PI - Jeremiah is an Assistant Professor in Biology at the University of South Alabama. A love of the outdoors and some amazing undergraduate advisors lead Jeremiah down a path to spend a lot of time thinking about species interactions in plant communities and how they shape patterns of biodiversity and ecosystem function. Jeremiah grew up in the midwestern US but escaped the brutal winters! When Jeremiah is not thinking about fungi living in plants, he is probably brewing beer, collecting insects, laying on a beach, or watching some sporting event!
Sydney Wilson was born and raised in Middletown, Delaware but moved to Fairhope, Alabama 2 years ago. Sydney is heavily in the arts and enjoys musical theatre, talent shows, and art contests. With the appreciation for art, it grew into an appreciation for the environment. Sydney has always had a fascination with botany from a young age and she hopes to pursue a career that brings all of her interest into play.