Dr. Scott Ferrenberg Assistant Professor & Lab PI Office: Foster Hall Rm. 367 Work Phone: (575) 646-4003 Work Email: ferrenbe(at)nmsu.edu Google Scholar Profile
Steven Lee is a doctoral student studying plant population and community vulnerability to climate change and disturbances, landscape ecology, and aboveground-belowground interactions. See Steven’s recent paper: A multi-scale evaluation of pack stock effects on subalpine meadow plant communities in the Sierra Nevada
Milda Kristupaitis is a master’s student studying the influences of climatic variation on growth and defense in ponderosa pine trees killed by bark beetles vs. those which survived outbreaks between 2003 and 2018 in the Gila National Forest, NM, USA.
Megan Rabinowich is a master’s student studying the interactions among soil microbiomes and rangeland plant responses to drought and disturbances in the southwestern U.S.
Matthew Tryc is a master’s student studying the interactions of insect pollinators with perennial desert plants with the goal of improving understanding of pollinator-plant networks.
LAB AFFILIATES & FORMER MEMBERS
Carla Vázquez-González is a doctoral student within the Misión Biológica de Galicia (CSIC), Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain, and a visiting member of the GCEL. Carla’s dissertation research focuses on the retrospective assessment of defensive investment in Iberian pines through quantification of their resin ducts characteristics. In cooperation with the GCEL, Carla is aiding in a retrospective comparison of ponderosa pine growth and defense traits in trees killed by bark beetles vs. those which survived outbreaks between 2003 and 2018 in the Gila National Forest, NM, USA. See Carla’s recent review published in Tree Physiology entitled “Resin ducts as resistance traits in conifers: linking dendrochronology and resin-based defences“
Avry Mudersbach received her master’s in the lab studying the influences of inter-annual climate variation on the growth of high- versus low-elevation ponderosa pine populations of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Results from her work are in preparation for peer-review.