Brooke Maslo, Ph.D.Extension Specialist848-932-5572 firstname.lastname@example.orgBrooke Maslo, Ph.D., is the Specialist in Wildlife Ecology for the Rutgers Cooperative Extension and an Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources. She has a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolution, with a professional background in biological resources engineering an ecological restoration. Dr. Maslo's scientific research centers on understanding the evolutionary, behavioral, and physiological mechanisms underpinning the ability of wildlife populations to persist in the face of significant environmental change. Her work routinely combines quantitative, molecular, remote sensing, and field-based approaches to explore fundamental scientific questions. While her work contributes to basic scientific understanding, Dr. Maslo also actively translates research outcomes into practical, evidence-based directives to equip stakeholders with appropriate decision-support tools to advance conservation and sustainability objectives.
Kathleen Kerwin, M.S.Program Associate848-932-3211 email@example.comKathleen 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, development of educational programs, and delivery of extension services.
Bobby KwaitProgram Assistant848-932-1586 firstname.lastname@example.orgRobert 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 technician and as an EMT. His graduate school research will focus on white-nose syndrome in bats from molecular and ecological perspectives.
Chris CrosbyProgram Assistant848-932-1586 email@example.comChris 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 focuses on the movement and habitat usage of carnivores and scavengers inhabiting the New Jersey coastline. Chris assists the Wildlife Conservation and Management Program with invasive species management and habitat restoration implementation.
Evan DrakeProgram Assistant848-932-1586 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 bat habitat and better understand how North American bats use forested landscapes. Evan delivers educational programming for the Wildlife Conservation and Management Program.
Tyler ChristensenProgram Assistant848-932-1586 email@example.com Tyler Christensen is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Natural Resources 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. His graduate research pertains to Eastern Copperhead movements and habitat requirements. Tyler performs plant and wildlife monitoring for the Rutgers Wildlife Conservation and Management Program.
Erin McHaleProgram Assistant848-932-1586 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 projects. Her dissertation research focuses on bat foraging strategies and behaviors. Erin delivers educational programming for the Wildlife Conservation and Management Program.
Daniel FisherProgram Assistant848-932-1586 email@example.com Daniel Fisher is a graduate 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 and Wildlife’s Endangered and Nongame Species Program. He returned to school in 2020 to pursue a career in wildlife management. As a graduate student, Daniel will combine field work with genetic research to study the conservation of North American bat species. Daniel assists the Wildlife Conservation and Management Program with invasive species management and habitat restoration implementation.
Morgan MarkProgram Assistant848-932-1586 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 tree selection of Long-eared Owls. Morgan is the Wildlife Conservation and Management Program content creator.