Michael W. McCoy PhD. - Asst. Professor or Ecology. I develop and implement cutting edge experimental and statistical approaches to link empirical data to ecological and evolutionary theory. I typically take a mechanistic approach to understand how individual traits (e.g. size, stage and phenotype) scale up to influence population and community level processes and spatial coupling across ecosystems. My work is very question driven and as a result I have worked on wide variety of organisms and in wide array of ecological systems. In my spare time I enjoy running, doing crossfit, camping, traveling, and spending time with my family.
Molly Albecker, PhD candidate - Molly is interested in understanding the long-term ecological consequences of sea level rise and saltwater intrusion into coastal freshwater animal communities. In her spare time, Molly enjoys running, frisbee, birding, and playing with her lovable mutt, Charlie. (Website)
Samantha Parrish, PhD Student - Sam is interested in the impacts of anthropogenic disturbances (i.e. pollution, contaminants, PPCPs) on ecological interactions and human and ecosystem health. Specific academic interests include: aquatic ecology, physiological ecology, behavioral ecology, ecotoxicology, and conservation. In her downtime, she enjoys hiking, photography, traveling, and playing sports.
Samantha Dormio, Masters Student- Sammy graduated with a BS in Biology from Keene State College in the heart of New England. My undergraduate research focused on estimating small mammal activity rates using noninvasive, track-based techniques. Although every branch of biology has sparked my interest, I find the most thrill studying animal behavior and population/community dynamics integrated with physiological mechanisms. I am most interested in the quantitative analysis of movement of both aquatic and terrestrial taxa. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, practicing yoga, reading, and playing volleyball.