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Education

Bachelors of Science, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
Expected Graduation: May 2018
Majors: Ecology & Conservation Biology, Mathematical Biology
GPA: 4.0/4.0
GRE Scores (Percentile): Verbal: 162 (91st) Quantitative: 167 (92nd) Writing: 5.0 (93rd)
Goldwater Scholar, Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program

Peer Reviewed Publications and Theses
** In preparation

**Long, R.A., E. N. Gosselin, S. Kollasch, W.P. Porter, and R.M. Pringle.  Ecosystem engineering by subterranean insects buffers large mammals against climate warming.  In preparation for Nature Climate Change.

Gosselin, E. N., R. C. Lonsinger, and L. P. Waits.  2017.  Comparing morphological and molecular diet analyses and fecal DNA sampling locations for a terrestrial carnivore. Wildlife Society Bulletin 41:362-369.

Gosselin, E. N., J. Holbrook, K. Huggler, E. Brown, K. Vierling, R. Arkle, and D. Pilliod. 2016. Ecosystem engineering of harvester ants: effects on vegetation in a sagebrush-steppe ecosystem. Western North American Naturalist 76:82—89.

Gosselin, E. N., R. Lonsinger, and L. Waits. Sampling methodology and a comparison of traditional and molecular diet analyses for a terrestrial carnivore. University of Idaho Senior Thesis, 2015.

Research Presentations

*Presenting author
National Wildlife Society Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, September 2017
E.N. Gosselin*, R. Cisneros Vidal, L. Ordoñez Delgado, D. Roon, L. Waits. The impacts of land-use on bird and bat communities in southern Ecuador. Poster.

Idaho Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Boise, ID, March 2017
E. N. Gosselin*, S. A. Kollasch, R. A. Long, R. Pringle, W. P. Porter. Large herbivores in a changing climate: body size and the importance of thermal refugia. Oral presentation.

National Wildlife Society Meeting, Raleigh, NC, October 2016
E. N. Gosselin*, S. A. Kollasch, R. A. Long, R. Pringle, W. P. Porter. The importance of thermal refugia to large African herbivores of different body sizes. Poster.

University of Idaho IBEST Science Expo, Moscow, ID, October 2016
E. N. Gosselin*, S. A. Kollasch*, R. A. Long, R. Pringle, W. P. Porter. The importance of thermal refugia to large African herbivores of different body sizes. Poster.

University of Idaho Undergraduate Research Symposium, Moscow, ID, April 2016
S. A. Kollasch*, E. N. Gosselin*, R. A. Long, R. Pringle, W. P. Porter. The importance of thermal refugia to large African herbivores of different body sizes. Poster.

Ecological Society of America National Meeting, Baltimore, MD, August 2015
E. N. Gosselin*, K. Huggler*, E. Brown*, J. Holbrook, K. Vierling, R. Arkle, D. Pilliod. Ecosystem engineering of harvester ants: Effects on vegetation across spatial scales in a sagebrush-steppe ecosystem. Poster.

Ecology & Conservation Biology Senior Thesis Presentations, Moscow, ID, April 2015
E. N. Gosselin*, R. Lonsinger, L. Waits. Sampling methodology and a comparison of traditional and molecular diet analyses for a terrestrial carnivore. Poster.

University of Idaho Innovation Showcase, Moscow, ID, April 2015
E. N. Gosselin*, R. Lonsinger, L. Waits. Sampling methodology and a comparison of traditional and molecular diet analyses for a terrestrial carnivore. Oral presentation.

Idaho Chapter of the Wildlife Society, Pocatello, ID, March 2015
E. N. Gosselin*, R. Lonsinger, L. Waits. Sampling methodology and a comparison of traditional and molecular diet analyses. Oral presentation.

Ecology & Conservation Biology Senior Thesis Proposal Presentations, Moscow, ID, December 2014

E. N. Gosselin*, R. Lonsinger, L. Waits. Sampling methodology and a comparison of traditional and molecular diet analyses. Proposal presentation.

Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program Poster Session, Moscow, ID, August 2014

E. N. Gosselin*, K. Huggler, E. Brown, K. Vierling. An assessment of how plant cover changes as a function of distance from Owyhee harvester ant (Pogonomyrmex salinus) nests. Poster.

