Principal Investigator

Jason Fridley


Department of Biological Sciences

Clemson University

132 Long Hall

Clemson, SC 29634

Lab Members - Clemson

Jeff Hamilton

Lab Manager

MS, University of Georgia

Aakriti Joshi

PhD student

MS, University of Göttingen

Jenna Martineau

PhD student

BS, Youngstown State University

Lab Alumni - Syracuse

Robert Griffin-Nolan

Postdoc, 2019-2022

Leaf function of woody invaders

Andrew Askew

Technical Director, 2007-2017

Buxton Climate Change Impacts Laboratory, UK

Mark Lesser

Postdoc, 2012-2014

Microclimates and tree growth in the Great Smoky Mountains

Alex Ebert

PhD, 2022

Arbuscular mycorrhizas and root traits in native and invasive woody shrubs (with Doug Frank)

Jordan Stark

MS, 2022

Drivers and effects of microclimatic variation in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Julie LeVonne

MS student

Home-away leaf function in woody invaders

Victoria Hull

MS, 2019

The effect of invasive plants on soil microbial activity in a NY temperate forest (with Doug Frank)

Luka Negoita

PhD, 2018

The effect of plant dispersal on ecosystem function

Elise Hinman

PhD, 2018

Survival in the forest understory: resilience and resistance to damage in native and invasive woody plants

Kelsey Martinez

PhD, 2018

Comparative ecophysiology of native and invasive plants across populations, species, and continents

Insu Jo

PhD, 2015

Linking above- and belowground resource-use strategies of native and invasive species (with Doug Frank)

Mason Heberling

PhD, 2015

Functional traits and resource-use strategies of native and invasive plants in Eastern North American forests

Andrew Siefert

PhD, 2014

Intraspecific trait variation and community assembly in old-field grasslands (with Mark Ritchie)

Catherine Ravenscroft

PhD, 2013

Local adaptation to climate change in a calcareous grassland system

Josh Lynn

BS, 2013

Latitudinal variation in herbivory intensity in Solidago altissima

Sophia Cohen Technician, 2021-22

Danny Yeo Undergrad thesis student, 2021-22

Arrin Shepp  Technician, 2021-22

Skye Austin ESA SEEDS/SPUR Fellow, 2021 

Fang Bao Visiting Scholar, 2018-19

Noelle Stevens REU student, 2019

Lauren Woolhiser Undergrad thesis student, 2017-18

Deliang Kong Visiting scholar, 2017-18

Matt Barni REU student, 2017

Dave Atkins REU student, 2017

Diamond Nwaeze REU student, 2015 

Alice (Fox) Lindsay Lab Manager, Field Technician

Mara McPartland    Technician, Succession Project, 2014

John Wiley      Technician, Succession Project, 2014

Emily Pipher Lead Tech, Succession Project, 2012

Jeff Chieppa Technician, Succession Project, 2012

Steve Anderson   Technician, 2010-2011

Paulette Lloyd Undergrad thesis student (ESF), 2010

Robert Ramos Undergrad thesis student, 2009

Steve Maheux Undergrad thesis student, 2009

Rachel Suhl Undergrad thesis student, 2008

Alaä Craddock   Lab director, 2006-2011