Elizabeth A. Studer

Ph.D. Candidate - Ayres Lab

My current research focuses on the incipient loss of white ash (Fraxinus americana L.) due to the invasive Emerald Ash Borer (Agrilus planipennis). I am interested in the ecological consequences of its expected extirpation in New England forests. Specifically, I am investigating how subcanopy plant and invertebrate communities differ by canopy tree species to better predict how these communities will be affected when ash trees disappear. 


Class of 1978 Life Sciences Center, 108E