Current lab members

Philip Shirk (PhD 2019, UF)

Phil works on fragmentation and the responses of reptiles and amphibians, especially chameleons.   He works in the Usambara mountains of Tanzania, continuing the research he initiated during his MS (at VCU with James Vonesh).

Greg Jacobs (PhD 2020, UGA; advised by Seth Wenger; Craig is his co-advisor)

Greg worked previously for the US Fish and Wildlife (Northeast Fishery Center in Lamar, PA).  He is interested in fish movement in streams and how this can alter ecosystem processes (e.g., tied to nutrient fluxes mediated by transport and excretion by the fish community).

Rebecca Atkins (PhD 2020, UGA)

Rebecca works on Littoraria - Spartina interactions in east-coast saltmarshes. She is particularly interested in latitudinal variation in the strength of the interaction and the factors (including temperature and size-structure) that shift the interaction from beneficial to deleterious.  She has an NSF predoctoral fellowship (as well as a UGA Presidential Fellowship) 

[her webpage]

Amy Briggs (PhD 2021, UGA)

Amy is just starting her PhD in the Osenberg lab, after doing her MS at CSUN (with Bob Carpenter).  Amy's MS work was on the response of crustose coralline algae to ocean acidification, but for her PhD she will likely examine food-web dynamics (possibly involving the dinoflagellates that cause ciguatera).

[her webpage]

Dan Hawkins (MS 2019, UGA)

Dan is working on the ecology of saltmarshes using study sites that span from Florida to Virginia.  He's collaborating with Rebecca and has been looking at spatial and temporal variation in the density, size-structure and microhabitat use of Littoraria as well as quantifying diets of Littoraria using stable isotopes.