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
I am studying the influence of beaver on riparian systems. More specifically, I want to quantify the spatial distribution of beaver lodges, how beaver directly impact the forests in the “forage footprint” associated with the lodge, and finally if beaver created forest disturbance provides a more historically representative stand structure than we currently see in many eastern forests.


Jacob DillonJacob Dillon
jcdillon@syr.edu

  • Degree Sought: MS
  • Graduate Advisor(s): Underwood
  • Area of Study: Fish & Wildlife Biology & Management
  • Undergraduate Institution: Paul Smiths College Arts Science (Wildlife Management)

Graduate Research Topic
Distance sampling to determine abundance and spatial distribution in relation to foraging habitat selection of white-tailed deer in the greater Syracuse area, and Town of DeWitt.

Favorite Quote
"The conservation of natural resources is the fundamental problem. Unless we solve that problem it will avail us little to solve all others." -Theodore Roosevelt


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)
  • Previous Graduate Study: North Car State University of Raleigh (Wildlife Management )

Graduate Research Topic
Using reaction-diffusion models to explore contemporary range expansion of nearly extirpated big game animal populations.


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
Modeling the Spatial-Temporal Thermal Environment of Endotherms – Shade-seeking Behavior in White-tailed Deer on Fire Island, New York.


Michael LoquetMichael Loquet
mploquet@syr.edu

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