People

Greg GilbertGregory S. Gilbert, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair of Environmental Studies, UC Santa Cruz
Director UCSC Forest Ecology Research Plot
Research Associate Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Applied evolutionary ecology
Plant-fungus interactions
Inquiry-based science education

ggilbert@ucsc.edu

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You are welcome to check out my Sabbatical Blog from 2015-2016


 

Current Graduate Students and Postdocs

Juniper HarrowerJuniper Harrower

Ph.D. candidate
Joshua tree-symbiont relationships in the face of climate change

Shannon_LynchShannon Lynch

Ph.D. candidate, Environmental Studies
Predicting the spread and impacts of invasive shothole borer- Fusarium complexes

Jessica GeeJessica Gee

Ph.D. student, Environmental Studies
Citizen science and long-term ecological monitoring

jon detkaJon Detka

Ph.D. student, Environmental Studies
Impacts of disease on forest structure

Taryn Farber

Ph.D. student, Environmental Studies
Tree endophytes in urban forests

Erica Mullins

Ph.D. student, Environmental Studies
(co-advised with Ingrid M. Parker)
Fungal networks in plant communities

Zack Shearer

Ph.D. student, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
(co-advised with Ingrid M. Parker)
Phylogenetic spillover of pathogens in plant communities

Gilbert lab alumni

Sharifa CrandallSharifa Crandall

Ph.D. 2016 Environmental Studies
Fungal ecology and ecosystem-based management of special forest products

Plant Pathology Postdoctoral Researcher - Miles lab at CSU Monterey Bay.
Return of the Natives Education Programs Coordinator

Heather BriggsHeather Briggs

Ph.D. 2016 Environmental Studies
co-advised by Berry Brosi (Emery University)
Competitive context drives pollinator behavior: Linking foraging plasticity, natural pollen deposition, and plant reproduction.
Postdoctoral researcher, Harvard University

 

 

Jennie OhayonJennie Liss Ohayon
Ph.D. 2015 Environmental Studies

New battlegrounds over science, risk, and environmental justice: factors influencing the cleanup of military Superfund sites 

Postdoctoral Researcher, Silent Spring Institute

Sarah CarvillSarah Carvill

Ph.D. 2015 Environmental Studies
(Honorary Gilbert lab member, Daniel Press lab)
Old Saws and New Laws: Regulatory Failure and Ownership Transformation in the North Coast Redwood Timber Industry
Science Policy Fellow, California State Legislature

 

Minxia LiangMinxia Liang

Postdoctoral researcher 2015
Department of Ecology, Sun Yat-sen University
Guangzhou, China

Justin CummingsJustin Cummings

Ph.D. 2013 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
co-advised by Ingrid M. Parker
The potential for tropical legume and non-legume trees to suppress the invasive C4 grass Saccharum spontaneum in Panama
Program Director, Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program, UC Santa Crua

Megan SaundersMegan Saunders

Postdoctoral Fellow 2010-13

Jorge TorresJorge Torres Ortega

M.A. 2012 Environmental Studies

 

Daniella SchweizerDaniella Schweizer

Ph.D. 2012 Environmental Studies
co-advised by Karen Holl
Community interactions in tropical forest restoration and environmental governance in the Panama canal watershed
Postdoctoral Fellow, LASTROP, Brazil
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Barbara AyalaBárbara Ayala Orozco

Ph.D. 2008 Environmental Studies
Maintaining the drivers of tropical plant diversity: plant disease in conservation practice
Assistant professor, Institute for Ecosystem and Sustainability Research (IIES), National University of Mexico (UNAM)

Webpage

Suzanne LangridgeSuzanne Langridge

Ph.D. 2008 Environmental Studies
co-advised by Daniel Doak
Contested landscapes: using scientific information and collaborative processes to support ecological restoration
Director of the Paulson Ecology of Place Initiative, Wellesley College
website

Martha Bonilla MohenoMartha Bonilla Moheno

Ph.D. 2008 Environmental Studies
Honorary Gilbert lab member - (Karen Holl lab)
Forest recovery and management options in the Yucatan peninsula, Mexico
Investigador Titular "A", Red de Ambiente y Sustentabilidad, INECOL, Mexico
website

Yuri SpringerYuri Springer
Ph.D. 2006 Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
co-advised by Mark Carr
Epidemiology, resistance structure, and the effects of soil calcium on a serpentine plant-pathogen interaction
Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer, U.S. Centers for Disease Control, Anchorage, AK
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Doug PlanteDoug Plante

M.A. 2005 Environmental Studies

Matteo GarbelottoMatteo Garbelotto

Post-doctoral researcher 1997-99
Evolutionary ecology of mangrove fungi

Extension Forest Pathologist, UC Berkeley
website

Enith RojasEnith Rojas

Masters of Engineering, 2000 Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá
Diversity of mangrove fungi
Researcher, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
website

Ariadna BethancourtAriadna Bethancourt

M.S. 2000 Universidad Tecnológica de Panamá
Diversidad de hongos endófitos
Assistant Professor, Universidad de Panamá

Lisa InfanteLisa Infante

M.S. 1999. ESPM, UC Berkeley
Plant diseases in the structure of tropical seedling communities