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Jacqueline Frair

Jacqueline Frair

Assoc Professor and Assoc Director, Roosevelt Wildlife Station

257 Illick Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-4905

Email: jfrair@esf.edu


Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Lilian Bonjorne de AlmeidaLilian Bonjorne de Almeida
lbdealme@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Frair
  • Area of Study: Conservation Biology
  • Previous Graduate Study: Universidade Federal de Minas (Ecology )

Graduate Research Topic
Effects of forest loss and fragmentation on felids in Brazil. Collaboration with Brazilian institutions, including CENAP/ ICMBio (National Research Center for Carnivore Conservation/ Chico Mendes for the Conservation of Biodiversity), Guarulhos Zoo, and São Paulo City Hall.


Allison DevlinAllison Devlin
aldevlin@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Frair
  • Area of Study: Ecology
  • Undergraduate Institute: Cornell University (Animal Sciences)
  • Previous Graduate Study: Columbia U Sch General Studies (Cons Bio )

Graduate Research Topic
Working thesis title: "Population Persistence of Jaguar (Panthera onca) in the Brazilian Pantanal" - Quantify and predict comparative density, resource use, and demography of jaguar residing in two working cattle ranches and two protected areas in the world's largest inland wetland, the Pantanal (MT, MS, Brazil). Collaborations include: SUNY ESF; Panthera; and ICMBio (Chico Mendes Institute for the Conservation of Biodiversity). Specifically within ICMBio, close collaboration with CENAP (National Research Center for Carnivore Conservation).


Chee Pheng LowChee Pheng Low
clow100@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Frair
  • Area of Study: Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management

Michelle Peach LangMichelle Peach Lang
mapeachl@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Frair and Cohen
  • Area of Study: Ecology
  • Previous Graduate Study: University of Wisc Madison* (Land Resources )

Graduate Research Topic
Dissertation title: “Role of protected areas in conserving biodiversity”


Samuel PetersonSamuel Peterson
speter06@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Frair
  • Area of Study: Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management
  • Undergraduate Institute: Colorado State University

Graduate Research Topic
My research focuses on the status of moose (Alces alces) in Adirondack Park. Primarily, I am working to estimate the nutritional carrying capacity of moose for this landscape. This work involves determining the diet of moose in the area, estimating the amount of forage available to moose and estimating the quality of that forage. I also utilize location data from collared animals to investigate multi-scale resource selection in a GIS framework. My research is a subset of a larger cooperative project involving NYSDEC, Cornell University and the Wildlife Conservation Society. This ongoing research aims to determine the population,population trend, and health of moose in Adirondack Park.


Lisanne PetraccaLisanne Petracca
lspetrac@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Frair
  • Area of Study: Ecology
  • Undergraduate Institute: Tufts University (Environmental Science)
  • Previous Graduate Study: Duke University (Environmental Science)

Personal Statement
I have been involved in the conservation of felids (big cats) since 2008, when I conducted fieldwork in Belize for the nonprofit wild cat conservation organization Panthera. Panthera hired me as their full-time Geospatial Analyst in 2010, a role that has given me invaluable experience in the statistical analysis of data from camera traps, spoor surveys, and interviews to model felid space use and distribution. I continue to work for Panthera as I pursue my Ph.D. at SUNY-ESF, in close collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) at Oxford University.

Graduate Research Topic
Spatial and foraging ecology of felids in human-dominated landscapes

Favorite Quote
"What is absolute, enduring, and irreplaceable is the primordial nourishment of our psyches afforded by a quiet walk in an ancient forest or the spectacle of a thousand snow geese against a blue sky on a crisp winter day. There are no substitutes for these things, and if they cease to exist, all the money in the world will not bring them back.” -John Terborgh, Requiem for Nature


Kelly PowersKelly Powers
kpower02@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Frair
  • Area of Study: Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management
  • Undergraduate Institute: University of Georgia Athens* (Fisheries and Wildli)

Frair Lab Website
http://frair.weebly.com/people.html

Personal Statement
My goal in the field of biological sciences is to work hard to ensure conservation of our public trust of wildlife for current & future generations, through research that contributes towards informed policy-making and management decisions.

Graduate Research Topic
Working on assessing the post-reintroduction population of N. American river otter in central and western NY under Dr. Jacqueline Friar in conjunction with NYS DEC. Testing an experimental camera trapping technique to assess occupancy of river otter across the region.

Favorite Quote
Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing. ~ Teddy Roosevelt

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Terra RentzTerra Rentz
tarentz@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Frair
  • Area of Study: Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management
  • Undergraduate Institute: Humboldt State University (Wildlife Management)

Graduate Research Topic
Strengthening the Public Trust: Management Effectiveness of State Fish and Wildlife Agencies

Favorite Quote
"Like the resource it seeks to protect, wildlife conservation must be dynamic. Changing as conditions change, seeking always to become more effective." (Rachel Carson, Silent Spring)



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