Mt Ranier, 2017

Current lab members

Lindsey Becker
Technician on the fungal pathology and macrosystems projects
Aaron Berdanier 30' up
Aaron Berdanier
PhD student
Interested in forest structure and function and global change
Jim Clark
Jim Clark
Nicholas Professor of Environmental Science, Professor of Statistical Science


Matthew Kwit
PhD student
Interested in plant competition, biogeography and climate change
Dr. Annabel Porte
>Annabel Porte
Visiting scholar
Forest ecology, physiological ecology, quantitative genetics

Erin Schleip

Bijan Seyednasrollah
PhD student
Interested in studying large-scale forest dynamics through spaceborne remote sensing.

Jordan Siminitz
Lab manager and lead technician


Daniel Taylor

Brad Tomasek
PhD student
Interested in global change effects on forest demography and processes and ecological modeling
Yue Xu
Visiting scholar
PHD student in Peking University, Beijing, China

Bijan defends, 2017
Summer Field Crew
Starting at top working clockwise: Victoria Woltz, David Clancy, Jordan Siminitz, Stephanie Schmiege, Scott Cory, Matthew Cleary, Suzanne Fleishman, Lindsey Becker, Becky Roper.


Past lab members

Past PhD students

  • Brian Beckage, Associate Professor, University of Vermont
  • Dave Bell, Research Forester, USFS, Corvallis
  • Aaron Berdannier, Postdoctoral Associate, Duke University
  • Phil Camill, Associate Professor, Bowdoin College
  • Fernando Colchero, Assistant Professor, University of Southern Denmark
  • Mike Dietze, Associate Professor, Boston University
  • Michelle Hersh, Assistant Professor, Eastern Michigan University
  • Janneke HilleRisLambers, Associate Professor, University of Washington
  • Inés Ibáñez, Associate Professor, University of Michigan
  • Shannon LaDeau, Associate Scientist, Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies
  • Jason Lynch, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Eric Macklin, Biostatistician, Massachussetts General Hospital
  • Jason McLachlan, Associate Professor, University of Notre Dame
  • Jackie Mohan, Associate Professor, University of Georgia
  • Emily Moran, Assistant Professor, University of California, Merced
  • Carl Salk, Postdoctoral Associate, University of Colorado
  • Denis Valle, Assistant Professor, University of Florida
  • Mike Wolosin, Climate Advisers, Washington DC
  • Peter Wyckoff, Associate Professor, University of Minnesota at Morris
  • Kai Zhu, Huxley Faculty Fellow, Rice University

Past postdocs

  • Kendrick Brown, Research Scientist, Canadian Forest Service
  • Souparno Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Texas A&M
  • John Lichter, Associate Professor, Bowdoin College
  • Sean McMahon, Temperate Progr Coordinator, Smithsonian Environm Res Center
  • Jessica Metcalf, Assistant Professor, Princeton University
  • Soledad Benetiz Ponce, USDA
  • Brantlee Richter, Lecturer, University of Florida
  • Rob Schick, Postdoctoral Associate, University of St Andrews
  • Erin Schliep, Assistant Professor, University of Missouri
  • Daniel Taylor-Rodrigues, Postdoc, Michigan State University
  • Wei Wu, Associate Professor, University of Southern Mississippi

ESA 2010