Kirsten M. Prior, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Binghamton University (SUNY)
B.Sc., Western University
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame
Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto
Postdoctoral Associate, University of Florida
Kirsten's research interests include everything on this website! She also likes to hike, bake, knit, read, ski, and spend time with her family!
Susan Lee, Master's Student (2016 --)
B.Sc., Environmental Science, Binghamton University
Suzy's research interests are in invasive species, biological control, and plant and insect interactions. She is working on a project comparing oak gall-former parasitoid interactions between the native and expanded ranges of a range-expanding gall-former. Outside of the lab, she is an avid backpacker, cyclist, and rock climber. She loves being outside and has spent the past few summers in Maine building new trails.
Carmela Buono, Ph.D. Student (2017--)
B.S., Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources, Rutgers University, New Brunswick
After Carmela's time at Rutgers, she spent a year completing a term of service with AmeriCorps in the New Jersey Watershed Ambassador Program, where she developed a passion for outreach and promoting environmental stewardship. Carmela’s research interests include plant ecology, restoration ecology, invasive species, and how multi-trophic interactions are affected by global change. Currently, she is working on a project examining how land use change and invasive species affects ant- seed dispersal mutualisms in eastern deciduous forests. Outside of the lab she enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, painting, cooking, and crafting!
Dylan Jones, Ph.D. Student (2018 --)
B.Sc., Biology, Roanoke College; M.Sc., Biology, Montclair State University
Dylan comes to us from Montclair State University, where he received his M.Sc. in Biology with a concentration in Ecology and Evolution. His research interests include anthropogenic impacts on species interactions, communities, and ecosystem function. Dylan is working on a project examining the dynamics of host-parasitoid interactions under range expansions. Outside of the lab, Dylan enjoys hiking, traveling, working out, spending time with family, and learning about native flora and fauna.
Carly Gerth, Biological Sciences
Former Lab Members
(most recent known whereabouts)
Shannon Meadley Dunphy, McGill, PhD student
Megan Blance, Smithsonian Internship
Melina Brunelli (Mussleman lab at Binghamton Univ.)
Sarah Martin, Shumaker Consulting
Tim Morris, SUNY ESF, MSc student
Melissa Noboa, NYC Civic Corps
Catherine Ruis, Stevens Institute of Technology, Master's student
Wyatt Parker, Binghamton University, MBA student
Tim Wong, Fordham Univ., MSc student