OUR
TEAM

Research in our lab focuses on questions related to community ecology, particularly interactions among species, with a focus on conservation of species and ecosystems. We strive to do a combination of theoretical research and applied research, hoping to find the sweet spot where theory contributes directly to practice. 

To learn more about one of our team members, click their photo!

JOHN POULSEN

Associate Professor of Ecology

VINCENT MAICHER

Post-Doctoral Researcher

CAMILLE DESISTO

Ph.D. Student

HALINA MALINOWSKI

Ph.D. Student

TYLER PELLETIER

Research Assistant

ANKITA GUPTA

Ph.D. Student

LAURA TOLEDO

MEM Student

GRADEN FROESE

Ph.D. Candidate

ALEX EBANG MBELE

Ecologist

WALTER MBAMY

Ecologist

MICHELLE LEE

Visiting Scientist

IPASSA
CREW

Here are some of the Ipassa Area Guides that have enjoyed (and survived) Gabon's forests with us:

Project ecologist Alex Ebang Mbélé (far bottom left) and driver Jean Ndong (far top right, wearing hat) with paraecologists (far bottom left, standing): Serge Imbomba, Jovin Ebeba Owoula, Eric Nzemfoule, Irma Ngoboutseboue, Sylvain Dzime N’noh, Edouard Mandomobo Mapio, Edouard Mba Edang, Charlotte Bayosa, Aimé-Placide Sergent, Adrienne Allaughe, Serge Ekazama Koto, Martine Bidzime Nkoulou, Lucie Atsame, Blaise Bazza, Jonas Landry Metandou, Christ Nkwele, Sarah Lilia Moudongui, Hervé Gildas Mandou Mabouanga, Clotaire Mossindji, Bonaventure Sala Elie, and Jocelin Edzidzie.  

LAB
ALUMNI

PhD GRADUATES
Amelia Meier, Ph.D '21

Chase Nuñez, Ph.D '19
Cooper Rosin, Ph.D '17


POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS
Sally Koerner, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, UNC-Greensboro
Chris Beirne, Ph.D., Post-doctoral Researcher, University of British Columbia
Beth Stein, Ph.D., DigitalGlobe
Vincent Medjibe, Ph.D., COMIFAC
Zewei Miao, Ph.D., Data Analyst, Monsanto

MASTERS OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT