Anicka Kratina-Hathaway graduated from the University of Montana in 2009, majoring in Ecology and Organismal biology and minoring in French. Since graduating from the U of M, Anicka has spent time working on a variety of avian field projects ranging from work on mercury contamination in Ospreys, to the ecology of the threatened San Clemente Island Sage Sparrow, to endangered forest songbird ecology and abundance in Hawaii, to the ecology of Common Ravens.
Through these field experiences, Anicka became familiar with telemetry, transmitter development and attachment, and tracking animal movements. These experiences have helped shape Anicka’s interest in ecology, conservation biology, and more specifically in population connectivity and viability.
Anicka’s research focuses on the geographically isolated Columbia Spotted Frog (Rana luteiventris) metapopulation in the Bighorn Mountains in north-central Wyoming. Through the use of telemetry and genetic sampling, we will document frog movements, habitat use and connectivity between sub-populations to better understand the risk of local extirpations and potential mitigation strategies.
Kratina-Hathaway, A, AD Chalfoun, and MA Murphy. Multi-stage Habitat Selection in a Montane Amphibian. The Wildlife Society’s Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2014.
Kratina-Hathaway, A, AD Chalfoun, and MA Murphy. Bighorn Columbia Spotted Frog Spatial Ecology. The WY Chapter of the Wildlife Society Conference, Rock Springs, WY, October 2013. *Awarded best poster presentation
Scholarships & Fellowships
2015: George T. Baxter Fellowship, University of Wyoming
2013: George T. Baxter Fellowship, University of Wyoming
2008: Davidson Honors College Undergraduate Research Award
2008: Montana National Science Foundation’s Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (MT NSF EPSCoR) award