Smith Fellows
Class of 2002

2002 FellowsCaroline Christian, Ph.D. 2002, University of California-Davis
“Fire disturbance and plant invasion: consequences of fire variability, life history diversity and grazing for plant communities”
Mentor: Dr. Dan Doak, University of California-Santa Cruz

Helen E. Fox, Ph.D. 2002, University of California-Berkeley
“Marine Conservation by Design: evaluating networks of marine protected areas in Hawaii”
Mentor: Dr. Paul Jokiel, University of Hawaii

J. Cully Nordby, Ph.D. 1999, University of Washington
“Impacts of an invasive cordgrass (Spartina alterniflora) on avian communities in San Francisco Bay salt marshes: implications for the management of exotic species”
Mentor: Dr. Steven Beissinger, University of California-Berkeley, and Dr. Andrew Cohen, San Francisco Estuary Institute

Oliver R. W. Pergams, Ph.D. 2002, University of Illinois-Chicago
“Use of museum collections to evaluate captive breeding programs for conservation: genetic and morphological change in Volo Bog (IL) white-footed mice over 100 years”
Mentor: Dr. Robert Lacy, Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, IL

Garry Peterson, Ph.D. 1999, University of Florida
“Practical methods for estimating ecological resilience: lakes and forests of Northern Wisconsin”
Mentor: Dr. Steve Carpenter, University of Wisconsin

Christopher R. Pyke, Ph.D. 2002, University of California-Santa Barbara
“Climate, ecosystems, and land-use: understanding environmental variability in human-dominated landscapes”
Mentor: Dr. Sandy Andelman, National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis