Dr. Marjolein Schat worked on understanding and combating the impact of fire-enhancing non-native annuals in desert scrub while a postdoctoral associate in the Holzapfel lab. Currently she is an adjunct instructor in biology and environmental science at Tompkins Cortland Community College, an instructor with the Cornell Prison Education, and an instructor with Ithaca Teen Day.
Tony’s dissertation research explored the dispersal strategies of two invasive viburnum shrubs throughout New Jersey, the New York Metropolitan area, and the greater Philadelphia area. His two motivating questions were as follows: are dispersal strategies employed by closely related species comparable and what strategy leads to greater success at invading communities? To answer these questions, he employed an interdisciplinary approach