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Maria is working on an interdisciplinary Biology and Community
Health senior honors thesis. Her work investigates the impact of
climate on tea quality and how consumers make food choices in the
context of climate change.
Anne Elise is an undergraduate working on her senior honors thesis
in Environmental Studies, Food Systems, Nutrition, and the
Environment. Her research focuses on the relationship between plant
biodiversity factors in Guatemalan smallholder cornfields and the
protein and amino acid composition of maize from those fields.
Overall, her thesis discusses biodiversity and socioecological
health in the Q'eqchi' milpa system of Sarstún, Guatemala.
Amanda is an undergraduate studying Biology and Environmental
Studies. Her research in the lab is focused on the over-winter
feeding behavior of the hemlock-woolly adelgid.
Effects of exotic insect herbivory on Eastern hemlock.
PhD candidate UC Davis
Evolutionary ecology of garlic mustard.
High School Teacher, The Hewitt School, NY
Resource transport in plants.
Graduate student in Nutrition, Drexel University
Fields (Masters 2003)
Induction of phytochemical
Venture Capital Fundraiser at American Ag Energy, Inc.
Dynamics of invasive plants in coastal ponds.
Scientific and Medical Writer
Alexandra Thorn (Ph.D. 2012)
constraints to resource transport in plants.
Postdoctoral Researcher at University of New Hampshire
Physiological ecology of green roofs.
Executive Director at Bayou Land RC&D Council
Berbeco (Ph.D. 2011)
Carbon sequestration in NE forests.
Programs and Policy Director, National Center for Science Education
Babst (Ph.D. 2006)
Dynamic plant responses to herbivory.
Professor, University of Arkansas – Monticello
Community ecology of coastal heathland.
Professor, Kent State University
Abiotic determinants of suitability
of willows to herivores.
Ecologist, Portland Parks and Recreation
Robert completed his PhD in 2014 at Dartmouth College. He is
broadly interested in chemical-mediated species interactions
and their implications for broader community patterns. For
his PhD, he studied the role of nectar-inhabiting microbes
as mediators of plant-pollinator mutualisms. In the lab,
Robert examines how changes in defensive chemistry mediate
interactions between two exotic herbivores (Adelges tsugae
and Fiorinia externa) and the performance of their native
host, Tsuga canadensis. He also examines linkages between
aboveground herbivory by these invasives and the belowground
ecology of T. canadaensis and its microbial associates.
Sara "Coco" Gómez
Resource dynamics in response to herbivore cues.
Assistant Director, Environmental Studies Program, Tufts
Impact of climate change on tea (Camellia sinensis)
Assistant Professor, Montana State University
Margret van Vuuren
(Visiting Scientist, 2004)
Associate Professor, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Associate Professor, George Washington University
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