Congratulations! (Summer 2021)
- Marlin Dart for successfully defending his MS thesis evaluating spatial and temporal patterns of space use for bobcats and coyotes! (June 2021; now a PhD student at Texas A&M-Kingsville)
- Dr. Sprih Harsh for successfully defending her PhD dissertation on the ecology and management of pheasants in an agricultural landscape! (June 2021; now a Post-doctoral scientist at the University of GA)
- Stuart Fetherston for successfully defending his MS thesis on the population genetic structure of bobcats in South Dakota! (August 2021; now a regional biologist for NM Game & Fish)
Rob joins the U.S. Geological Survey Oklahoma Cooperative Fish & Wildlife Research Unit (Dec 2020)
Rob has transitioned to a Research Wildlife Biologist and Assistant Unit Leader of the OK CRU.
Lonsinger Lab has moved to Oklahoma State University!
In December 2020, the Lonsinger Lab moved from South Dakota State University to Oklahoma State University. We look forward to new collaborations associated with this change!
National Public Radio
In his role as an Assistant Professor at South Dakota State University, Rob discusses Noninvasive Genetic Sampling on South Dakota's NPR. To listen, click here.
Marlin launches his first field season
We are looking forward to data starting to role in on mesocarnivores in South Dakota
Looking forward to #ASM100
Many thanks to ASM for their gracious travel award! Cant wait to talk about the historical genetics of a kit fox population that has experienced precipitous declines.
Kara has written and secured three grants to support her thesis research. A huge thanks to T&E, Inc., Prairie Biotic Research, Inc., and the UWSP OSCAR program for their support and for offering competitive grant programs for which students can compete.
Another nice manuscript on resource partitioning between kit foxes and coyotes was recently accepted and is now available online in the Canadian Journal of Zoology (Click here for access). Paige worked hard on this, and it paid off! Excellent work, Paige, and way to stick with it over the years. If you do not have access to the journal, email me for a copy.
Elyce recently had her manuscript on molecular scatology accepted and published in the Wildlife Society Bulletin! Nice work, Elyce. Click here to access. If you do not have access to the journal, email me for a copy.
Fish & Wildlife Outstanding Graduate Student Award
Thank you to the University of Idaho's Department of Fish and Wildlife Sciences for awarding me the Outstanding Graduate Student Award! I truely enjoyed being a part of this amazing department and learning from such an inspiring faculty and staff. Many thanks.
University of Idaho Alumni Award for Excellence!
Thank you to the University of Idaho Alumni Association for awarding me the Alumni Award for Excellence. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to attend and contribute to the University of Idaho.
We were fortunate to have had our research, "Fine-scale genetic structure of the ringtail (Bassariscus astutus) in a sky island mountain range," featured on the cover of the Journal of Mammalogy. Many thanks to all who supported this research of the years.
2015 ICTWS Graduate Student Scholarship
Thank you to the Idaho Chapter of the Wildlife Society (ICTWS) for awarding me the 2015 Graduate Student Scholarship. It is an honor to be recognized among the excellent graduate students in Idaho and across the northwest.
In the News!
Melting misconceptions - Award-winning polar bear researcher and University of Idaho alumnus provides a talk on climate change and climate projections | Link.
In the News!
Sustaining multiple perspectives - NOAA scientist Shallin Busch provides a seminar on the influence of climate change on ocean acidification | Link.