Ph.D. in Ecology, University of Georgia
M.S. in Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development, University of Georgia
B.S. in Environmental Science, Lebanon Valley College
B.A. in English, Lebanon Valley College
- Potential effects of climate change on salmonids in the Western United States
- Effects of urbanization and other land uses on freshwater ecosystems
- Practical land use management policies to minimize impacts to freshwater ecosystems
- Estimating populations and forecasting species populations status
- Conservation prioritization
- Other interests: decision analysis, ecosystem effects of fish community shifts, conservation of fishes of the Northern Andes
Modeling population viability across broad spatial scales; Modeling stream temperatures in the Pacific Northwest; Modeling the thermal niches of aquatic species; Methods for weighting competing ecological models; Effects of climate change and invasive species on the future distribution of inland cutthroat trout in the Western United States; urban effects on streams in Athens, GA
Wheeler, K., Wenger, S.J., Walsh, S.J., Martin, Z.P., Jelks, H.L. and Freeman, M.C., 2018. Stream fish colonization but not persistence varies regionally across a large North American river basin. Biological Conservation, 223, pp.1-10.
Wenger, S.J., Leasure, D.R., Dauwalter, D.C., Peacock, M.M., Dunham, J.B., Chelgren, N.D. and Neville, H.M., 2017. Viability analysis for multiple populations. Biological Conservation, 216, pp.69-77.
Isaak, D.J., Wenger, S.J. and Young, M.K., 2017. Big biology meets microclimatology: defining thermal niches of ectotherms at landscape scales for conservation planning. Ecological Applications, 27(3), pp.977-990.