Lab members

Lab PI

Heather Lynch – Assistant Professor Ecology & Evolution Department (CV)      (email: heather.lynch AT stonybrook.edu)

Prior to arriving at Stony Brook:

  • Adjunct Faculty Applied Math and Statistics UC Santa Cruz (2011)
  • Assistant Research Scientist (2008-2011) University of Maryland
  • Post-doc (2007-2008) University of Maryland (with Dr. William Fagan)
  • Ph.D. 2006 Harvard University (Organismic and Evolutionary Biology; adviser Dr. Paul Moorcroft)
  • A.M. 2004 Harvard University
  • A.B. 2000 Princeton University

Post-doctoral associates

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Chandi Witharana

Ph.D. Students

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Philip McDowall
Pygoscelis coloniality – Cooperation and competition

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Maureen Lynch
Ecology, behavior, and life history drivers of population resiliency in Pygoscelis papua

Michael Schrimpf

Michael Schrimpf
Avian communities, coloniality, and habitat across the Scotia Arc

Catie Moot Point

Catherine Foley
Range shifts and colonization patterns in subantarctic fauna

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Casey Youngflesh
Environmental forcing in the Antarctic ecosystem – using Pygoscelis penguins as environmental indicators

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Nicole Bender
TBD

M.A. Alumni

Jeffrey Chan
Allee effects in emperor penguins

Undergraduate Alumni

Lisa Ferguson (Class of 2015)

Matt DePietro (Class of 2015)

Christina Leung (Class of 2014)

 

High School Alumni

Caroline Biondo (Heading to the University of Virginia in Fall 2015)
Are stone stealing dynamics in a penguin colony consistent with predictions from game theory?

Ryan Burke (Earl L. Vandermeulen High School) 
Using camera trap methods to study the reproductive success of penguins

William Engellenner (Now Attending Northwestern University)
A 15-year longitudinal study of the impact of marine ecotourism on Antarctic penguin populations