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 Dorothy Borowy, PhD StudentDorothy Borowy

Dorothy has broad interests in ecological community structure and function. She focuses on understanding how biotic dispersal vectors and herbivory shape plant community assembly, and the interaction with disturbance.






April Sparkman, PhD StudentApril

April’s research interests are in aquatic ecology. She plans to focus on how the functional and phylogenetic structure of riparian forest communities influence carbon dynamics in adjacent stream reaches.








Clare Maffei, MS Student

Clare joined the lab in Fall 2016 after finishing her BS in Environmental Science here at UMBC. Clare is an aspiring urban ecologist with interest in pollinator communities. Clare will be conducting extensive surveys of pollinators across different plant communities (native, non-native) on urban vacant land.









Nicole Felts, MS Student

Nicole joined the lab in Fall 2018 to work on our recently funded project looking at stability of riverine metacommunities.







Lauren McDonald, MS Student

Lauren joined the lab in Fall 2019 with interests in how pollutants and resource diversity mediate consumer feeding and carbon processing in rivers.




Undergraduate Interns

Sarah Alley (2019)
Emma Gilligan (2019)