Elizabeth LaRuePostdoc 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.
Mayra Ivelisse Rodríguez GonzálezPh.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.
Gillian ClarkUndergraduate Student (EEE)
Benjamin McCallisterMaster'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.
Franklin WagnerMaster’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.