Education

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (Expected December 2018)

M.S. in Zoology and Physiology (Statistics minor)

 

Davidson College, Davidson, NC (May 2014)

B.A. in Environmental Studies (Economics minor)


Research and Professional Experience

Research/Teaching Assistant, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (2017-present)

Research Technician, Wyoming Natural Diversity Database, Laramie, WY (2016)

Biological Technician (Wildlife), United States Forest Service, Leavenworth, WA (2016)

Wildlife Research Technician, Natural Resources Research Institute, Duluth, MN (2014-2015)

Biological Technician (Wildlife), United States Forest Service, Leavenworth, WA (2014)

Summer Research Fellow, Davidson Research Initiative, Davidson College, Davidson, NC (2013)


Research Grants

Total: $22,252

Metabolic Costs of Climate Change for a Temperate Bat. American Society of Mammalogists. 2018. ($1,500)

Identifying and Conserving Roosts with Ideal Thermal Characteristics for Bats. National Park Service. 2018. ($9,752)

Metabolic Costs of Climate Change for a Temperate Bat. Berry Ecology Center, University of Wyoming. 2018. ($6,000)

Metabolic Costs of Climate Change for a Temperate Bat. L. Floyd Clarke Research Award, Department of Zoology and Physiology, University of Wyoming. 2018. ($4,000)

Hibernation Timing of Bats at Jewel Cave, SD. Prairie Biotic Research, Inc. 2017. ($1,000)


Awards, Honors, Fellowships, and Outreach Grants

          2018                University of Wyoming Graduate School Travel Award ($350)

          2018                Society for Conservation Biology Travel Grant ($200)

          2018                 Zoology and Physiology Travel Funding ($350)

          2018                 American Society of Mammalogists Travel Award ($400)

          2018                 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Honorable Mention

          2017                 The Wildlife Society (Wyoming Chapter) Graduate Student Scholarship ($1,000)

          2016                 Laramie Audubon Society Small Grant ($500)

          2013                 Davidson Summer Research Fellowship, Davidson Research Initiative ($7,000)

          2010-2013       Pioneer Football League Academic Honor Roll

          2010-2011       National Merit Scholarship ($2,500)


Presentations

Alston, J.M., I.M. Abernethy, D.A. Keinath, M.E. Dillon, and J.R. Goheen. (July 2018). Metabolic Costs of Climate Change in a Temperate Bat. North American Congress for Conservation Biology, Toronto, ON, CA. Oral presentation.

Alston, J.M., I.M. Abernethy, D.A. Keinath, M.E. Dillon, and J.R. Goheen. (June 2018). Metabolic Costs of Climate Change in a Temperate Bat. American Society of Mammalogists Annual Meeting, Manhattan, KS. Oral presentation.

Alston, J.M., I.M. Abernethy, D.A. Keinath, and J.R. Goheen. (December 2017). Thermoregulatory behavior of fringed myotis (Myotis thysanodes) and its implications for conservation. Wyoming Chapter of The Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Jackson, WY. Poster.

Alston, J.M., D.A. Keinath, and J.R. Goheen. (April 2017). Tree-roosting bats in the western United States: what we know and what’s next. Western Bat Working Group Biannual Meeting, Fort Collins, CO. Oral presentation.

Reno, C.J., J.M. Alston, S.K Windels, and R.A. Moen. (April 2015). Moose use of aquatic resources for cooling and sodium needs. 49th North American Moose Conference, Middle Park, CO. Poster.

Alston, J.M., M.J. Joyce, and R.A. Moen (February 2015). Lidar analysis of snowshoe hare habitat in northeastern Minnesota. Minnesota/Wisconsin Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Duluth, MN. Poster.

Alston, J.M. and D.A. Martin (June 2014). Bioeconomic modeling of the Atlantic menhaden fishery. Association of Environmental Studies and Sciences Annual Conference, New York City, NY. Poster.


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