Research and Field Experience

Bird and Bat Community Sampling Across Land Use Types in Loja, Ecuador; May to July 2017

  • Captured bats using mist-nets and measured and identified individuals to species
  • Recorded bat echolocations using SM3BAT software
  • Conducted bird surveys using walked transects near riparian areas and recorded vocalizations
  • Received complete series of pre-exposure rabies vaccines (need booster in July 2018)

Human-Elephant Conflict in Gorongosa National Park; June 2016 to Present

  • Analyzes elephant movement data and Crittercam data to understand how temperature impacts thermoregulatory behaviors, foraging patterns, and crop-raiding behavior
  • Assisted with African elephant fecal sample collection and behavioral observations in Gorongosa National Park, Mozambique, to study human-elephant conflict caused by crop-raiding
  • Trained a Mozambican intern and community members (in Portuguese) to use technology and assist with crop-raiding data collection and management
  • Assisted with captures to deploy GPS/Crittercam collars (elephants, cape buffalo, antelope)

Modeling Thermal Ecology of Antelope in Gorongosa; August 2015 to Present

  • Wrote R scripts to process large weather data files and managed large datasets
  • Modeled metabolic rate and evaporative water loss of three African antelope species in different thermal environments with complex mechanistic model, Niche Mapper
  • Simulated the use of thermal refugia by antelope species under climate change scenarios

Effects of Phenological Shifts on Arctic-Breeding Birds in AK; May to August 2016

  • Collaborated in a group of technicians and biologists to conduct field work in extreme conditions
  • Surveyed for and monitored shorebird, seabird and waterfowl nests on the Colville River delta
  • Banded and recaptured shorebird chicks to collect development and survival data
  • Used mist-nets and harp traps to capture and band shorebirds tending their nests
  • Collected band resight data to help with shorebird population monitoring
  • Used radio telemetry to track shorebird broods

Comparing Fecal DNA Sampling Methods for a Terrestrial Carnivore; August 2014 to December 2015

  • Extracted DNA from kit fox and coyote scat samples, and genetically sampled coyote scats
  • Morphologically analyzed undigested prey items (bones, hair, etc…) found in coyote scats
  • Conducted PCR for species identification and visualized fragmentation products

Grants and Academic Achievement Scholarships

OUR Travel Grant (2017), University of Idaho Office of Undergraduate Research: $635
OUR Travel Grant (2016), University of Idaho Office of Undergraduate Research: $984
Summer Research Expenses (2016), Undergraduate Program in Biology and Mathematics: $5,000
Undergraduate Research Grant (2015), University of Idaho Office of Undergraduate Research: $1,000
Berklund Undergraduate Research Grant (2014), UI College of Natural Resources: $2,000
Undergraduate Student Scholarship (2017), Idaho Chapter of the Wildlife Society: $1,500
Goldwater Scholarship (2015-2016), Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education: $15,000
Idaho Opportunity Scholarship (2013-16), Idaho Board of Education: $9,000
Eugene & Osa Taylor Scholarship (2016), UI Department of Mathematics: $2,000
John Vallega Scholarship (2015-2016), University of Idaho: $5,015
Miriam Hatch Scholarship (2015), University of Idaho: $1,000
Idaho Promise Scholarship (2013), Idaho Board of Education: $3,000

Other Professional Experience

Mathematics Tutor at University of Idaho Polya Center, May 2016 to present

  • Tutors undergraduate students in subjects from college algebra to Calculus I, II and III

Lab Technician in Lab of Ecological, Evolutionary, and Conservation Genetics, August 2017 to present

  • Extracts DNA from scat and hair, runs PCR, and calls species based on PCR results

Skills and Qualifications

Foreign Languages
Spanish: 5 years of Spanish coursework. Mostly fluent writer, reader, and speaker.
Portuguese: Somewhat fluent writer; somewhat fluent reader; somewhat fluent speaker.

Computer Skills

  • Is experienced with using Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Has experience using ArcGIS programs to analyze basic datasets and build basic models
  • Has experience using remote sensing software (ENVI) to process Landsat data and categorize land-use types
  • Proficiently writes functions in Python to manipulate and analyze basic biological/genetic data
  • Proficiently uses R statistical programming language to analyze data
  • Has experience writing Bash scripts in a Unix terminal to create and run programs

Leadership

President of UI Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology: Fall 2015 to Spring 2016
Officer of the Ecology and Conservation Biology Club at UI: Fall 2013 to Spring 2015
Hall Representative for the Natural Resources Living and Learning Community at UI: Fall 2013

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