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Tracy Rittenhouse

Assistant Professor

Current Students:

Kristen Beattie, M.S. student

Dan Wright, M.S. student

Jason Hawley, Ph.D. student

Sky Stevens, Ph.D. student




Jenny Killburn, M.S. in 2018

Christina Macklem, M.S. in 2017


Michael Evans, Ph.D. in 2016
Dissertation title: Ecological effects of Development on American Black Bear
     Currently with Defenders of Wildlife




Kelly O’Connor, M.S. in 2015

Thesis title: Spatial and Temporal Use of Early Successional Haibtat Patches by a Community of Mammals in the Northeastern United States

    Currently at Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 





Jaron Kolek, B.S. with Honors in 2015

Honors thesis title: Using Distance Sampling to Estimate Densities of Newly Metamorphosed Amphibians

     Currently a Research Technician with Idaho Deparment of Fish & Game











Jason O'Connor, M.S. in 2014

Thesis title: Manipulation of Larval and Winter Habitat Reveals Potential Effects of Urbanization and Climate Change on Wood Frogs in Connecticut

     Currently at Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission









Wildlife Division at Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

USGS Amphibian Monitoring and Research Initiative – NE Region

Brunner Lab

Crespi Lab

Eggert Lab

Semlitsch Lab


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Wildlife and Fisheries Conservation Center
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087