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Graduate Students


Post-Doctoral Researchers

Dr. Thomas Buchholz (2009-2011). Research topic: Economic feasibility of small-scale bioenergy applications in the northern forest region. Funded by the National Science Foundation.

Dr. Sabina Burrascano (Fall 2009). Research topic: Global meta-analysis of temperate old-growth forests. Funded as a visiting scholar from the Plant Biology Department, University of Rome – La Sapienza, Rome, Italy.


Current Graduate Students

Dima Karabchuk. Visiting Fulbright Scholar (2011-2012). Topics: 1) Capacity building for carbon project development in western Ukraine; and 2) Effects of long-term forest recovery pathways and management history on carbon sequestration and co-varying ecosystem services.

Charles Kerchner. Doctoral Candidate, Natural Resources. Dissertation topic: Potential for forest carbon project development in the northern forest region.

Anna Mika. Doctoral Candidate, Natural Resources. Disseration topic: Carbon footprint analysis in urban and forested landscapes of northern New England.

Caitlin Littlefield. M.S. Candidate, Forestry. Thesis topic: Effects of biomass fuel harvesting on stand structure and carbon storage in northern hardwood forests.

Emily Russell-Roy. M.S. Candidate, Forestry. Thesis topic: Optimizing the greenhouse gas storage capacity and productivity of degraded forest lands: using rehabilitation forestry and carbon market participation to benefit overharvested forests in Vermont. Co-advised with Dr. Jennifer Pontius.

Amanda Egan. M.S. Candidate, Forestry. Thesis topic: Capacity building for carbon project development in western Ukraine. Co-advised with Dr. Cecilia Danks.


Former Graduate Students

Bradley Materick. MS, Botany, 2005. Project topic: Soil impacts from low intensity, uneven-aged silvicultural practices in northern hardwood forests. (presentation)

Heather McKenny. MS, Forestry, 2005. Thesis topic: Effects of structure-based forestry practices on amphibians in northern hardwood forests. (abstract)

Erin Copeland. MS, Forestry, 2006. Thesis topic: The riverine corridor as a mosaic of patches: riparian vegetation structure, classification, and geomorphological links, Champlain Basin, Vermont, USA. (abstract)

Katie Manaras. MS, Forestry, 2006. Thesis topic: Influence of forest structure and sampling scale on predictive accuracy in modeling avian community composition. (abstract)

Laurel Williams. MS, Forestry, 2006. Thesis topic: Predicting stand development responses to structural complexity enhancement in northern hardwood forests, using the SORTIE model and the "Structural Complexity Index." (abstract)

Kimberly Smith. MS, Forestry, 2007. Thesis topic: Effects of low-intensity, uneven-aged silvicultural practices on understory plant communities in northern hardwood forests. (abstract)

Jeremy Stovall. MS, Forestry, 2007. Thesis topic: Canopy structure and light environment over low-order streams, and effects on in-stream primary productivity, in mature and old-growth riparian northern hardwood-conifer forests, Adirondack Mountains, NY. (abstract)

Miranda Curzon. MS, Forestry, 2008. Thesis topic: Canopy gap dynamics and spatial distribution in old-growth riparian northern hardwood-conifer forests, Adirondack Mountains, NY. (abstract)

Bryan Foster (Co-advised with Dr. Deane Wang), 2008. PhD, Natural Resources. Dissertation topic: Sustainable forest management and certification systems in northern New England: ecological and economic implications. (abstract)

Jared Nunery. MS, Forestry, 2009. Thesis topic: Forest carbon storage in the northeastern United States: effects of harvesting frequency and intensity including wood products. (abstract)

 

Advisory Committees

Academic Years
Name
Program
Degree
Status
2001-2003
Thomas Lautzenheizer
Ecological Planning
MS
Graduated
2001-2003
Willard Morgan
Field Naturalist
MS
Graduated
2002-2004
Kathryn Ciarimboli
Natural Resources Planning
MS
Graduated
2002-2004
Peter Ellis
Field Naturalist
MS
Graduated
2002-2004
Kerstin Lange
Ecological Planning
MS
Graduated
2003-2005
Kate Forrer
Forestry
MS
Graduated
2003-2008
Bryan Foster
Natural Resources
PhD
Graduated
2003-2005
Ben Osborne
Botany
MS
Graduated
2003-2005
Kristen Watrous
Wildlife Biology
MS
Graduated
2003-2005
Dan Wells
Forestry
MS
Graduated
2003-2005
Mike White
Botany
MS
Graduated
2004-2006
Amanda Devine
Field Naturalist
MS
Graduated
2004-2006
Jesse Mohr
Ecological Planning
MS
Graduated
2005-
David Giuliani
Forestry
MS
Current
2005-2008
Stacie Grassano
Plant and Soil Science
PhD
Graduated
2005-
Carolyn Pucko
Botany
PhD
Current
2006-2010
Walter Auch
Plant and Soil Science
PhD
Graduated
2006-
Paul Lilly
Natural Resources
PhD
Current
2007-2009
Tiffany Larson
Geology
MS
Disenrolled
2008-2009
Kelly Goonan
Environment, Society & Public Affairs
MS
Graduated
2009-2011
Juliet Julliard
Plant and Soil Science
MS
Graduated
2010-
Ken Brown
Forestry
MS
Current
2011-
Rachel Garwin
Ecological Planning
MS
Current


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