Susan Lee, Master's Student (2016)
B.Sc., Environmental Science, Binghamton University
Suzy is a second year graduate student in the Prior Lab. Her research interests are in invasive species, biological control, and plant and insect interactions. She is working on a project comparing oak gall-former parasitoid interaction webs between the native and introduced ranges of an invasive 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
Carmela is a first year graduate student in the Prior lab. After her time at Rutgers she spent a year completing a term of service with AmeriCorps in the New Jersey Watershed Ambassador Program. During this term she developed a passion for outreach and promoting environmental stewardship through community level programming. Carmela’s research interests include plant ecology, restoration ecology, invasive species, multiple species invasions, multi-trophic interactions in the wake of biological invasions, and how climate change will ultimately impact these systems. Outside of the lab she enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, painting, cooking, and crafting. She is excited to begin her time with the lab!
Shannon Meadley Dunphy, Lab Manager
B.Sc., M.Sc., Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto
Shannon comes to us from the University of Toronto, where she most recently completed her Master's on the population genetics of the invasive ant, Myrmica rubra, and on the effect of invasive species, including ant, slugs, and plants on seed-dispersal mutualisms. Shannon also spent the summer out in the Pacific Northwest collecting oak gall-formers and parasitoids, and will spend time in the lab helping us describe these interactions.
Joining the lab
I am looking for a Ph.D. student to join the lab in 2018. Please see more details here about the position and how to apply.
I am also looking for highly-motivated undergraduate students who are interested in ecology & evolution, and/or global change & conservation. Please contact Dr. Prior (firstname.lastname@example.org) if interested.