Rebecca McCulley, Ph.D.
|Jim Nelson||Elizabeth Carlisle||Dan Weber|
|Research Scientist I
Technician (former MS student)
|Becca Shelton|| Lindsey Slaughter
|Graduate Research Assistant (MS)|| Graduate Research Assistant (Ph.D.)
Dan Weber-- M.S. 2014. Slug herbivory and climate change in tall fescue pastures. Trace gas emissions
in turf systems.
-Currently a technician in the lab.
Marie Bourguignon-- M.S. 2013. Ecophysiological responses of tall fescue genotypes to endophyte
infection and climate change.
-Currently pursuing a Ph.D. at Iowa State University, Ames, IA.
Ben Leffew -- M.S. 2013. Efficacy of cool-season pasture renovation to native prairie in the bluegrass
bluegrass region of central Kentucky.
- Currently the Assistant Property Manager at Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, Harrodsburg, KY
Dr. Javed Iqbal -- Post-Doctoral Scholar (2009-2011)
Cody Burton -- M.S. 2011. Effects of long-term cattle grazing and vegetation type on soil microbial
communities in dryland systems.
Sarah Hall -- Ph.D. 2011. Restoration of tall fescue pastures to native warm-season grasslands: Does a
fungal endophyte symbiosis play a role in restoration success?
Glade Brosi -- M.S. 2011. The response of tall fescue and its fungal endophyte to climate change.
Jacob Siegrest -- M.S. 2008. The endophyte effect: ecosystem consequences of the tall fescue-fungal
Jihan Ahmed--Research Technician (2011-2013)
Luke Box--Undergraduate Student Worker (2011-2013). Bluegrass Community and Technical College
Eric Kalosa-Kenyon--Suburban Ecology and Invasive Species REU (2013). Brown University.
Investigation of the relationships between mycorrhizae, tall fescue, and its fungal endophyte.
Dawn DeColibus--Suburban Ecology and Invasive Species REU (2012). Ohio Northern University (2013).
Investigation of the tall fescue-fungal endophyte symbiosis in native grassland restoration.
Davis Jackson--B.S. Plant and Soil Science, University of Kentucky (2012)
Dr. Nazia Nahid -- Research Specialist (2010-2011)
Dan Weber -- Undergraduate Research, Univ. of Kansas, Class of 2012.
Investigation of the reponse of slug herbivory to climate change in a managed hayfield.
Marlène Erst -- ENESAD, Dijon, France (2011)
Allison Cooke -- Undergraduate Research B.S. Biology, Transylvania University, 2011.
Does climate change affect forage quality of Kentucky pastures?
Katie Harvey -- REU (2010), B.S. Univ of KY, 2011.
Understanding the drivers of dryland decomposition in the desert southwest.
Alex Breton -- ENESAD, Dijon, France (2010)
Jarred Earnest -- Undergraduate Research, B.S. Chemistry, Asbury College, 2010.
Climate change effects on plant biomass production in a managed hayfield in central Kentucky.
Payton May --Undergraduate, Architecture, Univ. of Kentucky (2010)
Brian Bennett -- Undergraduate Research, B.S. Biology/Secondary Education, Asbury College, 2008.
Tall fescue endophyte infection frequency in managed, native grassland restorations.
Dr. Maria Almagro-Bonmati -- Visiting Scholar, CEBAS-CSIC, Murcia, Spain
Jessica Ballard -- B.S. Sustainable Agriculture, Univ. of Kentucky, 2009
Katie Routt -- B.S. Ag Biotechnology, Univ. of Kentucky, 2009
Amael Gy -- ENESAD, Dijon, France (2009)
Rachel Smith -- University of Manitoba, Class of 2013.