Anastasia Krainyk, Ph.D.

Biography

I am a research ecologist with a focus on structured decision making and spatially explicit decision support tools for environmental management and conservation. My current project focuses on the development of a decision support tool for identifying landscapes most important to achieving waterfowl population, habitat, and social goals of the North American Waterfowl Management Plan at regional scales.

Education:

  • Ph.D. Wildlife Management, 2016 Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX

Dissertation: Prioritizing Habitat Conservation for the Mottled Duck (Anas fulvigula) Along the Western Gulf of Mexico Coast

  • M.A Conservation Biology, 2011 Columbia University, New York, NY

Thesis: Application of Bio-Boundary Research to the Captive Management of African Wild Dogs (Lycoan pictus)

  • B.S. Conservation Biology, 2009 SUNY-Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, NY

Professional Experience:

  • POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ECOLOGIST, USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, February 2017 - current
  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF RESEARCH, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX, June 2016 - Janauary 2017 
  • PH.D. GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX, August 2012 - May 2016 
  • GIS SPECIALIST AND ANALYST, Caesar Kleberg Wildlife Research Institute, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Kingsville, TX, January 2014 - July 2015 
  • M.A. GRADUATE RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology Department, Columbia University, New York, NY, August 2009 - May 2011
  • FIELD RESEARCH TECHNICIAN, Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, Purdue University, Brookville, IN, May 2008 - August 2008
  • CONSERVATION BOILOGY RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Pinetop, AZ, May 2007 - August 2007
  • LIMNOLOGY LABORATORY ASSISTANT, Limnology Department, SUNY-ESF, Syracuse, NY, September 2005 - May 2008