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Dr. Christine Rollinson
Forest Ecologist,
The Morton Arboretum

Christy is the forest ecologist at The Morton Arboretum and conducts research on forest dynamics and change through time. Christy’s work involves a variety of approaches including tree rings, citizen science, long-term monitoring, and ecological modeling.

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Staff and Collaborators

Research Assistant,
The Morton Arboretum

[to be hired]

 

Brendon Reidy
Phenology Research Coordinator,
The Morton Arboretum

[more info coming soon]

 
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Dr. M. Ross Alexander
Collaborator,

Midwest Dendro, LLC

Ross is a dendrochronologist specializing in using tree rings to study the full life cycle of trees and tree responses to past environments. For more information about Ross and his work, please visit his website.


Students

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Jessica Oros
Student Inquiry and Research Program,
Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy

Jessica is a senior at the Illinois Math & Science Academy (a state residential public high school). Jessica is quantifying variability in oak wood traits across time and species. (image analysis project)


Past Lab Members

Staff

Bethany Zumwalde, Research Assistant, 2017-2019

Drew Duckett, Research Assistant, 2017

Undergraduates

Jamilys Rivera Rodriguez (U. Puerto Rico - Humacao), NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellow, 2019; Project: Comparison of growth and recovery in response to drought stress across wood types and mycorrhizal associations. (dendrochronology project)

Perry Giambuzzi (U. of the Sciences), NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates Fellow, 2019; Project: Comparison of growth sensitivity to daily temperature and precipitation among trees varying in xylem anatomy and mycorrhizal association. (dendrochronology project)

Cori Butkiewicz (UMD), Undergraduate Research Fellow, 2018; Project: Forests on the edge: climate, soil, and fire on the prairie-forest boundary. (modeling project)

Sierra Lopezalles (CalTech), Undergraduate Research Fellow, 2017; Project: Effects of prescribed burn regimes on the growth of mature trees in a midwest oak forest. (dendrochronology project)

High School Students

Lucy Liu, Illinois Math and Science Academy, Student Inquiry & Research Program, 2017-2018; (undergrad at Harvard University, fall 2018); Project: Comparison of native and invasive functional type phenology (field-based project)

Parth Dhyani, Illinois Math and Science Academy, Student Inquiry & Research Program, 2017-2018 (undergrad at University of Michigan, fall 2018); Project: Comparison of native and invasive functional type phenology (field-based project)