Gizelle Hurtado

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Ph.D. Candidate, Mabry Lab

M.S. (Environmental Studies, emphasis on restoration and GIS), San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

B.S. (Wildlife, emphasis on mammal management and natural resources): Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA



Research Interests:

I am interested in the influences of urbanization and habitat fragmentation on small mammals, particularly how urbanization affects individual behavior, population genetic structure, and parasite prevalence. I am currently working with populations of Merriam’s kangaroo rat in and around Las Cruces, NM.

Additionally, I am interested in science education particularly in non-formal settings.


Selected Presentations:

Hurtado, G., and Mabry K., (2015). Endoparasite Prevalence in Kangaroo Rats may be

Influenced by Urban Development. Poster. Joint Annual Meeting of the NM / AZ Wildlife Socitey. Las Cruces, NM. Award Winning Poster.

Hurtado, G., and Mabry K., (2014). Impact of Urbanization on Kangaroo Rat Abundance in Las Cruces, NM. Poster. Graduate Research and Arts Symposium, New Mexico State University. Las Cruces, NM.

Hurtado, G., and K. Mabry (2012). Habitat-Related Food Preferences in the Brush Mouse

(Peromyscus boylii)? 49th Animal Behavior Society Annual Meeting. Poster. Albuquerque, NM.