Major Advisor: William Porter
Biography: Andy received his B.S. in Fisheries and Wildlife Ecology from Northland College in Ashland, WI, in 2005. He then began working in wildlife research doing jobs as diverse as using track plates to monitor carnivores in the Sierra Nevada of California, using scat detection dogs to monitor wolf, moose, and caribou in northeast Alberta, and monitoring birds and bats at wind farm sites in Texas and Oklahoma. In 2012, Andy received his M.S. in Wildlife Ecology and Management from Oklahoma State University studying the effects of a habitat restoration program for northern bobwhites. He then joined the Boone and Crockett Wildlife Center at Michigan State University to begin his Ph.D. work studying the effects of forest management on wildlife and biodiversity. His primary research interests include using new techniques in quantitative ecology to model the effects of land-use on wildlife species in the upper Great Lakes and working to integrate the needs of the human population with the conservation needs of the region.