H. Brian Underwood | Environmental and Forest Biology | SUNY-ESF
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H. Brian UnderwoodAdjunct Associate Professor

 H. Brian Underwood

426 Illick Hall
1 Forestry Drive
Syracuse, NY 13210

315-470-6820 | 315-470-6985
hbunderw@syr.edu


Current Graduate Advisees

Current Graduate Advisees

Brannon BarrBrannon Barr
bbarr@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Underwood
  • Area of Study: FRM Ecology and Ecosystems
  • Previous Graduate Study: University of North Texas (Environmental Science)

Personal Statement
I am broadly interested in environmental determinants of terrestrial vertebrate species distributions and abundances at the community and landscape scales, related species interactions such as colonization, competition, predation, and symbiosis, the evolution of life history characteristics, and how these phenomena are affected in human activities. I specialize in ecological applications of digital imagery techniques.

Graduate Research Topic
Automated detection and identification of animals in trail camra images

Favorite Quote
"Without deviation progress is not possible." --Frank Zappa


Shawn ClevelandShawn Cleveland
smclevel@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Underwood
  • Area of Study: ESC Environmental Monitoring

Graduate Research Topic
My current research, and dissertation topic, is focused on the influence of climate induced snow cover variability and its corresponding impact on behavioral ecology and trophic interactions of snowshoe hare and fisher.


Joseph FoltaJoseph Folta
jefolta@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: PHD
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Underwood
  • Area of Study: Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management
  • Undergraduate Institution: SUNY-ESF (Wildlife Management)

Graduate Research Topic
The Velocity of Range Expansion of the American Black Bear (Ursus americanus) in North Carolina, USA


Kaitlyn FoxKaitlyn Fox
kfox06@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Underwood
  • Area of Study: Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management
  • Undergraduate Institution: Stony Brook University

Graduate Research Topic
My research focuses on shade-seeking behavior of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus) in the built and natural environments of Fire Island, New York. I'm interested in characterizing the thermal environment and documenting the daily, seasonal and annual movements of deer using biophysical models of mass and energy balance in order to understand how their activity and utilization of space differ between the heavily urbanized western communities and the protected Otis Pike High Dune Wilderness in the face of climate change.


Madison HandMadison Hand
mahand@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Underwood
  • Area of Study: Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management
  • Undergraduate Institution: SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Wildlife Science)

Graduate Research Topic
Integrating winter track counts with conventional distance sampling to estimate white-tailed deer density in urban areas.


Michael LoquetMichael Loquet
mploquet@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Underwood
  • Area of Study: Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management