Dr. Jennifer Powers
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Leland is interested in restoration of tropical dry forests. He is currently planning a number of experiments to design restoration treatments for degraded vertisols based on plant functional traits. He also uses drones to study bears, restoration, and tree mortality. Read more about Leland here.
Christina is studying the ecology and physiology of lianas in tropical forests.
German is studying the physiological mechanisms through which trees respond to increased drought and nutrient availability.
Laura just joined the lab from Colombia to study restoration, belowground plant functional traits, and biogeochemistry.
Dr. Naomi Schwartz
Naomi has an NSF postdoctoral fellowship to study phenology of tropical dry forest using remote sensing and combine this with analyses of plant functional traits from herbarium data. Learn more about Naomi here.
Dr. Mark De Guzman
Mark just joined the lab after his PhD in plant physiological ecology from UC Riverside.
Dr. Kara Allen, postdoc 2015-2016, currently a postdoc at UWV
Dr. Bonnie Waring, postdoc 2013-2016, currently Assistant Professor at Utah State
Dr. Maga Gei, graduate student and postdoc, currently the Communications Director for the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation
Kristen Becklund, PhD 2016
Justin Becknell, PhD 2012, currently a postdoc at Brown University
Heather Whittington, PhD 2012
Maga Gei, PhD 2014
Dr. Joey Reid, postdoctoral associate 2014
Erik worked on a project to disentangle the effects of site and litter quality on decomposition. He also analyzes soil texture by headlamp.