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Graduate Student  Degree Sought Advisor Name

Research Topic/Area of Study

Alveshere, Brandon PhD Dr. Fahey  Forest Edge and Canopy Structural Complexity
Beattie, Kristen MS Dr. T. Rittenhouse Bobcat Occupancy across Human Housing Densities in Connecticut
Bunce, Amanda PhD Dr. Fahey Tree Biomechanics and Silviculture for Climate Change
Cherian, Acima PhD Dr. Ortega  Population Ecology of African Civets (Civettictis civetta)
Dahrouge, Nicole MS Dr. T. Rittenhouse Studying Ranavirus Epidemics in Wood Frogs
DiFalco, Steven MS Dr. Morzillo Human Dimensions of Roadside Vegetation Management
Grundy, Peter MS Dr. Vokoun  
Hare, Danielle PhD Dr. Helton  Carbon Processing in Stream Ecosystems
Hawley, Jason PhD Dr. T. Rittenhouse Bobcat Habitat Selection Movement 
Haynes, Adam MS Dr. Helton  
Jackson, Kevin MS Dr. Helton Watershed Land Use and Water Quality
Klionsky, Sarah PhD Dr. Lawrence Wetland Restoration on Retired Cranberry Farms
Lawrence, Kersey PhD Dr. Meyer Comparing Indigenous & Modern Wildlife Tracking
Lei, Qian PhD Dr. Meyer  
Li, Tian PhD Dr. Zhu  
Marek, Nancy PhD Dr. Volin Unpiloted Aerial Systems & Invasive Species Mapping
Meadows-McDonnell, Maddy PhD Dr. Lawrence Carbon Sequestration in Salt Marshes
Milik, Kerste MS Dr. Fahey Forest Ecology
Molo, Dickens MS Dr. Anyah  
Moore, Eric PhD Dr. Helton  Biogeochemistry of Groundwater and Surface Water Interactions
More, Karen MS Dr. Ortega  
Orr, Lily MS Dr. Lawrence How Wetlands Can Mitigate Pathogens in the Watershed
Puchkoff, Anna MS Dr. Lawrence Sea Level Rise Impacts to Ecosystem Services of Coastal Wetlands
Singh, Ankit K PhD Dr. Yang Urban Agriculture using hydroponics
Smith, Ava MS Dr. C. Rittenhouse Connecticut Landowner Engagement in Forest Planning
Snarski, Joshua MS Dr. Dietz Hydrology and Green Stormwater Infrastructure
Sullivan, Christopher PhD Dr. Vokoun Trout Movement and Thermal Refuge Use
Tanzer, Danielle MS Dr. Fahey Disturbance Interactions in Forest Ecosystems
Wright, Daniel MS Dr. T. Rittenhouse  
Xue, Zhao PhD Dr. Meyer Geospatial Statistics 
Zhang, Junxue PhD Dr. Zhu  


Department of Natural Resources and the Environment
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Connecticut
1376 Storrs Road, Unit 4087
Storrs, Connecticut 06269-4087
Phone: 860-486-2840