Faculty and Student Newsletter
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Cristina Frank, a Master’s student in the Joanna Burger lab,
presented a paper at the Annual Meeting of Society for
Conservation Biology in the
Dr. Peter Morin was an invited speaker
at the 20th Gordon Conference on Microbial Population Biology,
Tom Virzi, a Julie Lockwood Ph.D.
student, was invited to speak at the
Mordecai Land Trust annual meeting in August.
The Trust manages a salt marsh island in
important areas like
S.L., and W.H. Martin.
2005. “Vegetation change over 28 years in an old-growth mixed mesophytic forest in eastern
Christopher F. Steiner, Zachary T. Long, Jennifer A. Krumins and Peter J. Morin. 2005. Temporal Stability of Aquatic Food Webs: Partitioning the Effects of Species Diversity, Species Composition and Enrichment. Ecology Letters. 8:819-828.
is currently a post-doc at the
Introduction: Insights into biogeography. Pages 309-314, in D. Sax, J. Stachowicz and S. Gaines (eds). Species Invasions - insights into ecology, evolution and biogeography.
Sinauer Press. 2005
Pejchar, L, K. Holl and J. Lockwood. Hawaiian honeycreeper home range size varies with habitat: implications for native Acacia koa forestry. Ecological Applications 15(3): 1053-1061.
Faculty Achievements and Activities:
Dr. Julie Lockwood has received the following grants:
Dr. Julie Lockwood, Dr. Steven Handel and Dr. Mikal Forup, a postdoc in the Handel lab, participated in a Facilities Review for Duke Farms on 28 June where they helped the Duke Farms brainstorm and plan for their upcoming facilities upgrades and transitions towards environmental research.
Student Awards, Achievements, and Activities:
Joe Paulin, a
David Ehrenfeld Ph.D. student, gave an hour and a half interactive presentation
on black bears to kids ranging in age from 7-13 at Family Martial Arts Academy
Summer Karate Camp in
Emilie Stander, a
Ph.D. candidate in the Joan Ehrenfeld lab, will be facilitating a workshop for
high school students on soil ecology at the Wave Hill Forest Project Summer
Collaborative in the
For more information about the internship and the
Tom Virzi, a Ph.D. candidate in the Julie Lockwood lab, received funding from the NJ Division of Fish & Wildlife, Endangered & Nongame Species Program. Tom was awarded $15,000, to work in collaboration with them on data collection for the American Oystercatcher study.
Alison Seigel, Colleen Hatfield student, successfully defended her Master’s thesis titled “Avian Response to Urban Marsh Restoration” on July 8th. Alison is continuing on as Ph.D. student in the E&E graduate program in the Julie Lockwood lab.