Dept. of Forestry and Natural Resources
195 Marstellar Street West Lafayette, IN 47907
Lab Phone: (765) 496-6868
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Ph.D. Student, Purdue University, Forestry and Natural Resources.
M.S., Eastern Illinois University, Biological Sciences, August 2008.
B.S., University of Missouri, Fisheries and Wildlife Sciences, May 2005 (Mizzou-Rah!)
I am primarily interested in the application of molecular techniques to address issues in wildlife conservation and management. I am also interested in landscape ecology, landscape genetics, wildlife ecology, and fragmentation ecology.
For my master's thesis, I applied genetic markers to determine the geographic source of the small red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus) population in Illinois.
Here, I am spearheading a new project focusing on Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) ecology and genetics in a fragmented, agricultural landscape.
I call Maryville, Illinois home, and love the St. Louis Cardinals (especially when they beat the Cubs).
Beatty, W. S., Z. Liu, E. K. Latch, and T. A. Nelson. A Genetic Assessment of the Red Squirrel in Illinois and the Upper Midwest (In Prep)
Beatty, W. S. 2008. A Genetic Assessment of the Red Squirrel in Illinois: Natives, Immigrants, or Exotics? M.S. Thesis. Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois.
Interpretive Publication: Nelson, T. A., C. Hanson, and W. S. Beatty. 2008. Finding red squirrels. Outdoor Illinois. March 2008. Pp. 8 - 10.
Beatty, W. S., Z. Liu, and T. A. Nelson. 2008. A genetic assessment of the red squirrel in Illinois: natives, immigrants, or exotics? Illinois State Chapter of the Wildlife Society Annual Meeting, Peoria, Illinois, Oral Presentation.
Beatty, W. S., Z. Liu, and T. A. Nelson. 2007. A genetic assessment of the red squirrel in Illinois: natives, immigrants, or exotics? Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Madison, Wisconsin, Oral Presentation.
Beatty, W. S., Z. Liu, and T. A. Nelson. 2007. Intraspecific phylogeography and population genetics of the red squirrel in Illinois. Illinois State Academy of Sciences Annual Meeting, Springfield, Illinois, Poster Presentation.