Post-Doctoral Fellows

  • Dr. Eric Bottos (2017 - 2018, Thompson Rivers University)
  • Dr. Heath Garris (2014 - 2016, Thompson Rivers University)
  • Dr. Frank Landis (2004 - 2005, University of Akron)

Ph.D Students

  • William Harrower. 2017. Changes in trophic structure along a gradient of water availability in temperate montane grasslands. Ph.D. Thesis, Botany, University of British Columbia (co-supervised by Dr. Roy Turkington). Link to thesis.
  • Cameron N. Carlyle. 2012. Interacting effects of climate-change and disturbance on grassland plants and plant communities. Ph.D. Thesis, Botany, University of British Columbia (co-supervised by Dr. Roy Turkington). Now an Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta. Link to thesis.
  • Brian Patrick. 2009. Fertilization and plant litter effects on the plant and epigeal arthropod communities. Ph.D. Thesis, Biology, Kent State University (co-supervised by Dr. Mark Kershner). Now an Associate Professor of Biology at Dakota Wesleyan University. Link to thesis.

Master of Science Students

  • Sarah Whitehouse. 2019. Biosolids in BC's southern interior: A case study on public perceptions. M.Sc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU.
  • Paul Antonelli. 2018. Native plant recovery on copper mine tailings. M.Sc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU.
  • Dan Denesiuk. 2017. Grazing Management as a Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Strategy. M.Sc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU.
  • Kathy Baethke. 2015. Mine restoration of a native grassland plant community in the British Columbia interior: The use of biochar, hydroseeding, and raking. M.Sc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Yuying Kuang. 2015. The effects of spotted knapweed (Centaurea stoebe L.) on grassland plants and soils in British Columbia. M.Sc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Heather Richardson. 2015. A comparison of random forests and linear stepwise regressions to model and map soil carbon in south-central British Columbia grasslands using normalized difference vegetation index based models. M.Sc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Amanda Schmidt. 2014. Productivity-richness relationship as it relates to scale. M.Sc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Justine McCulloch. 2013. Effects of changing precipitation patterns and clipping on the shrub-steppe grassland plant communities of the southern interior of British Columbia. M.Sc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Mercedes Cox. 2013. A survey on the socioeconomic impact of climate change on ranching in British Columbia. M.Sc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Lisa DeSandoli. 2013. Restoration of plant communities to red-burned soils. M.Sc. Thesis, Botany, UBC (co-supervised by Dr. Roy Turkington). PDF
  • Anna Sapozhnikova. 2012. The effects of precipitation and clipping on carbon sequestration in temperate grasslands. M.Sc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Percy Folkard. 2012. Economic modeling of timber and beef production in southern British Columbia lodgepole  pine agroforestry systems. M.Sc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Ashleigh Gilbert. 2011. Effects of competition, salinity and disturbance on the growth of Poa pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass) and Puccinellia nuttalliana (Nuttal’s alkaligrass). M.Sc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Laurenz Teuber. 2011. Livestock grazing in intermountain depressional wetlands – effects on plant strategies, soil characteristics and biomass. M.Sc. Thesis, Global Change Ecology, University of  Muenster,  Germany (co-supervised by Dr. Norbert Holzel). Link to paper.
  • Eleanor Bassett. 2009. The effects of grazing and site productivity on carabid beetles (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in a semi-arid grassland. M.Sc. Thesis, Environmental Sciences, TRU. PDF
  • Angela Knopp. 2009. First step restoration techniques in invaded grassland in southern British Columbia. M.Sc. Thesis, Botany, University of British Columbia (co-supervised with Dr. Roy Turkington). PDF
  • Nathan Manning. 2006. Long term hydrology patterns and plant community composition of disturbed and undisturbed wetlands in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Ohio, USA. M.Sc. Thesis, Biology, University of Akron. PDF
  • Tara E. Miletti. 2004. Can a wetland be constructed to resist invasion by non-native? Understanding the effect of hydrology on plant-plant interactions in wetlands. M.Sc. Thesis, Biology, University of Akron. Link to record.
  • Erin Blythe Madson. 2004. Effects of herbivory and granivory on the seed bank in a wet meadow. M.Sc. Thesis, Biology, University of Akron. Link to record.
  • Christian Robert Picard. 2004. Nutrient removal in treatment wetlands at two scales. M.Sc. Thesis, Biology, University of Akron. Link to record.
  • Cameron Norman Carlyle. 2004. To strive, to seek and not to yield:  Testing competitive response strategies of juvenile plants. M.Sc. Thesis, University of Akron. Link to record.
  • Erin R. Lawrence. 2004. Omnivorous bird community demonstrates a weak connection to primary productivity in grassland food web. M.Sc. Thesis, Biology, University of Akron. Link to record.
  • Jason Philip Karnezis. 2002. The effect of hydrology and nutrients in wetlands: two experiments examining the ssemblage of wetland communities. M.Sc. Thesis, Biology, University of Akron. Link to record.
  • Spring Marie Carty. 2002. An experimental study of the effectiveness of four wetland plant species for wastewater treatment. M.Sc. Thesis, Biology, University of Akron. Link to record.

