Idaho Staff Member
- BS Colorado College 2013
I grew up in St. Louis, MO, cultivating in myself a love of animals and the outdoors at very young age. I earned a B.S. in Biology from Colorado College in 2013. After graduating, I spent a summer working for the US Forest Service in Montana. I then returned to Colorado, where I spent two years as a research technician with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, working on a project investigating plague in prairie dogs. Here at the University of Idaho I am conducting research towards the conservation of the northern Idaho ground squirrel. I spend most of my free time exploring the wilderness, cycling, and listening to music.
My research interests are not yet fully formed - there is so much interesting work to be done within the confines of ecology - but I am especially interested in anthropogenic effects on wildlife population demography, whether through ecosystem fragmentation, the introduction of invasive species, or other ecological disturbances.
|Townsend, K.C., C.J. Conway, K.T. Vierling, A. Allison, and D. Lachman. 2019. Presence of Northern Idaho Ground Squirrels (Urocitellus brunneus) influenced by other small mammal species and environmental factors. Northwest Scientific Association, Lewiston, ID. 27 Mar 2019.||March 2019|
|Townsend, K., A. Allison, K. T. Vierling, and C. J. Conway. 2019. Northern Idaho ground squirrel (Urocitellus brunneus) presence influenced by coexisting species and environmental factors. Ecological Society of America, Louisville, KY. 15 Aug 2019.||August 2019|
|Kirk, R.E., A.Z.T. Allison, C.J. Conway, K.T. Vierling, and A. Yen. 2021. Gaining weight to hibernate: Pre-hibernation body mass effects on survival in adult male northern Idaho ground squirrels. Ecological Society of America Annual Conference. Virtual. 4 Aug 2021.||August 2021|
|Herrington, A., A. Allison, C. J. Conway, and K. T. Vierling. 2019. Burrowing habits of Urocitellus brunneus. Ecological Society of America, Louisville, KY. 15 Aug 2019.||August 2019|
|Cano Perez, A., O. Cardenas-Ritzert, K. T. Vierling, C. J. Conway, and A. Allison. 2019. What hibernacula characteristics does the northern Idaho ground squirrel select for? Moscow Outdoor Science School, McCall, ID. 26 Jul 2019.||July 2019|
|Allison, A. Z. T., and C. J. Conway. 2022. Daily foraging activity of an imperiled ground squirrel: effects of hibernation, thermal environment, body condition, and population density. Idaho Chapter of The Wildlife Society. Boise, ID. 24 Feb 2022.||February 2022|
|Aguilar McFarlane, P.L., A.Z.T. Allison, C.J. Conway, K.T. Vierling, and A. Yen. 2021. Meadow or forest species: What do northern Idaho ground squirrels prefer? Ecological Society of America Annual Conference. Virtual. 4 Aug 2021.||August 2021|