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Haley Frater

Biology

Office: 234G Jarvis Hall - Science Wing
Phone: 715/232-2562
Email: fraterh@uwstout.edu

Education

Iowa State University, Ames, IA
MS Wildlife Ecology, August 2011

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
BS Wildlife Ecology and Management and Biology, May 2008

Graduate Research

Iowa State University, Ames, IA   
August 2008-August 2011

THESIS:    IMPACT OF PRESCRIBED BURNING FOR OAK REGENERATION ON FOREST UNDERSTORY VEGETATION,WHITE FOOTED MOUSE POPULATIONS, AND BORRELIA BURGDORFERI PREVALENCE: Investigated the impact of prescribed burning for oak regeneration on understory vegetation and coarse woody debris (CWD); white-footed mouse abundance, survival, and nest site selection as a result of changes to understory vegetation and CWD; and Borrelia burgdorferi prevalence as a result of changes in blacklegged tick and white-footed mouse abundance

Research Experience

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Prairie City, IA     
June 2011-January 2012
POSITION: Lead Intern
RESEARCH:     APPLICATION OF ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT TO OAK SAVANNA RESTORATIONS:  Developed and tested a national protocol for prioritizing oak savanna management and restoration and evaluating restoration success on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Land.

Iowa State University, Ames, IA     
August 2009-August 2010
POSITION: Assistant Researcher
RESEARCH: IMPACT OF CORN HERBICIDES ON OAK SEEDLING DEVELOPMENT: Investigated the impact of three corn herbicides on oak seedling root development when exposed to known rainfall concentrations.

Teaching Experience

ACADEMIC COORDINATOR: SCIENCE, SUSTAINABILITY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT    
August 2013-Present
Biology Department, University of Wisconsin – Stout
Science, sustainability, and the environment is a general education course taken by at least 200 undergraduate students a semester and taught by 4 different teachers.  As the academic coordinator I am responsible for developing the course schedule, creating and prepping all labs, managing the course content, and evaluating the course as it pertains to the general education criteria.

LECTURER    
August 2012-Present
Biology Department, University of Wisconsin – Stout
I currently teach Science, sustainability, and the environment (BIO 111, 4 cr.), Ecology (BIO 350, 3 cr), and Ecology Lab (BIO 351, 2 cr.)

ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSOR   
January 2012-June 2012
Biology Department, Des Moines Area Community College
I taught Environmental Issues (3 cr.) and Introductory Biology (5 cr.)

TEACHING ASSISTANT  
August 2008-December 2009
Natural Resource, Ecology, and Management Department, Iowa State University
I taught Mammalogy lab (3 cr.), Dendrology lab (2 cr.), and Environmental Science On-line (3 cr.)

TEACHING ASSISTANT 
May-July 2006
College of Natural Resources, University of Wisconsin Stevens Point
I assisted with Wildlife Field Techniques (2 cr.)

Publications

In Prep

Randall, J.A. Frater, H, and Cook, J. Oak Tatter impacts to white oak acorn and seedling root and leaf development (in prep).


Extension Publications     

Randall, J.A. and Haley Underberg (2010) Developing a Prescribed Burn Plan: Elements and Considerations (PM 2088A)

Randall, J.A. and Haley Underberg (2010) Considerations for Prescribed Burning: Safety, Equipment, and Ignition
Techniques (PM 2088B)           

Randall, J.A. and Haley Underberg (2010) Why Use Prescribed Burning in Woodlands (PM 2088C)

Presentations

Oral   

Frater, H.E., Pollack, N., and Bomar, C. (2014). Investigating the scientific method through real world exploration. Wisconsin State Science Teachers  Conference, Appleton, WI.


Frater, H.E., J. Oliver, J. Blanchong, L. Bartholomay, and J.A. Randall. (2011). Influence of prescribed burning on Borrelia burgdorferi prevalence in Ixodes scapularis and Peromyscus leucopus. Mammalogy Conference, Portland, OR.

Frater, H.E., J. Blanchong, L. Bartholomay, and J.A. Randall. (2010). Influence of prescribed burning for oak regeneration on White-footed mouse populations. Midwest Fish and Wildlife Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Posters

Frater, H.E., J. Oliver, J. Blanchong, L. Bartholomay, and J.A. Randall. (2010). Influence of prescribed burning on Borrelia burgdorferi prevalence in Ixodes scapularis and Peromyscus leucopus. One Health Symposium, Ames, IA

Frater, H.E., J Blanchong, L. Bartholomay, and J.A. Randall. (2010). Impact of Prescribed Fire on Forest Understory and White Footed Mouse Populations. National Society of American Foresters Conference, New Mexico

Randall, J.A. and H. Underberg, (2010). Oak Tatters: A Midwestern Dilemma – Direct Impact to White Oak. 2010 Tri-state Forest Stewardship Conference. Sinsinawa Mound, Wisconsin

Randall, J.A., H. Underberg, A. Rector, and T. Feeley, (2009) Oak Tatters: A Midwest Dilemma, 2009 Tri-state Forest Stewardship Conference. Sinsinawa Mound, Wisconsin