Biology Department

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Beth Irwin

Graduated 2007, worked with Dr. Niesenbaum
Project focus: Volatile chemistry, rates of parasitism, and rates of herbivory vary with light environment--a case for "top-down regulation"


Chris Pothering

Graduated 2007, worked with Dr. Niesenbaum
Project focus: Is herbivore defense inducible in Lindera benzoin


Julia Lehman

Graduates 2008, worked with Dr. Ingersoll
Analysis of Phenolic Acids in Lindera benzoin


Elizabeth Honan

Graduated 2007, worked with Dr. Edwards
Project focus: Microsatellite analysis of Lindera benzoin


Matthew Sones

Graduates 2008, worked with Dr. Edwards
Project focus: Microsatellite analysis of Lindera benzoin


Erin Jo Tiedecken

Graduates 2010, worked with Dr. Niesenbaum
Project focus: The effects of induced resistance of Lindera benzoin on Epimecis hortaria and Spodoptera larval performance


Lucas Csovelak

Graduates 2010, worked with Dr. Niesenbaum
Project focus: Above ground effects of black walnut on Lindera benzoin herbivory


Rachel Jones
Graduates 2009, worked with Dr. Niesenbaum
Project focus: Effects of black walnut on Lindera benzoin herbivory

Steve Epting
Graduates 2009, worked with Dr. Niesenbaum
Project focus: Using GIS to investigate the influence of ecological factors (light, soil, proximity to tulip and walnut trees) affecting rates of herbivory on Lindera benzoin

Patrick Prince
Graduates 2009, worked with Dr. Benjamin
Project focus: Digital estimation of herbivory: Development of handheld technologies

Garret Kolber

Graduates 2008, worked with Dr. Niesenbaum and Dr. Ingersoll
Project focus: Leaf chemistry in transplanted Lindera benzoin


Erin Cole

Graduates 2010, worked with Dr. Niesenbaum
Project focus: The plasticity of Lindera benzoin in different light environments

John Shiver

Graduates 2008, worked with Dr. Niesenbaum
Project focus: Parasitoid abundance and rates of parasitism in light and shade


Jessica Harakal

Attends University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Graduates 2010, worked with Dr. Edwards
Project focus: Microsatellite analysis of Lindera benzoin


Matthew Fishman

Graduates 2010, worked with Dr. Ingersoll
Project focus: Analysis of terpenes in Lindera benzoin through GCMS


Matthew Balaban
Graduates 2010, worked with Dr. Ingersoll
Project focus: Protein Quantification and Flavonoid Analysis

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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 0442049. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.