Christopher Whipps | Environmental and Forest Biology | SUNY-ESF
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Christopher Whipps

Christopher WhippsDirector, SUNY Center for Applied Microbiology and Assoc Professor

133 Illick Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210

Phone: (315) 470-4762/470-6760


Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Samantha MelloSamantha Mello

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Whipps and Cohen
  • Area of Study: Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management
  • Undergraduate Institute: University of Connecticut (Environmental Science)

Graduate Research Topic
Currently, I am an M.S. student in Fish and Wildlife Biology and Management at SUNY-ESF studying under Dr. Jonathan Cohen and Dr. Christopher Whipps working on the New England cottontail project. My research interest is in parasite-mediated competition between the native New England cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis) and the non-native Eastern cottontail (Sylvilagus floridanus). I will be looking at ecto- and endoparasites of the two species and comparing the species of parasites found. I will also be conducting tick drags through our sites to determine if there is a difference in species composition or abundance between different habitat types.

Favorite Quote
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.