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CFEA Partner Institutions​​

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CFEA Researchers

Yong Wang, Ph.D.​, Professor

Wubishet Tade​sse, Ph.D.​, Associate Professor​ 


Zachary Senwo, Ph.D.​, Professor of Environmental and Soil Sciences


Callie Jo Schweitzer, Ph.D.​​, Research Forester, USDA Forest Service, Southern Research Station


Elica Moss, Ph.D.​, Research Assistant Professor

Dawn Lemke, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor

Khairy Soliman, Ph.D.​, Professor

Colmore Christian, Ph.D.​, Assistant Professor


Irenus Tazisong, Ph.D., Research Assistant Professor

Xiongwen Chen, Ph.D.​, Associate Professor

Kozma Naka, Ph.D.​, Associate Professor​

Luben Dimov, Ph.D.​, Associate Professor

Monday Mbila, Ph.D.​, Associate Professor​

Thilini Ranatunga, Ph.D.​, Research Associate Professor



CFEA Staff

​Lisa Gar​dner​​, CFEA Program Manager

Kimi (Mila) Sa​ngalang​​, CFEA Budget Analyst​

Rachelle Eggenberger, CFEA Program Assistant

Penny Stone, FEWP Program Assistant


 

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CFEA Current Students

Patience Knight (MS; Advisor William Stone)

Joseph Jordan (MS; Advisor Yong Wang)

Brittany Ragland (MS; Advisor Wubishet Tadesse)

Padraic Conner (MS, 2014; Advisor Yong Wang)

​Lorenzo Walton (MS; Advisor Kozma Naka)

Jonjala Jackson (MS; Advisor Elica Moss)

Iwo Gross (MS; Advisor Yong Wang)

Lacy Rucker-Obenschain (MS; Advisor Yong Wang)

Brianna Garrison (MS; Advisor Dawn Lemke)

Marissa Adams (MS; Advisor Yong Wang)

Mercedes Bartkovich (MS; Advisor Yong Wang)

Santosh Ojha (PhD; Advisor Luben Dimov)

Kevin Messenger (PhD; Advisor Yong Wang)​

Andrew Cantrell (PhD; Advisor Yong Wang)

 

CFEA Graduates


Brandie Stringer (MS, May 2015; Advisor Yong Wang). Thesis: BREEDING BIRD RESPONSE TO FOREST CANOPY REDUCTION ON THE MID-CUMBERLAND PLATEAU IN NORTHERN ALABAMA. Master's thesis, 165 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama.​​


Emily Summers (MS, May 2015; Advisor Yong Wang). Thesis: AVIAN RESPONSE TO THINNING AND BURNING PRESCRIPTIONS IN THE WILLIAM B. BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST, ALABAMA. Master's thesis, 165 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama.


Heather Howell (PhD, May 2015; Advisor William Stone). Dissertation: AQUATIC HABITAT SUITABILITY IN AN URBANIZING LANDSCAPE. Doctoral Dissertation, Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama.​


Richard Borthwick (MS, December 2014; Advisor Yong Wang). Thesis: BIRD DIVERSITY AND ABUNDANCE ON RECLAIMED SURFACE MINES IN ALABAMA: TEMPORAL AND HABITAT RELATED VARIATIONS. Master's thesis, 112 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama.


Eric Margenau (MS, December 2014; Advisor Yong Wang). Thesis: BREEDING BIRD COMMUNITY RESPONSE AND POST-BREEDING DISPERSAL OF THE YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT TO A GRADIENT OF FOREST CANOPY REDUCTION IN AN UPLAND HARDWOOD FOREST. Master's thesis, Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama.


Gete Bekele (PhD, December 2014; Advisor Yong Wang). Dissertation: PREDICTING BREEDING AVIAN BIODIVERSITY AND OCCURRENCE IN THE UPLAND REGION OF NORTHERN ALABAMA WITH DIFFERENT STATISTICAL APPROACHES. Doctoral Dissertation, Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama.


Dessy Owiti (MS, May 2014; Advisor Irenus Tazisong). Thesis: SOIL ORGANIC CARBON FRACTIONS AND CARBOHYDRATE HYDROLASE ACTIVITY IN A FOREST ECOSYSTEM FOLLOWING PRESCRIBED BURNING AND THINNING. Master's thesis, 95 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama.


Fritz Ntoko (PhD, December 2013; Advisor Dr. Senwo). Dissertation: SOIL MICROBIAL DIVERSITY OF A MANAGED FOREST ECOSYSTEM AND THE POTENTIAL FOR LIGNOCELLULOSE DEGRADATION AND METAL BIOACCUMULATION BY WHITE ROT FUNGI. Doctoral Dissertation, 188 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama. 


Fetun Desta (MS, May 2014; Advisor Dr. Soliman). Thesis: MICROSATELLITE GENETIC DIVERSITY BETWEEN AND WITHIN FOUR HYBRIDIZING RED OAK SPECIES, AND THEIR ECOLOGICAL IMPLICATIONS. ​Master's Thesis, 51 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama.


