Meet the Lab!
Chelsey completed her B.S. in Environmental Conservation at the University of New Hampshire in 2009. She joined the McCleery lab in 2012. While in the lab, Chelsey completed her MS researching round-tailed muskrat ecology and their response prescribed fire.
Now, Chelsey lives in Blacksburg, VA working for the Virginia Dept of Game and Inland Fisheries as a full-time Wildlife Disease Technician. She has a range of responsibilities, however, most of her work focuses on chronic wasting disease surveillance in white-tailed deer.
Ricardo is a postdoctoral researcher in the Ecology department at Unesp Rio Claro. He just completed a one year program as a visiting Post-Doctoral Researcher in McCleery Lab at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, USA. His research is focused on natural history, ecology and conservation biology of mammals.
Andrea graduated from the University of Maine with a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology. She went on to pursue her M.S. in Forest Resources with a concentration in Wildlife Ecology at the University of Arkansas-Monticello. She joined the McCleery lab in 2011 and completed her PhD on the mechanisms under which invasive red imported fire ants influence wildlife.
Currently Andrea is a faculty member in the Biology Department at the University of North Georgia - Dahlonega Campus.
Dan received his MS in 2009 from UGA. There, he researched the population dynamics of Key Largo cotton mice. His Ph.D. at UF was on the distribution, influence of vegetative communities, genetic distinction, and population status of fox squirrels in Florida. He is now working on a Post Doc at Texas Tech.
Jose completed his PhD in 2016 with a dissertation titled: "Response of mid- and large-sized mammals to woody encroachment in a southern African savanna." At the moment, Jose is adjunct lecturer in the Dept. of Biology at UF. He is also collaborating on data analyses for research projects in Swaziland and Guatemala that examine mammalian ecology in human-dominated landscapes. His plans are to develop a research and conservation program that continues to investigate mammalian responses to human activities and global change in the tropics.
Mandy graduated from the University of Maine with a B.S. in wildlife ecology before joining the McCleery lab in 2013. Her M.S. research at the University of Florida was focused on the demographics and distribution of the federally endangered Florida bonneted bat and other bat species in southern Florida. Mandy is currently working as an environmental analyst for NYS Department of Environmental Conservation. Her main duties include developing monitoring and management plans for bat species and directing research on the impacts of flood recovery projects on Indiana bats, Northern long-eared bats, and other endangered species in the state.
Students advised by Dr. McCleery elsewhere
- Laura Hubbard M.S., WIU
- Janet Reed (2009-2014) Ph.D, Texas A&M
- Allison Treadway M.S, WIU
- Zach Hurst M.S., Texas A&M
- Miguel Licona M.S., Texas A&M
- Paige Schmidt Ph.D, Texas A&M
- Jason Schmidt M.S., Texas A&M