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 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 two Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN) projects. 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.
Students: Madison Burnham, Jonathan Fitzgerald-Bord, Armin Rosic
How plants respond to vibratory cues
We are exposing crop plants to different vibratory frequencies, and monitoring the changes in plant growth, reproduction, and production of secondary metabolites.
Collaborators: Mike Losinger, Adam Pack, Tom McCarthy
Students: Marcus Recile, Justin Haasbeek