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Andrew Yoak , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of
Biology and Earth Science

p/ 614.823.1547
e/ yoak1@otterbein.edu
Office: Science Center, 220A


  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2015
  • B.S., The Ohio State University, 2009


  • Moritz, M., Buffington, A., Yoak, A.J., Hamilton, I.M., Garabed, R. No magic number: An examination of the herd-size threshold in pastoral systems using agent-based modeling. Human Ecology. In Review.
  • Yoak, A.J., Myers, G., Barrie, M., Junge, R., Bapodra, P., O’Connor, M.R., Gehrt, S.D., & Hamilton, I.M. Interactions between sex and treatment type influences parasite presence in a randomized control trial covering raccoon (Procyon lotor) fertility control. PLOS ONE. In Review
  • Yoak, A.J., Reece, J.F., Gehrt, S.D., & Hamilton, I.M. Optimizing free-roaming dog control programs using agent-based models. Ecological Modeling. 2016.
  • Yoak, A.J., Reece, J.F., Gehrt, S.D., & Hamilton, I.M. A survey of street dog gastro-intestinal helminthes in Jaipur and Jodhpur. Indian Veterinary Journal. In Press
  •  Mortiz, M., Hamilton, I.M., Yoak, A.J., Scholte, P., Cronley, J., Maddock, P., & Pi, H. Simple movement rules result in ideal free distribution of mobile pastoralists. Ecological Modeling. 2015
  • Yoak, A.J., Reece, J.F., Gehrt, S.D, & Hamilton, I.M. Disease control through fertility control: Secondary benefits of animal birth control in Indian street dogs. Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 113:1 152-156.

Affiliations & Awards

Professional Service, Development, and Awards

  • Animals, Reviewer, Assisted with peer-review of several potential articles, 2015-Present
  • Genomics Data Analysis Workshop, Attendee, Focusing on genetic analysis methods in R, 2016
  • Graduate Evolution and Ecology Student Organization, Seminar Committee and Fundraising Chair, Helped recruit potential speakers and raised money to pay for graduate fees, 2013-2014.

Professional Memberships and Experience

  • Ecological Society of America, Disease Ecology Section
  • American Society of Mammalogists
  • Yosemite National Park, Bear Management Team Ranger
    • Managed human-wildlife conflicts, tracked collared animals, assisted with park research programs, and educated the public on local wildlife. 2008-2009 

/ Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs is located in Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

p / 614.823.1556

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