AFFILIATIONS & LINKS
The Komatsu Lab
Ben conducted his postdoc work in Kim Komatsu's Ecosystem Conservation lab at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Their lab focuses on plant community responses to global change.
The Menge Lab
Ben conducted his dissertation research in the lab of Dr. Duncan Menge at Columbia University. His lab uses both modeling and empirical approaches to investigate elemental cycling and ecosystem processes.
The Pritchard Lab
Ben spent 3 years as a research technician at the College of Charleston in the lab of Dr. Seth Pritchard. The Pritchard Lab focuses primarily on fine roots and their role in nutrient uptake and carbon storage.
The Strand Lab
While at the College of Charleston, Ben worked closely with Dr. Allan Strand on various belowground projects and benefitted greatly from his advising.
The DeWalt Lab
Ben did his master's work in the DeWalt lab with Dr. Saara DeWalt and Dr. Kalan Ickes. The DeWalt lab focuses on community ecology in biomes from tropical forests to southeastern US islands and wetlands.
La Selva Biological Station
Ben's dissertation work takes place in the beautiful Caribbean lowlands of Costa Rica at La Selva Biological Station. La Selva's contribution to the tropical ecology community is unmatched, and for good reason. The forest at La Selva is beautiful, the facilities are state-of-the-art, the staff are wonderful, and the community of researchers there is always welcoming and supportive.
Archbold Tropical Research and Education Center
Ben's work in Dominica would not be in any way possible without the support received from Nancy Osler and ATREC. They run a wonderful research station and are extremely supportive of visiting researchers.
Bilsa Biological Reserve
Bilsa is a biological reserve and research station in northwestern Ecuador where Ben conducted his undergraduate research. While hard to get to, the forests in this reserve are unparalleled.
Black Rock Forest Consortium
The Taylor lab is thrilled to be conducting work at Black Rock, a forest preserve in Cornwall, NY. This facility includes ongoing forest manipulation studies as well as educational outreach programs.