List of Publications
Nitrogen cycling in small watersheds
We are examining nitrogen dynamics in the Adirondack Mountains, figuring out how small watersheds are responding to long-term changes in atmospheric acidic (nitrogen and sulfur) deposition, i.e., acid rain.
Collaborators: Robert Sabo, Greg Lawrence
Conservation of spreading globeflower
My dissertation, which I completed in 2009, focused on the conservation, management, and population dynamics of Trollius laxus (spreading globeflower). About 15 years after creating canopy gaps over T. laxus subpopulations at Nelson Swamp Unique Area, we returned there in the summer of 2018 to monitor the plants and see how they are doing. Data analysis in progress.
Collaborator: Justine Weber
We participate in 3 Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN) projects and 1 EREN partnership project. Distribution of Earthworms, led by Tim McCay, is investigating the distribution of native and non-native earthworms in the U.S. Milkweed Adaptation, headed up by Emily Mohl, is looking at how milkweed plants (which are essential for monarch butterflies) will respond to climate change. Laurie Anderson and Vikki Rodgers are leading a project that examines patterns in the distribution of the invasive plant garlic mustard. The JEN (Joint-EREN-NEON) partnership, funded by an NSF grant to Jessica Mitchell and led on the EREN side by Laurie Anderson and Diane Styers, is working on producing macroscale ecology teaching materials using NEON data.
Students: Anastasia Shikula, Madison Burnham, Jonathan Fitzgerald-Bord, Armin Rosic
Plant sensory biology
In a series of experiments, we've been exposing plants to various stimuli (e.g., herbivory, vibrations) and monitoring plant responses in various ways (e.g., growth, reproduction, production of secondary metabolites).
Collaborators: Mike Losinger, Adam Pack, Tom McCarthy
Students: Gigi Barile, Marcus Recile, Justin Haasbeek