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Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology


  • Cristian Dambros (Graduate Student, Biology): Community ecology email
  • Allyson Degrassi (Graduate Student, Biology): small mammal ecology email
  • Jonathan Gonzalez (, Biology): I am an Accelerated Master's Degree student in Dr. Alison Brody's lab. I study plant-microbial interactions; specifically, the influence of mycorrhizal fungi on plant response to stress. Mycorrhizal fungi are soil fungi that colonize plant roots and perform several functions that can benefit plant health in exchange for carbohydrates. The relationship is hypothesized to exist on a mutualism-parasitism continuum. email
  • Nabil Nasseri (Graduate Student, Biology): Impact of ant-hemipteran mutualisms on host tree quality and arthropod community email
  • Allison Neal (Graduate Student, Biology): Sex ratio evolution in malaria parasites email
  • Amanda Northrop (Graduate Student, Biology): Aquatic ecosystem states, ecosystem tipping points, metaproteomics. email
  • Emily Price (Graduate Student, Biology): evolutionary physiology email
  • Nicholas Reif (, Biology): ecological assembly of understory plant communities email
  • John Stanton-Geddes (, Biology): Ecology and evolution of species in changing environments email

Plant Biology

  • Karl Fetter (Graduate Student, Plant Biology): Ecological genomics of trees, population biology, biogeography of plants. email
  • Giovanna Sassi (Graduate Student, Plant Biology): acquisition of meristem function of the LATD/NIP gene in angiosperms email
  • Jinshun Zhong (Postdoctoral Researcher, Plant Biology): Evolutionary genetics of plant development email

Rubenstein School

  • Peter Euclide (Graduate Student, Rubenstein School): Physiological ecology of Mysis diluviana studying differences in metabolic rate between migrated and non-migrated Mysis. email
  • Peter Isles (Graduate Student, Rubenstein School): Lake phytoplankton ecology and geochemistry email
  • Stephanie Juice (Graduate Student, Rubenstein School): Ecology and biogeochemistry of forests, plant-microbe interactions, global change ecology. email
  • Alexandra Kosiba (Graduate Student, Rubenstein School): forest ecology, dendrochronology, tree physiology, global change ecology email
  • Garrett Meigs (Postdoctoral Researcher, Rubenstein School): forest disturbance ecology; landscape ecology; sustainable forest management; forest health; ecosystem services email
  • Brian O'Malley (Graduate Student, Rubenstein School): aquatic ecology, zooplankton, Mysis, predator-prey, lakes email
  • Cancan Zhao (Postdoctoral Researcher, Rubenstein School): Soil ecology email

Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

  • Bonnie Cantrell (Graduate Student, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics): I am looking at the bovine methylome in multiple tissues within the limbic system of the brain to understand methylation's role in docility in cattle. email

Plant and Soil Science

  • Elisabeth Hodgdon (Graduate Student, Plant and Soil Science): Applied entomology and chemical ecology email

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