Allen Hurlbert, Principal Investigator
  • Associate Professor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, NCEAS (2005 - 2008)
  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico (2005)
  • B.A., Amherst College (1994)

Allen is careful around rhinos and tries to keep lab members in line.

Robbie Burger, Postdoc

  • Ph.D., University of New Mexico (2015)
  • M.S., University of Louisiana at Monroe (2010)
  • B.A., Francis Marion University (2006)

Robbie is interested in the diversity of social systems and metabolic ecology of mammals, including modern humans.

Molly Jenkins, MS Student

  • B.S., University of Delaware (2015)

Molly is interested in using spatially explicit models to analyze relationships between forest ecosystem health, the health and viability of avian populations, and anthropogenic changes in climate and landscape composition.

Sara Snell, PhD Student

  • M.S., Georgia Tech (2014)
  • B.S., Georgia Tech (2013)

Sara is interested in spatial and temporal patterns of avian species distribution and what factors influence their range.

Tracie Hayes, Undergraduate

Tracie is interested in the relationships between migratory bird species' reproductive periods and the phenology of their arthropod prey, and how this relates to temperature differences and spring greenup.

Tara McKinnon, Undergraduate

Tara is interested in the impacts of birds and tree species on foliage arthropod communities.

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Lab Alumni

Undergraduates Postdocs
Jamie-Lee Beckford Dan McGlinn, Utah State University
Lily Liang James Stegen, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Berling Joseph  
Qiaowei Pan Graduate Students
Spencer Scheidt Katie Becraft
Mary Wurzelmann Brian Evans
Michael Auriemma Jes Coyle

Affiliated Researchers

James Stegen, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Ethan White, University of Florida