posted Aug 28, 2010, 7:10 AM by Joseph Wheaton
updated Sep 23, 2010, 7:16 AM
We are proud
to welcome two new Masters students (Bangen and Lokteff) and one new PhD student
(Kasprak) to the Ecogemorphology and Topographic Analysis Lab this Fall!
Bangen - MS. Sara joins us from Watershed Solutions out of Boise where
she has been working on salmonid habitat surveys. Sara has been living
in Arcata, CA in recent years and holds a BS in Environmental Studies
from University of Oregon. Sara's research will be on a habitat protocol inter-comparison for ISEMP
with a case study in the Lemhi Watershed of the Salmon Basin in Idaho.
She just finished leading a major two month field campaign in the Lemhi
and has successfully completed most of her field work before even
- Ryan Lokteff - MS. Ryan joins us from the USFS Rocky Mountain Research Station
where he works as a GIS Technician. Ryan's background is actually in
music and he used to teach K-12 Music in Redding, CA. He holds a BA
degree from the University of Idaho,
but has spent the last few years retooling in GIS and CAD skills and
the past year at Utah State getting Calculus, Physics and Programming
coursework under his belt. Ryan has started his research
looking at habitat relationships for Bonneville Cuththroat Trout and
the influence of beaver ecogeomorphic dynamics in Spawn Creek and Temple
Fork. His field work involves exploiting highresolution scan data from
ground-based LiDaR and extremely high temporal resolution spawning
surveys and fish movement and migration data over the past five years.
See current graduate students
page for more information.