Current research in the Shebitz Lab at Kean University:

In Costa Rica:

  1. Using and ecological and ethnobotanical approach to medicinal plant research in Costa Rica
  2. The role of nitrogen-fixing trees in the recovery of lowland tropical rainforest following agriculture

In New Jersey:

  1. Evaluating effects of historic agriculture and current restoration activity on succession and plant diversity in the New Jersey Pine Barrens
  2. Development of mycorrhizal functional groups and plant life forms in Atlantic    white-cedar from early restoration areas to old swamps. 
  3. Evaluating the medicinal properties of common invasive plants in New Jersey

In Washington State:

  1. Integrating traditional ecological knowledge into the restoration of ethnobotanically significant plants
  2. Evaluating the effects of traditional burning practices on beargrass savannas



Contact Me

Environmental Biology, Program Coordinator
Kean University, School of Environmental and Sustainability Sciences
1000 Morris Ave. Union, NJ 07083
Office: C-317
(908) 737-3645