People


Faculty


Michelle C. Mack, Ph.D.
Professor of Ecosystem Ecology
Office: SLF 300B
Phone: (928) 523-9415
E-mail: michelle.mack@nau.edu

Focus: Ecosystem and community ecology, Plant-soil microbe
interactions

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Xanthe J. Walker, Ph.D
Assistant Research Professor
E-mail: xanthe.walker@nau.edu

Focus: Wildfire disturbance

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Technicians

Samantha Miller
Lab manager
Office: SLF 310B
E-mail: samantha.miller@nau.edu
Melissa Boyd
Research Specialist
E-mail: melissa.boyd@nau.edu
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Graduate Students

Brian Izbiki
PhD Student
Email: bi67@nau.edu

Lauren Kemper
PhD Student
Email: lk457@nau.edu

Betsy Black
PhD student
Email: betsyblack93@gmail.com

Ellery Vaughn
PhD Student
Email: emv225@nau.edu


Lab assistants

Jocelyne Valenzuela


Alumni

Post-doctoral Associates

  • Rebecca Hewitt, Ph.D. Current Position: Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies, Amherst College.
    Email: rhewitt@amherst.edu
  • Mari Könönen, Ph.D. Current Position: Postdoctoral Associate, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada.
    E-mail: maritkononen@gmail.com
  • Mélanie Jean, Ph.D. Current Position: Assistant professor, Université de Moncton in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada.
    E-mail: melanie.jean@umoncton.ca
  • Taryn Morris, Ph.D. Current Position: BirdLife South Africa.
    E-mail: tarynleemorris@gmail.com
  • April Melvin, Ph.D. Current Position: Program Officer, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
    E-mail: amelvin@nas.edu
    Website
  • Camila Pizano, Ph.D. Current Position: Associate Professor, Universidad Icesi, Cali, Colombia.
    E-mail: pizanoc@gmail.com
    Website
  • Heather Alexander, Ph.D. Current Position: Assistant Professor, Auburn University.
    Email: heather.alexander@auburn.edu
  • Catherine L. Cardelús, Ph.D. Current Position: Assistant Professor, Colgate University.
    E-mail: ccardelus@colgate.edu
    Website
  • Martin Lavoie, Ph.D. Current Position: Research Scientist, St. Francis Xavier University.
    E-mail: martin21skifond@gmail.com
  • Ricardo Holdo, Ph.D. Current Position: Associate Professor, University of Georgia.
    E-mail: rholdo@uga.edu
    Website

Graduate Students

  • Haley Dunleavy, Ph.D. Former PhD Student
    Current Position: AAAS Ralph W. F. Hardy Mass Media Science and Engineering Fellow at Inside Climate News.
    E-mail: hdunleavy@gmail.com
  • Julia Stuart, Ph.D. Former PhD Student
    Current Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate at Michigan Tech University.
    E-mail: juliamstuart@gmail.com
  • Laura Schreeg, Ph.D. Former PhD Student
    Current Position: AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow.
    E-mail: laura_schreeg@brown.edu
  • Silvia Alvarez-Clare, Ph.D. Former PhD Student
    Current Position: Tree Conservation Ecologist & Center for Tree Science Academic Mentor, The Morton Arboretum.
    E-mail: silvia.alvarez.clare@gmail.com
    Website
  • Jennie DeMarco, Ph.D. Former PhD Student
    Current Position: Lecturer in Environment & Sustainability, Western Colorado University.
    E-mail: jdemarco@western.edu
    Website
  • James Eddie Watkins, Ph.D. Former PhD Student
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Colgate University
    E-mail: jwatkins@colgate.edu
    Website
  • Leslie Boby, Former M.S. Student
    Current Position: Extension Associate at Southern Regional Extension Forestry in Georgia.
    E-mail: bobyleslie@yahoo.com
  • Jennifer Schafer, Ph.D. Former Ph.D. Student
    Current Position: Assistant Professor, Winthrop University.
    E-mail: schaferj@winthrop.edu
  • Beth Silverman Sprenkle, Former M.S. Student
    Current Position: Environmental Consultant in Virginia.
    E-mail: bsprenkle@wetlandstudies.com
  • Damion Graves, Former M.S. Student
  • Simon McClung, Former M.S. Student.
    E-mail: simon.mcclung@gmail.com
  • Barry Kaminsky, Former M.S. Student
    E-mail: barrykaminsky@ufl.edu
  • Brian Howard, Former M.S. Student
    E-mail: bh679@nau.edu
  • Briana Jasinski, Former M.S. Student
    E-mail: blj92@nau.edu

