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Current Graduate Students

Information on our graduate students is provided here to facilitate communication between enrolled students as well as to inform and encourage prospective students. Photos may be of the student or of their research interest.

Graduate SchoolCurrent Students

Only currently registered students appear—new student names are added at the start of the academic year.

Mark BremerMark Bremer
mabremer@syr.edu

FRM Economics, Policy, and Human Dimensions

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Naim and Newman

Links
Web Link

Graduate Research Topic
Drivers of Diffusion of Green Buildings in the U.S.

Carie-An BrutsmanCarie-An Brutsman
cbrutsma@syr.edu

Sustainable Construction Mgmt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Crovella

Wilson BurtonWilson Burton
wpburton@syr.edu

Forest Mgt and Operations

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Bevilacqua

Oswaldo CarrilloOswaldo Carrillo
oicarril@syr.edu

Forest Resources Management

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Yanai

Personal Statement
Oswaldo Carrillo has a master's degree in applied statistics from the Colegio de Postgraduados, he has 10 years of experience in the area of Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) for REDD+. He has carried out different statistical analyzes on MRV for REDD+ and has carried out MRV trainings in different countries in Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia. From 2016 to 2021, he was the head of CONAFOR's MRV system for REDD+, in which he coordinated the preparation of two national GHG inventories in the land sector, a national Forest Emission Reference Level (NREF), a subnational Forest Reference (NRF), a national REDD+ performance report, among others. He is an active member of the roster of experts of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change for the technical assessments of FREL / NRF. Currently, he is a member of the Latin-American and Caribbean SilvaCarbon team (through the US Forest Service) as a “Latin America SilvaCarbon Greenhouse Gas Estimation Statistical Expert” and he is a doctoral student at the Environmental Sciences and Forestry Collage of the State University of New York.

Graduate Research Topic
Methods to improve uncertainties estimation of land GHG emission reductions

Elizabeth ClippardElizabeth Clippard
eaclippa@syr.edu

Forest Resources Management

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Beier

Erin CornellErin Cornell
ecorne01@syr.edu

Ecology and Ecosystems

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Yanai

Personal Statement
I'm a graduate student interested in forest ecosystem health and dynamics, particularly from the perspective of nutrient cycling.

Graduate Research Topic
Free-living N fixation and beech bark disease

Favorite Quote
“The story of a place comes forth as the landscape reveals its experience through our careful attention” - Tom Wessels

Philip CorneyPhilip Corney
pjcorney@syr.edu

Forest Resources Management

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Kuehn and Newman

Scott DaiScott Dai
sdai03@syr.edu

FRM Ecology and Ecosystems

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Yanai

Personal Statement
I am a master's student for Ruth Yanai learning about how nutrient colimitation in northeastern hardwood forests influences ecosystem functioning. I'm trying to figure out if the herbaceous layer and/or wood density is influenced by our fertilization regimes... tune in later to see what I decide on, or if I have a different idea entirely!

Favorite Quote
"A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for."

Joy DamonJoy Damon
jcdamon@syr.edu

FRM Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kuehn

Madeleine DesrochersMadeleine Desrochers
mldesroc@syr.edu

FRM Monitoring, Analysis, and Modeling

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Beier

Alexandra DillAlexandra Dill
acdill@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Brown and Malmsheimer

Sara DreibelbisSara Dreibelbis
sdreibel@syr.edu

Forest Mgt and Operations

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Germain

Graduate Research Topic
Viability and future of New York logging businesses and contractors

Favorite Quote
"We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be." - Kurt Vonnegut

Alexandra FarrellAlexandra Farrell
abatorsk@syr.edu

SCME Sustainable Construction

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Ahmadzaderazkenari

Benjamin GartenbergBenjamin Gartenberg
bgartenb@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MF
Advisor(s): Germain

Graduate Research Topic
Natural resources management

Michael GoodmanMichael Goodman
mgoodm03@syr.edu

FRM Sustainable Energy

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Brown

Samuel GordonSamuel Gordon
sjgordon@syr.edu

FRM Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Beier

Md Sahadat HossainMd Sahadat Hossain
mhossa09@syr.edu

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Naim and Volk

Poonam JoshiPoonam Joshi
pjoshi08@syr.edu

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Germain

Graduate Research Topic
Northern Hardwood Regeneration

Favorite Quote
"There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do, and mostly live." - Dalai Lama 🙏

