The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Ecology Graduate Students

Current Ecology graduate students and a brief summary of their research


Christina Aiello
Graduate student
Hudson Lab

Impacts of disease on wildlife ecology and conservation, desert ecosystems, herpetology

Staci Amburgey
Graduate Student

Kathryn Barlow
Graduate Student

Brady Boyer
Graduate Student

Ellen Brandell
Graduate Student, Ecology
Hudson Lab

Spencer Carran
Graduate student
Ferrari Lab

Andrea Chan
Graduate Student

Coral Reef Ecology, Symbiosis, Physiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics

Weile Chen
Graduate student

Courtney Davis
Graduate Student

I am currently studying the community dynamics of a Florida refuge using occupancy modeling. This project seeks to unravel the interactions between a variety of organisms in order to inform management strategies and understand how habitat suitability changes impact these interactions across the landscape.

Ethan Davis
Graduate Student

I use landscape ecology to identify land constraints and climate implications of food and bioenergy systems.

Kelly Derham
Graduate student

Lake Graboski
Graduate Student

Lillian Hill
Graduate Student

Melanie Kammerer
Graduate student

Joseph Keller
Graduate student

Mackenzie Kessenich
Graduate student

Forest ecology; disturbance ecology

Shuang Liang
Graduate student

Rondy Malik
Graduate student

Douglas Manning
Graduate Student

Erynn Maynard
Graduate Student

Curt McConnell
Graduate Student

William Miller
Graduate Student

Asia Murphy
Graduate Student

Chad Nihranz
Graduate student

Chemical ecology, plant-insect interactions, plant breeding systems, plant defenses, transgenerational epigenetic inheritance

B. Wren Patton
Graduate student

Behavioral and cognitive ecology; impacts of habitat change and physiological response of fish.

Edward Primka
Graduate Student

Laura Radville
Graduate student

Rachel Rozum
Graduate Student

Megan Schall
Graduate Student

Emilia Sola-Gracia
Graduate student
Hughes Lab

Research Interest:

David Villalta
Graduate Student

Shannon White
Graduate Student

Noah Winters
Graduate Student