Welcome to my page! I am a community forest ecologist currently working as an Assistant Biology Professor at Franciscan University of Steubenville. I previously was Assistant Professor of Biology at Malone University from 2018-2020.
I received my PhD from UNC Chapel Hill in the interdisciplinary Curriculum for the Environment & Ecology, where I was advised by Robert Peet of the Plant Ecology Lab. Prior to my PhD, I earned my B.S. in Biology at Saint Vincent College. You can see a description of my research on the research page.
Long-term forest community patterns and processes, sustainability, biodiversity, anthropogenic disturbances, climate change
Ph.D. in Ecology, UNC-Chapel Hill, 2018
B.S. in Biology, Saint Vincent College, 2011
Email: cpayne [at] franciscan.edu