Previous Graduate Students

Theresa DahlPhD- Competition and coexistence between two fungal symbionts of the mountain pine beetle: Understanding resource use within a multipartite mutualism

Edith Dooley - M.S. -The effects of tree host species and white pine blister rust on mountain pine beetle productivity

Melissa Moore - M.S. -Temperature effects on the mountain pine beetle mutualistic fungi,Grosmannia clavigera and Ophiostoma montium

Johan Vanderlinde - M.S. Project "Investigations into the factors associated with the decline of Euphorbia ingens in the Limpopo province of South Africa"

Kristen Baker – M.S. Project “Assessing bark beetle risk and management in high elevation sites/whitebark pine restoration programs” M.S. Completed 2000. Currently Assistant Professor of Silviculture at Northern Arizona University.

Maria Newcomb – M.S. Project “White pine blister rust in the Greater Yellowstone Area: local spread and intensification of an introduced pathogen” M.S. Completed 2003. Completed PhD at UW Madison.

Allison Hansen – M.S. Project  “Effects of spotted knapweed invasion on ground beetle communities” MS completed 2005. Currently a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University.

Joe Jensen – M.S. Project “Interactions among an invasive weed, spotted knapweed, and ant communities in Rocky Mountain savannas” MS completed 2005. Working in private sector.

Cynthia Snyder – M.S. Project “Effects of shading and soil type on root-feeding biological control insects of spotted knapweed” M.S. completed 2003. (Co-advised with Tom DeLuca, School of Forestry, Univ. of Montana). Forest Entomologist, USDA Forest Service, California.

Aaron Adams – Ph.D. Project “Microbial interactions with the mountain pine beetle, Dendroctonus ponderosae” PhD completed 2006. Currently postdoctoral researcher at UW Madison.

Kathy Bleiker – Ph.D. Project “Effects of associated fungi on the development and reproduction of mountain pine beetle” PhD completed 2007. Bark beetle group leader, Pacific Forestry Centre, Canadian Forest Service, Victoria, Canada

Kendal Crawford – M.S. Project title: “Identifying land development strategies to reduce the growth of the invasive species Phragmites australis in freshwater wetlands in Eastern Massachusetts” Kendal is a student at Harvard University. MS completed 2009. Working in restoration in the private sector.