GDPE 2012 Honor Alumna - Suzie Boyden
Suzie Boyden graduated with a PhD from GDPE in 2005. After a three year post-doc at the University of Minnesota, she now teaches undergraduate courses in Principles of Ecology, Forest Ecology, Community and Ecosystem Ecology, and Ecological Applications at Clarion University, a primarily undergraduate teaching institution in the Pennsylvania State System.
The title of Boyden's talk is "Does tree pattern matter? Effects of forest heterogeneity on resources, competition, and forest succession."
Her research deals with how the structure and spatial arrangement of trees influences forest ecosystem processes such as growth, regeneration, resource availability, and competitive or facilitative interactions. Suzie will lecture about the use of neighborhood likelihood modeling to understand resource competition in Brazilian plantations, red pine forests of Minnesota, and Allegheny hardwoods.
She will also touch on the rewards and challenges of the path she chose after leaving GDPE, providing insight on the realities of maintaining a research program at a non-research oriented school while also raising a family.
This presentation is open to the public.
Event Contact: Jeri Morgan can be reached at (970) 491-4373
Sponsored by the Graduate Degree Program in Ecology.
|Calendar Name:||All University Events Calendar|
|Start Time:||03:00 PM|
|End Time:||04:00 PM|
|Event Begins On:||Wednesday, September 19, 2012|
|Event Ends On:||Wednesday, September 19, 2012|
|Submitter's Name:||Jeri Morgan|