Rashidah Farid (MS, May 2014; Advisor Dr. Soliman). Thesis: FOREST DISTURBANCE LONG-TERM IMPACTS ON AMPHIBIAN POPULATIONS' GENETIC DIVERSITY. Master's Thesis, 72 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama.


Timothy Baldwin (PhD, December 2013; Advisor Dr. Wang). Dissertation: THE EFFECT OF MULTI-SCALE FOREST DISTURBANCE ON POOL BREEDING AMPHIBIAN ECOLOGY.  Doctoral Dissertation, 352 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama.


Andrew Can​trell (MS, May 2011; Advisor Dr. Wang). Thesis: HERPETOFAUNAL AND SMALL MAMMAL RESPONSE TO OAK REGENERATION TREATMENTS ON THE MID-CUMBERLAND PLATEAU OF SOUTHERN TENNESSEE.​ Master’s Thesis, 134 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama.


Clint Patterson (MS, May 2011; Advisor Dr. Dimov). Restoration of Hardwoods: Effects of Fertilizer Supplement on Oak and of Overstory Density and Fertilizer Supplement on American Chestnut Seedlings. Master’s Thesis. Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama. 


Jeanette Williams (MS, May 2011; Advisor Dr. Dimov). Thesis: 


Szmanski (Rick) Fields, II (MS, May 2011; Advisor Dr. Tadesse). Thesis: The Use of LIDaR and Color Infrared Imagery to Measure Forest Characteristics in the William B. Bankhead Forest. Master's Thesis, 107 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama.


Lisa Gardner (MS, December 2010; Advisor Dr. Wang). STOPOVER ECOLOGY OF MIGRATORY LANDBIRDS AT AN INLAND SITE IN ALABAMA DURING AUTUMN MIGRATION. Master's Thesis, 198 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama. 


Dana Virone (MS, December 2010; Advisor Dr. Dimov). GROUND LAYER RESPONSE TO THINNING AND BURNING ON THE SOUTHERN CUMBERLAND PLATEAU, ALAMABA. Master’s Thesis, 66 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL.


William Sutton (PhD, May 2010; Advisor Dr. Wang). Dissertation: FOREST HERPETOFAUNAL RESPONSE TO PRESCRIBED BURNING AND THINNING IN PINE-HARDWOOD FORESTS. Doctoral Dissertation, 262 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL.​


Meiko Thompson (PhD, May 2010; Advisor Dr. Moss). Dissertation: THINNING AND PRESCRIBED BURNING EFFECTS ON THE STRUCTURAL MICROBIAL DIVERSITY AND NUTRIENT CYCLING OF A FOREST ECOSYSTEM. Doctoral Dissertation, Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL.​


Nieva Brown (MS, 2009; Advisor Dr. Rory Fraser). UNDERSTANDING COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IN THE FOREST POLICY IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS. Master's Thesis, 191 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama.


Chelsea Scott (MS, 2008; Advisor Dr. Wang). USE OF NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL VERNAL POOLS BY SEMI-AQUATIC SALAMANDERS IN THE CUMBERLAND REGION OF JACKSON COUNTY, ALABAMA. Master’s Thesis, 110 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL.


Jill Wick (MS, December 2008; Advisor Dr. Wang). FOREST DISTURBANCE: BREEDING ECOLOGY RESPONSE OF SONGBIRDS. Master's Thesis, 138 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL. 


Florence Chan (MS, 2007; Advisor Dr. Wang). AN INVENTORY OF HERPETOFAUNA ON STATE CONSERVATION LANDS IN THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU OF NORTHERN ALABAMA. Master’s Thesis, 120 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL.


Zachary Felix (PhD, May 2007; Advisor Dr. Wang). RESPONSE OF FOREST HERPETOFAUNA TO VARYING LEVELS OF OVERSTORY TREE RETENTION IN NORTHERN ALABAMA. PhD. Dissertation, 166 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL.


Joel Zak (MS, May 2007; Advisor Dr. Dimov). GROUND VEGETATION RESPONSE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS AND SILVICULTURAL TREATMENTS ON THE SOUTHERN CUMBERLAND PLATEAU, ALABAMA. Master’s Thesis, 112 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, AL.


Kelvin Young (MS, 2007; Advisor Dr. Stone). EFFECTS OF FOREST DISTURBANCES ON SMALL MAMMAL COMMUNITIES AT BANKHEAD NATIONAL FOREST OF THE CUMBERLAND PLATEAU. Master's Thesis, 49 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama. ​


John Carpenter (MS, May 2007; Advisor Dr. Wang). DISTRIBUTION, RELATIVE ABUNDANCE, AND HABITAT REQUIREMENTS OF CERULEAN WARBLERS (DENDROICA CERULEA) IN NORTHERN ALABAMA. Master’s Thesis, 122 pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama. 


Adrian Lesak (MS, May 2005; Advisor Dr. Wang). Thesis: RESPONSE OF FOREST SONGBIRD COMMUNITIES TO A GRADIENT OF OVERSTORY RETENTION IN NORTHEASTERN ALABAMA. Master’s Thesis,  pages. Alabama A&M University, Normal, Alabama. 

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This is a Center for Research Excellence in Science and Technology, funded through the National Science Foundatio​n​  (grant #  1036600).   ​​

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