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Current Lab Members

Paul Armsworth
Narayani Barve

Postdoctoral Researcher

Exploration of biogeographical patterns and processes using ENM approaches. Currently, modeling the effect of climate and land use change on species in the central and southern Appalachians and in the Southeastern US more broadly

Hyun Seok Yoon

Graduate Student

Timing of acquisition of protected areas based on market condition; timescale and equilibrium of ecological and economic processes

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Guilherme Silva

Graduate Student

Using mathematical optimization to inform conservation efforts

Henley Sartin

Graduate Student

Evaluating potential future conservation regions for efficacy in protecting species of conservation need

Riley Speas

Undergraduate Student

The use of GIS and its applications to political and illicit ecologies. Pursuing a BA in geography, global studies, and Latin American & Caribbean studies

Sam Jantz

Postdoctoral Researcher

Doctoral work incorporated time-series remote sensing data and niche-modeling methods to annually assess habitat condition for chimpanzees (P. Troglodytes) across its range in Sub-Saharan Africa providing relevant information for conservation monitoring and planning. Current work focuses on creating land-use change projections for the Appalachians with the aim of quantifying the relative impacts of climate and land-use change on biodiversity in the region.

Breanna Slessman

Undergraduate Student

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Sanaz Hossain

Undergraduate Student

Lab Manager

Former Lab Members

Former Postdocs:

Dr. Seoghyun Kim, Assistant professor at the Department of Biological Sciences in Kangwon National University

Dr. Lalasia Bialic-Murphy, now a research assistant professor at U. Tennessee

Dr. Gengping Zhu, now a postdoc at Washington State U

Dr. Heather Bird Jackson, now Research Assistant Professor at U. Tennessee

Dr. Benjamin Crain, now postdoc at Smithsonian Institution

Dr. Eric Larson, now faculty at U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Sharon Bewick, now faculty at Clemson U

Dr. Alison Boyer, now researcher at ORNL

Dr. Martin Dallimer (U. Sheffield), now faculty at U. Leeds

Dr. Zoe Davies (U. Sheffield), now faculty at U. Kent

Dr. Felix Eigenbrod (U. Sheffield), now faculty at U. Southampton

Dr. Varsha Vijay, now Technical Director, Science-Based Targets Network

Dr. Xiangping Liu, now Assist. Prof., Texas State U

Former PhD Students:

Dr. Amanda Hyman, now Foreign Species Biologist, US FWS

Dr. Diane Le Bouille, now post-doctoral fellow, Texas Tech

Dr. Christine Dumoulin, now postdoc at U. Georgia

Dr. Rachel Fovargue, now postdoc at U. Oklahoma

Dr. Austin Milt, now a software engineer at Pandora

Dr. Gwen Iacona, now a post-doc at Arizona State

Dr. Gareth Lennox (U. Sheffield), now senior research associate at Lancaster U.

Dr. Josephine Booth (U. Sheffield), now research fellow at Sheffield Hallam U.

Dr. Isla Sian Fishburn (U. Sheffield), now at Kachina Canine

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Former Master's Students:

Arne Pinneschmidt, now a PhD student at U. Freiburg

Chad Stachowiak, now District Wildlife Biologist, Monongahela National Forest

Ana Laura Reboredo Segovia (Pierre and Marie Curie U.), now a PhD student at Boston U.

Shelby Renee Burks Ward, now Staff Attorney, Tennessee Clean Water Network

Nate Sutton, now a Data Scientist, MedAmerica

Philippa Gullett (U. Sheffield), now Conservation Scientist, RSPB

Emily Hounslow (U. Sheffield), now postdoc, U. Sheffield

Rebecca Weeks (U. Sheffield), now postdoc at James Cook U.

Natasha Leaver (U. Sheffield), now school teacher

Former Undergraduate Students:

Cole West, now an Attorney in Nashville.

Abbie Percifield, now a doctoral student at Adler University

Amy Benefield, now a PhD student at U. Colorado.

Patrick McKenzie, now a PhD student at Columbia U.

Lindsey Transue, now a research assistant at Oak Ridge National Lab

Former Technicians:

Lisette Cantu-Salazar (U. Sheffield), a researcher with the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Mark Parnell (U. Sheffield), now head of en:mapping, a GIS consultancy

Andrew Skinner (U. Sheffield)

Vera Borgwardt (U. Sheffield), now Master's student at U. Bangor

Jennifer Gilbert (U. Sheffield), now at Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Kerry Skelhorn (U. Sheffield)

Sarah Roth, now a PhD student at U Maryland

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