Visiting scientists and foreign collaborators

  • Shuai Wang, Nanjing Agricultural University. Visiting scientist during 2020-2021 to work on invasive earthworm research.
  • Nico Eisenhauer, Munich Technical University, Munich, Germany. Ongoing collaborator on earthworm invasion in forests.
  • Kalev Jogiste, Director, Forest Research Institute, Estonian Agricultural University, Fulbright Scholar, September 2010-June 2011. Continuing research collaborator on disturbance and herbivores in temperate and boreal forests.
  • Jacek Oleksyn, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Dendrology, Kornik, Poland. Ongoing collaborator on a variety of forest ecology topics.
  • Jiri Schlaghamersky, Assistant Professor, Masaryk University, Czech Republic. Fulbright Scholar, September 2010-August 2011. Continuing collaborator on Enchytraieds and soil biology.

Graduate students

  • Tyler Baumann, M.S. with Kyungsoo Yoo, 2021 to date. Topic: jumping worm invasion in Minnesota.

  • Nick Partington, M.S., NRSM, with Matt Russell, 2021 to date. 

  • Samuel Reed, Ph.D., NRSM (With P. Reich), 2017 to date.

  • Kristi Nigul, Ph.D., Estonian University of Life Sciences (with A. Kangur), 2011-2021

  • Serres, Terry, M.S., NRSM, 2006 to date. Topic: Pine regeneration after compounded wind and fire disturbance in the BWCAW.

Former graduate students

  • Louis Goodall, M.S., NRSM, 2019-2021. Topic: Native plant diversity as affected by stand age and jumping worm invasion in MN. 
  • Anoszko, Eli, Ph.D., NRSM, 2017. Thesis: Impacts of multiple fires and wind disturbance on forest community composition, succession and diversity in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
  • Chaffin, David, Ph.D., 2019. Thesis: Climate change and future forests of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness:  a landscape-scale assessment of temperate tree abundance, earthworm invasion and understory regeneration trends.
  • Toot, Ryan, M.S., NRSM, 2018. Thesis: Analysis of future climate-biome envelopes and bur oak succession potential of the Western Great Lake States.
  • Ojanen, Paul, M.S., (NRSM), 2007-2014. Thesis: A study of herbaceous vegetation in Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest: Relationship of earthworms, white-tailed deer browsing and Carex Pensulvanica Lam.
  • Roth, Alex, Ph.D., NRSM, 2015. Restoration Ecologist, Friends of Mississippi River, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Bapikee, Chaina, Ph.D., NRSM, 2013.  Thesis: Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) forest community dynamics across an environmental gradient from the prairie-forest border to interior forest biome. Currently data analyst with Netflix. 
  • Benedict, Michael, M.S. 2001. Forester, Bureau of Indian Affairs, MIdwest Regional office, Minneapolis MN. 
  • Burton, Julia, M.S. 2004. Ph.D. 2011, Associate Professor, Michigan Tech University. Houghton, MI. 
  • Cornett, Meredith, Ph.D. 2000. Director of Climate Science for Minnesota and the Dakota’s, The Nature Conservancy, Duluth MN.
  • Danz, Nick, Ph.D. 2009. Associate Professor, Department of Natural Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Superior.
  • Dieser, Peter, M.S., 2011, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
  • Dovciak, Martin, Ph.D. 2001. Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science and Forestry, SUNY Syracuse.
  • Fisichelli, Nicholas, Ph.D. 2012. CEO and Forest Ecology Director, Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park, Maine.
  • Augustine, David, M.S. University of MN 1997, Ph.D. Syracuse University, 2002. Landscape Ecologist, USDA Crops Research Lab, Fort Collins Colorado.
  • Hale, Cindy, Ph.D. 2003. Organic farmer, Duluth, MN.
  • Holdsworth, Andy, Ph.D. 2006. Science Policy Analyst, Minnesota POllution COntrol Agency, St. Paul, MN.
  • Ojanen, Paul, M.S., NRSM, 2007 to date. Topic: Exotic earthworm survey of Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest, Wisconsin.
  • Peck, Jeri, Ph.D. 2007. Research Scientist, School of Forest Resources, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA.
  • Rich, Roy, Ph.D. 2006. Researcher, Smithsonian Environmental Research Institute, MD.
  • Salk, Ted, Ph.D., NRSM, 2013. Thesis: Poor recruitment is changing the structure and species composition of an old-growth hemlock-hardwood forest.
  • Smita Mehta. M.S. 2003.
  • Weyenberg, Scott, M.S. 2001. National Park Service, Fire Ecologist for Voyageurs NP and other National Park Service units in the Upper Great Lakes Region. St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, WI.