Dr. Lodge gathers data on fungal phylogeny that can be applied to biogeography to gain a better understanding of their relatedness to other species, whether related species share similar ecological roles, and how fungi (including invasive species and pathogens) spread and evolve.She is always looking for new or emerging forest disease problems caused by fungi. She is also interested in the fate of soil carbon derived from different fungal decomposition processes (how much is lost to the atmosphere as CO2 or stored, the form, and the function/value to forest productivity), especially in light of their responses to regional and global change
Grad Student - Rishi Masalia
Science Café co-founder and graduate student Rishi Masalia as featured in the UGA Graduate School Magazine (2014).
Grad Student - Jess Stephens
Graduate student Jess Stephens with her study species in the genus Sarracenia (2016).
Grad Student - Katie Putney
PBIO grad student Katie Putney and former Chang lab technician Grant Lor set up a field experiment for former PBIO grad student Bryan Quigly (May 2013)
Loren Rieseberg, John Burke, Lisa Donovan, Brent Hulke, Andries Temme, Rishi Masalia exploring the deserts of Southern California (2015).
Alumnus - Elise Bartelme
Alumna Elise Bartelme teaching a Plant Biology lab course (2014).