Team

Elizabeth LaRue

Elizabeth LaRue

Postdoc Fellow

Liz is a post-doc working in both the Hardiman and Fei labs at Purdue. She is testing how forest canopy structure influences invasive species distributions and ecosystem functioning using LiDAR. For more info please visit her website.

Elizabeth LaRue Website

Mayra Ivelisse Rodríguez González

Mayra Ivelisse Rodríguez González

Ph.D. Student (FNR)

Mayra is a second year Ph.D. student at the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources at Purdue University. She did her undergraduate in Biology at the University of Puerto Rico in Bayamón. During this time, she interned in various research labs where she learned about ecosystem services, the benefits humans obtain from nature, and Urban Ecology. Her current research analyzes the distribution of ecosystem services along the Chicago region. She is interested in developing a framework that incorporates accessibility and service usage into the management of important provisioning areas. To learn more about Mayra’s projects, please visit her ResearchGate profile.

Maya’s ResearchGate Profile

Gillian Clark

Gillian Clark

Undergraduate Student (EEE)
Benjamin McCallister

Benjamin McCallister

Master's Student (FNR)

Ben is a master’s student at Purdue University in the Department of Forestry and Natural Resources.  He is working on tree biomass quantification in the urban environment.  Ben previously worked as an ESL teacher in Japan before getting his undergraduate degree in Forestry with a minor in Urban Forestry.  He is also an ISA Certified Arborist.

Lab Alumni

Franklin Wagner

Franklin Wagner

Master’s Student (FNR)

Franklin is a Masters student at Purdue University. His thesis research is focused on coupling aerial and terrestrial LIDAR functionality. He is a third generation Boilermaker that hopes to work with conservation and restoration efforts throughout his career. Franklin was born and raised in Cincinnati. He loves traveling, music, a good laugh, and the Cincinnati Reds.

Jacob Klaybor

Jacob Klaybor

Master’s Student (EEE)
Emily Summers

Emily Summers

Undergraduate Student (EEE)
Nate Ibarluzea

Nate Ibarluzea

Undergraduate Student (EEE)