Major Advisor: Brian Maurer
Hometown: East Moline, IL
Biography: Andrew Dennhardt is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife at Michigan State University. His primary research interests focus on species’ distributions, individual animal movements, group demography, and environmental factors, as well as how each of these shape wildlife population dynamics on the landscape. Employing novel tools in quantitative ecology, Andrew investigates the abundance and distribution of species as well as the organization of their communities. At Michigan State University, his dissertation will focus on the integration of allometric-scaling laws with the spatiotemporal variability of abundance in bird populations to provide insights to their conservation and management on broad scales in North America.