Current and former research students in Janet Morrison's plant ecology lab at The College of New Jersey

 

Summer 2005

Fall 2004 Spring 2005

Spring 2004 - Spring 2005

 Fall 2003

 

Spring 2003

         With Andi Bruno and Brooke Newman. A comparison of the effects of water stress on drought tolerance and photosynthesis rates across populations of Andropogon virginicus L. (broomsedge) (Poster  presentation at TCNJ Celebration of Student Achievement).

 

Fall 2001 - Spring 2003

         With Heather McMahon (for Biology Department Honors). Ecology of two co-occurring non-native invasive forest plants. (Poster  presentations at Posters Under the Dome, State Capitol, March 20, 2003;  Beta Beta Beta District Convention, March 22, 2003;  Northeast Ecology and Evolution Conference, Rutgers University April 11-13 2003; TCNJ Celebration of Student Achievement 2002 and 2003, and the 7th International Conference on the Ecology and Management of Alien Plant Invasions, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, November 2003; published paper in TCNJ Journal of Student Scholarship).

 

Fall 2002 - Spring 2003

         With Theo Sabelnik. Environmental and genetic effects in a broomsedge smut fungus plant-pathogen system. (Poster  presentations at Northeast Ecology and Evolution Conference, Rutgers University April 11-13 2003 ; TCNJ Celebration of Student Achievement 2002 and 2003).

 

Fall 2001 Spring 2002

         With Erin Costanzo. Variation in photosynthetic rate between two populations of Andropogon virginicus. (Poster  presentation at TCNJ Celebration of Student Achievement).

 

         With Mariam Chowdry. Photosynthetic ability of Andropogon virginicus. (Poster  presentation at TCNJ Celebration of Student Achievement).

 

Spring 2001

         With Ted Peters. Artificial selection in experimental populations of Brassica rapa, differing in disease resistance. (Poster presented at Tri-Beta District Convention,  held at TCNJ, March 31, 2001, with Tasmia Shariff; awarded third prize).

 

Fall 2000-Spring 2001

         With Brian Policastro. Fungal infection of the native grass Andropogon virginicus: parasites and mutualists. (Poster presented at Tri-Beta District Convention, held at TCNJ March 31, 2001,  awarded first prize).

 

         With John Maijstrik. Forest flora and ecology of the Sourland Mountain Preserve. (Poster presented at Tri-Beta District Convention, held at TCNJ March 31, 2001).

 

Fall 2000

         With Ryan Dale. Supervised writing of paper and poster presentation based on an off-campus summer internship in plant ecology.

 

 

 

 

Spring-Fall 2000

         With Tasmia Shariff. Cost of defense in Brassica rapa. (Poster presented at TCNJ Celebration of Student Achievement).

 

         With Tony Mazzarella. Ecological patterns of disease in the native grass Andropogon virginicus. (Poster presented at TCNJ Celebration of Student Achievement).

 

         With Kham Vongpaseuth. Plant community response to decline of the invasive non-indigenous wetland plant, purple loosestrife (coordinated with the Beneficial Insect Lab; poster presented at Tri-Beta District Convention, held at TCNJ, March 31, 2001)

 

Fall 1999- Spring 2000

         With Kelly Reynolds. Ecology of the invasive non-indigenous woodland plant, garlic mustard.

 

Fall 1999

         With Mary Kramer. Ecological genetics of plant-pathogen interactions. (tutorial readings).

 

Fall 1998 - Spring 1999

         With Leone Brown. Deer herbivory of the invasive non-indigenous woodland plant, garlic mustard, in three New York forests (coordinated with The New York Botanical Garden). (Manuscript accepted with minor revision at peer-reviewed journal  Bartonia ; poster presented at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Delaware Valley Society for Conservation Biology on March 27, 1999 at Rowan University and the national Annual Meeting of the Society for Conservation Biology at the University of Maryland in June 1999. I also presented it as a talk at the national Annual Meeting of the Ecological Society of America in August 1999 in Spokane, WA).

 

         With Tara Holland. The effect of competition on disease resistance in Brassica rapa. (Poster presented at the Tri-Beta District Convention, held at Rider University, April 24, 1999, awarded  Honorable Mention).

 

         With Nicole Camera. Norway maple invasion of forest fragments (coordinated with Hutcheson Memorial Forest of Rutgers University). (Presented at the Fourth Annual Meeting of the Delaware Valley Society for Conservation Biology on March 27, 1999 at Rowan University, and at the Tri-Beta District Convention, held at  Rider University, April 24, 1999).

 

 

The ecology of non-indigenous invasive plants

Plant-pathogen interactions