Student Research

Click on the name of each student to see more about their research.


Abigail Berkey

Research Focus: Social behavior of the four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum


Erin Welsh - IGERT Recipient.

Research Focus: Tropical tick ecology


Dora Cohen

Research Focus: Disturbance regimes and microbial ecology


Simon Pearish

Research Focus: Behavioral ecology of the three-spined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus)


Derek Haselhorst

Research Focus: Tropical palynology


Lisa Powers

Research Focus: Reproductive ecology of bats


Melissa Chipman

Research Focus: Paleoclimate-vegetation dynamics of Alaska

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