2015 RAP Award
SUNY ESF – Ph.D. Candidate
Distribution and risk of chytrid fungus in amphibian communities
Doctoral student and 2015 RAP recipient Geoff Griffiths (SUNY ESF) launched his research this spring. Geoff and his advisor, Prof Greg McGee, are developing techniques to restore native wildflowers to our younger forests, which are still recovering from past agricultural land use. These areas tend to lack many wildflowers that serve important functions in the ecosystem. It may take centuries for these plants to recolonize naturally, so Geoff is figuring out how we can speed up that process through restoration and management. He will be mentoring Matthew Gomes in the WTP.