CPayne in Duke ForestWelcome 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]