Elle Barnes
Elle Barnes Elle Barnes is a Ph.D. candidate in Biological Sciences at Fordham University specializing in Ecology and Systematics. Her research integrates field observation and experimental manipulation of microbial communities in forest ecosystems. Currently, her dissertation is on the assembly of microbial communities of a woodland salamander, the eastern redback, and how these communities protect the salamander from the deadly amphibian disease, chytridiomycosis. She is particularly interested in urban ecosystems and how communities assemble over space and time. Previously, she studied avian and plant communities throughout NYC while completing her Bachelors degree in Environmental Studies at NYU.

Classes by this instructor

Explore the basic principles that influence the ecological relationships of the forest ecosystem. Using the Garden grounds as a site for observation and field study, learn to understand the forces that shape our natural environment—the Northeast Woodland. Labs and lectures provide an experienc more...
08/28 We 05:30pm-08:30pm Barnes
Are you a plant-lover eager to up your game and start distinguishing one species from another? Then this is the class for you! Using commonly known plants, you'll learn the terminology used to describe their growing habits and structures. This vocabulary will help you recognize and describe key diff more...
07/27 Sa 10:00am-04:00pm Barnes