Christopher WhippsDirector, SUNY Center for Applied Microbiology and Assoc Professor
133 Illick Hall
1 Forestry Dr.
Syracuse, New York 13210
Current Graduate Advisees
- 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.
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.