Graduate Students

Adekeye,  Tayo Tayo Adekeye

Program: Ph.D., Biological Sciences
Email:  tayo.adekeye@maine.edu
Location: 301 Hitchner Hall (Talbot Lab)
Research Topic: Molecular mechanism that controls the migration of Muscle Precursor cells


Alaba, Oluwafemi (Femi)

Program: Ph.D., Biological Sciences
Email: oluwafemi.alaba@maine.edu
Location: 315 Hitchner Hall
Research Topic: Application of haploid induction and diploid breeding strategies in potato (Solanum tuberosum L) to enhance potato variety development


Al-Rowaished, Sarah S

Program: Ph.D., Zoology
Phone: 207.581.2807
Email: sarah.alrowaished@maine.edu
Location: 219 Hitchner Hall


Astumian, Mary

Program: Ph.D., BMS
Email: mary.astumian@maine.edu
Location: 217 Hitchner (the Henry Lab)

 


Barai, Kallol Kallol Barai

Program: M.S., Botany and Plant Pathology
Email:  kallol.barai@maine.edu
Location: 304D Deering
Research Topic:  Remote sensing platform to quantify spatial, temporal heterogeneity and to monitor the health of wild blueberries in Maine

 


Braun, Laura

Program: M.S., EES
Email: laura.braun@maine.edu
Location: 209 Deering
Research Topic:  Rockweed harvests and their impacts on the intertidal ecosystem


Breit, AnaAna Breit cropped

Program: Ph.D., Ecology and Evolutionary Sciences
Email: ana.breit@maine.edu
Research Topic:  Body temperature regulation in tropical mammals

 


Chen, Yu Ying (Arin)

Program: M.S., Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Email: yuying.chen@maine.edu
Location: 304D Deering
Research Topic: Effects of experimental warming on growth, yield, and biotic pressure of wild blueberries in Maine


Dill, Griffin

Program: Ph.D., Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Email: griffin.dill@maine.edu


Erdman, Bradley

Bradley Erdman

Program: Ph.D., Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Email: bradley.erdman@maine.edu
Location:  307 Murray
Research Topic:  Conservation genetics

 


Farragher, Matt Matthew Farragher

Program: M.S., Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Email: mfarra90@maine.edu
Location: 128 Sawyer Hall
Research topic:  Boreal Lake Ecology


Gudde, EliseElise Gudde

Program: M.S., Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Email: elise.gudde@maine.edu
Location: 307 Murray Hall
Research Topic:  The response of the Northern flying squirrel to rising ambient temperatures


Hamley, Catherine (Kit) Kit Hamley

Program: Ph.d., Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Email: catherine.hamley@maine.edu
Location: 119 Sawyer Hall
Research Topic:  Using paleoecology to understand human, climate, and environmental change in high latitude ecosystems


Hazuková, Václava (Vendy)Václava Hazuková

Program: Ph.D., Ecology and Environmental Sciences/Climate Change Institute
Email: vaclava.hazukova@maine.edu
Location: 206 Sawyer Hall
Research Topic:  Response of Arctic lakes to climate change


Hurd, StephanieStephanie Hurd

Program: Ph.D., Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Email: stephanie.hurd@maine.edu
Location: 304D Deering Hall
Research Topic:  Investigating how forest management practices may initiate trophic cascades impacting wildlife communities, microclimate, tick populations, and the transmission of tick-borne pathogens


Huston, GraysonGrayson Huston

Program: Ph.D., Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Email: grayson.huston@maine.edu
Research Topic:  Maine eDNA

 


Ignacz, Amanda

Program: Ph.D., GSBSE (BMS)
Email: amanda.ignacz@maine.edu
Location: 219 Hitchner Hall (the Henry Lab)


Johnson, BenBen Johnson

Program: M.S., Entomology
Email: benjamin.crossman.johnson@maine.edu
Research Topic:  Integrated Pest Management

 


Johnston, Edwin (Elliot)Elliot Johnston

Program: Ph.D., Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Email: edwin.johnston@maine.edu
Location: 201 Environmental Science Lab (ESL)
Research Topic:  Ecology of coastal bird communities in rocky intertidal habitats


LeClair, GregGreg LeClair

Program: M.S., Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Email: gregory.leclair@maine.edu
Location: 307 Murray Hall
Research Topic:  Application of environmental DNA in turtle conservation and poaching detection


Leonard, IanIan Leonard cropped photo

Program: M.S., Botany and Plant Pathology
Email: ian.leonard1@maine.edu
Location:  11 Deering Hall
Research Topic: Mummy berry disease (Monilinia vaccinii-corymbosi) modeling for disease prevention and control


McLaughlin, BaileyBailey McLaughlin

Program: Ph.D., Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Email: bailey.mclaughlin@maine.edu
Location:  304 Deering Hall
Research Topic: 
Plant species’ responses to climate change


Mittelstaedt, HannahHannah Mittelstaedt

Program: Ph.D., Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Email: hannah.mittelstaedt@maine.edu
Location: 209 Deering Hall
Research Topic:  Intertidal invertebrate communities and food-webs


Mohan,Joseph

Program: Ph.D., Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Email:  joseph.mohan@maine.edu
Research Topic: Advancing diatom ecology, physiology, and paleontology with 3D computer models

 


Pahadi, PratimaPratima Pahadi

Program: M.S., Botany and Plant Pathology
Email:  pratima.pahadi@maine.edu
Location: 304 Deering Hall
Research Topic: Study of drought resistance in lowbush and highbush blueberries and how they are physiologically adapted to resist drought.


Pedraza Garzon, Edna

Program: Ph.D., Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Email: edna.pedraza@maine.edu
Location: 127 Sawyer Hall


Schappach, BrittanyBrittany Schappach pole bridge dragging

Program: M.S., Entomology and One Health NRT program
Email: brittany.schappach@maine.edu
Location: 304 Deering Hall
Research Topic:  The relationship between tick density, climate change, and abiotic factors that drive expansion and constriction of blacklegged ticks in Maine


Schierer, MeganMegan Schierer crop

Program: M.S., Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Email: megan.schierer@maine.edu
Location: 304 Deering Hall
Research Topic:  Social and ecological dynamics of mosquito-borne disease


Shepard, Isaac

Program: Ph.D., Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Phone: 207.581.2959
Email: isaac.shepard@maine.edu
Location: 209D Deering Hall


Silverbrand, Samantha (Sam)Samantha Silverbrand

Program: M.S., Marine Biology
(in the School of Marine Sciences but with ties to SBE)
Email: samantha.silverbrand@maine.edu
Location: 307  Murray Hall
Research Topic:  Retracing alewife history through ancient DNA in sediments


Stasinski, Lance Lance Stasinski

Program: Ph.D., Biological Sciences
Email: lance.stasinski@maine.edu
Location:  340 Hitchner Hall
Research Topic:  Understanding lichen function through the lens of high resolution spectroscopy


Tirrell, AndreaAndrea Tirrell

Program: M.S., Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Email: andrea.tirrell@maine.edu
Location:  127 Sawyer Hall
Research Topic: Alpine plant community response to climate change in New England


Tasnim, RafaRafa Tasnim cropped

Program: Ph.D., Ecology and Environmental Sciences
Email: rafa.tasnim@maine.edu
Location:  209D Deering Hall (the Zhang Lab)
Research Topic: Climate Change and Nutrient effects on Wild Blueberry Physiology in Maine