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Grant Snitker Member since: Monday, April 21, 2014 Full Member Reviewer

Grant Snitker, M.A., is a doctoral candidate in archaeology at Arizona State University and a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. His research focuses on prehistoric uses of controlled fire, settlement history, and environmental change. Snitker approaches these topics through geoarchaeology, archaeological survey methods, GIS modeling, and landscape/fire ecology. He currently works in Spain investigating the origins and evolution of early farming communities (7,700–4,500 cal. BP) and how they used fire to create productive agricultural landscapes. Snitker also applies his knowledge of archaeology and fire ecology as an archaeological resource advisor on wildland fire incidents here in Arizona. He works alongside firefighters to protect archaeological sites from wildfires and potentially destructive firefighting activities.

Envrionmental Archaeology, Fire Ecology, GIS, Agent-based modeling, Geoarchaeology

Tamara Hochstrasser Member since: Tuesday, April 04, 2017

PhD

Luis Fernandez Member since: Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Rafael Laurenti Member since: Thursday, August 31, 2017

PhD on Industrial Ecology

Egil Fischer Member since: Wednesday, December 21, 2016

PhD, MSc

Michelle Johnson Member since: Tuesday, December 09, 2014

PhD, Ecology and Environmental Sciences

Lukas Drees Member since: Monday, February 08, 2016

B.Sc. (Landscape Ecology), M.Sc. (Environmental Geography)

Matthew Schumm Member since: Friday, July 26, 2019 Full Member

B.S., Biology (minor Statistics), UChicago

PhD student, ecology and evolutionary biology

Ecological theory and modeling

Melody Zarria-Samanamud Member since: Thursday, February 18, 2016

BS Animal Science, MS Animal Production/ Ecology and Management of Rangelands

Aniruddha Belsare Member since: Monday, November 07, 2016 Full Member Reviewer

PhD, BVSc & AH

Aniruddha Belsare is a disease ecologist with a background in veterinary medicine, interspecific transmission, pathogen modeling and conservation research. Aniruddha received his Ph.D. in Wildlife Science (Focus: Disease Ecology) from the University of Missouri in 2013 and subsequently completed a postdoctoral fellowship there (University of Missouri, May 2014 – June 2017). He then was a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Modeling Complex Interactions at the University of Idaho (June 2017 - March 2019). Currently he is a Research Associate with the Boone and Crockett Quantitative Wildlife Center, Michigan State University.

My research interests primarily lie at the interface of ecology and epidemiology, and include host-pathogen systems that are of public health or conservation concern. I use ecologic, epidemiologic and model-based investigations to understand how pathogens spread through, persist in, and impact host populations. Animal disease systems that I am currently working on include canine rabies, leptospirosis, chronic wasting disease, big horn sheep pneumonia, raccoon roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis), and Lyme disease.

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