Photo: Levin Festschrift participants, including many former postdoctoral researchers from Cornell and Princeton gathered at Princeton University on April 26, 2011 to celebrate Simon A. Levin's life and intellectural legacy. In the center, on the left former Cornell graduate student Alan Hastings (Ph.D. 1977) with Simon A. Levin (center) and Jacob Levin (M.I.T.) (right). Other participants and former Princeton postdocs: Left, top to bottom: Mercedes Pascual (1995-97), Eirikur Palsson (2001-03), and Frederic Guichard (1999-02). Right: Ann Kinzig (1994-98). Photo by Henry S. Horn, Princeton University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
 
Levin Lab - Former Graduate Students, Cornell University
 
In alphabetical order
* co-advised
 

Cornell University

Frederick R. Adler (1991)
Thesis: Models of Structured Populations
Department/Program: Applied Mathematics
Current Position: Professor, Dept of Mathematics, U of Utah

Moshe Braner (1988)
Thesis: Dormancy, Dispersal and Staged Development: Ecological and Evolutionary Aspects of Structured Population in Random Environments
Department/Program: EEB
Current Position: Statistician, Vermont Dept. of Health

Michael L. Cain (1989)
Thesis: Patterns of Clonal Growth in Solidago altissima and Medeola virginiana
Department/Program: EEB
Current Position: Research Associate, Dept of Biology and Mathematics, Bowdoin College


Jose Mildred Casto Ospina (1984)
Thesis: Equilibrium and Stability of Bioeconomic Models of Renewable Resources Under Diverse Harvesting Regimes
Department/Program: Applied Mathematics
Deceased

Catherine L. Craig (1985)
Thesis: Predator-Prey Dynamics: The Role of Spider and Insect Ecological and Behavioral Interactions in the Evolution of the Araneoidea
Department/Program: EEB
Current Position: Retired, Formerly President, Founder, Director, Conservation through Poverty Alleviation (CPALI)

Douglas Deutschman (1996)
Thesis: Scaling from Trees to Forests: The Problem of Relevant Detail
Department/Program: EEB
Current Position: Professor, Dept of Biology, San Diego State U

Stephen P. Ellner (1982)
Thesis: Evolutionary Stable Germination Behaviors in Randomly Varying Environments
Department/Program: Applied Mathematics
Current Position: Professor, Dept of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University

Fritzi S. Grevstad* (1998)
Thesis: The Colonization Ecology of Two Loosestrife Leaf Beatles, Galerucella calmariensis and G. pusilla
Department/Program: EEB
Current Position: Biological Control Specialist, Olympic Natural Resources Center, U of Washington

Louis J. Gross (1979)
Thesis: Models of the Photosynthetic Dynamics of Fragaria virginiana
Department/Program: Applied Mathematics
Current Position: Professor, Mathematics, U of Tennessee; Director, NIMBioS

Daniel Grunbaum (1992)
Thesis: Local Processes and Global Patterns: Biomathematical Models of Bryzoan Feeding Currents and Density Dependent Aggregations in Antarctic Krill
Department/Program: EEB
Current Position: Professor, Dept of Biology; Associate Professor, School of Oceanography, U of Washington

Alan Hastings (1977)
Thesis: Some Models in Population Biology
Department/Program: Applied Mathematics
Current Position: Distingished Professor Emeritus, Environmental Studies, U of California, Davis


Peter M. Kareiva* (1981)
Thesis: Non-Migratory Movement and the Distribution of Herbivorous Insects: Experiments with Plant Spacing and the Application of Diffusion Models to Mark-Recapture Data
Department/Program: EEB
Current Position: President and CEO, The Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA

Karin E. Limburg (1994)
Thesis: Ecological Constraints on Growth and Migration of Juvenile American Shad (Alosa sapidissima Wilson) in the Hudson River Estuary, New York
Department/Program: EEB
Current Position: Professor, Dept of Environmental Science and Forest Biology, SUNY; College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse

Wei-min Liu (1987)
Thesis: Dynamics of Epidemiological Models-Recurrent Outbreaks in Autonomous Systems
Department/Program: Applied Mathematics
Current Position: Biostatistician, Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.

 

Jerry R. Nedelman* (1981)
Thesis: I. Examination of the Kinetic Support of the Two-State Model of the Cell Cycle, II. Facilitated Diffusion of Oxygen
Department/Program: Applied Mathematics
Current Position: Senior Director Pharmacometrics, TB Alliance, NY

Beate D. Nuernberger (1991)
Thesis: Population Structure of Dineutus assimilis in a Patchy Environment: Dispersal, Gene Flow, and Persistence
Department/Program: EEB
Current Position: Evolutionary Biologist, Inst of Cell, Animal, and Population Biology, U of Edinburgh; Inst of Vertebrate Biology, Czech Academy of Sciences

 

James R. Runkle (1979)
Thesis: Gap Phase Dynamics in Climax Mesic Forests
Department/Program: EEB
Current Position: Professor Emeritus, Dept of Biology, Wright State U

Antonio Sastre (1974)
Thesis: Analysis and Simulation of Pacemaker Neurons
Department/Program: Applied Mathematics
Current Position: Principal, Sastre Consulting, LLC

Daniel J. Udovic* (1973)
Thesis: Evolution in Predator-Prey Systems: Some Extensions of the Genetic Feedback Model
Department/Program: Entomology
Current Position: Professor Emeritus, Dept of Biology and Environmental Studies, U of Oregon

George N. White III (1980)
Thesis: A Mathematical Study of the Role of Chemotaxis in an Intertial Predator-Prey System
Department/Program: Applied Mathematics
Current Position: Biomathematician, Bedford Institute of Oceanography

Philip R. Wohl* (1971)

Thesis: The Traverse Force on a Drop in Unbounded Poiseuille Flow
Department/Program: Applied Mathematics
Deceased