Biology Department Name

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    Emily Kluger

    Graduated 2004, worked with Dr. Richard Niesenbaum
    Project focus: The effects of light environment on rates of herbivory on Lindera benzoin (spicebush) by a geometrid larvae
    Currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Illinois


    Brian Tavernia

    Graduated 2004, worked with Dr. Richard Niesenbaum
    Project focus: Photosynthetic and water-use physiology of purple loosestrife in relation to invasiveness
    Currently a Ph.D. student at Tufts University


    Gail Morris

    Graduated 2004, worked with Dr. Richard Niesenbaum
    Project focus: Bumble-bee ecology and pollination behavior


    Matt Frye

    Graduated 2004, worked with Dr. Richard Niesenbaum
    Project focus: Do Juglans nigra (black walnut trees) protect Lindera benzoin (spicebush) from herbivores with juglones: A case for allelophyly?
    Currently a graduate student at the University of Delaware


    Jessica Hitinger
    Graduated 2005, worked with Dr. Richard Niesenbaum
    Project focus: Photosynthesis and herbivory: Do plants compensate?

    Christen Strollo
    Graduated 2006, worked with Dr. Richard Niesenbaum
    Project focus: Inducible cardenolide chemistry in Apocynum cannibinum (dogbane)

    Erica Nory
    Graduated 2004, worked with Dr. Richard Niesenbaum
    Project focus: Do volatile chemicals in Lindera benzoin (spicebush) leaves vary with light environment and do they defend against herbivory?
    Graduated 2001, worked with Dr. Richard Niesenbaum
    Project focus: Stored resources and below ground competition in Mirabilis
    Currently studying environmental law at George Washington University

    Lisa Kern
    Graduated 2001, worked with Dr. Richard Niesenbaum
    Project focus: GIS map reprojection and vegetation analysis
    Formerly at the Smithsonian Conservation and Research Center's Spatial Analysis Lab

    Lori Haynes
    Graduated 2001, worked with Dr. Richard Niesenbaum
    Project focus: Long term studies of selfing and genetic load in Mirabilis jalapa and defensive chemistry in Lindera benzoin in relation to herbivory
    Currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania

    Krista McGuire
    Graduated 2001, worked with Dr. Richard Niesenbaum
    Project focus: Studies of cryptic incompatibility in Mirabilis jalapa
    Currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Michigan

    Janette Steets
    Graduated 2001, worked with Dr. Richard Niesenbaum
    Project focus: Use of genetic markers to study non-random mating in Mirabilis jalapa
    Currently a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Alaska after earning her Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh

    Diana Bharucha
    Graduated 2003, worked with Dr. Richard Niesenbaum
    Project focus: How ethnicity influences definition and use of herbal medicines
    Currently a medical student at Drexel/Haneman

    Meghan Herz
    Graduated 1999, worked with Dr. Richard Niesenbaum
    Project focus: Physiology and genetic of inbreeding depression in Mirabilis jalapa
    Currently a Ph.D. student at Cornell University

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