Lab Alumni

Some photos are from the times these students were in my lab (so, don't expect all of them to look the same today!)

Elizabeth Hamman (PhD 2017, UGA; co-advised by Scott McKinley)

Elizabeth started at UF, participated in our QSE3 IGERT program, and then moved with me to UGA.  For her dissertation, she worked on spatial patterns in coral reef systems, focusing primarily on snail-coral interactions, on "settlement shadows".  She is now a post-doc at ECU in Mike McCoy's lab (and collaborating with James Vonesh and Ben Bolker). 

[her webpage]

Jing Jiao (PhD 2017, UF; co-advised by Sergei Pilyugin)

Jing conducted theoretical investigations into the effects of movement in  marine ecosystems.  She was primarily interested in how movement altered the efficacy of marine protected areas and the response of herbivores to local eutrophication.  She is now a post-doc at MSU, working with Jim Bence and Scott Peacor. 

Mike Gil (PhD 2015, UF)

Mike works on nutrient and herbivore effects on algae and coral. He did his primary fieldwork in Moorea, but also worked (and taught) in Mexico. He went on to an NSF post-doc in 2016 at UC Davis (with Andy Sih and Marissa Baskett) and also will be doing fieldwork in Thailand.

[his webpage]

Nick Ruktanonchai (PhD 2014, UF)

Nick was a student with David Smith, but worked in our lab after Dave left UF.  Nick's work focused on spatial dynamics of mosquitoe-malaria dynamics.  He's now a post-doc at  University of Southampton. 

[Google Scholar / Research Gate]

Julie Zill (BS 2012, UF)

Julie was an awesome field assistant in our lab for a few years, working tirelessly in Moorea.  We kept her in the lab as long as we could, but she eventually left for UH (to do her graduate work with Megan Donahue; she also received an NSF predoctoral fellowship). 

Adrian Stier (PhD 2012, UF)

Adrian's research examined predator-prey interactions and competition in reef fish.  He worked in Moorea and was a key contributor to our FACE program.  Adrian went on to a Kilham Post-doc at UBC, NCEAS/NOAA (NMFS' NW Science Center), and UW.  He joined the faculty at UC Santa Barbara in 2016. 

[his web page / Google Scholar / Research Gate]

Shane Geange (PhD 2010, Victoria University Wellington)

Shane did his PhD with Jeff Shima; Craig was his co-advisor.  He also worked with us on our NSF grant on cryptic density-dependence and did a Fulbright in the Osenberg lab.  His dissertation research investigated priority effects in reef fish.  He is now at the New Zealand Department of Conservation.

[Google Scholar]


Gaby Blohm (MS 2008, UF)

Gaby's thesis focused on the effects of temperature, nutrients and grazers on seagrass biomass, allocation, and disease.  For her MS, she was co-advised by Bob Holt; Gaby is now a PhD student with Jose Miguel Ponciano (UF).

Joachim Claudet (Post-Doc 2006-07, EMPAFISH)

Joachim was a post-doc on EMPAFISH, and did a rotation among Craig's, Serge Planes' and Lisandro Benedetti-Cecchi's labs.  Joachim is now with the CNRS.  He and Craig continue to collaborate, including co-teaching their course on Meta-analysis (along with Fio Micheli). 

[his webpage / Google Scholar / Research Gate]


Mike McCoy (PhD 2006, UF)

Mike's research examined the effects of phenotypic plasticity and size-structure on predator-prey interactions and amphibian dynamics. He went on to several post-docs (e.g., Boston University, and USF) and is now on faculty at East Carolina University.

[his webpage / Google Scholar]


Darlene Saindon (MS 2006, UF)

Darlene worked in Tom Frazer's lab (Craig was her co-advisor).  Her research examined nutrient limitation in King's Bay, Florida.  She is now a staff scientist at the Suwanee River Management District.


Becca Hale (PhD 2006, UF)

Becca worked with Colette St. Mary; Craig was her co-advisor; and she also received great mentoring from Joe Travis.  Becca's work focused on parental care in flagish.  She went on to a post-doc at FSU and is now on faculty at UNC Asheville. 

[her webpage]

Jacqueline Wilson (Farber) (MS 1998, UF; PhD 2004, UF)

Jackie's work focused on recruitment processes and post-settlement density-dependence in Gobiosoma.  Her work in St. Croix led to our description of cryptic density-dependence.  Jackie went on to a Knauss Fellowship and is now working for the National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA).

Ben Miner (PhD 2003, UF)

Ben was in Larry McEdward's lab at UF, but moved to mine and Colette St. Mary's labs after Larry died in 2001.  Ben's research focused on phenotypical plasticity and larval development.  He did a post-doc at UCDavis/Bodega Marine Lab and is now on faculty at Western Washington University. 

[his webpage / Google Scholar / Research Gate]

James Vonesh (PhD 2003, UF)

James' research focused on stage-structure, phenotypic plasticity, and multi-predator effects in amphibians.  He conducted fieldwork in Tanzania and was supported by an EPA STAR Fellowship.  James did a post-doc at WashU and is now on faculty at Virginia Commonwealth University.

[his webpage / Google Scholar / Research Gate]


Lock Rogers (Post-doc 2003-04, UF)

Lock was a post-doc on our NSF grant examining density-dependence in reef fish (based in Moorea).  Lock is now on faculty at Agnes Scott College. 

[his webpage]


Jennifer Hauxwell (Post-doc 2000-2002, UF)

Jennifer worked with me and Tom Frazer on our project (Southwest Florida Water Management District) examining the efficacy of macrophyte restoration in King's Bay.  She then went to Wisconsin DNR and is now with the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute.



Laurent Vigliola (Post-Doc 2000-02, UF)

Laurent was supported by our National Sea Grant project examining reef fish dynamics, density-dependence, settlement processes, and the response of fishes to habitat restoration.  He is now with IRD in New Caledonia. 

[his webpage / Google Scholar]


Casey Huckins (Post-Doc 1996-98, UF)

Casey was a post-doc on our NSF grant (with Gary Mittelbach) explored biogeographic patterns of sunfishes and effects of introduced species.  That project built upon Casey's dissertation work at KBS.  Casey is now a Professor at Michigan Tech University.

[his webpage / Google Scholar]


Ace Sarnelle (Post-doc 1996-97, NCEAS)

Ace was supported by NCEAS as part of our Meta-analysis working group.  He is now a professor at Michigan State University.

[his webpage]


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