The Team

CURRENT LAB MEMBERS

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< Chris Gough (I'm the one in the glasses.)

Faculty member in Biology since 2008. Grateful for the incredible group of student and postdoc collaborators below. We, as a team, value collaboration, collegiality, creativity, curiosity, communication, hard work and play. We like what we do (a lot). [CV]

Virginia Commonwe
alth University
Department of Biology
Box 842012
1000 W. Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23284-2012
Phone: 804-828-0101
Email:
cmgough@vcu.edu

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Jeff Atkins, post-doc on the NSF Ecosystem Studies project >

Website: http://atkinsjeff.github.io/

Project focus: Is canopy structural complexity a global predictor of primary production?: Using NEON to transform understanding of forest structure-function


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< Ellen Stuart-HaŽntjens, VCU Biology M.S., 2014, ILS Ph.D. candidate, Fall 2015 start; PhD Ecology Student of the Year, 2017

Website: https://ellenstuarthaentjens.com/

Dissertation Title: Disturbance and resilience of the terrestrial carbon cycle


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Kayla Mathes, ILS Ph.D. student, Fall 2018 start >

Project focus: Below-ground carbon dynamics across a temperate forest disturbance severity gradient


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< Lisa Turner, VCU ENVS M.S. student, ILS Ph.D. student,† Fall 2017 start

Thesis Title: Beyond the threshold: Why are ecosystems vulnerable to disturbance?


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Max Grigri, VCU Biology M.S. student, Fall 2018 start >

Thesis Title: Something really awesome, probably related to carbon cycling in forests. Stay tuned!

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< Alley Barry, VCU Biology B.S., Summer 2018, 2019 field tech



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Laura Hickey,
VCU Biology & Environmental
> Studies† B.S., Summer 2018 UMBS REU, Summer 2019 field tech; Undergrad Ecology Student of the Year, 2019

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< Autym Shafer, VCU Environmental Studies & Biology (honorary) B.S., Summer 2019 field tech (also firefighter and chainsaw certified)





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LAB ALUMNI (Yes, they all have [good] jobs or are in grad school!)

Graduate students

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< Shea Wales, 2016 REU extraordinaire and VCU Biology M.S. student, Fall 2017 start

Thesis Title: Mechanisms underlying growth stability in temperate deciduous forests during climatic variation


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Ben Sagara, Biology M.S., 2017 >

Thesis Title: Landscapes as mosaics of disturbance: How do site quality, community composition, and structure affect growth recovery?

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< Cynthia Scheuermann, Biology M.S. 2016

Thesis Title: Drivers of forest net primary production over decadal to century timescales


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Amy Schmid, Biology M.S., 2015† >

Thesis Title: Tipping the carbon balance?: Coarse woody debris respiration following moderate forest disturbance


Recent undergrads and field techs

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<Catherine McGuigan, VCU Environmental Studies and Art B.S., Summer 2018 field tech & lab scientific illustrator

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Carina Tatelman
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VCU Biology B.S. student and field tech >

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<Alex Matthews,
Summer 2018 UMBS REU

Project focus: Carbon cycling in aging forests of the Upper Midwest

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Ben Crumine
, ENVS B.S. student, 2016 >

MacGyver-like field tech at the Rice Rivers Center and University of Michigan Biological Station


© Chris Gough 2019, Updated August 1, 2019 | cmgough@vcu.edu