Gary Belovsky, Director
Dr. Belovsky has been the Gillen Director of UNDERC since 2001. He oversees UNDERC classes and research and supervises classes at UNDERC-East and West. He also teaches the Introductory module at East and the Grassland and Wildlife Ecology and Environmental History modules at West. He and his graduate students have many research projects at UNDERC, dealing with population, community, and ecosystem ecology in terrestrial and aquatic systems, especially the impacts of herbivory, predation, and disease dynamics.
Telephone (Notre Dame): (574) 631-0172
Telephone (UNDERC-East): (906) 842-1012
Michael J. Cramer, Assistant Director-East
Dr. Cramer has been the Assistant Director for UNDERC-East since 2007. He oversees the Practicum in Field Environmental Biology, East, and teaches the Vertebrate Ecology module. He also mentors students on studies of small mammal ecology and behavior. His research focuses on foraging behavior of small mammals, the effects of predation risk on small mammal behavior, and parasite-host relationships.
Telephone (Notre Dame): (574) 631-0970
Telephone (UNDERC-East): (906) 842-2486
David Flagel, Assistant Director-West
Dr. Flagel is the Assistant Director of UNDERC-West. He oversees the Practicum in Field Environmental Biology, West, and oversees the Grassland Ecology module. He also mentors a wide variety of student research on top-down and indirect effects (previous 2009-2014 UNDERC-East mentor). His research focuses on the indirect effects of large mammalian predators on forest communities through control of their herbivore prey and carnivore competitors.
Telephone (Notre Dame): (574) 631-2612
Telephone (UNDERC-West): (406) 644-2478
Patrick Larson, Technician
Patrick is the new technician at UNDERC-East in 2016. In 2011, he graduated Magna Cum Laude from Northern Illinois University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. Since, Patrick has supervised mutliple labs in the research and product development area. Patrick looks forward to the field season at UNDERC, where he will assist in the management of UNDERC equipment, as well as mentor students in their independent research.
Telephone (Notre Dame): (574) 631-0949
Telephone (UNDERC-East): (906) 842-1010
Sherry DePoy has been the administrative assistant at UNDERC since 2015. She has worked at Notre Dame for 34 years in several different offices. Sherry is a NASCAR enthusiast and an ardent lover of animals. She has two cats named Stokley and Peyton.
Telephone (Notre Dame): (574) 631-7186