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.

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Explore the myriad structures and life cycles of the vast diversity of plants, algae, fungi, and bacteria. Delve into the evolutionary reasons behind how and why scientists have divided and classified these organisms. We will also discuss biomes and ecological concepts.
Prerequisite: Plant more...
01/22 Tu 06:15pm-09:15pm Barnes
This course is also required for the Gardening and Horticultural Therapy Certificates.
Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, more...
10/14 Su 02:00pm-04:40pm Barnes
Amphibians represent the crucial evolutionary step between fish and land-dwelling animals. Elle Barnes and Nicole Fusco, whose doctoral research focuses on wild salamanders and frogs, will take you out on grounds to identify both terrestrial and aquatic amphibians living in the Thain Family Forest a more...
10/03 We 10:00am-01:00pm Barnes