Past Lab Members

Post Doc

  • Dr. Heath W. Garris (2014-2016, Thompson Rivers University)
  • Dr. Frank Landis (2004-2005, University of Akron)

PhD Students

  • Cameron N. Carlyle 2012. Interacting effects of climate-change and disturbance on grassland plants and plant communities. PhD Thesis, Botany, University of British Columbia (co-supervised by Dr. Roy Turkington). Now an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta.
  • Brian Patrick 2009. Fertilization and plant litter effects on the plant and epigeal arthropod communities. PhD Thesis, Biology, Kent State University (co-supervised by Dr. Mark Kershner). Now an Associate Professor of Biology at Dakota Wesleyan University.

MSc Students

  • Dan Denesiuk 2017. Grazing Management as a Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy. MSc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU.
  • Kathy Baethke 2015. Mine restoration of a native grassland plant community in the British Columbia interior: The use of biochar, hydroseeding, and raking. MSc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Yuying Kuang 2015. The effects of spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe L.) on grassland plants and soils in British Columbia. MSc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Heather Richardson 2015. A comparison of random forests and linear stepwise regressions to model and map soil carbon in south-central British Columbia grasslands using normalized difference vegetation index based models. MSc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Amanda Schmidt 2014. Productivity-richness relationship as it relates to scale. MSc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Justine McCulloch 2013. Effects of changing precipitation patterns and clipping on the shrub-steppe grassland plant communities of the southern interior of British Columbia. MSc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Mercedes Cox 2013. A survey on the socioeconomic impact of climate change on ranching in British Columbia. MSc Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Lisa DeSandoli 2013. Restoration of plant communities to red-burned soils. MSc. Thesis, Botany, UBC (co-supervised by Dr. Roy Turkington). PDF
  • Anna Sapozhnikova 2012. The effects of precipitation and clipping on carbon sequestration in temperate grasslands. MSc Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Percy Folkard 2012. Economic modeling of timber and beef production in southern British Columbia lodgepole  pine agroforestry systems. MSc Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Ashleigh Gilbert 2011. Effects of competition, salinity and disturbance on the growth of Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass) and Puccinellia nuttalliana (Nuttal’s alkaligrass). MSc Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Laurenz Teuber 2011. Livestock grazing in intermountain depressional wetlands – effects on plant strategies, soil characteristics and biomass. MSc Thesis, Global Change Ecology, University of  Muenster,  Germany (co-supervised by Dr. Norbert Holzel). Link to paper
  • Eleanor Bassett 2009. The effects of grazing and site productivity on carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in a semi-arid grassland. MSc Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Angela Knopp 2009. First step restoration techniques in invaded grassland in southern British Columbia. MSc Thesis, Botany, University of British Columbia (co-supervised with Dr. Roy Turkington). PDF
  • Nathan Manning 2006. Long term hydrology patterns and plant community composition of disturbed and undisturbed wetlands in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio, USA. MSc Thesis, Biology, University of Akron. PDF
  • Tara E. Miletti 2004. Can a wetland be constructed to resist invasion by non-native? Understanding the effect of hydrology on plant-plant interactions in wetlands. MSc Thesis, Biology, University of Akron. Link to record
  • Erin Blythe Madson 2004. Effects of herbivory and granivory on the seed bank in a wet meadow. MSc Thesis, Biology, University of Akron. Link to record
  • Christian Robert Picard 2004. Nutrient removal in treatment wetlands at two scales. MSc Thesis, Biology, University of Akron. Link to record
  • Cameron Norman Carlyle 2004. To strive, to seek and not to yield:  Testing competitive response strategies of juvenile plants. MSc Thesis, University of Akron. Link to record
  • Erin R. Lawrence 2004. Omnivorous bird community demonstrates a weak connection to primary productivity in grassland food web. MSc Thesis, Biology, University of Akron. Link to record
  • Jason Philip Karnezis 2002. The effect of hydrology and nutrients in wetlands: two experiments examining the ssemblage of wetland communities. MSc Thesis, Biology, University of Akron. Link to record
  • Spring Marie Carty 2002. An experimental study of the effectiveness of four wetland plant species for wastewater treatment. MSc Thesis, Biology, University of Akron. Link to record

Undergraduate Students

  • Matthew Coghill (TRU UREAP Award – Research Assistant, TRU, 2015-2016)
  • Sierra Rae (Research Assistant, TRU, 2015-2016)
  • Jessica Hewitt (Research Assistant, TRU, 2015)
  • Chantalle Gervan (Volunteer Research Assistant, TRU, 2015)
  • Simon Oliver (TRU UREAP Award – Research Assistant, TRU, 2014)
  • Zachary Morris (Directed Studies, TRU, 2014)
  • Zoe Simon (Research Assistant, TRU, 2014)
  • Dan Denesiuk (Research Assistant, TRU, 2013)
  • Katie DeGroot (Biology Honours Student, 2013; NSERC-USRA student, TRU, 2012)
  • Kathy Baethke (NSERC-USRA student, TRU, 2012)
  • Sabina Donnelly (Research Assistant, TRU, 2012)
  • Joanna Nodzykowski (Research Assistant, TRU, 2012)
  • Jessica Allen (Research Assistant, TRU, 2011)
  • Tessa Jongbloets (Directed Studies student, TRU, 2011)
  • Adam Hockin (NRSC Honours, TRU, 2010)
  • Amanda Schmidt (Directed Studies student, TRU, 2010)
  • Audrey Ehman (NRSC Grad Essay, TRU, 2010)
  • Amanda Schmidt (NSERC-USRA student, TRU, 2009)
  • Tori Anchikoski (Biological Sciences, TRU, 2009)
  • Kailyn Jang (NRSC Grad Essay, TRU, 2009)
  • Cynthia Fell (NRSC Grad Essay, TRU, 2009)
  • Amy Bitz (NSERC-USRA student, 2008)
  • Anna-Maria Pellett (NSERC-USRA student, 2008)
  • Jessica Gosling (Zoology, UBC, 2008)
  • Andrea Chapman (NRSC Grad Essay, TRU, 2008)
  • Montana Burgess (Biological Sciences, TRU, 2007)
  • Eleanor Bassett (Natural Resource Sciences, TRU, 2007)
  • Lisa DeSandoli (NSERC-USRA student, 2007)
  • Amber Greenall (Natural Resource Sciences Honours, TRU, 2007)
  • Nicholas Hamilton (NRSC Grad Essay, TRU, 2007)
  • Aileen Jorgenson (NRSC Grad Essay, TRU, 2007)
  • Morgan Rankin (Aboriginal NSERC-USRA student, 2006)
  • Amber Greenall (NSERC-USRA student, 2006)
  • Holly Shipclarke (NRSC Grad Essay, TRU, 2006)
  • Bevan Ernst (NRSC Grad Essay, TRU, 2005)
  • Kitty Mulac (Biological Problems, University of Akron, 2002)
  • Veronica Carter (McNair Scholars program, University of Akron, 2002)
  • Traci Branch (Biological Problems, University of Akron, 2001)
  • Gretchen Mueller (Biological Problems, University of Akron, 2001)
  • Anna Figura (Biological Problems, University of Akron, 2001)
  • Sarah Morris (Biological Problems, University of Akron, 2000)
  • Erika Smeader (Biological Problems, University of Akron, 2000)
  • Aaron Bartley (Biological Problems, University of Akron, 2000)
  • Roger Harris (Biological Problems, University of Akron, 2000)