University of Wisconsin–Madison
Spatial Analysis For Conservation and Sustainability

Colleen Sutheimer

M.S. Graduate Student

(608) 265-9219

116 Russell Labs
1630 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706


2012: B.S. Biology, College of Letters and Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Research interests

I’ve worked on many research projects including studying the impacts of oil development on grassland birds, monitoring Piping Plovers, understanding prescribed burning efficacy, sampling for Chronic Wasting Disease, discovering fire history in remnant red pine, and most recently worked on a long-term elk monitoring project near Banff National Park. All these opportunities have taught me to approach research ecology with many different perspectives. My research focus for my masters will be to understand historic fire regimes and their role in forested wetlands in the upper Great Lakes region.

Personal interests

In my free time I enjoy hiking, birding, fishing, hunting and spending time with friends and family listening to live music, drinking barley pop, and munching on squeaky cheese curds.

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