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Postdoctoral associates

Anna Schweiger

Remote sensing of vegetation in the Dimensions of Biodiversity project at Cedar Creek.

Jose Eduardo Meireles (Dudu)

Evolution of xylem properties in the American oaks.

Nick Deacon

I am leading a project funded by the National Park Service on the Genetic diversity, ecological niches, and vulnerability to climate change of Aspen trees throughout the midwest with specific focus on relict stands within the Niobrara Scenic River National Park.

Ph.D. students

Beth Fallon

I am interested in exploring the phylogeography of several perennial species of the interior chaparral in the Sky Islands of southeastern Arizona. I hope to understand the historic range shifts and community assembly patterns and use this information to inform predictions of landscape-scale changes under present-day climate change.

Laura Williams

My interests are in plant community dynamics and the role of evolutionary history in structuring communities. I intend to focus my research at the intersection of theoretical plant community ecology and applied restoration ecology.

Jake Grossman

I am interested in the relationship between plantbiodiversity and ecological function, especially indisturbed, restored, andmanagedecosystems. My past work has included studies of wetland restoration in northeast Ohio and eualyptus plantation silviculture in Paraguay.

Jen Teshera-Levye

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

Shan Kothari

I am using hyperspectral data at both the leaf and canopy scales, as an enabling technology, to measure the ecological determinants of variation in leaf chemistry and canopy architecture in diverse plant assemblages.

Former Students and Postdocs

Matthew Kaproth

Post Doc, 2013-2016

  Xiaojing Wei

PhD 2016

Post Doc, 2017


  Alyson Center

PhD, 2015

Will Pearse
UK flag  Will Pearse

Post Doc, 2012-2014

  Jose Ramirez-Valiente

Post Doc, 2012-2015

Jessica Savage

PhD, 2010; Post Doc, 2010

Gina Quiram

PhD, 2013

Mariana Anorve

Mariana Alvarez Anorve

Post Doc, 2013

Paul Gugger

PhD, 2010

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.