Graduate Students

adam-bowmanAdam Bowman
Candidate, M.S. in Environmental Science & Policy
Advisor: Dr. Kerry Yurewicz
Education: BS in Biological Sciences from Rowan University, 2012

Adam is interested in the impact of invasive species on the environment, and the interaction of invasives with local species. Adam’s thesis research will involve studying the effects of rusty crayfish Orconectes rusticus, and how it will affect the fitness and behavior of native species of crayfish. He is also assisting Dr. Yurewicz with a project involving the distribution and abundance of red back salamanders Plethodon cinereus. Adam’s interests also lie in freshwater ecology and conservation.

k-crowleyKaterina Crowley
Candidate, M.S. in Environmental Science and Policy
Advisor: Dr. Amy Villamagna
Education: B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife, minor in Geographic Information Sciences from Michigan State University

Kat has a strong background in water quality assessment, including surveying stream habitat, macroinvertebrates, and fish. She also has experience in water policy and helped the State of Michigan develop their first statewide water strategy. Her research interests include: developing watershed management plans, strengthening local volunteer monitoring programs, and better understanding conflict over river and lake restoration projects.

m_hirschlerMallory Hirschler
Candidate: MS in Environmental Science and Policy
Advisor: Dr. Amy Villamagna
Education: B.S. in Environmental Science, Loyola University, New Orleans

Before joining Plymouth State, Mallory worked in New Orleans in an aquatic ecology lab where she helped monitor endangered fish species, blue crab recruitment, and the effects of the BP oil spill and Hurricane Katrina on fish communities in the Mississippi River Delta. Her research interests lie in conservation biology with a focus on freshwater communities, aquatic-terrestrial connections and anthropogenic influences. Her current research will center on conservation of fish communities in New Hampshire.

Tyson Morrill
Candidate, M.S. in Biological Sciences
Advisors: Dr. Brigid O’Donnell and Dr. Amy Villamagna
Education: B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences- Wildlife Biology focus, Paul Smith’s College, 2014

Tyson’s research focuses on the impacts of impassable culverts on Eastern brook trout movement, fitness, abundance and genetic diversity in the Beebe River watershed. His previous research is diversified in wildlife sciences, allowing a system-level approach to understanding restoration ecology through ongoing local projects.