Meet the Team
Samniqueka Halsey (Primary Investigator)
Assistant Professor, School of Natural Resources, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
My research stresses the importance of using long-term data sets, GIS, and remote sensing. She uses computational approaches to understand the mechanisms involved in the patterns we see in nature. Most of my work involves using modeling approaches to delineate how spatial and temporal changes in ecological interactions influence a focal species. I hold a particular interest in informing management actions with my models.
I earned my Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology from the University of Illinois-Urbana - Champaign. My dissertation research focused on advancing our understanding of the mechanisms involved int he ecology of Lyme disease through quantitative reviews and building spatially-explicit models depicting tick-pathogen-host interactions. I hold a MS in Biological Sciences from Chicago State University where I aided the continued conservation of Cirsium pitcheri by determining whether restoration efforts improved meta-population viability.
Graduate Emphasis Areas: Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences
Undergraduate Emphasis Areas: Natural Resource Science and Management
Ecosystem Management (FW 4600)
Ecological Restoration (NATR 8001)
Currently Recruiting graduate students
Undergraduate Research in the A.C.E Lab: If you are enrolled at MU and looking for research experience, I am happy to have you. I have several opportunities for small research projects working with either Cirsium pitcheri, Lyme disease and Chronic Wasting Disease. Tasks will start with performing literature searches and data entry with the potential to lead into a undergraduate research project.
Ideal students show an genuine interest in ecology and a willingness to learn. Please read some of my previous publications to get an idea of which project you would like to work with.
Please send me:
Graduate Research in the A.C.E. Lab:
I accept students who want to work on one or more of my projects or have funding to work within my project areas. The School of Natural Resources has fellowship opportunities for students with exceptional academic records.
For general M.S or Ph.D. admission questions, see: Fisheries and Wildlife graduate program and contact the appropriate program coordinator.
For general interest in joining the lab, please send me: