Fieberg Lab News

The Summer of 2017!

Lots of news to report this summer!

  • John was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure & chosen as a McKnight Presidential fellow!
  • Althea ArchMiller moved into a tenure track position at Concordia College in Moorhead MN!
  • Juliana Vélez joined the Fieberg lab as a new PhD student in Conservation Sciences.  Juliana is a Fulbright scholar and an Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Global Change Scholar.  Welcome Juliana!
  • Jake Ferguson joined the Fieberg lab as a postdoc.  He will be working to develop recommendations for monitoring zebra mussels in newly infected lakes.  Welcome Jake!
  • John helped co-teach workshops related to animal tracking/movement in North Carolina and Faido, Switzerland.
  • John gave a talk at the Euring meeting in Barcelona, Spain titled, "How, Why, and How Much: Understanding space-use patterns by linking animal movement, habitat selection, and home range"
  • John and Althea co-taught a workshop titled, Developing a Workflow to Maximize Reproducibility and Research Impact: Managing Data,  Computer Code, and Projects for Success.  They will also be providing this workshop at this year's Wildlife Society meeting in Aluquerque.
  • Lots of new papers accepted - see the publications tab!

From Gopher to Cobber: Althea lands a dream job!

I'm honored and excited to begin this new chapter in my life. I am impressed with everyone that I have met at Concordia, and I look forward to meeting my new students in the fall. I will also miss the Fieberg Lab! I have learned a lot by working with such great people, and I feel well-prepared for the tasks ahead. Thanks!  - Althea ArchMiller

Concordia's tower

New Publications Coming Out of the Lab!

Iannarilli F., Melcore I., Sozio G., Roviani D., & Mortelliti A. 2017. Long-term colonization and extinction patterns of a forest-dependent rodent (Muscardinus avellanarius) in highly fragmented landscapes. Hystrix, the Italian Journal of Mammalogy, online-first. 

Berg, S., J. Erb, J. Fieberg, J. Forester. In Press.  Comparing the Utility of Varying Amounts of Radio-Telemetry Data for Improving Statistical Population Reconstruction of American Marten in Northern Minnesota. Journal of Wildlife Management.   




Bear Research Made the News (Again!)

Mark Ditmer's research into the effects of drones on bear physiology was recently reported on by Discover Magazine. Although Mark's heart originally raced with each new interview, he admits that over time he has been habituated to all the news coverage. Read the full story here.

Drone's view of bears in enclosure
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