Title: MSc Student
Hi, I'm Madalyn Stoecker! I am a Master's student working under a graduate research assistantship for Dr. Kristine Evans at Mississippi State. My research is on the functional relationship between pollinators, birds, and vegetation in managed pine forests. I received my Bachelor's in Natural Resource Science and Management at the University of Missouri in 2019, where I studied habitat management and a variety of animal taxa. Some of my previous experiences include working in the hellbender breeding program at the St. Louis Zoo as well as assisting with research on neonicotinoid impacts on native bee populations in Missouri. My last position was with the Missouri Department of Conservation where I assisted with the monitoring of wildlife diseases across the state, in particular Chronic Wasting Disease in deer. I am passionate about non-"charismatic" species of conservation concern and about conserving biodiversity via habitat quality enhancement. My goal for my research is to improve the management of Mississippi pine forests, which will benefit the different taxonomic communities within those areas.