Graduate Students

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Elif Kardas
University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras
Using a combination of field and lab experiments (metagenomics and GC-MS), Elif is studying the effects of warming on nectar microbiota and biochemistry, as well as the subsequent changes in plant-pollinator mutualism
Robert Tunison
Michigan Technological University - Houghton
Rob’s research is focused on studying understory plant foliar and root physiological acclimation responses to disturbance under experimentally warmed conditions. 
Stephanie Roe
University of Virginia - Charlottesville
Stephanie’s research investigates climate responses in tropical forests and soil processes, and their aggregate effect on the Earth’s carbon cycle.