Smith Fellows
Class of 2003

2003 FellowsJuliann Aukema, Ph.D. 2001, University of Arizona
“Identifying priority areas for conservation in complex tropical regions: Within-island patterns of species richness and endemism in Puerto Rico.”
Mentor: Dr. Jaime Collazo, North Carolina State University, Dr. Ariel Lugo, International Institute of Tropical Forestry

Benjamin Halpern, Ph.D. 2003, University of California-Santa Barbara
“Predicting community-level responses to marine reserve protection: understanding the causes of food web stability.”
Mentor: Dr. Mark Carr, University of California, Santa Cruz

Jim Manolis, Ph.D. 1999, University of Minnesota
“Integrating Biodiversity and Timber Management in Forest Landscapes Using Spatially Explicit Forest Models.”
Mentor: Dr. Thomas Crow, USDA Forest Service, Dr. Tony Starfield, University of Minnesota

Martin Schlaepfer, Ph.D. 2002, Cornell University
“Novel selective environments for indigenous species as a result of biological invasions.”
Mentor: Dr. Mike Ryan, University of Texas, Austin

Scott Stephens, Ph.D. 2003, Montana State University
“Identifying Functional Grassland Landscapes in the Northern Great Plains.”
Mentor: Dr. David Naugle, University of Montana, Missoula

Patricia Zaradic, Ph.D. 2003, University of Pennsylvania
“Determining conservation thresholds in freshwater ecosystems: modeling mechanistic relationships using a spatially explicit artificial neural net.”
Mentor: Dr. Bernard Sweeney, Stroud Water Research Center