Lab alumni

  • Hartzog

Graduate students

(As major advisor in the Chicago Botanic Garden/Northwestern University Program in Plant Biology and Conservation

Ryan Disney, M.S. 2016. Effects of harvest regime on an assemblage of native prairie species grown as a biofuel crop

Rebecca Tonietto, Ph.D. 2015. Effects of habitat restoration on wild bee communities. Becky is now a Smith Conservation Research Fellow




Paul Hartzog, Ph.D. 2015. The effects of restoration and plant community change on denitrification and investigations into denitrification measurement techniques. Paul is now a Consultant with Beghou Consulting


Erin Vander Stelt, M.S. 2013. Isoëtes butleri Engelm.: Genetic, environmental, and ecological characteristics of Illinois populations. Erin works as a botanist on wetland projects in Michigan




Wes Glisson, M.S. 2012. Habitat requirements and restoration targets for secretive marshbirds in southeastern Wisconsin. After working as a Research Scientist at Chicago Botanic Garden and the USGS Idaho Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, Wes has returned to the lab as a Research Fellow.









Byron Tsang, M.S. 2012. Environmental factors affecting woodland legume restoration. Byron is working in urban restoration as an Ecologist with the City of Chicago Park District





Amy Price, M.S. 2011. Genetics and ecology of Phragmites australis invasion in Chicago-area wetlands. Amy is employed in clinical research with EMMES Corporation





Elizabeth (Riley) Donovan, M.S. 2010. Comparison of three common wetland-assessment methods. Betsy is a biologist with the U.S. EPA


Undergraduate researchers

Joseph Boyer (CBG, 2010)

Meghan Kramer (CBG REU, 2015)

Cat Collins (DePaul University, 2010)

Alyssa Wellman Houde (CBG REU, 2015)

Bridgette Moen (CBG REU, 2010)

Gabrielle Carr (NU, 2014–15 )

Dayani Pieri (Oakton Comm. College, 2010)

Laura Bofill (CBG REU, 2012)

Chad Zirbel (CBG REU, 2010)

Hannah King (CBG REU, 2012)

Rachel Hesselink (CBG REU, 2009)

Becky Cotteleer (Albion College, 2011)

Max Wilson (NU, 2009)

Evan Eifler (UW–Madison, 2011)

Michal Olszewski (LUC, 2007–2008)

Thea Klein-Mayer (NU thesis, 2011)

Jeff Price (UM Biol. Station REU, 2007)

Lisa Mithun (NU thesis, 2011)

Cindy Stowell (LUC, 2006–2007)

Allegra Mount (NU thesis, 2011)

Mike Lucero (San Diego State U., 2004–2005)

Tyr Wiesner-Hanks (NU, 2011)

Tasi Rodriguez (Pt. Loma Nazarene U., 2004)

Jackie Beard (NU, 2010)