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?

Elizabeth Koniers
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