Anthony Ives, Professor of Zoology, gives a lecture on locust populations.

Advising

Upon declaring the major, all Conservation Biology students are assigned to an advising team composed of a Faculty Advisor and the Student Services Coordinator.

Declared students are encouraged to meet with their Faculty Advisors and Student Services Coordinator regularly throughout the duration of their undergraduate experience.

Your Faculty Advisor provides guidance specific to the Conservation Biology discipline through discussions about undergraduate experiences (i.e. internships, research, volunteering, etc.) that will help prepare you for graduate work or a career after graduation.

You can make an appointment with your Faculty Advisor via email.

Your Student Services Coordinator, Ginny Jackson, is a professional academic advisor who provides guidance specific to the Conservation Biology discipline throughout your undergraduate career. Your Student Services Coordinator will help with course selection, registration, DARS, L&S degree and major requirements, and tracking progress towards graduation, as well as connect you to career and campus resources. Schedule an advising appointment with Ms. Jackson on Starfish or email questions to vjackson4@wisc.edu.

Student Services Coordinator

Ginny Jackson

Please contact Ginny Jackson for undergraduate advising in the major.

Email vjackson4@wisc.edu or schedule an appointment

Faculty Advisors

Cameron, Kenneth

Conservation Biology Major Chair

kmcameron@wisc.edu

608-265-9237

154 Birge Hall

Website: https://botany.wisc.edu/staff/cameron-kenneth-m/
Research interests: Systematics & Evolution of Orchidaceae, Smilacaceae, & tropical monocots; comparative morphology / anatomy, DNA barcoding, floristics, conservation

Givnish, Thomas

givnish@wisc.edu

608-262-5718

Botany, 315 Birge Hall

Website: http://www.botany.wisc.edu/givnish/Givnish/Welcome.html 

Research interests: plant ecology & evolution; adaptive radiation and molecular systematics; physiological ecology; landscape dynamics; genetically engineered organisms

Hotchkiss, Sara

shotchkiss@wisc.edu

608-265-6571

Botany/IES, 353 Birge Hall

Website: http://www.botany.wisc.edu/hotchkiss/index.html

Research interests: vegetation history; ecosystem response to climate change; disturbance and landscape dynamics; ecosystem development; paleoecology

Ives, Tony

arives@wisc.edu

608-262-1519

Zoology, 459 Birge Hall

Website: http://www.zoology.wisc.edu/faculty/Ive/Ive.html

Research interests: Community ecology and population biology; work extends to evolution and behavior; statistical modeling; phylogenetic patterns in comparisons among species and communities; agricultural pests

Pidgeon, Anna

apidgeon@wisc.edu

608-262-5628

Forest and Wildlife Ecology, Russell Labs

Website: http://silvis.forest.wisc.edu/people/Anna-M-Pidgeon
Research Interests: Avian ecology and landscape ecology

Schoville, Sean

schoville2@wisc.edu

608-262-2956

Entomology, 637 Russell Laboratories

Websitehttp://labs.russell.wisc.edu/molecularecology/
Research interest: focuses on describing biological diversity, determining the role of ecological and evolutionary processes in generating this diversity, and developing management and conservation strategies that incorporate these processes

Strier, Karen

kbstrier@wisc.edu

608-262-0302

Anthropology, 5440 Social Science

Website: https://strierlab.anthropology.wisc.edu/ 

Research interests: primate social behavioral ecology; biological anthropology

Zuckerberg, Ben

bzuckerberg@wisc.edu

(608) 262-8879

Forest and Wildlife Ecology, 226 Russell Laboratories

Website: http://labs.russell.wisc.edu/zuckerberg/
Research interests: studying the impact of climate change on natural systems, how forces of climate and land use change drive biological changes at the level of individuals and populations, ecological patterns across entire regions or continents.