Multi-colored trees surrounding the forest trail with leaves on the ground

Visiting Research

The Forest is a living laboratory and the Garden encourages its use by visiting researchers and classes. All projects and classes need to be pre-approved and scheduled with the Vice President for Horticulture and Living Collections. Submit requests of proposed research or classes to Todd Forrest. All requests should include a description of the activities including title, background, materials, methods, and hypotheses.

A list of recent visiting researchers and projects are:


Graduate Students

      • Acer VanWallendael , Fordham University (2015)
      • “Epigenetic diversity of Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica) in North America”
      • Xiupeng Zhang , Fordham University (2014 to present)
      • “ Soil Carbon and Nitrogen Cycles in Riparian Zone under the Effect of Urbanization”
      • Lea Johnson , Rutgers University (2010 to 2013)
      • “Long-term outcomes of urban forest restoration: Assessing trajectories in plant community ecology to improve environmental health”
      • Alison Cucco, Fordham University (2009 to 2011)
      • Urbanization effects on nitrogen cycling and plant productivity
      • Rosalind Becker, Fordham University (2011)
      • “Genetic approaches for characterizing soil microbial communities”
      • David Waring, Fordham University (2010-2011)
      • “Population dynamics of the invasive plant Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) along an urban-rural gradient”
      • Chris Nagy, City University of New York (2010)
      • “Abundance, Survival, and Landscape-Level Selection in Screech Owls in New York City”
      • Eric Morgan, Bartlett Arboretum (2008-2009)
      • Determining the Invasive Capabilities of the Exotic Tree Phellodendron amurense in Northeastern North America

Undergraduate Students

High School Students