Graduate Students

Current:

Ian Freeburg
irfreebu@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Nowak
  • Area of Study: Ecology and Ecosystems

Joshua Hanson
jwhanson@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Nowak
  • Area of Study: Ecology and Ecosystems

Caryl Peck
cjpeck@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Nowak
  • Area of Study: Natural Resources Mgt

 

 

Past:

 

Benjamin Ballard: Ph.D., Forest Ecosystem Science and Application, Major Professor, graduated 2006
Dissertation: Managing shrubs on powerline corridors in Central New York: Findings from the environmental complex
Current work position: Assistant Professor, Morrisville State College, Morrisville, NY

Anne (Lennox) Barlow: M.S. Forest Ecosystem Science and Applications, Major Professor, graduated 2003
Thesis: Improvement cutting in degraded northern hardwoods: Results of a 30-year replicated field experiment in Upstate New York

Elizabeth Canal: M.P.S. Natural Resources Management, Major Professor, graduated 2009

Michael Farrell, M.P.S. Forest Resources Management, Major Professor, graduated 2003
Current work position: Northern New York Maple Specialist, Cornell University Department of Natural Resources, Uihlein Forest, Sugar Maple Research and Extention Field Station, Lake Placid, NY.

Philip Hofmeyer: M.S. Forest Ecosystem Science and Applications, Major Professor, graduated 2004
Thesis: Sawtimber production with thinning in stratified, mixed-species, even-aged northern hardwoods
Current work position: Assistant Professor, Morrisville State College, Morrisville, NY

Samuel Jackson: M.S. Forest Ecosystem Science and Applications, Major Professor, graduated 2004
Thesis: Establishing willow, poplar, and other vegetation on a brownfield site in Utica, New York

Thomas Kane: M.P.S. Forest Resources Management, Major Professor, graduated 2003

Asa Kline: M.S. Forest Ecosystem Science and Applications, Major Professor, graduated December 2008
Thesis: Hydraulic control in willow phytoremediation systems at Fort Drum, New York

Ariusz Kornacki, M.S. Forest Ecosystem Science and Applications, Co-Major Professor with Dr. Russ Briggs, graduated Summer 2005
Thesis: First-year survival and growth of select willow clones in saturated, PAH-contaminated seeps
Current position: Environmental Analyst, The Louis Berger Group, Inc., Florham Park, NJ. 

Seth LaPierre, M.S. Forest Ecosystem Science and Applications, Co-Major Professor with Dr. René Germain, graduated 2005
Thesis: Watershed management in the New York City watershed

Eric Lema, M.S. Forest Ecosystem Science and Applications, Major Professor, graduated 2007
Thesis: Evaluation of operational control efforts for Japanese knotweed (Polygonum cuspidatum Sieb & Zucc.) along roadside rights-of-way in central Adirondack State Park, New York
Current position: Environmental Analyst, The Louis Berger Group, Inc., Florham Park, NJ. 

Gavin MacKellar: M.F., Major Professor, graduated 2012

Evan McDivitt: M.F., Major Professor, graduated 2008

Rebecca McGuire: M.S. Forest Ecosystem Science and Applications, Co-Major Professor with Dr. Russ Briggs, graduated 2008
Thesis: A retrospective on anthropogenic forest disturbances: Patterns and response in two Hudson River Valley hardwood Stands

Katie Moller: M.S. Forest Ecosystem Science and Applications, Major Professor, graduate 2003
Thesis: Potassium accumulation under aggrading red pine at the Charles Lathrop Pack Demonstration Forest, Warrensburg, New York

Bryon Salladin: M.S. Forest Ecosystem Science and Applications, Major Professor, graduated 2005
Thesis: Establishing select willow clones on a water-saturated, PAH-contaminated site using various innovative site improvement techniques

Jeremy Stitt: M.P.S. Forest Resources Management, Major Professor, graduated 2004

Pradeep Tharakan: Ph.D. Forest Ecosystem Science and Applications, Major Professor, graduated 2003 
Dissertation: Production ecology of willow clones in biomass plantations

Artem Treyger, Ph.D., Ph.D. Forest Ecosystem Science and Applications, Major Professor,  graduated 2012
Thesis: Climate change is already affecting tree regeneration in the Eastern United States: Evidence from powerline corridors in New York State

William Van Gorp: M.S Forest Ecosystem Science and Applications, graduated 2012

Jason Wagner: M.S. Forest Ecosystem Science and Applications, Major Professor, graduated 2000
Thesis: Pre-emergent herbicide screening trials for willow biomass crops

Heather Whittier: M.S. Forest Ecosystem Science and Applications, Major Professor , graduated 2003 Thesis: Vascular plant species diversity on an electric transmission right-of-way in Upstate New York
Current work position:

Ryan Wynne: M.P.S. Natural Resources Management, Co-Major Professor with Dr. Diane Kuehn,  graduated 2010