Name:Kristine O Evans
Associated Centers:Geosystems Research Institute
Email: kristine@gri.msstate.edu
Office:High Performance Computing Building, 11-A
Office Phone:(662) 325-3167
Alternate Phone:(662) 617-2643
Address:Box 9627

Biography:I received my B.S. from Ohio University in 2000 with a major in Wildlife Biology and a minor in Environmental Studies. I then went on to complete my M.S. in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University in 2004 studying genetic interrelationships of northern bobwhite. I returned to MSU in 2007 as a Research Associate coordinating both spatial and data management and analysis components of the National CP33 Monitoring Program and the Northern Bobwhite Restoration Projects (spanning more than 14 states and 10 physiographic regions). While at MSU I worked toward and completed a Ph.D. in the Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Aquaculture in 2012. I also transitioned in 2012 to a position as Assistant Regional Data Manager with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Wildlife Refuge System, Southeast Region Inventory and Monitoring Network. I worked to coordinate and integrate spatial and relationally-structured non-spatial data on several regional, multi-regional, and national FWS and LCC partnership projects, including the Mobile Acoustical Bat Monitoring project that spans 11 states and 5 physiographic regions. In April 2014 I transitioned back to Mississippi State University to take over the Geomatics Coordinator of the Gulf Coastal Plains and Ozarks Landscape Conservation Cooperative, housed in the Geosystems Research Institute on MSU's campus.

Research Interest: Conservation design, avian ecology, geospatial applications, landscape conservation, strategic habitat conservation, agricultural conservation, biological monitoring

Hobbies:Gardening, hiking, bird-watching

Publications: Evans, K. O., Burger, L. W., Riffell, S. K., & Smith, M. D. (2014). Assessing Multi-region Benefits from Strategically Targeted Agricultural Buffers. Conservation Biology. Conservation Biology Institute. 28, 1-10. DOI:10.1111/cobi.12311. [Abstract] [Document]

Oedekoven, C. S., Buckland, S. T., MacKenzie, M. L., King, R., Evans, K. O., & Burger, L. W. (2014). Bayesian Methods for Hierarchical Distance Sampling Models. Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics. International Biometric Society. 19(2), 219-239. DOI:10.1007/s13253-014-0167-0. [Abstract] [Document]

Evans, K. O., Burger, L. W., Riffell, S. K., Smith, M. D., Twedt, D. J., Wilson, R. R., Vorisek, S., Rideout, C., & Heyden, K. (2014). Avian Response to Conservation Buffers in Agricultural Landscapes during Winter. The Wildlife Society Bulletin. The Wildlife Society. 38, 1-8. DOI:10.1002/wsb.405. [Abstract] [Document]

Evans, K. O., Burger, L. W., Oedekoven, C. S., Smith, M. D., Riffell, S. K., Martin, J. A., & Buckland, S. T. (2013). Multi-region Response to Conservation Buffers Targeted for Northern Bobwhite. Journal of Wildlife Management. The Wildlife Society. 77(4), 716-725. DOI:10.1002/jwmg.502. [Abstract] [Document]

Oedekoven, C. S., Buckland, S. T., MacKenzie, M. L., Evans, K. O., & Burger, L. W. (2013). Improving Distance Sampling: Accounting for Covariates and Non-independency between Sampled Sites. Journal of Applied Ecology. British Ecological Society. 50, 786-793. DOI:10.1111/1365-2664.12065. [Abstract] [Document]

Total Publications by this Author: 8