Laken Ganoe

Laken Ganoe
University of Rhode Island | URI · College of Environment and Life Sciences

Master of Science
I am currently a PhD student at the University of Rhode Island in Dr. Brian Gerber's Applied Quantitative Ecology Lab.

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Introduction
Laken Ganoe is currently a PhD student in the Gerber Applied Quantitative Ecology Lab at the University of Rhode Island. She is currently working on fine-scale movement, resource selection, and general population monitoring of fisher across the state of Rhode Island.
Additional affiliations
June 2020 - present
University of Rhode Island
Position
  • Research Assistant
January 2020 - May 2020
Pennsylvania State University
Position
  • Technician
Description
  • Database manager and analyst for various on-going research projects including; PA muskrat health, CWD monitoring project, and river otter spatial ecology.
January 2018 - December 2019
Pennsylvania State University
Position
  • Research Assistant
Description
  • Multi-faceted approach to understanding possible cause of muskrat population declines in Pennsylvania. 1) Radiotracking of muskrats, 2) Retrospective study and 3) Passive and active surveillance for parasites, pathogens and contaminants.
Education
June 2020 - June 2024
University of Rhode Island
Field of study
  • Ecology and Ecosystem Science
January 2018 - December 2019
Pennsylvania State University
Field of study
  • Wildlife and Fisheries Science
August 2014 - December 2017
California University of Pennsylvania
Field of study
  • Wildlife and Fisheries Science

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Projects (2)
Project
This project is a multifaceted approach in attempt to understand the potential causes of muskrat population declines. By combining 1) a retrospective study on historic muskrat exposure to parasites, pathogens, and contaminants, 2) passive surveillance of diagnostic cases related to muskrat mortality, 3) active surveillance of trapper-harvested muskrat carcasses, and 4) a radio-telemetry study of a local population of muskrats, we will better understand the impacts of parasites, pathogens, and contaminants on muskrat survival, and how muskrat ecology may affect disease transmission.
Project
1) Determine the occurrence of fisher in central Clarion County 2) Serve as a pilot study to determine the feasibility of the remote sampling method of hair snares to collect repeated samples of fisher hair using only a long-distance scent lure (gusto) 3) Analyze the effort efficiency in order to determine the appropriate hair snare density 4) Compare habitat characteristics at snare locations where fisher were detected against those where they were not to improve sampling site selection for fisher in future studies. 5) Compare bear disturbance and fisher detection rates between snares baited with a long-distance scent lure (gusto) and those with the addition of chicken bait.