A.P.E. Lab

Dr. Kevin Shoemaker

Assistant professor at UNR

Kevin Shoemaker

Dr. Shoemaker is the director of the Applied Population Ecology (A.P.E) lab at the department of Natural Resources & Environmental Science at the University of Nevada, Reno. Broadly, his research couples ecological data (e.g., census records, mark-recapture data, remote sensing data) with simulation models, statistics and machine learning to support wildlife conservation and management.
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Miranda Crowell

PhD Candidate at University of Nevada, Reno

Miranda Crowell

Miranda is a PhD student who joined the Shoemaker and Matocq labs in April 2016. She came to University of Nevada, Reno from Washington State University in Pullman, WA where she completed her M.S. with Dr. Lisa Shipley investigating pygmy rabbits’ foraging ecology. Here, at UNR, Miranda is researching pygmy rabbit distribution across Nevada and southeastern Oregon, focusing on demography, genetic connectivity, and key landscape characteristics that pygmy rabbits require. To learn more…

Margarete Walden

PhD Candidate at University of Nevada, Reno

Margarete Walden

Margarete is a Ph.D. student who joined the APE lab and the EECB program in Fall 2016. Her research interests include population ecology, herpetology, conservation biology, terrestrial vertebrate physiology, and species’ responses to climate change. She completed her M.S. with Dr. Nancy Karraker on the timing of hibernation in Eastern Box Turtles. Margarete’s research in the A.P.E. lab centers around understanding the environmental and climatic niche breadth of the Mojave Desert…