Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory

Students

Post Doctoral Fellows

2011-present               Dr, Akihiro Koyama, Soil Ecology
2011-Present               Dr. Rodney Simpson, Soil Ecology
2004-present               Dr. Guy Beresford, Microbial Ecology
2009-2010                   Dr. Shawna MacMahon, Microbial Ecology and Biology Education
2005-2006                   Dr. Josephine Ebomoyi. Science Education
2005-2006                   Dr. Mark Davis, Science and Mathematics Education
2003-2006                   Dr. Angela Morrow, Arthropod Systematics and Biology Education
2004                           Dr. Robert Wang, Biology Education
2002-2004                   Dr. Marisa Chelius, Microbial Ecology and Biology Education
1997-1999                   Dr. Elisabeth Andrews, Biology Education

 

Graduate Advisees                             

2009-present               Ms. Kate Wilkins, Ph.D. candidate, CSU GDPE
2004-2010                   Mr. Rod Simpson, Ph.D. 2010, CSU GDPE.
2006-2008                   Mr. Karl Wyant, MS 2008, CSU GDPE.
2001-2006                   Ms. Meghan Quirk, Ph.D. 2006, UNC Biology 
2000-2005                   Mr. Howard Horton, MS 2005, UNC Biology
1998-2004                   Ms. Heather Miller, Ph.D. 2004, UNC Biology.
2001-2004                   Ms. Cynthia Pritekel, MS 2004, UNC Biology
2000-2003                   Ms. Kimberly Melville, MS 2003, UNC Biology
1995-2000                   Mr. Bradley Tripp, Ph.D. 2000, UNC Biology.
1998-2000                   Ms. Jennifer Doles, MS 2000, UNC Biology.   
1992-1997                   Ms. Gina Lipari, MS 1997, UNC Biology.
1991-1997                   Mr. Ben Boyer, MS 1997, UNC Biology.
1995-1998                   Ms. Renee Jesser, MS 1998, UNC Biology.
1991-1995                   Ms. Carol Jacobs-Carré, MS 1995, UNC Biology.

 

Graduate Theses

Simpson, R.  2010. Soil organic matter and aggregate dynamics in an Arctic ecosystem. Ph.D. Dissertation, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523.

Wyant, K. 2008.  Effects of soil fertilization and herbivore exclosures on the ground spider community at Toolik Lake, Alaska. Masters Thesis, Graduate Degree Program in Ecology, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO 80523.

Quirk, M.H. 2006.  Effects of black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) activity on soil foodweb structure in the shortgrass steppe of northeastern Colorado, USA. Ph.D. Dissertation. School of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO 80639.

Horton, H. 2005.  Food webs along a natural productivity gradient within the rooms and passages of Wind Cave, South Dakota.  Masters Thesis, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO  80639.

Pritekel, C.  2004. Impacts from invasive plant species and their control on the plant community and belowground ecosystem at Rocky Mountain National park, USA.  Masters Thesis, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO  80639.

Miller, H. 2004. Students’ exposure and career aspirations in ecology:  A study using semi-structured interviews to gain knowledge of public school students.  Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO  80639.

Melville, K.  2003.  The functional response of Folsomia candida and its fungal prey.  Masters Thesis, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO  80639.

Tripp, B. 2000.  Food webs in saxicolous lichen communities: Relating primary productivity to species diversity in the real world.  Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO  80639.

Doles, J.  2000.  A survey of soil biota in the arctic tundra and their role in mediating terrestrial nutrient cycling. Masters Thesis, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO  80639.

Jesser, R.  1998.  Effects of productivity on species diversity and trophic structure of detritus-based food webs within sediments of Wind Cave, South Dakota.  Masters Thesis, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO  80639.

Lipari, G.  1997.  Influence of substrate type on growth and activity of certain soil micro-fungi.  Masters Thesis, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO  80639.

Boyer, B.L.  1997.  Nematode community structure and decomposition across adjacent mountain meadow ecosystems.  Masters Thesis, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO  80639.

Jacobs-Carré, C.A. 1995. Factors influencing ecosystem differentiation between lodgepole pine and sagebrush meadow in Fox Park, Wyoming.  Masters Thesis, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO  80639.

 

Undergraduates

2003-2006                   Mr. Chris Roller, Undergraduate Research, UNC Sociology
2002-2005                   Mr. Karl Wyant, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
2002-2005                   Mr. Filberto Trejo, Undergraduate Research, UNC Sociology
2002-2004                   Ms. Amanda Chapman, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
2002-2004                   Mr. Paul Saunders, Undergraduate Research, Lewis & Clarke College
2001-2002                   Mr. Sean Holliman, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1998-2001                   Ms. Christy Chinn, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1999-2000                   Ms. Erin Zamora, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1999                            Mr. Brent Hendrixson, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1998                            Ms. Laura Bonney, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1998                            Mr. Xaviea Bell, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1998                            Ms. Angie Dias, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1998                            Ms. Crystal Frazier, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1998                            Ms. Tessa Hower, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1998                            Ms. Jessica Segala, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1998                            Ms. J. Rebecca Vigil, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1998                            Ms. Stephanie Winters, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1998                            Ms. Jennifer Spensley, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1997-2000                   Mr. Rod Simpson, Undergraduate Research, CSU Biology
1996-2000                   Ms. Jill Sipes, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1997-1998                   Ms. Jennifer Doles, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1997                            Ms. Huy Chui, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1996                            Ms. Angela Marloff, Undergraduate Research, UC-Boulder
1996                            Mr. Ryan Fox, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1996                            Ms. Leslie Sprague, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1996                            Ms. Justine Lombardi, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1995                            Ms. Desa Ausmus, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1995                            Mr. Gregory Bostrom, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1995                            Mr. Jeffery Osborn, Graduate Research, UNC Biology
1994-1995                   Mr. David Pastran, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1994-1995                   Ms. Sarah Boyd, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology.
1994-1995                   Ms. Ana Child, Undergraduate Research, UC-Davis.
1994-1995                   Ms. Deanne Kelly, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1994                            Mr. Craig Zavorskas, Undergraduate Research, CSU/UNC Biology.
1993                            Ms. Barbara Weiben, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology.
1993                            Mr. Gregory Finnoff, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology.
1992-1993                   Ms. Christy Beauprez, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology.
1992-1993                   Ms. Lynn Jones, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology.
1992-1994                   Ms. Julie Chester, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology.
1992-1993                   Ms. Elizabeth Simpson, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology.
1992                            Mr. Todd Brinker, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1992                            Mr. Eric Lieberknecht, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1992                            Ms. Kris Simmons, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology
1991-1992                   Ms. Gina Lipari, Undergraduate Research, UNC Biology.                                          

 

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Chinn, C.  2001. Estimating microbial biomass in low-production ecosystems. Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO  80639.

Doles, J.  1998.  Dynamics of soil organisms in apple orchards under conventional and organic management.  Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, CO  80639.