Dustin Brewer, M.S.
Research Associate, Lab Manager
Dustin has a B.S. in Wildlife Science from Purdue University and an M.S. in Biology from Eastern Kentucky University. Dustin oversees our urban wildlife project focused on, among other things, measuring the impact of light pollution on the seasonal timing of reproduction. Dustin is also involved in other projects in the lab including our work developing technology for studying wildlife and our captive studies on seasonal timing of migration and reproduction in invertebrates and birds.
NSF REU Undergraduate, Department of Biology, Indiana University
Dillon is currently helping develop and validate new technology for tracking animals with our collaborators in Computer Science at IU. Dillon also assists migratory bird banding at the Kent Farm Research Station and in summer 2017 Dillon worked on our Dark-eyed Junco demographic study at the Mountain Lake Biological Station in the Appalachians.
Undergraduate, Department of Biology, Indiana University
Susan has been involved in bird banding at the Kent Farm Research Station since spring 2016. In both 2016 and 2017 Susan worked on the Dark-eyed Junco demographic study at the Mountain Lake Biological Station. In collaboration with Ellen Ketterson and Devraj Singh, Susan is currently working on a project that is aimed at understanding the neuroendocrine regulation of seasonal migration and reproduction in juncos.
Undergraduate, Department of Biology & School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University
Sam's research interests include identifying solutions to minimize the impact of climate change on wildlife. Sam is currently working on a project in which he is trying to identify the environmental cues and physiological mechanisms that underlie the seasonal movements and reproduction of black cutworm (Agrotis ipsilon). The goal of Sam's project is to create a greater understanding of the impact of environmental change on the seasonal timing of migration and reproduction of agricultural pests.