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Dr. Marjolein Schat

Postdoctoral Associate (2011-2014), currently Biology and Environmental Science Adjunct Instructor, Tompkins Cortland Community College

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.


Dr. Jennifer Schafer

Postdoctoral Associate (2010-2011)

Jennifer worked on understanding and combating the  impact of fire-enhancing non-native annuals in desert scrub.


Dr. Ildiko Pechmann

Postdoctoral Associate (2009-2010)

IIdiko worked in establishing long-term ecological management and monitoring plans for the Meadowlands and Liberty State Park


Dr. Allyson Salisbury

Postdoctoral Associate (2017-2018)

Allyson worked on anthropogenic-induced primary succession on an urban brownfield.


Dr. Anthony Cullen

Ph.D. candidate (2014-2018); currently Postdoctoral Associate, Rutgers-Newark (2018-2019)

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