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1) Dr. Sharon P. Lawler – M.S. Thesis: “Behavioral Responses of Species of Anuran Larvae to Predators.” 27 April 1988.
Ph.D. Dissertation: “Effects of Community Structure on Protist Population Dynamics in Experimental Microcosms.” 17 December 1991.

Professor, Dept. Entomology, University of California, Davis.

2) Dr. Wade B. Worthen – Ph.D. Dissertation: “The Effects of Resource Distribution, Facilitation, and Predation on the Structure of Mycophagous Fly Communities: Manipulations of a Model System.” 31 May 1988. (Co-Advisor: T. R. McGuire).

Professor, Furman University, Greenville, SC.

3) Elizabeth A. Johnson – M.S. Thesis: “Effects of Grazing by Anuran Tadpoles on Periphyton Assemblages in Experimental Pond Communities.” 20 April 1992.

American Museum of Natural History, Past Manager: Metropolitan Biodiversity Programs – Center for Biodiversity and Conservation. Independent Ecological Consultatnt.

4) Charles E. Bristow – M.S. Thesis: “Interactions between Top Predators in Aquatic Communities.” 21 April 1989.

Instructional Developer, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois

5) Dr. Lynn M. Kurzava – Ph.D. Dissertation: “The Structure of Prey Communities: Effects of Predator Identity and Geographic Variation in Predators.” 20 December 1993.


6) Dr. Ellen Pehek – Ph.D. Dissertation: “The Ecology of larval Hyla andersonii: The Effects of Predation by Aquatic Insects, Competition with Larval Anurans, and pH.” 8 April 1994.

Principal Research Ecologist, NYC Parks Department, City of New York. Retired.

7) Dr. Paul A. McMillan – Ph.D. Dissertation: Coevolution, Sex, and the Dynamics of Interacting Populations of Protists. 4 December 1995.

Instructor, Capilano University, North Vancouver, BC, Canada

Chair of the School of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

8) Dr. Mark Laska – Ph.D. Dissertation. Predicting the Strength of Competitive Interactions from Body Sizes of Zooplankton: Tests Using Experimental Microcosms. 6 November 1995.

Ecological Consultant & CEO, Great Ecology Inc., NYC and San Diego

9) Dr. Victoria Schmalhofer – Ph.D. Dissertation. The Effects of Biotic and Abiotic Factors on Predator-Prey Interactions in Old-Field Flower-Head Communities. 11 June 1996. (Co-Advisor: T. Casey).

Instructor, DePauw University

Assistant Director of CEES, Department of Earth Sciences, Purdue.

10) Dr. Christina M. K. Kaunzinger – Ph.D. Dissertation: Experimental Tests of the Determinants of Food Chain Length. 11 October 1999.

Program Coordinator, Center for Urban Restoration Ecology, Rutgers University, New Brusnwick, NJ

11) Dr. Jill McGrady-Steed – Ph.D. Dissertation: Causes and Consequences of Diversity in Experimental Aquatic Microcosms. 19 December 1997.

Ecological Consultant, Great Ecology Inc., San Diego

12) Dr. Jeremy W. Fox – Ph.D. Dissertation: Causes and Consequences of Community Structure in Experimental Aquatic Microcosms. 5 April 2000.

Professor, Department of Biology, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

13) Dr. Marlene B. Cole – (Co-Advisor: R. Lathrop). Ph.D. Dissertation: Effects of the Spatial Configuration of Habitats on Species Distributions and Population Dynamics in Unaltered and Ditched Salt Marshes. 17 October 2001.

Senior Ecologist, AGEISS Inc., Evergreen, CO

Environmental Protection Specialist, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

14) Dr. Lin Jiang – Ph.D. Dissertation: “Studies of the Extrinsic and Intrinsic Regulation of Population Dynamics and Community Structure.” 23 April 2003.

Professor, Department of Biology, GA Tech University, Atlanta, GA

15) Dr. Jennifer E. Price- Ph.D. Dissertation: “Intraguild Predation And The Formation Of Alternate Community States.” 7 May 2004.

Ecological Consultant, UVA

16) Dr. P. Timon McPhearson – Ph.D. Dissertation: “The Complexity of Cooperation in Ecological Communities” 18 June 2004.

Associate Professor of Urban Ecology & Director of the Urban Systems Lab, The New School, NYC, NY

17) Dr. Zachary Long – Ph.D. Dissertation: “Mechanistic approaches to understanding complex ecological systems.” 20 September 2004.

Associate Professor, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Wilmington, NC

18) Dr. Jennifer Adams Krumins – Ph.D. Dissertation: 22 August 2007. “The Causes and Consequences of Biodiversity in Multitrophic Communities.”

Associate Professor, Montclair State University, NJ

19) Dr. Aabir Banerji – Ph.D. Dissertation: 5 May 2011. “Dynamics and adaptive significance of the inducible trophic polymorphism of Tetrahymena vorax.”

Postdoctoral Associate, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland. Visiting Scientist, Rutgers

Postdoctoral Associate, EPA, Cincinnati, OH.

