Current Members of the Boone Group:

  • Arianna Punzalan
    Arianna started in January, 2017, working toward a Master's degree in the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology. She will be conducting a GIS analysis on California Condors, studying how likely it is for two separate populations to merge into a single group.

  • Sam Gersie
    Sam started in August 2018, and is working on a Master's degree while creating an agent-based model of livestock behaviors in the Central Plains Experimental Range.

  • Stefanie Berganini
    Stefanie began working in August 2018 on a PhD program that features a comprehensive agent-based model of food systems in Colorado. The manner in which potatoes, beef, wheat, sweet corn, and peaches are produced, transported, manufactured and packaged, and sold will be represented.

  • Melody Zarria
    Melody began working in August 2018 on a PhD program in which she will explore the ways that glacial retreat in Peru will affect pastoral people and landscapes at high elevations.

  • Gong Cheng
    Gong is a visiting student from China who is in an extended stay with the Boone group. He is working to simulate vegetation dynamics at the Central Plains Experimental Range.

Past graduates and other members of the Boone Group:

  • Miao Zhongqi (2016)
    Miao earned his M.S. degree and studied how vegetation responds to grazing, and applying that knowledge to our global rangeland model G-Range. He developed a grazing model that allows primary, secondary, and tertiary relationships to be turned on and off in simulations. He is now in a Ph.D. program at the University of California, Berkeley

  • Jared Stabach (2015)
    Jared was the CSU Ph.D. graduate student conducting wildebeest research under the Gnu Landscapes project. He is now with the Smithsonian Institute.

  • Kevin Blecha (2014)
    Kevin earned an M.S. degree while he studied mountain lion prey use and its distribution, with support from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. He now works for that organization.

  • Ben Wilson, M.S. (2014)

    Ben studied desert bighorn sheep in Colorado, with support from the Bureau of Land Management and Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

  • Gloria Summay, M.S. (2013)

    Gloria compared management issues in Tarangire National Park, Tanzania and the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Reserve in Colorado. Gillian Bowser and I advised Gloria, with Gillian her primary mentor.

  • Emily Dommermuth, B.S. (2013)

    Emily was a Honors Undergraduate Research Scholarship recipient whom I advised.

  • Nicholas Bartush, B.S. (2013)

    Nick was a Honors Undergraduate Research Scholarship recipient whom I advised.

  • Katharine Fielding, B.S. (2013)

    Katherine was a Honors Undergraduate Research Scholarship recipient. She wrote an honors thesis on plans for a road through the Serengeti National Park.