Previous Graduate Students

Sarah Abercrombie

Sarah Abercrombie

Sarah received her M.S. in 2018. Her research investigated the sub-lethal effects of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances on amphibians.

Logan Billet

Logan Billet

Logan earned his M.S. in 2020. His research focused on landscape patterns of pesticide tolerance in aquatic organisms and how evolved pesticide tolerance affects host-parasite interactions.

Turner DeBlieux

Turner DeBlieux

Turner received his M.S. in 2018. His research examined natural enemy ecology and contrasted the effects of predators vs. pathogens on amphibians communities.

Samantha Gallagher

Samantha Gallagher

Sam received her M.S. in 2017. Her research examined the effects of pesticides and pathogens on respiration rates of larval amphibians.

Jesse Miles

Jesse Miles

Jesse received his M.S. in 2015. He conducted ecotoxicological research examining the lethal, sub-lethal, and trophic effects of the neonicotinoid clothianadin on aquatic communities

Kate Pochini

Kate Pochini

Kate received her M.S. in 2016. She examined the interactive effects of pathogens and pesticides on amphibians

Vanessa Wuerthner

Vanessa Wuerthner

Vanessa received her M.S. in 2015. Her research interest was disease ecology of amphibians with a focus on coinfection and priority effects.

Previous Post-doctoral Scholars

Michael Chislock

Michael Chislock

Michael received his M.S and PhD from Auburn University. His research lies at the interface of population, community, and ecosystem ecology, and he is particularly interested in the role of adaptation and evolution in mediating the response of communities and ecosystems to global change. His current research interests include developing and field-testing models of predator-prey interactions that incorporate the role of predator and prey evolution in the context of eutrophication; biogeography; and evaluating the causes of success or failure of invasive species as well as the consequences caused by successful introductions. He is currently an assistant professor at SUNY Brockport.

Wes Flynn

Wes Flynn

Post-doctoral scholar

Wes received his Ph.D. through the Odum School of Ecology and Savannah River Ecology Lab at the University of Georgia. His research examined the consequences of long-term environmental contamination on phenotypic and genetic variation in amphibians. This work also incorporated the roles of maternal effects, physiology, and gut microbial responses associated with environmental exposure to contaminants understand the immediate and long-term consequences of degraded environments. His current research examines how per-/polyfluorinated alkyl substance exposure risk varies with land use and life stage to inform effective ecological risk assessment.

Jessica Hua

Jessica Hua

Jess investigated a broad range of questions related to the biology and conservation of aquatic systems. She was particularly interested in understanding how anthropogenic chemicals, such as pesticides, alter aquatic systems. She was also interested in understanding how diseases contribute to the ecology, evolution, and conservation of aquatic organisms. She is currently an assistant professor at Binghamton University.

Previous Technicians

Mike Iacchetta

Mike Iacchetta

Mike is currently a researcher at the USGS in Oregon.

Brian Tornabene

Brian Tornabene

Brian is currently at the University of Montana working towards his PhD.