July 1, 2020, Scientist, US EPA, Duluth MN.

20) Dr. Maria Stanko- Ph.D. Dissertation: 16 September 2011. “Structure and dynamics of a highly-invaded plant-pollinator network”.

Instructor and Laboratory Coordinator, Department of Biology, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark, NJ.

21) Dr. Holly B. Vuong – Ph.D. Dissertation: 21 September 2012. “Ecological Correlates of Genetic Diversity in Borrelia burgdorferi, the Lyme Disease Bacterium.”

Previous: Postdoctoral Associate, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia, Postdoctoral Associate University of Georgia,

Australian National University – 2 positions:

National Environmental Science Program’s Threatened Species Recovery Hub in the Fenner School of Environment & Society Knowledge and Engagement Officer –  Sep 2018-2019

Humanitarian Health Research Initiative in the Research School of Population Health Senior Research Project Officer – Jan 2019 – 2021

Jul 2021 – May 2022: Office of the Chief Scientist Science Policy Fellow/Senior Policy Advisor for the Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications

Present: June 2022 – Present: Government Engagement Senior Advisor, CSIRO

22) Dr. Jean Deo. Ph.D. Dissertation 15 September 2014.”Mixed Species Nesting associations in a Northeastern Deciduous Forest”

Postdoctoral Associate, Hofstra University, NY. Biology Advisor, Brandeis University.

23) Dr. Cara Faillace – Ph.D. 29 March 2017. “Invasions and Diversity: Mechanisms, Microbes, and Multiple Scales.”

Postdoctoral Associate, CNRS, Moulis, France. Jan. 1 2018 -April 2021. Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburg, May 2021 – present

24) Dr. Nicholas Lorusso – Ph.D. 4 May 2018. “Consequences of an Inducible Defense: the Ecological and Evolutionary Repercussions of Temporary Colony Formation in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii”.

Lecturer II, Kean University. Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, University of North Texas at Dallas. July 2021 – present

25) Dr. Samantha Schwab – Ph.D. 5 June 2018; Co-advisor: Nina Fefferman. “Being Smarter Than the Bugs: the Role of (Meta)population Dynamics in the Control of Invasive Mosquitoes and the Pathogens They Transmit.”

Science Instructor, Rutgers Preparatory School, Somerset, NJ.

26) Dr. Rachel Paseka – Ph.D. 28 June 2018; “Linking host-parasite interactions and ecosystem processes with energy and elements”.

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Minnesota. Beginning Sept. 1 2018. (with Eric Seabloom and Elizabeth Borer). AAAS Fellow, USDA, Sept. 1 2020- present

27) Dr. Rita Grunberg – Ph.D. 30 August 2019; “The effects of space and energy on parasite communities”.

Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Biology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Starting Sept. 15 2019. (Charles Mitchell)

28) Dr. Ariel Kruger – Ph.D. 3 September 2019. “Amphibian microbial and morphological defenses against natural enemies.”

Part time lecturer, Rutgers University. June 1 2020, Office of Development, .Yale University.

29) Dr. Paul B. Walberg – Ph.D. 3 December 2019. Co-advisor: Henry John-Alder. “Community disassembly during extreme high temperature events: effects of warming rate, interspecific competition, and physical disturbance.”

30) Dr. Paulina Arancibia – Ph.D. 9 September 2021. “The effects of network topology on metapopulation and metacommunity dynamics.”

Postdoctoral Associate, University of Jyväskylä, Finland, from October 1, 2021-present.

31) Dr. Seth Bromagen – Ph.D. 25 July 2022. “Parasites and protists: the dynamics of species with facultative sexual reproduction”

Assistant Professor, Kentucky Wesleyan University August 2022 – present.


Dr. Patricia M. Harris, Ph.D., Duke University. May 1995-August 1997.
Assistant Professor, SUNY-Brockport

Dr. Owen L. Petchey, Ph.D., Imperial College, London. November 1997-September 2000.
Royal Society Postdoc, University of Sheffield, UK. Professor, University of Zurich.

Dr. Jill McGrady-Steed, Ph.D., Rutgers University. January 1998-July 1999.
Ecological Consultant, Great Eastern, San Diego, CA

Dr. M. Henry H. Stevens, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh. August 1999-June 2001.
Associate Professor, Department of Botany, Miami University of Ohio

Dr. Jon Norberg, Ph.D., Stockholm University. August 1999-September 2000.
Professor, Stockholm University, Sweden

Dr. Christina M. K. Kaunzinger, Ph.D., Rutgers University. September 2000-December 2003.
Program Administrator, CURE, Rutgers University

Dr. Christopher Steiner, Ph.D., Michigan State University. January 2002-December 2003.
Associate Professor, Wayne State University.


Dr. Florence Hulot, Université Paris-Sud XI

Dr. Tadashi Fukami, Stanford University

Dr. Ingo Fetzer, Stockholm University

Dr. Sarah Lee, University of North Carolina

Dr. Evan Preisser, University of Rhode Island