Title

Lecturer

Undergraduate Departments

  • Animal Biotechnology and Conservation

Graduate Departments

  • Master of Arts in Policy Studies

Education

Ph.D. in ecology and evolution (in progress), Rutgers University

     Thesis: Wetland Conservation and Restoration with Reference to the Role of Small Mammals in Habitat Community Structure.
     Advisor: Rebecca C. Jordan

M.S. in environmental science, specialization in conservation biology, Drexel University
    Thesis: Ecology of Small Mammals in the New Jersey Pinelands with Special Reference to the Southern Bog Lemming (Synaptomys cooperi) and Meadow Jumping Mouse (Zapus hudsonius).
    Advisors: Walter F. Bien and James R. Spotila

B.S. in environmental science, Drexel University

Biography

Publications

  • Shenko, A.N., W.F. Bien, and J.R. Spotila. 2012. Effects of Disturbance on Small Mammal Community Structure in the New Jersey Pinelands, USA. Integrative Zoology 7: 16-29.
  • Buchanan (Shenko), A.N. and W.F. Bien.“Comprehensive Small Mammal Survey.” Ecological Studies in Support of Warren Grove Gunnery Range Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan. Final Report, Nov. 2006.
  • Bien, W.F. and A.N. Buchanan (Shenko).“Comprehensive Floristic Survey.” Warren Grove Gunnery Range Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan: A Cooperative Agreement between Drexel University and the Air National Guard. Final Report, Nov. 2005.

Presentations

  • Small mammal population implications for wetland conservation and restoration dynamics. 95th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. August 2010 (Lecture).
  • The interaction of forage preference and predation risk in seasonally-varying populations of small mammals. 95th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA. August 2010 (Poster with R. Rebozo).
  • Patterns of small mammals in post-agricultural wetlands. 90th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists. Laramie, WY. June 2010 (Lecture).
  • Death wish or golden parachute – Making interdisciplinary research in ecology and education work for you. 94th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Albuquerque NM, August 2009 (Workshop with J. Ruppert).
  • Ecological influence of small mammals in wetland conservation and restoration. 94th Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Albuquerque NM, August 2009 (Poster).
  • Ecology of Small Mammals with Implications on Wetland Conservation and Restoration. 89th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists. Fairbanks AK, June 2009 (Poster).
  • Wetland Conservation and Restoration: Small Mammals are Important Players in this Ecosystem. Wildlife Habitat Council 20th Annual Symposium. Baltimore, MD. November 2008 (Poster).
  • The Backyard Mammal Project: Promoting Ecological Literacy in Public Audiences. 93rd Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting. Milwaukee, WI, August 2008 (Poster).
  • Effect of Disturbance on Small Mammal Diversity in the New Jersey Pinelands with Special Reference to the Ecology of Southern Bog Lemming and Meadow Jumping Mouse. Northeast Fish & Wildlife Conference. Galloway NJ, April 2008 (Lecture).
  • Ecology of Small Mammals in the New Jersey Pinelands with Special Reference to the Southern Bog Lemming (Synaptomys cooperi) and Meadow Jumping Mouse (Zapus hudsonius.) 52nd Annual Meeting of the New Jersey Academy of Science. Union NJ, April 2007 (Poster).
  • Small Mammals in the Pinelands: Fauna, Food, and Fluorescence. Rutgers University Graduate Seminar Series. Rutgers University, New Brunswick NJ. February 2007 (Lecture).
  • Ecology of Small Mammals in the New Jersey Pinelands with Special Reference to the Southern Bog Lemming (Synaptomys cooperi) and Meadow Jumping Mouse (Zapus hudsonius). 86th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists. Amherst MA, June 2006 (Lecture).
  • Ecology of Small Mammals in the New Jersey Pinelands with Special Reference to the Southern Bog Lemming (Synaptomys cooperi) and Meadow Jumping Mouse (Zapus hudsonius. 8th Annual Drexel University Research Day. Philadelphia PA, May 2006 (Poster – Honorable Mention)
  • Small Mammals in the Pinelands. New Jersey Public Television News, Science & Technology Report with Patrick Regan. August 2005 (air date).
  • Small Mammal Communities of the New Jersey Pinelands. 85th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists. Springfield MO, June 2005 (Poster).
  • Small Mammal Communities of the New Jersey Pinelands. 7th Annual Drexel University Research Day. Philadelphia PA, April 2005 (Poster – Honorable Mention).
  • Comprehensive Small Mammal Survey: Initial Research Results. Warren Grove Gunnery Range Research Symposium for the New Jersey Air National Guard and the United States Department of Interior. Philadelphia PA, September 2004 (Lecture).

Contact

t: 215.489.4787
e: alicia.shenko@delval.edu

Office Hours

By appointment