Alumni

    2015

  • Shelby Young

    Advisor: Charles Lafon

    Degree : M.S.

    Thesis Title: “Dendroclimatic Response along a Moisture Gradient in the Southern Rocky Mountains”


  • 2014

  • Adam T. Naito

    Advisor: David Cairns

    Degree : Ph.D.

    Thesis Title: “Characterizing and modeling Arctic shrub expansion on the North Slope of Alaska, USA”

  • Ellen Gass

    Advisor: Charles Lafon

    Degree: M.S.

    Thesis Title: “Simulating Historic Landscape Patterns of Fire in the Southern Appalachian Mountains: Implications for Fire History and Management”


  • 2012

  • Tynan Granberg

    Advisor: David Cairns

    Degree : M.S.

    Thesis Title: "Variability of treeline mountain birch establishment under herbivory pressure"

  • William Flatley

    Advisor: Charles Lafon

    Degree : Ph.D.

    Thesis Title: "Fire regimes of the southern Appalachian Mountains: Temporal and spatial variability and implications for vegetation dynamics"



  • 2011

  • Serena Aldrich

    Advisor: Charles Lafon

    Degree : Ph.D.

    Thesis Title: "Fire Regimes and Successional Dynamics of Pine and Oak Forests in the Central Appalachian Mountains"

  • Ashley Pipkin

    Advisor: Charles Lafon

    Degree : M.S.

    Thesis Title: "The Influence of Fire and other Disturbance on Ericaceous Shrubs in Xeric Pine-Oak Forests of the Appalachian Mountains"

  • Jeremy Johnson

    Advisor: David Cairns

    Degree : M.S.

    Thesis Title: "Coastal marsh vegetation dynamics of the East Bay of Galveston Bay, Texas"



  • 2009

  • Daehyun Kim

    Advisor: David Cairns

    Degree : Ph.D.

    Thesis Title: "Spatial and temporal dynamics of salt marsh vegetation across scales."

  • Diana Gielstra

    Advisor: David Cairns

    Degree : Ph.D.

    Thesis Title: "Abies lasiocarpa establishment in subalpine meadows in Glacier National Park, Montana"



  • 2008

  • Amanda Young

    Advisor: David Cairns

    Degree : M.S.

    Thesis Title: "Climate and the autumnal moth (Epirrita autumnata) at mountain birch (Betula pubescens ssp. czerepanovii) treelines in northern Sweden."



  • 2007

  • Jennifer Hoss

    Advisor: Charles Lafon

    Degree : M.S.

    Thesis Title: "Rekindling the flame: Reconstructing a fire history for Peters Mountain, Giles County, Virginia"

  • Adam Krustchinsky

    Advisor: Charles Lafon

    Degree : M.S.

    Thesis Title: "Post-fire recovery and successional dynamics of an old-growth red spruce forest in the southern Appalachian Mountains"


  • Rachel Isaacs

    Advisor: Charles Lafon

    Degree : M.S.

    Thesis Title: "Spatial patterns of ice storm disturbance of the forested landscape of Ouachita Mountains, Arkansas and Oklahoma"



  • 2005

  • J. Alexis Green

    Advisor: David Cairns

    Degree : M.S.

    Thesis Title: "An application of predictive vegetation mapping to mountain vegetation in Sweden"



  • 2002

  • John Waldron

    Advisor: David Cairns & Dan Sui

    Degree : Ph.D.

    Thesis Title: "Modeling vegetation dispersal and diffusion: Woody species responses to landscape fragmentation"



  • 2001

  • Travis Heggie

    Advisor: David Cairns

    Degree : M.S.

    Thesis Title: "Rainforest composition and succession on a south Pacific island"