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Lab manager and technician: Cathleen Nguyen 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

 Laura Williams

Spectral detection of biodiversity and ecosystem function

 Gabriel DoVasco

Genome-wide trait expression associated with bud break in parental and hybrid poplar

 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

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

 Josep Padulles

Post Doc 2017-2019

 Jake Grossman

PhD 2017

Jose Eduardo Meireles

Post Doc 2014-2018

Nick Deacon

Post Doc 2015-2017


Beth Fallon

PhD 2017, Post Doc 2017-2019

Anna Schweiger

Post Doc 2014-2018

Matthew Kaproth

Post Doc, 2013-2016

  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

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.







Visiting Post Doc 2013 

Mariana Alvarez Anorve

Plant ecophysiology

Mariana Anorve