Former Members


James Mickley

James examining flower petals

James joined the lab as Postdoctoral Research Associate working on how forest ecology and species’ interactions in Connecticut are affected by forest fragmentation as part of the Fragmented Ecological Networks project (2018 – 2020).

James has moved to the position of herbarium curator at Oregon State University.

In addition to a strong interest in botany, James is an avid programmer, teaches workshops on Software Carpentry, and is developing inexpensive weather stations to measure microenvironment. For more information, please see James’s website.


Ashwin Viswanathan

Ashwin hunting for seedlings in a forest fragment in the Western Ghats.
Ashwin hunting for seedlings in a forest fragment in the Western Ghats.

Ashwin graduated with a PhD from ETH Zurich in 2018. Ashwin’s work investigated the effects of forest fragmentation on species diversity in the Western Ghats, South India. In particular, his PhD worked on the effects of forest fragmentation on the Janzen-Connell mechanism. He is now working at the National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, India.

 

 

 


Shihong Jia

 

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Shihong trekking through the forest

Shihong worked in the lab for six months as a visiting scholar during his PhD at the Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He worked on how biotic and abiotic factors, such as soil pathogens, insects, large mammals as well as snow cover affectedthe species diversity in Changbaishan Mountain, Northeastern China.