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 Aaron received his bachelors in Fisheries and Wildlife and a minor in Mathematics. His masters degree involved both interests and focused on theoretical ecology. His work has shed new light on the potential metrics involved in predicting species migration, nomadism, and decline. His familiarity with electronics and his capacity for statistical analysis and experimental design are invaluable for many of the project’s sub- experiments. He is currently using the Red Head to study wave-head-helmet interactions using helmets similar to those in field combat.


Trauma Mechanics Work


  • M.S. (Wildlife Ecology) University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; Since 2007 (current student)
  • B.S. (Fisheries and Wildlife) University of Nebraska–Lincoln, Lincoln, NE; 2007


  • 2007 Graduate Research Assistant: UNL. Used the world’s most comprehensive database of South African birds to study migration, nomadism, and species decline within the context of the Textural Discontinuity Hypothesis and other competing hypotheses.
  • 2007 Supervisor: Nebraska West Nile Virus Surveillance Team, Health and Human Services Systems, Lincoln, NE. Organized and maintained the state of Nebraska’s West Nile Virus Surveillance team. Trained employees in the identification of mosquitoes and the handling of potentially infected biological samples.
  • 2006 Technician: Nebraska West Nile Virus Surveillance Team, Health and Human Services Systems, Lincoln, NE. Captured, identified, and tested mosquitoes for West Nile Virus. Maintained equipment electronics.
  • 2005 Field Technician. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Identified and collected blood samples of ground nesting birds. Maintained field equipment necessary for 24 hour surveillance of nesting birds. Built a computer network for the analysis, compression, and storage of over 2TB of video footage. Captured and processed mosquitoes for West Nile Virus analysis.


  • 2008 Examining Nomadic, Migratory, and Declining Species within the Context of the Textural Discontinuity Hypothesis; Discontinuities in Complex adaption Systems Conference: International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) (Laxenburg, Austria)
  • 2008 Predictive Distribution Model of the Invasive Species Podarcis sicula; Nebraska Invasive Species Project Conference (Lincoln, Nebraska)