KOBE FOREST ECOLOGY LABORATORY
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Current People

Dr. Richard Kobe
kobe@msu.edu
Professor of Forest Ecology/Chair of the Department of Forestry

The overall goal of Dr. Kobe's research program is to understand the ecological processes governing the dynamics of tree communities in temperate and tropical forests. His focus is explicitly on the mechanisms that cause changes in relative abundance and diversity of tree species through time and across gradients of soil resource availability.
Dr. Richard Kobe

Ellen Holste
holste@msu.edu
Ph.D. Student

Ms. Holste is interested in the integration of basic and applied sciences. Her research has the underlying goal of understanding and applying basic knowledge of ecological processes to improve people’s lives through better environmental management.  While her master’s work examined the effects of soil and light on Neotropical seedling growth, her doctoral work focuses on the importance of mycorrhizae in the restoration of degraded landscapes using natural and designed projects.
Ellen Holste

Andrea Maguire
maguire8@msu.edu
Ph.D. Student

Ms. Maquire is a second year Ph.D. student in Plant Biology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. She is interested in the forest community ecology and the diversity of adaptations that trees have evolved to deal with their environment. For her Ph.D. she is studying mechanisms of demographic trade-offs in tree seedlings and how morphological and physiological traits influence to species performance.
Andrea Maguire

David Minor
minorda@msu.edu
M.S. Student

Mr. Minor is a Master’s student currently studying the influences of tree size, neighborhood crowding, and soil nutrient availability on reproductive output in trees.  More generally, he is interested in population and community ecology, including how global change may drive changes in community assemblies.  He is from Livonia, Michigan, and in his spare time he likes running, camping, and spending time with his family.

David Minor

Megan Edwards
saund100@msu.edu
M.S. Student

Ms. Edwards is broadly interested in Forest Ecology, specifically the role the mature tree mortality plays in forest turnover, and the factors that lead to mortality. She is from Elyira, Ohio and earned her undergraduate degree at Hillsdale College in Michigan.

Megan Edwards

Sydne Record
Postdoc

 

   

Past People

 
Benedicte Bachelot. M.S. 2011. Currently a Ph.D. student at Columbia University. http://benedictebachelot.weebly.com  
Thomas Baribault. Ph.D. 2010. Currently at Forest Solutions, Hawaii.  
Sarah McCarthy–Neumann. Ph.D. 2008. Currently a Research Assistant Professor at Michigan State University  
Meera Iyer. Ph.D. 2006. Currently a writer (Science, environment, history), “Citizen Matters in Bangalore,” Bangalore, India.  
Corine Vriesendorp. Ph.D. 2002. Currently the a Director, Conservation and Environmental Programs, and Research Scientist, The Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, IL.  
Laura Schreeg. M.S. 2002. Currenlty a Ph.D. student at the University of Florida.  
Jeff Eickwort. Currently a Biologist with the Florida Department of Agriculture.  
Sarah Synowiec. Currently with the Huron-Manistee National Forest  
Danae Rozendaal. Postdoctoral scholar.  
Li Jingwen. Postdoctoral visiting scholar, Chinese Government Fellowship, faculty member at Beijing Forestry University.  
 
Dr. Richard Kobe
Department of Forestry
Michigan State University
Natural Resources Building
480 Wilson Road, Room 126
East Lansing, MI 48824-1222
(517) 355-8433
kobe@msu.edu