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The genuine man of words himself can get along without faith in absolutes.  He values the search for truth as much as truth itself.  He delights in the clash of thought and in the give-and-take of controversy.  If he formulates a philosophy and a doctrine, they are more an exhibition of brilliance and an exercise in dialectics than a program of action and the tenets of a faith.  His vanity, it is true, often prompts him to defend his speculations with savagery and even venom; but his appeal is usually to reason and not to faith.  The fanatics and the faith-hungry masses, however, are likely to invest such speculations with the certitude of holy write, and make them the fountainhead of a new faith.  Jesus was not a Christian, nor was Marx a Marxist.

The True Believer by Eric Hoffer

 

Students & Collaborators

 

Current Students & Postdocs

 

Dr. Cristóbal Pizarro, Social network analysis of forest stakeholders in Argentine and Chilean Tierra del Fuego. CADIC and University of Los Lagos (Chile) (2016-2017), jcpizarrop@gmail.com (co-advisor Dr. Jaime Rau). Current position: Assistant Professor of Tourism, School of Forestry, University of Concepcion, Chile.

 

Maria Eugenia Lopez, Doctor of Biological Sciences. Aquatic macroinvertebrates as bioindicators of ecosystem services in watersheds managed for forestry in Tierra del Fuego. CADIC and University of Buenos Aires (2016-2021), meugelopez89@gmail.com. (co-advisor Dr. Eduardo Domínguez, National University of Tucumán).

 

Catherine Roulier, Doctor of Social Sciences. An institutional analysis of ecological restoration: the case of North American beaver eradication in Tierra del Fuego. CADIC and National University of Cuyo (2016-2021). croulier@untdf.edu.ar. (co-advisor Peter Van Aert, National University of Tierra del Fuego).

 

Ignacio Rojido-Nin, Doctor of Agricultural Sciences. A socio-ecological analysis of native forests at the frontier of agricultural expansion in Entre Ríos Province. INTA and National University of Córdoba (2016-2021). (co-advisor S. Cannavelli, National Agricultural Research Institute – INTA).

 

Former Students & Postdocs

 

Anna Santo, M.S. Forestry. Landowner mental models in Tierra del Fuego. Virginia Tech (2013-2015), anna.santo@vt.edu (major advisor M. Sorice).

Current position:

 

Dr. Kathleen Guillozet, Postdoctoral Fellow, ECO-Link Project. Specializing in the link between ecosystem services and livelihoods, particularly carbon modeling, Virginia Tech and CADIC (2013-2014).

Current position:

 

Jon Henn, Fulbright Student Scholar & National Geographic Young Explorer. Active restoration of abandoned beaver ponds in Tierra del Fuego. Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas (2012-2014), henn.jonathan@gmail.com. (co-advisor G. Martínez Pastur).

Current position: NSF Fellow and Ph.D. Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

Jean-Paul Zagarola, M.S. Biology Student and U.S. Fulbright Student Scholar to Chile (2011)

The community perceptions, values and reality of ecosystem services in sub-Antarctic watersheds

University of North Texas (2010-2012), jippz3000@gmail.com.

Current position:  

 

José Luis Cabello, M.S. in Sub-Antarctic Ecosystem Management and Conservation

Socio-ecological analysis of invasive vertebrates in the Magallanes Region

Universidad de Magallanes (2009-2012), jcabellocabalin@gmail.com.

Current position: Director of Patagonia Wildlife Ltda., www.patagoniawildlife.cl

 

Ernesto Davis, M.S. in Sub-Antarctic Ecosystem Management and Conservation & CONICYT Scholar

Habitat suitability modeling of beavers in early and late stages of invasion (co-advised w/ S. Opazo)

Universidad de Magallanes (2009-2012), ernesto.davis@umag.cl

Current position: Researcher, CEQUA, Punta Arenas, Chile.

 

Erica Ulloa, M.S. in Sub-Antarctic Ecosystem Management and Conservation

Stream organic matter decomposition dynamics with influence of beaver

Universidad de Magallanes (2008-2012).

 

Grace Cagle, B.S. Biology & B.A. Philosophy

Undergraduate research project on Portrayal of nature in Costa Rican media

University of North Texas (2011).

 

Marisol Sánchez, B.S. Biology

Undergraduate special problems project on Essential fatty acids in sub-Antarctic stream food webs

University of North Texas (2011).

 

Mike Simanonok, B.S. Biology w/ Honors (2010), University of North Texas

A comparison of beaver and forestry impacts on stream benthic community structure and function

Current position: Ph.D. Student at Montana State University under the direction of Dr. Laura Burkle.

 

Cristobal Pizarro, M.S. in Sub-Antarctic Conservation and Management (2009, co-advised w/ R. Rozzi), Universidad de Magallanes

Birds as trans-ecosystem and trans-cultural linkages in the sub-Antarctic archipelago

Subsequently, Ph.D. student funded by Becas Chile at the University of Waterloo Canada under the direction of Dr. B. Larson.

 

Amy Trice, B.S. Biology (2006, co-advised w/ A. Rosemond), Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia

Developing an aquatic macroinvertebrate guide for Cape Horn: http://osara.org/research/aquatic.htm

Subsequently completed M.S. in Ecology (2011), Energy Flow Pathways thru a Headwater Top Predator:  Food Webs, Prey Availability and Individual Variation, Odum School of Ecology, University of Georgia

Current position: Lapham Conservation Fellow at American Rivers in Washington, DC, www.americanrivers.org/about-us/

 

Brett Maley, B.S. Biology (2006, co-advised w/ A.D. Rosemond), Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia

The effects of exotic and native predators on ground-nesting songbird success

Subsequently completed M.S. in Forestry (2011), Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia

Current position:

 

Will Collier, B.S. Ecology w/ Honors (2006, co-advised w/ A.D. Rosemond), Institute of Ecology, University of Georgia

Modeling of beaver alterations to sub-Antarctic stream food webs

Subsequently completed M.S. in Social Ecology (2010), School of Forestry and Environmental Science, Yale University

Subsequently, Senior Research Assistant at the International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington D.C. www.ifpri.org/staffprofile/william-collier

Current position:

 

Clayton Griffith, B.S. Ecology w/ Honors (2005, co-advised w/ A.D. Rosemond), Institute of Ecology, Univ. of Georgia

Effects of beavers on riparian plant communities

Subsequently completed Master’s City and Regional Planning (2009), Georgia Tech University

 

Devin Moody, B.A. in Recreation Management (2005), Warnell School of Forest Resources, University of Georgia

Currently ecotourism operator for Kayaking Kailua in Oahu, Hawaii, USA

 

Collaborators

 

Dr. Amy D. Rosemond

Professor, Odum School of Ecology

Specializing in aquatic ecosystem ecology

University of Georgia, Athens, GA

rosemond@uga.edu, www.rosemondlab.uga.edu/

 

Dr. Alejandro Valenzuela

Specializing in wildlife biology and invasive species in Tierra del Fuego

Chief Conservation Officer, Argentine National Parks Administration – Southern Patagonia

Lecturer, National University of Tierra del Fuego

ale.alevalenzuela@gmail.com

 

Dr. Erik Nielsen

Associate Professor, School of Earth Sciences and Environmental Sustainability

Environmental social sciences

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

enielsen@nau.edu

 

Dr. Merav Ben-David

Full Professor, Department of Zoology and Physiology

Wildlife biology, stable isotopes, mammalian conservation (otters, polar bears) in high latitudes

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

bendavid@uwyo.edu

 

Dr. Guillermo Martínez Pastur

Full Researcher, Forestry Resources Laboratory

Studying forestry and natural resource ecology and management

Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas - CONICET

Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

cadicforestal@gmail.com

 

Dr. Vanessa Lencinas

Associate Researcher, Forestry Resources Laboratory

Studying forestry and biodiversity conservation

Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas - CONICET

Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

mvlencinas@gmail.com

 

Dr. Rosina Soler

Assistant Researcher

Silvo-pastoral systems

Centro Austral de Investigaciones Científicas - CONICET

Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

rosisoler@yahoo.com.ar

 

Melissa Armstrong, M.Ed.

Director

Global Science and Engineering Program

Specializing in pedagogies of inclusion and diversity in science

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ

 

Dr. Petra Wallem

Environmental consultant

Specializing in community ecology and invasive species

Santiago, Chile

petra.wallem@gmail.com

 

Dr. Brendon Larson

Associate Professor

Focusing on metaphors in science, social dimensions of invasion biology and biodiversity conservation

Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

blarson@uwaterloo.ca; www.environment.uwaterloo.ca/ers/faculty/blarson/index.html

 

Dr. C. Josh Donlan

Director, Advanced Conservation Strategies

Specializing in innovative solutions to conservation challenges, including a focus high finance, return on investment and outcome oriented solutions

jdonlan@advancedconservation.org; www.advancedconservation.org

 

Dr. Aníbal Pauchard

Director, Invasions Laboratory

Studying invasive plants in the Chilean Mediterranean region

Universidad de Concepcion & Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity

www.lib.udec.cl/; pauchard@udec.cl

 

Dr. J. Britt Holbrook

Assistant Director, Center for the Study of Interdisciplinarity

Specializing in the philosophy of science and society

University of North Texas

www.csid.unt.edu/about/people/holbrook.html; britt.holbrook@unt.edu

 

Dr. Rodrigo Estévez

Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Applied Ecology and Environmental Sustainability, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Specializing in sociology, conservation biology and perceptions of invasive species and management decisions

 

Dr. Marcelo Ardon

Associate Professor, Department of Forestry

Specializing in stream and wetland ecology

North Carolina State University

http://marceloardon.weebly.com/