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Lab manager and technician: Cathleen Lapadat 612-624-6951


Postdoctoral associates

 Gerard Sapes

Accurate detection of oak diseases and drought using hyperspectral and ecophysiological tool

 Jesus Pinto Ledezma

Macroecology and evolution, community assembly, functional trait


Jen Teshera-Levye

I am interested in understanding the functional roles that variation in vein architecture plays in the ecology and physiology of plants.

 Clarissa Fontes

Ecophysiological variation with habitat and climate in global oaks


Ph.D. students

 Lucy Schroeder

Spectral detection of plant diversity, reproductive biology and ecosystem function

Former Students and Postdocs

 Josep Padulles

Post Doc 2017-2019

 Laura Williams

Ph.D. 2018, Post Doc 2019-2020 

Jose Eduardo Meireles

Post Doc 2014-2018


 Jake Grossman

PhD 2017


Beth Fallon

PhD 2017, Post Doc 2017-2019


Anna Schweiger

Post Doc 2014-2018


Nick Deacon

Post Doc 2015-2017

  Alyson Center

PhD, 2015

Matthew Kaproth

Post Doc, 2013-2016

Will Pearse

UK flag  Will Pearse

Post Doc, 2012-2014

  Jose Ramirez-Valiente

Post Doc, 2012-2015

Jessica Savage

PhD, 2010; Post Doc, 2010

 Xiaojing Wei

PhD, 2014

Paul Gugger

PhD, 2010

Gina Quiram

PhD, 2013

Antonio Gonzalez-Rodriguez

Post Doc, 2005-2006

Jeffrey Klemens

Post Doc, 2004-2006

Nick Deacon

PhD, 2009

Former Visiting Scholars

Associate Prof. Wei Wang, Peking University, Soil and microbial ecology

Prof. Wei Wang

Visiting Ph.D. student

PhD Student Vinicius Marcilio da Silva

Community Assembly, diversity and ecosystem service trade-offs in the Atlantic Forest of Brazil.







Visiting Post Doc 2013 

Mariana Alvarez Anorve

Plant ecophysiology

Mariana Anorve