Technicians

  • Aradhana Roberts
  • Norma Rivera
  • Nell Smith
  • Ayla Martinez
  • Julia Reiskind
  • Grace Crummer
  • Camilo Mojica
  • Alison Houlihan
  • Jenny Rocca
  • Erica Barraza
  • Aisha Goodman
  • Amber Borner

Graduate Lab Assistants

  • Abhishek Mishra
  • Chaitra Venus

Participants in NSF-funded REU Program

  • Stephanie Juice (Cornell University)
  • Alison Czerniak (Utah State University)
  • Catherine Pociask (Michigan State University)
  • Julie Meyers (University of Massachusetts)
  • Laura Gutierrez (Tufts University)
  • Charmagne Waskowski (University of Florida)
  • Lila Middlefort (University of Minnesota)
  • Bernice Hwang (Wellesley College)
  • Kamala Earl (University of Florida)

Undergraduate Lab Assistants

  • Abby Lee
  • Liz Brown
  • Tasha Johnson
  • Dayong Lee
  • Corey Hanlon
  • Megan Lipscey
  • Tolu Bayonde
  • Asaf Naor
  • Kacie Pounds
  • Amanda Rodriguez
  • Phinecia Bright
  • Charlie Nappi
  • Kim Dalve
  • Rafael Mendoza
  • Jesse Buckles
  • Ryan Norman
  • Corey Rafael
  • Anne Baker
  • Adam Czaya
  • Jennifer Pietarila
  • Carolyn Tales
  • Rady Ho
  • Erin Kaczmarowski
  • Liam Horn
  • Alec Avey
  • Carson Prieur
  • Moises Ceja
  • Luna Hale
  • Marice Lopez
  • Donna Berezowski
  • K’andre Mays
  • Victoria Fernandez
  • Meredith Willingham
  • Brittany Pashkow
  • Michelle Montoya
  • Meagan Flodeen
  • Stephanie DiBiasio
  • Stacy Samlal
  • Olivia Vazquez
  • Shantelle Bartra
  • Hailun Zhu
  • Nils Pederson
  • Tiffany Otero
  • Chase Mason
  • Ashley Gordon
  • Angelee Hendry
  • Mirela Vasconcelos
  • Dat Nygyen
  • Josh Kritzer
  • Erika Giblin
  • Jackie Wescott
  • Oona Takano
  • Ashley Farquharson
  • Austin Denny
  • Bethany Avera
  • Brandi Jo Petronio
  • Cate Welch
  • Catharine Pociask
  • Madison Grout
  • Paige Mohl
  • Sherydan Quinn
  • Tyler Gault
  • Katie Holland
  • Michael Pisano
  • Marley Webster
  • Shannon Barton
  • Kira Harvey
  • Lyle Becenti
  • Chance Nelson
  • Ryan Perez
  • Elyanna Juarez
  • Harlan Tso
  • Viviana Penuela
  • Chantelle Hoilett
  • Katie Evans
  • Emily Tissier
  • Emily Becks
  • Gaby Blohm
  • Garrett Arnold
  • James Lange
  • Jamia Nelson
  • Jessica McGuire
  • Julie Meyers
  • Kira Taylor-Hoar
  • Natalie Izaguirre
  • Laura Morales
  • Peter Ganzlin
  • Sarah Lane
  • Stephanie Oleksyk
  • Lauren Michaels
  • Alicia Sendrowski
  • Randell Louis
  • Deme Panos
  • Laura Palomino
  • Viri Quinonez
  • Ryann Whealy
  • Devyn Webb
  • Makenna Hopwood
  • Abegayle Borro
  • Victoria Sierra
  • Krystal Vazquez
  • Vincent Ramirez
  • Talon Perkins
  • Alexandria Jim
  • Miguel Sotelo