Shawn Devlin

Shawn Devlin

Email: shawn.devlin@gmail.com

Research Interest

  • Littoral primary production contribution to whole lake food webs
  • Littoral sediment bacterial production
  • Benthic producer-decomposer interactions and regulation of ecosystem function
  • Littoral food web dynamics


Education

Wright State University
Environmental Science Ph.D. Program, in progress.
Advised by Dr. Yvonne Vadeboncoeur 2005-Present

Unity College
B.S., Environmental Biology, completed 2003.



Personal Info

I am an avid fly fisherman, but enjoy tackle fishing as well. In particular, Northern Pike are my favorite fish to catch as of late, but nothing beats a Brook Trout on a fly you tied yourself!

I enjoy bird watching, deer hunting, and being outside in general.

SCUBA Diving

Homebrewing is a new passion, Stouts, Porters, and IPAs seem to dominate my recipe book.

And despite a lackluster 2009 playoff performance, the Boston Redsox continue to be a major part of my life.

My wife Hilary and I have just become the proud parents of Cy Francis, and are amazed by him every day.

Brianne Kelly

Brianne Kelly

Email: kelly.107@wright.edu

Research interests:

Nutrient cycling in Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania



Education:

Wright State University
Advised by Dr. Yvonne Vadeboncoeur September 2009-Present

University of Victoria
M.S.c, completed 2008.

University of Waterloo
B.S.c, completed 2005.

Sam Drerup

Sam Drerup

drerup.8@wright.edu

Research interests:

Nutrient cycling in Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania



Education:

Wright State University
Advised by Dr. Yvonne Vadeboncoeur Currently

Ohio University
B.S., completed 2009.



Michael Bourne

Michael Bourne

Email: michael.bourne@wright.edu

Research interests:

I am interested in incorporating remote sensing and GIS into various aspects of biology, especially benthic primary productivity.



Education:

Wright State University
Ph.D., Environmental Science, in progress
Advised by Dr. Yvonne Vadeboncoeur since Winter 2009-Present

Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio
M.S. Geology 2006, completed 2006.

Mount Union College
Alliance, Ohio
B.S. Geology, completed 2003.

Chad Schwinnen

Chad Schwinnen

Email: schwinnen7@yahoo.com

Research interests:

Herbivorous Fish Impacts on Nitrogen Fixation by Benthic Algae



Education:

Wright State University
M.S. Biology, in progress
Advised by Dr. Yvonne Vadeboncoeur since September 2007-Present.

Ohio State University
B.S. Biology

Personal Info:

I am teaching Biology at New Albany High School in New Albany, Ohio.



Samantha Decatur

Samantha Decatur

Email: samantha.decatur@gmail.com

In addition to taking several of Dr.Vadeboncoeur's ecology courses, I worked with her while pursuing my Bachelors degree in Biology at WSU. I assisted in verifying and editing data sheets for her "Borders of Biodiversity" project during December 2008, and worked on my independent research under Dr. Vadeboncoeur and graduate student Chad Schwinnen during winter and spring 2009. My Community Composition research included collecting, filtering, and then viewing algal samples under a microscope. For blue-green algae, I measured the lengths of filaments, the number of cells, and the number of heterocysts. I also counted the number of diatoms. This information allowed me to analyze the shift in community composition of blue-green algae and diatoms in response to grazing by Campostoma anomalum fish.

I graduated in June 2009, and I am currently a Cytogenetics Technologist at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH. I plan pursue Graduate School within a few years to study aquatic or marine biology.

Stefan Walker

Stefan Walker

Email: shdw318@gmail.com

My name is Stefan Walker. I attend Wright State University. My current degree is Management Information Systems. I am the developer of this website. I enjoy teaching myself new things. My hobbies include billiards, card games, arts and crafts, and looking at life from different perspectives. Visit my website at www.stefanwalker226.com.

Erin Kingdom

Erin Kingdom

Email: erin.kingdom@wright.edu

I have been in Yvonne's lab since 2004 working on my Master's project. I have been meeting with her every now and then.

Research interests:
Darters (distributions, habitat, etc.)

Education:
B.S. in Biological Sciences

Personal Info:
Currently work as an assistant chemist at Eurand, a pharmaceutical company

Timeframe working with Yvonne: September 2004-present

Karen Pedersen

Karen Pedersen

Email: pedersen.6@wright.edu

Research interests:

  • Invasive species
  • Primate behavior
  • Marine mud creatures


Education:

Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio
Worked with Yvonne May 2008-Aug 2009
BS Wright State University, completed 2009

Kevin Eshelman

Kevin Eshelman

Email: eshelman.6@wright.edu

Education:

Wright State University
Dayton, Ohio
Worked with Yvonne since 9/29/08
B.S. Biology

Personal Info:

Intentions of going to graduate school in the medical field.