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Morin Lab Alumni





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Community Ecology 2e

Rutgers Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution

Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources

1) Dr. Sharon P. Lawler - M.S. Thesis:  "Behavioral Responses of Species of Anuran Larvae to Predators."  27 April 1988.
Ph.D. Dissertation:  "Effects of Community Structure on Protist Population Dynamics in Experimental Microcosms."  17 December 1991.

Professor, Dept. Entomology, University of California, Davis.

2) Dr. Wade B. Worthen - Ph.D. Dissertation:  "The Effects of Resource Distribution, Facilitation, and Predation on the Structure of Mycophagous Fly Communities: Manipulations of a Model System." 31 May 1988.  (Co-Advisor:  T. R. McGuire).

Professor, Furman University, Greenville, SC.

3) Elizabeth A. Johnson - M.S. Thesis:  "Effects of Grazing by Anuran Tadpoles on Periphyton Assemblages in Experimental Pond Communities." 20 April 1992.

American Museum of Natural History, Manager: Metropolitan Biodiversity Programs -Center for Biodiversity and Conservation

4) Charles E. Bristow - M.S. Thesis:  "Interactions  between Top Predators in Aquatic Communities."  21 April 1989.

Instructional Developer, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

5) Dr. Lynn M. Kurzava - Ph.D. Dissertation:  "The Structure of Prey Communities: Effects of Predator Identity and Geographic Variation in Predators."  20 December 1993.

6) Dr. Ellen Pehek - Ph.D. Dissertation:  "The Ecology of  larval Hyla andersonii: The Effects of Predation by Aquatic Insects, Competition with Larval Anurans, and pH."  8 April 1994.

Principal Research Ecologist, NYC Parks Department, City of New York.

7) Dr. Paul A. McMillan - Ph.D. Dissertation:  Coevolution, Sex, and the Dynamics of Interacting Populations of Protists. 4 December 1995.

Instructor, Capilano University, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

8) Dr. Mark Laska - Ph.D. Dissertation. Predicting the Strength of Competitive Interactions from Body Sizes of Zooplankton: Tests Using Experimental Microcosms. 6 November 1995.

Ecological Consultant & CEO, Great Ecology Inc., NYC and San Diego

9) Dr. Victoria Schmalhofer - Ph.D. Dissertation.  The Effects of Biotic and Abiotic Factors on Predator-Prey Interactions in Old-Field Flower-Head Communities.  11 June 1996. (Co-Advisor:  T. Casey).

Instructor, DePauw University

10) Dr. Christina M. K. Kaunzinger - Ph.D. Dissertation:  Experimental Tests of the Determinants of Food Chain Length. 11 October 1999.

Program Coordinator, Center for Urban Restoration Ecology,  Rutgers University, New Brusnwick, NJ

11) Dr. Jill McGrady-Steed - Ph.D. Dissertation:  Causes and Consequences of Diversity in Experimental Aquatic Microcosms. 19 December 1997.

Ecological Consultant, Great Ecology Inc., San Diego

12) Dr. Jeremy W. Fox -  Ph.D. Dissertation: Causes and Consequences of Community Structure in Experimental Aquatic Microcosms. 5 April 2000.

Associate Professor, Department of Biology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

13) Dr. Marlene  B. Cole - (Co-Advisor: R. Lathrop). Ph.D. Dissertation: Effects of the Spatial Configuration of Habitats on Species Distributions and Population Dynamics in Unaltered and Ditched Salt Marshes. 17 October 2001.

 Senior Ecologist, AGEISS Inc., Evergreen, CO

14) Dr. Lin Jiang - Ph.D. Dissertation: "Studies of the Extrinsic and Intrinsic Regulation of Population Dynamics and Community Structure." 23 April 2003.

Associate Professor, Department of Biology, GA Tech University, Atlanta, GA

15) Dr. Jennifer E. Price- Ph.D. Dissertation: "Intraguild Predation And The Formation Of Alternate Community States." 7 May 2004.

Ecological Consultant, UVA

16) Dr. P. Timon McPhearson - Ph.D. Dissertation: "The Complexity of Cooperation in Ecological Communities" 18 June 2004.

Assistant Professor, The New School, NYC, NY

17) Dr. Zachary Long - Ph.D. Dissertation: "Mechanistic approaches to understanding complex ecological systems." 20 September 2004.

Postdoctoral Associate, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

18) Dr. Jennifer Adams Krumins - Ph.D. Dissertation: 22 August 2007. “The Causes and Consequences of Biodiversity in Multitrophic Communities.”

Associate Professor, Montclair State University, NJ

19) Dr. Aabir Banerji - Ph.D. Dissertation: 5 May 2011. “Dynamics and adaptive significance of the inducible trophic polymorphism of Tetrahymena vorax.”

Postdoctoral Associate, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Visiting Scientist, Rutgers

20) Dr. Maria Stanko- Ph.D. Dissertation: 16 September 2011. “Structure and dynamics of a highly-invaded plant-pollinator network”.

Instructor and Laboratory Coordinator, Department of Biology, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ.

21) Dr. Holly B. Vuong - Ph.D. Dissertation: 21 September 2012. "Ecological Correlates of Genetic Diversity in Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme Disease Bacterium."

Postdoctoral Associate, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia

22) Dr. Jean Deo. Ph.D. Dissertation 15 September 2014.”Mixed Species Nesting associations in a Northeastern Deciduous Forest”

Postdoctoral Associate, Hofstra University, NY


Dr. Patricia M. Harris, Ph.D., Duke University. May 1995-August 1997.
Assistant Professor, SUNY-Brockport

Dr. Owen L. Petchey, Ph.D., Imperial College, London. November 1997-September 2000.
Royal Society Postdoc, University of Sheffield, UK. Associate Professor, University of Zurich, 2011.

Dr. Jill McGrady-Steed, Ph.D., Rutgers University. January 1998-July 1999.
Ecological Consultant, Great Eastern, San Diego, CA

Dr. M. Henry H. Stevens, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. August 1999-June 2001.
Associate Professor, Department of Botany, Miami University of Ohio

Dr. Jon Norberg, Ph.D., Stockholm University. August 1999-September 2000.
Professor, Stockholm University, Sweden

Dr. Christina M. K. Kaunzinger, Ph.D., Rutgers University. September 2000-December 2003.
Program Administrator, CURE, Rutgers University

Dr. Christopher Steiner, Ph.D., Michigan State University. January 2002-December 2003.
Associate Professor, Wayne State University.



Dr. Florence Hulot,  Université Paris-Sud XI

Dr. Tadashi Fukami, Stanford University

Dr. Ingo Fetzer, Stockholm University

Dr. Sarah Lee, University of North Carolina

Dr. Evan Preisser, University of Rhode Island