Allison Pease (PI):
Allison Pease has been an assistant professor in the Natural Resources Management Department of Texas Tech University since 2012. She earned her PhD at Texas A&M University in 2010. She is interested in environmental influences on the structure of aquatic communities and food webs. Most of her research is carried out in the southwestern U.S. and in Mesoamerica.
Office: 7A Goddard Hall
Kelbi Delaune (Ph.D. Student):
Kelbi Delaune began as a PhD student in the Pease lab in Fall 2015. Her dissertation research will examine aquatic food webs and metacommunities across the Pecos River and its tributaries. She earned her M.S. in biology at Sam Houston State University.
Jessica Pease (PHD student, co-advised by Dr. Tim Grabowski):
Jessica Pease began her dissertation work in Fall 2013. Her research examines variation in populations of Guadalupe Bass along an urbanization gradient in central Texas. She earned her M.S. in hydrology at Southern Illinois University and a bachelor's degree in biology at Roanoke College.
morgan gilbert (MS student):
Morgan Gilbert joined the lab as a M.S. student in January 2014. His thesis research examines the use of novel habitats in the river-reservoir interface of Lake Texoma by larval and juvenile fishes. He earned a bachelor's degree in Fisheries and Wildlife Science from Oregon State University.
Jessica East (MS student):
Jessica East graduated in May 2015. Her thesis research examined spatial and temporal variation in Pecos River food webs. She now works as a research associate for the Texas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at TTU.
Cassie Vaughan (undergrad research)
Cassie has assisted with several projects since joining the Pease lab from Summer 2013 through Spring 2015. Her undergraduate research examined the potential predation impacts of non-native Fundulus grandis on native Pecos River fishes. She graduated in May 2015 and is now pursuing a M.S. at University of Texas at Tyler.
jared breaux (undergrad research)
Jared assisted with research on the Pecos River and in river-reservoir interface zones of Lake Texoma. His undergraduate research project examined feeding ecology and niche overlap of killifish in the Pecos River. Jared graduated in 2014, and he is now a fisheries technician for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
chris wilcut (undergrad research)
Chris joined the lab in summer 2013 and carried out an undergraduate research project on feeding ecology of Pecos River fishes using gut contents analysis. He graduated in December 2013.