About Us

Meet the Team

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Gillian Bowser

Associate Professor-Department of Ecosystem Science and Sustainability

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Diplomacy Fellow: U.S. Department of State (2011-2012)

Past life: Ecologist, National Park Service: Multiple Postings

Study organisms: Pollinators, insects

Research tools: Citizen science engagement; co-created data, protected management

International work: United National Framework Convention on Climate Change; Global Environmental Outlook Report, IUCN.

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Sarah Whipple

PhD Candidate 

Graduate Degree in Ecology

Sarah’s dissertation work explores the impacts of  climate change on pollinators within protected areas.  She focuses on mountain systems in  Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks and uses citizen science and natural history datasets to explore long term trends in pollinator diversity within those parks.

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Daniel Lansidel

Masters Student

Ecosystem Sustainability Department

Daniel is a new Masters Student joining the lab from Texas! He will research pollinators and citizen science tools in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park. 

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Philip Halliwell

Research Scientist & Affiliate Faculty, Colorado State University

CO-LEAD, Bowser Lab!

Phil works on research tied to citizen science, stewardship, and place attachment in the National Parks. He will co-lead the National Park Service Cooperative Agreement on Pollinators and Citizen Science.

PhD, Sustainability Education

Prescott College, 2019

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Alia Smith

Masters Student

Ecosystem Sustainability Department

Alia is a new Masters Student joining the lab from Florida! She will research pollinators and citizen science tools in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park. 

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Jacob Genuise

Masters Student

Ecosystem Sustainability Department

Jacob is a new Masters Student joining the lab from Dallas, Texas/University of Oklahoma! He will focus on the Youth Environmental Alliance in Higher Education project. 

Co-Advised Students

Melody

Melody Zarria

PhD Candidate

Fulbright Scholar

Graduate Degree Program in Ecology

 

Esther Hayes

Master Fine Arts

Colorado State University

Previous Students

Sarah Garza

Master of Science

Colorado State University

Gloria Sumnay

Master of Science

Ford Foundation Fellow 

Colorado State University

Jordan Allen

Master of Science

Colorado State University

Kate Wilkins

Master of Science

Colorado State University

Honorary Lab Members

Lakota

Lakota

Ultimate Leash Tugger

Tanka

T'anka

Sassy Golden Gal

Kingchunk

King Chunk

COVID-19 Memento

Found his Voice and Love of the Outdoors in Fort Collins!

Previous Interns

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Daniel Dominguez

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2019-2020 

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Nico Lucena

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2020

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Cristal Dominguez Vasquez

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2020

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Luis Borrego

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2019

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Nicole Wagner

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2017

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Mendrake "Obi" Sayee

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2017

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Kenneth Choi

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2017

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Nathan Tolle

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2017

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Michael Roeder

2016

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Kim Arthur

NPS BioBlitz Intern

2015

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Andrew Rohlf

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2020

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Soleil Culley

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2020

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Victoria Simon

University of Dijon Intern

2020

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Jordanne Pelkey

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2018

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Isheka Orr

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2017

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Valentina Alvarez

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2017

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Anne Le Mat

University of Dijon Intern

2017

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Autumn Harry

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2017

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Lucie Royer

University of Dijon Intern

2016

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Rachel Lauwerijssen

NPS BioBlitz Intern

2015

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Cassidy Storey

Pollinator Hotshot Intern 

2020

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Stella Stuchart

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2020

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Angelina Rivera

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2019

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Ryan Gomez

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2018

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Benny Bonet

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2017

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Julia Tofan

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2017

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Mahin Jalakhan

Pollinator Hotshot Intern

2017

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Djulia Azevedo

2016

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Rory Tendore

NPS BioBlitz Intern

2015