Undergraduate Students

  • Stephanie Jensen (Research Assistant, TRU, 2018)
  • Chantalle Gervan (Research Assistant, TRU, 2015 - 2018; Honor's student, TRU, 2017)
  • Liam Fraser (Research Assistant, TRU, 2017)
  • Colton Stephens (TRU UREAP Award – Research Assistant, TRU, 2016-2017)
  • Matthew Coghill (TRU UREAP Award – Research Assistant, TRU, 2015-2016)
  • Sierra Rae (Research Assistant, TRU, 2015-2016; Honor's student, TRU, 2016)
  • Jessica Hewitt (Research Assistant, TRU, 2015)
  • Chantalle Gervan (Volunteer Research Assistant, TRU, 2015)
  • Simon Oliver (TRU UREAP Award – Research Assistant, TRU, 2014)
  • Zachary Morris (Directed Studies, TRU, 2014)
  • Zoe Simon (Research Assistant, TRU, 2014)
  • Dan Denesiuk (Research Assistant, TRU, 2013)
  • Katie DeGroot (Biology Honours Student, 2013; NSERC-USRA student, TRU, 2012)
  • Kathy Baethke (NSERC-USRA student, TRU, 2012)
  • Sabina Donnelly (Research Assistant, TRU, 2012)
  • Joanna Nodzykowski (Research Assistant, TRU, 2012)
  • Jessica Allen (Research Assistant, TRU, 2011)
  • Tessa Jongbloets (Directed Studies student, TRU, 2011)
  • Adam Hockin (NRSC Honours, TRU, 2010)
  • Amanda Schmidt (Directed Studies student, TRU, 2010)
  • Audrey Ehman (NRSC Grad Essay, TRU, 2010)
  • Amanda Schmidt (NSERC-USRA student, TRU, 2009)
  • Tori Anchikoski (Biological Sciences, TRU, 2009)
  • Kailyn Jang (NRSC Grad Essay, TRU, 2009)
  • Cynthia Fell (NRSC Grad Essay, TRU, 2009)
  • Amy Bitz (NSERC-USRA student, 2008)
  • Anna-Maria Pellett (NSERC-USRA student, 2008)
  • Jessica Gosling (Zoology, UBC, 2008)
  • Andrea Chapman (NRSC Grad Essay, TRU, 2008)
  • Montana Burgess (Biological Sciences, TRU, 2007)
  • Eleanor Bassett (Natural Resource Sciences, TRU, 2007)
  • Lisa DeSandoli (NSERC-USRA student, 2007)
  • Amber Greenall (Natural Resource Sciences Honours, TRU, 2007)
  • Nicholas Hamilton (NRSC Grad Essay, TRU, 2007)
  • Aileen Jorgenson (NRSC Grad Essay, TRU, 2007)
  • Morgan Rankin (Aboriginal NSERC-USRA student, 2006)
  • Amber Greenall (NSERC-USRA student, 2006)
  • Holly Shipclarke (NRSC Grad Essay, TRU, 2006)
  • Bevan Ernst (NRSC Grad Essay, TRU, 2005)
  • Kitty Mulac (Biological Problems, University of Akron, 2002)
  • Veronica Carter (McNair Scholars program, University of Akron, 2002)
  • Traci Branch (Biological Problems, University of Akron, 2001)
  • Gretchen Mueller (Biological Problems, University of Akron, 2001)
  • Anna Figura (Biological Problems, University of Akron, 2001)
  • Sarah Morris (Biological Problems, University of Akron, 2000)
  • Erika Smeader (Biological Problems, University of Akron, 2000)
  • Aaron Bartley (Biological Problems, University of Akron, 2000)
  • Roger Harris (Biological Problems, University of Akron, 2000)