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Brooke Maslo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

My research centers on understanding the evolutionary, behavioral and physiological mechanisms underpinning the ability of populations to persist in the face of significant environmental change. Novel pathogens, biological invasions and climate change, coupled with the pressures of continued human modification of natural systems, challenge species’ fitness at both the individual and population scale. I routinely


Kathleen Kerwin, M.S.

Lab Manager

Kathleen Kerwin

Kathleen Kerwin, M.S., received her B.S. and M.S. in Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources from Rutgers University in 2012 and 2014 respectively. She has a strong background in wildlife monitoring and management with project experience throughout the United States. Kathleen joined the Wildlife Conservation and Management Program in 2015, and her responsibilities include program management,


Evan Drake

Ph.D. Candidate, Ecology & Evolution

Evan Drake is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at Rutgers University. After receiving his B.S. from Stockton University, he worked as a field technician for the University of Delaware and the New Jersey Department of Fish and Wildlife. He currently uses spatial information to identify current and potential


Bobby Kwait

Ph.D. Candidate, Ecology & Evolution

Bobby

Robert Kwait is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at Rutgers University. He received a B.S. in Biology from Temple University in 2015. During that time, he worked in labs focused on marine community ecology and Zebrafish molecular biology. His diverse work history includes positions as a wildlife control


Chris Crosby

Ph.D. Candidate, Ecology and Evolution

Chris Crosby is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources at Rutgers University. Chris earned his B.S. in Marine Vertebrate Biology at Stony Brook University in 2019. Prior to receiving his degree, he served in the Pacific region for three years as a member of the U.S. Army. Chris’ research


Tyler Christensen

Ph.D. Candidate, Ecology and Evolution

Tyler Christensen is a Ph.D student of Ecology and Evolution at Rutgers University. He earned his B.S. in Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources from Rutgers in 2018. His interests include rare species conservation, avian ecology, and wildlife telemetry. Of particular interest are opportunities for applied research and stewardship to address diverse and often conflicting needs


Erin McHale

Ph.D. Candidate, Ecology and Evolution

Erin McHale

Erin McHale is a Ph.D. candidate in the department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources department at Rutgers University. She has a strong background in wildlife rehabilitation and has participated in various wildlife conservation projects throughout New Jersey. In 2017, she graduated with a B.S. in Biology and worked on various entomology and parasitology research


Isabelle Zoccolo

Ph.D. Student, Ecology and Evolution

Isabelle Zoccolo is a Laboratory Technician in the Maslo Lab. She recently graduated from Stockton University with a B.S. in Marine Biology, a minor in Environmental Science, and a Geographic Information Systems certificate. Her past experience includes research projects spanning from New Jersey to Barbados. Isabelle’s interests include both marine and terrestrial plant ecology. Isabelle


Morgan Mark

Ph.D. Student, Ecology and Evolution

Morgan Mark

Morgan Mark is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at Rutgers University. She earned a dual B.S./B.S. in Bioenvironmental Engineering from Rutgers in 2022. She is interested in studying zoonoses, especially SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19), in wildlife populations. She also researches Snake Fungal Disease in New Jersey Eastern Copperheads and roost


Daniel Fisher

Ph.D. Student, Ecology and Evolution

Daniel Fisher is a Ph.D. student in the department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources at Rutgers University. He graduated from Rutgers with a B.A. in English in 2014. He has since volunteered in numerous conservation-related projects across New Jersey with organizations including Duke Farms, the Conserve Wildlife Foundation, and the NJ Department of Fish