Andrew KorikAndrew Korik
agkorik@syr.edu

Forest Resources Management

Degree Sought: MPS
Advisor(s): Briggs

Anusha LamsalAnusha Lamsal
alamsal@syr.edu

FRM Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Germain

Links
Web Link

Graduate Research Topic
OPERATIONALIZING AND MEASURING COMMUNITY VITALITY IN THE CATSKILL-DELAWARE WATERSHEDS: The historic New York City (NYC) Watershed Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), signed 25 years ago, sought to safeguard water quality of the drinking water supplied to NYC, and strengthen community vitality of the water supply source - the Catskill-Delaware watersheds. Have the objectives of enhancing economic development and social well-being of upstream communities been achieved?

Favorite Quote
"Watch a sunrise at least once a day" - Phil Dunphy

Basanta LamsalBasanta Lamsal
blamsal@syr.edu

FRM Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Wagner

Stacey MackStacey Mack
samack@syr.edu

FRM Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Germain and Moran

Graduate Research Topic
Resource challenges associated with hydraulic fracturing

Favorite Quote
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift."- Steve Prefontaine

Catherine McLaughlinCatherine McLaughlin
cmmclaug@syr.edu

FRM Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kuehn

Shayan MirzabeigiShayan Mirzabeigi
smirzabe@syr.edu

FNRM Sustainable Construction Management

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Ahmadzaderazkenari and Crovella

Links
Linkedln

Personal Statement
I received my previous graduate degree in Building and Architectural Engineering from Politecnico di Milano, in 2020. My master dissertation was about solar radiation and human comfort. I worked as a research intern at the research group SEEDLab for parametric analysis to define mitigation strategies for solar transmittance of existing ETFE envelopes. Moreover, I have obtained the Sustainable Building Design certificate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. My current research interests focus on energy efficiency in the built environment, urban energy and thermal stress simulation, human-building interaction, and built environment sustainability.

Favorite Quote
"What makes a building memorable? I believe it comes not from the glossy images in a magazine, but from the experiences of people who live, work, or pass through the interior spaces."- Gail S. Brager

Suad MuradovSuad Muradov
sumurado@syr.edu

Forest Resources Management

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Newman

Mandira PokharelMandira Pokharel
mpokhare@syr.edu

FRM Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Germain

Graduate Research Area
Sustainability issues related to tropical timber trade

Favorite Quote
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have". -Thomas Jefferson

Abishek PoudelAbishek Poudel
apoudel@syr.edu

FRM Natural Resources Mgt

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Bevilacqua

Personal Statement
My research interest lies in conservation and management of natural resources through application of UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) and Geo-Spatial Information System.

Graduate Research Topic (MS)
Quantifying stand structure and dynamics of a white oak plantation in Central Missouri

Leah PrudentLeah Prudent
lprudent@syr.edu

FRM Forest Management and Silviculture

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Dovciak and Burton

Robert RutherfordRobert Rutherford
rrutherf@syr.edu

FRM Monitoring, Analysis, and Modeling

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Bevilacqua

Gabriela WempleGabriela Wemple
gbwemple@syr.edu

FRM Economics, Policy, and Human Dimensions

Degree Sought: MS
Advisor(s): Kuehn and Engelman

Jin YinJin Yin
jyin100@syr.edu

Environmental and Natural Resources Policy

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Newman

Graduate Research Topic
Community-based Forest Management in China's Minority Areas

Areas of Interest
Biodiversity conservation; Indigenous knowledge; Land use change; Forest policy; Remote sensing and GIS; Ecosystem services

Baowen ZhangBaowen Zhang
bzhang13@syr.edu

FNRM Construction Management

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Wang

Jenna ZukswertJenna Zukswert
jmzukswe@syr.edu

ESC Environmental Monitoring

Degree Sought: PHD
Advisor(s): Yanai

Links
Web Link

Personal Statement
I am a forest ecosystem ecologist interested in bridging the gap between those who conduct research and those who use the results.

Graduate Research Topic
Functional Ecology of Northeastern Forests