Phone: (513) 529-4206
Office: 338 Pearson Hall
Research interests: biodiversity, dynamics, biostatistics.
Effects of temperature on diversification
in Escherichia coli. Dong finished his B.S. at Duke, and will soon be
in grad school studying bioengineering!
I am currently a PhD student in Jim Leebens-Mack's lab at the University of Georgia, studying the functional and genomic changes underlying the recent evolution of sex chromosomes in Asparagus. Additionally, I apply phylogenomic strategies to study how polyploidization events shape the diversity of angiosperm species. Working in Hank's lab was my first research experience as an undergraduate, and I can't believe the path I've since traveled!
eagerly awaiting update...
I am now working in Yunnan Academy of Biodiversity. This research
institute was just founded half a year ago, with all the offices and
labs just remodeled and furniture purchased. The institute is located
within Southwest Forestry University.
The two campuses are located on mountains. Shuqiang and I are on
separate campuses. A lot of walking daily. It is time-consuming but
good for health!
linm3 (at) miamioh dot edu
I earned my master's degree in Ecology from Xiamen
University, China. My past work mainly involved the biodiversity and
conservation of forest natural reserves. My first independent research
project was my master dissertation. I used gap models, also known as
succession models, to simulate individual-tree growth and death and
seedling establishment, as to model the dynamics of species replacement
through several generations under natural conditions of disturbances.
Melanie is an Assistant Professor in the Biology Department at Armstrong
Atlantic University and the Curator of the Armstrong Atlantic State University herbarium .
Stephanie Ann Meyers
...eagerly awaiting update...
...eagerly awaiting update...
Dana is now the proud mother of the Institute Of Botanical Training.
(Frank wasn't my student, but as a member of his committee, I wished I
was his advisor :D). Frank got his MS here at Miami, his Ph.D. at
Utah, and is now with EPA in Virginia.
- Alex Talib (2011) Killer whale demography.
- Kelly Howland (2009-present) Organ- and species-level variation in heat content of selected herbaceous plants from managed grasslands.
- An Shi (2009-present) Effects of temperature on diversification in Escherichia coli.
- Stephen Bolton (2009-present) Effects of fire on plant functional group composition and soil carbon
in managed grasslands.
- Caitlin Bregitzer (2008-present) Effects of fire on soil carbon in managed grasslands.
- Kelley Erickson (NSF REU, 2009-present) Modeling relations between precipitation and herbaceous
plant stand crop biomass in southwest Ohio.
- Andrew Fielding (2008) Effects of fire on managed grassland plant species composition.
- Iordan Ganev (2007-2008) Comparison of classical and Bayesian methods in estimating variances. Viankie Pagan ((NSF REU Summer Intern 2008, U. of P.R. – Mayaguez) Effects of biennial burns on
old-field plant composition.
- Arelys Astacio-Ruiz (NSF REU Summer Intern 2007, U. of P.R. – Mayaguez). Effects of temperature
on diversification rates in Escherichia coli.
- Megan Beddow (2007) Effects of resources on diversification rates in Escherichia coli.
- Natasha De Leon (NSF REU Summer Intern 2006, U. of P.R. – Mayaguez). Effects of temperature on
diversification rates in Escherichia coli.
- Katherine LaJeunesse (2004 – 2008). Comparison of methods for describing ecosystem and
community properties in herbaceous vegetation.
- Elizabeth Nellums (2004 – 2005). Effects of eutrophication on simple food webs.
- Marisel Sanchez-Martinez (NSF REU Summer Intern 2005, U. of P.R. – Mayaguez).
- Giselle Balaguer-Datiz (NSF REU Summer Intern 2004, Polytechnic U of P.R.). Modeling the effects
of 17 y periodical cicada emergence on aquatic food webs.
- Claire Steiner (2001-04, University Summer Scholar – 2002). Effects of resource availability on food
web structure; effects of nutrient and water amendments on early succession plant communities;
effects of ecosystem size on population dynamics.
- Jennifer Wyckoff (2002-04, Howard Hughes Summer Intern – 2003). Effect of genetic diversity on
- Lisa Dwyer (NSF REU Intern – 2003). Testing ecological neutral theory with Escherichia coli.
Currently: University of Tampa.
- Holly Attenborough (Howard Hughes Summer Intern – 2003). Investigation of the response of two
competing models of successional diversity to variation in resource availability. Currently: M.S.
student, Miami University.
- Rebecca Shirk (NSF REU Intern – 2002). Effects of nutrient and water amendments on early
succession plant communities. Currently: Oberlin College.
- Danielle Sampliner (2002). Techniques in community ecology.
- Stephanie Anne Meyers (2001-02, Howard Hughes Summer Intern – 2002). Effect of genetic
diversity on ecosystem functioning.
- Jillian Hertzberg: Research interests, waste energy recovery, plant
ecology, saving the world:)