gates
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Clayton Marlow and Dr. Lance Vermeire (USDA-ARS Fort Keogh)
 
Rebecca Ozeran
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Craig Carr
 
JoãoRossi
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Bok Sowell
 
Brooke Regan
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Bok Sowell
 
Sean Schroff
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Bok Sowell
 
Jasmine Westbook
Degree: MS in Animal & Range Sciences
Advisor: Dr. Craig Carr
 

2015

Joshua Buckmaster
Degree:  MS in Animal & Range Sciences 
Advisors:  Dr. Clayton Marlow

Sam Tulganyam
Degree:  MS in Animal & Range Sciences 
Advisors:  Dr. Craig Carr

Andrew Williams
Degree:  MS in Animal & Range Sciences 
Advisors:  Dr. Jane Boles

2014

Neto Garcia
Degree:  MS in Animal & Range Sciences 
Thesis:  Habitat modeling of the National Bison Range.
Advisor: Dr. Clayton Marlow

Brian Roy Ham
Degree:  MS in Animal & Range Sciences 
Thesis:   The evaluation of pellet type-preference and dietary soy sensitivity in Snake River cutthroat trout (Oncorhynchus clarkia). 
Advisors:  Dr. Wendy Sealey, Dr. Carl Yeoman

Kaitlyn Claire Spence
Degree:  MS in Animal & Range Sciences 
Thesis:  The effects of feeding high-linoleic safflower seeds on estrus synchronization in beef heifers. 
Advisors:  Dr. Jan Bowman and Dr. Glenn Duff

Jeffrey David Swartz
Degree:  MS in Animal & Range Sciences 
Thesis:  Metabolic and microbial impacts on reproduction in livestock. 
Advisor:  Dr. Carl Yeoman

2013

Jacob Michael Anderson
Degree:  MS in Animal & Range Sciences 
Thesis:  The decline of a riparian gallery forest in Devils Tower, Wyoming : causation and management techniques for restoration. 
Advisor:  Dr. Clayton Marlow

Paula Helmecke
Degree:  MS in Animal & Range Sciences 
Thesis:  Effects of psyllium supplementation on serum protein, triglycerides, electrolytes and packed cell volume in horses grazing rapidly growing cool season grasses. 
Advisor:  Dr. Shannon John J. Moreaux

Katelyn Storey Kohlbeck
Degree:  MS in Animal & Range Sciences 
Thesis:  Effect of temperament and growth rate on tenderness of beef steaks from Simmental cross steers. 
Advisor:  Dr. Jane Ann Boles

Katharine Anna Perz
Degree:  MS in Animal & Range Sciences 
Thesis:  Effect of growth path on carcass composition and meat quality. 
Advisor:  Dr. Jane Ann Boles

Tucker Fredrick Porter
Degree:  MS in Animal & Range Sciences 
Thesis:  Comparison of three remote sensing techniques to measure biomass on CRP pastureland. 
Advisor:  Dr. Bok Sowell

Jaclyn Lenae Rohrs
Degree:  MS in Animal & Range Sciences 
Thesis:  Metabolic and morphometric effects of psyllium supplementation in horses grazing rapidly growing cool season grasses. 
Advisor:  Dr. Shannon John J. Moreaux

Molly Jean Runyon
Degree:  MS in Animal & Range Sciences 
Thesis:  Effects of beaver reintroduction and ungulate browsing on aspen recovery in the Eagle Creek drainage of the northern Yellowstone winter range. 
Advisor:  Dr. Bok Sowell

Katherine Parsons Sharon
Degree:  MS in Animal & Range Sciences 
Thesis:  Effects of on-arrival, delayed vaccination and supplemental lysine on performance, antibody titer, temperature and metabolic profiles in response to modified-live viral respiratory vaccination. 
Advisor:  Dr. Glenn Duff

Katie Rene’ Tierney
Degree:  MS in Animal & Range Sciences 
Thesis:  Effects of training on cattle grazing spotted knapweed and Canada thistle. 
Advisor:  Dr. Bret Olson