Lab History

The Doak lab as moved several times: Dan was first in the Environmental Studies Program at UC Santa Cruz, and then moved to the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) program at Santa Cruz. Next, he moved to the Dept. of Zoology and Physiology at Univ. of Wyoming in Laramie, where he took graduate students through both that department's program and also the inter-departmental Program in Ecology. Most recently, he has moved to CU Boulder's Environmental Studies Program. Past lab members listed below are from all these different places where the Doak lab has resided.

In addition, many undergraduate students have worked in our lab and gone on to do interesting things, but we do not try to list them all.

Post-doctoral researchers

  • Erik Jules, Professor, Humboldt State University
  • Caroline Christian, Assistant Professor, California State University, Sonoma
  • Myra Finkelstein, Research Faculty, UC Santa Cruz
  • Victoria Bakker, Research Faculty, Montana State University
  • Kena Fox-Dobbs, Assistant Professor, University Puget Sound

Ph.D and MS students, now finished

  • Michelle Marvier, Dean and Professor, Santa Clara University
  • Rachel O‘Malley, Professor and Chair, California State University, San Jose
  • Elaine Harding, independent consultant, Clifton Beach, Queensland
  • Diane Thomson, Associate Professor, Claremont Colleges Joint Science Program
  • Bret Elderd, Associate Professor, Louisiana State University
  • Matt Kauffman, Lead Research Scientist and Adjunct Associate Professor, USGS and University of Wyoming
  • Kim Heinemeyer, Science Director, Round River Conservation Studies
  • Cindy Hartway, Researcher, University of Montana
  • Michael Loso, Physical Scientist, US Park Service
  • Jacob Pollock, Research Scientist, UC Santa Cruz
  • Priya Shahani, Regional Analyst and Climate Change Coordinator, US Forest Service, Southwestern Region
  • Suzanne Langridge, director of the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative, Wellesley College
  • Kerry Cutler, researcher, UC Berkeley
  • Leah Yandow, research scientist, Wyoming Game and Fish Department
  • Adelia Barber, lead research scientist, The Gloria Project, California and Nevada
  • Reilly Dibner, lecturer and research scientist, Univ. Wyoming
  • Doug Keinath, Conservation Biologist, US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Allison Louthan, Postdoctoral researcher, Duke University