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Tracy Rittenhouse

Assistant Professor

Current Students:

Christine Macklem, M.S. student

Jenny Killburn, M.S. student




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




Kelly O’Connor, 2015 M.S.

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

    Currently a Research Assistant at Archbold Biological

    Station, FL





Jaron Kolek, 2015 B.S. with Honors

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

     Currenty a Research Technician with Idaho Deparment of

     Fish & Game










Jason O'Connor, 2014 M.S.

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

     Currently with Florida Fish & Wildlife








Field Technicians 2014: 

Eric McKean, Hayley Morway, Kelly Niland, Brittany Watling, Sara Weitkamp


Field Techinicians 2013:

William Cassidy, Samantha Kremidas, Scott Reinhardt

Field Technicians 2012:
Erin Caruso, Elizabeth Evans, Jordan Rabon




Wildlife Division at Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

USGS Amphibian Monitoring and Research Initiative – NE Region

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