Martin earned his BS in Environmental Sciences and Economics from the University of Virginia. He is currently studying oyster metabolism using the eddy correlation technique at the VCR-LTER on the Eastern shore.


Allisa received her B.S. and M.S. in Biology from the University of Alabama.  She is now seeking a PhD in Environmental Sciences (Ecology) in Dr. Manuel Lerdau’s lab studying coastal wetland plant ecology.


Amber earned her BS in Biology at Idaho State University in 2014. She has joined the Environmental Sciences department at UVA, pursuing her interests in insect ecology.  More information may be found at her website .


Stephanie received a BA from San Diego State University and a MEM in ecosystem science from Duke University. She is interested in biosphere-atmosphere dynamics, and shifting the current forest-food-fuel land use paradigm to a more sustainable system. Her doctoral research under advisor, Deborah Lawrence, explores the terrestrial carbon sink’s response and feedback to climate change. Through field experimentation and modeling, she will investigate temperature and land use change impacts on tropical forests and CO2 concentrations.


MS in Geospatial Analysis from the University of Mary Washington. Research interests include studying the environmental factors that drive the spatial characteristics of plants and animals across a landscape.


Allie, a Blandy Research Fellow, graduated in 2016 from Duke University with a B.S. in Environmental Sciences and a minor in Biology. Her past university lab research has explored positive marine species interactions, fish behavior in the changing habitats of Queensland, Australia, and the interplay between carbon sequestration and land use. Allie also served as a Stanback Agroecology Intern with the Union of Concerned Scientists studying the benefits of integrated crop-livestock systems and as an Intern with the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable, both in Washington, DC.


Jacob earned a BS in Biology from St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY, where he also minored in African Studies. His PhD research will examine the impacts of climate change and acid deposition on forest water use efficiency in the eastern US. Prior to beginning his graduate studies, Jacob managed the Nature Up North Project, an environmental education initiative based at St. Lawrence University. He has also held research technician positions with the Colorado State Forest Service, the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.


Kate LeCroy received her B.S. in Biology from Birmingham-Southern College (Birmingham, AL) in 2012. While at Birmingham-Southern, she studied nocturnal moth pollination networks in the ketona dolomite glades of Bibb County, Alabama under the mentorship of Dr. Pete Van Zandt. She also participated in a National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates program at the University of Virginia’s Blandy Experimental Farm in 2011, advised by Dr. David Carr.  After graduation from Birmingham-Southern, Kate went on to receive a M.S.


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