Incoming Lab Members and Summer REU students

More news to report.  The Jones lab has two new Ph.D. students entering the lab in 2014 and two new REU students this summer.

Kristen Finch comes to us from Hendrix College where she performed undergraduate research on Ponderosa Pine population genetics.  Kristen is currently an intern at Fairchild Tropical Gardens in Miami.  Kristen plans to work on population genetics of tropical trees.

Tyler Schappe got his undergraduate degree at University of Wisconsin – Madison. Tyler is currently an intern at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute working with Owen Lewis and Lars Markesteijn.  Tyler was awarded an OSU provost fellowship at OSU and plans to work on the role of functional traits in community assembly across a rainfall gradient in central Panama.

Two REU students will participate in the STRI REU site in Panama this summer.  Vanessa Rubio is an undergrad researcher at Universidad de los Andes in Bogota, Colombia and will work on our drought project.  Nathan Stables is an undergraduate researcher from the University of Illinois – Champaign Urbana.  Nathan will be working on looking at genetic variation in Panamanian trees in support of our drought project.

Welcome to all!


April News

It is always a pleasure to post good news from the lab –  we’ve had a lot lately, and there is more on the way – but for now:

Congratulations to undergraduate researcher Kaitlyn Furnish, who was awarded summer support to continue to work in the lab through the Jaworski scholarship in summer 2014.

Congratulations to undergraduate researcher Megan O’Connell who will start a Ph.D. program in the fall of 2014 in Shalene Jha’s lab at UT – Austin.

Congratulations to graduate researcher Jessica Celis, who was awarded a grant from the Portland Garden Club to support her research on meadow restoration and the role of functional traits in community reassembly.

Congratulations to postdoctoral researcher Kaitlin Bonner, who will start a faculty position in the fall of 2014 in the department of biology at St. John Fisher College in Rochester, NY.

Great job everyone!