Katie Piecora - MS Student

Katie Piecora received a B.S. in wildlife ecology and conservation from the University of Florida in 2017. She spent the next 4 years working on a multitude of research projects targeting numerous species including black bears, bats, sea turtles, and a variety of ungulates. Her interests include spatial and landscape ecology, predator-prey dynamics, and resource selection. She joined the Applied Wildlife Ecology and Spatial Movement (AWESM) lab in spring 2021. Katie’s master’s research with the University of Nebraska and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will evaluate pronghorn survival in the Nebraska Panhandle with additional emphasis on identifying critical ranges, migration corridors, habitat use, and temporal-spatial distributions of pronghorn. She is looking forward to building a career focusing on large mammal ecology and conservation.

Research Projects

Pronghorn Spatial Ecology in Nebraska