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Former Students, Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scientists

Graduate Students

1981-85 Thomas Bultman, PhD student, committee chair
Dissertation title: 'Ecology of oviposition by leaf-mining insects on Emory oak.' (Currently Chair of Biology Department , Hope College, Holland MI)
1982-86 Diane Renaud, M.S. student, committee chair
Thesis title: 'Impact of herbivory on defensive and reproductive allocation of Arizona walnut.'
1987-89 Robert Rooney, M.S. student, committee chair
Thesis title: 'The effects of altered phenology on folivory in Gambel oak (Quercus gambelii).'
1989-93 Kathleen Cristofaro, M.S. student, committee chair
Thesis title: Oviposition preference and larval performance in Chlosyne lacinia butterflies and chemistry of the host plant.
1991-96 Brian Clark, M.S. student, committee chair
Thesis title: Advantages of egg clustering and larval gregariousness in the butterfly Chlosyne lacinia (Nymphalidae).
1993-97 Franziska Schulthess, M.S student, committee chair
Thesis title: Endophytes of Festuca arizonica: Distribution and effects of the host.
1996-2000 Ruben Marchovsky – MS Thesis completed 2000. MS student, committee co-chair with T. Craig
1996-2000 Julie Burton, M.N.S. student, completed 2000. MNS co-chair with W. Minckley.
1997-2001 Rachael Keithley, MS Student, completed 2001. co-chair with Paul Marsh.
Thesis title: Dispersal and survival of larval fishes.
1997-2002 Jessamy Rango, PhD student, completed 2002. co-chair with W. Fagan
Dissertation title: Influences of priority effects, nutrients and urbanization on creosote bush arthropod communities.

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Graduate Students

2000-2002 Cyd E. Hamilton, completed 2002. MS student, committee chair.
Thesis title: Maintenance of systemic Neotyphodium infections in Arizona fescue: a test of three hypotheses. (Currently, postdoctoral fellow MTT, Finland)
1994-2003 T.J. Sullivan, completed 2003, Ph.D. student, committee chair.
Dissertation title: Geographic and genetic variation in the Neotyphodium/Festuca arizonica interaction. (Currently, Assistant Professor, Indiana University, Kokomo)
1998-2004 Wendy Marussich, completed 2004, PhD student, committee chair.
Dissertation title: The costs and benefits of myrmecochory between ants and Datura in the Sonoran desert.
1999-2005 Laura Morse, completed 5/2005, PhD student, co-chair with T. Day (Plant Biology)
Dissertation Title: The physiological role of the Neotyphodium endophyte in Festuca arizonica.
2002-2005 Andrea Jani, completed 8/2005, MS student, committee chair
Thesis title: Association of Neotyphodium endophytes and alkaloids with community structure in native grass systems. (Currently, PhD student UC Santa Barbara)
2000-2006 Jennie Rambo, completed 12/2006, MS Student, committee chair.
Thesis title: The response of understory vegetation to prescribed fire in Northern Arizona Ponderosa pine forest.
2005-2009 Cyd Hamilton, completed 12/2009. PhD student, committee chair.
Dissertation title: The effects of endophyte hybridization on host grass performance. (Currently, postdoctoral fellow MTT, Finland)
2005-2010 Christofer Bang, completed 12/2010, committee co-chair with J. Sabo.
Dissertation title: Effects of urbanization on arthropod diversity, community structure and trophic dynamics. (Currently, instructor Arizona State University)

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Postdoctoral Fellows and Visiting Scientists

1993-96 Dennis Wilson (NSF postdoctoral fellow)
1995–98 Kari Saikkonen (Maytag Postdoctoral Fellowship)
1995-97 Marjo Helander (Maytag Postdoctoral Fellowship)
1998-00 Nancy McIntyre (CAP-LTER)
2003-08 Eyal Shocat (CAP-LTER)
2002-04 Tamaru Hunt-Joshi
2003-05 William Cook (CAP-LTER)
2003-04 Kari Saikkonen and Marjo Helander (visiting scientists, Univ. of Turku, Finland)
2004 Dr. Trichur Suryanarayanan, Vivekananda College, Chennai, India (Fulbright International Scholar)
2007-08 Dr. Mopuri N. Reddy, visiting scientist, Dept. of Applied Microbiology, Sri Mahila Visavidyalayam, Tirupati, India
2008 Dr. Piippa Wali, (postdoctoral fellow) University of Oulu, Finland
2010-2012 Susanna Saari, (postdoctoral fellow) University of Turku, Finland

Undergraduate Student Researchers

Myrna Miller, Laura Chavez (ECOREU), Andrea Jackson (ECOREU), Amy Schwemm (ECOREU), Erica Felgenbacher (ECOREU), Heather Triplett, Jorge Lopez (REU), Marsha St. Louis (ECOREU), Robert Bills, Matt Burke (HHMI), Vivian Miller (REU) Kelly Craven,Jennie Rambo (HHMI, Honor's Thesis), Andresse St. Rose (REU), Effects of Tessie Tibbetts (ECOREU), Suzanne Linda (ECOREU), Louie Yang (REU), Leanne Downs (ECOREU) Rachael Keithley, Cyd Hamilton (REU, HHMI), Regina Di Silvestro, Cyd Hamilton, Laura Taft (HHMI, Honor's Thesis), Kaesha Neil (HHMI), Jean Horne (HHMI), Cinnamon Hayes (HHMI), Alysia Cox (BREU), Jon Furnari, Susan Firely, Mary Briget Nowicki, Richard Casselata ,Christine Palmer ( CAP-LTER), Allison Huang (CAP-LTER), Mara Faust (REU- Honor's Thesis), Jessica Ahmed (Honor's Thesis), Stephanie Clark, Anusuya Das (SOLUR fellow), Rick Overson (REU), Daniel Haught, Matthew King (SOLUR), Hilary Gan, Kristen Chen, Stephanie Steele (REU), Dan McClean, Mandy Behbahani, Katie Mason, Andrew Samuelson, Erin Manton, Jessica Navarro, Megan McCray, Kimberly Exhem, Danielle Hayes, Allen Jarmush