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The Department of Ecology & Evolution, Stony Brook University

Dr. Rogers is a faculty member of the Graduate Program in the Department of Ecology & Evolution at Stony Brook University (SBU).  If you are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree with Dr. Rogers through SBU please contact him with a detailed description of specific research questions that interest you, your educational and research background, and any special skills, training or experience you may have.  Please visit the SBU Ecology & Evolution homepage for details on the Department, the Graduate Program, and instructions on the application process.

See the flyer advertising current opportunities, application deadline January 15th.

Department of Energy Fellowships

The Department of Energy has several opportunities for internships and fellowships.  If you qualify for one of the programs listed below and are interested in working in my laboratory please contact me.

  • The Office of Science, Graduate Fellowship Program (SCGF).  This program offers partial tuition support, an annual stipend for living expenses, and a research allowance for full-time graduate study.
  • Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI).  This program offers a 10-16 week internship for Spring, Summer or Fall.
  • Community College Institute Internships (CCI). This program offers a 10 week summer internship.

Brookhaven National Laboratory Fellowships and Programs

  • Graduate Research Internship Program (GRIP). This program offers masters and Ph.D. students on site accommodation at BNL to foster research relations between BNL and their home institution.
  • BNL High School Research Program (HSRP).  This program offers 11th and 12th grade students aged 16 or over a 6 week summer internship.


This list contains publications that have a recognized contribution from an intern.  Where an intern is listed as a co-author their name appears in bold.

  • Gray SB, Strellner RS, Puthuval KK, Ng C, Shulman R, Siebers MH, Rogers A, Leakey ADB (2013) Minirhizotron imaging reveals nodulation of field-grown soybean is enhanced by Free-Air CO2 Enrichment only when combined with drought stress. Functional Plant Biology. 40, 137-147. (pdf)
  • Rogers A, McDonald K, Muehlbauer MF, Hoffman A, Koenig K, Newman L, Taghavi S, van der Lelie D (2012) Inoculation of hybrid poplar with the endophytic bacterium Enterobacter sp. 638 increases biomass but does not impact leaf level physiology. Global Change Biology - Bioenergy 4, 364-370. (pdf)
  • Best M, Koenig K, McDonald K, Schueller M, Rogers A, Ferrieri R (2011) Inhibition of trehalose breakdown increases new carbon partitioning into cellulosic biomass in Nicotiana tabacum. Carbohydrate Research 346, 595-601. (pdf)
  • Ainsworth EA, Rogers A, Leakey ADB, Heady LE, Gibon Y, Stitt M, Schurr U (2007) Does elevated atmospheric [CO2] alter diurnal C uptake and the balance of C and N metabolites in growing and fully expanded soybean leaves? Journal of Experimental Botany 58, 579-591 (pdf)
  • Rogers A, Gibon Y, Stitt M, Morgan PB, Bernacchi CJ, Ort DR, Long SP (2006) Increased carbon availability at elevated carbon dioxide concentration improves nitrogen assimilation in a legume. Plant, Cell & Environment. 29, 1651-1658. (pdf)
  • Ort DR, Ainsworth EA, Aldea M, Allen  DJ, Bernacchi CJ, Berenbaum MR, Bollero GA, Cornic G, Davey PA, Dermody O, Dohleman FG, Hamilton JG, Heaton EA, Leakey ADB, Mahoney J, Mies TA , Morgan PB, Nelson RL, Rogers A, Zangerl AR, Zhu X-G, DeLucia EH, Long SP (2006) SoyFACE: The effects and interactions of elevated [CO2] and [O3] on soybean.  In: Managed Ecosystems and CO2 (eds J. Nösberger, S.P. Long, R.J. Norby, M. Stitt, G.R. Hendrey, H. Blum), pp.71-86 Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New York.
  • Leakey ADB, Uribelarrea M, Ainsworth EA, Naidu SL, Rogers A, Ort DR, Long SP (2006)  Photosynthesis, productivity and yield of maize are not affected by open-air elevation of CO2 concentration in the absence of drought. Plant Physiology. 140, 779-790. (pdf)
  • Rogers A, Allen DJ, Davey PA, Morgan PB, Ainsworth EA, Bernacchi CJ, Cornic G, Dermody O, Heaton EA, Mahoney J, Zhu X-G, DeLucia EH, Ort DR, Long SP (2004) Leaf photosynthesis and carbohydrate dynamics of soybeans grown throughout their life-cycle under Free-Air Carbon dioxide Enrichment. Plant Cell & Environment. 27, 449-458. (pdf).
  • Hamilton JG, Dermody O, Aldea M, Zangerl AR, Rogers A, Berenbaum M, DeLucia EH (2004) Anthropogenic changes in tropospheric composition increase susceptibility of soybean to insect herbivory. Environmental Entomology. 34, 479-485. (pdf).


Daniel Bornstein was one of 300 semifinalists in the 2010 Intel Science Competition.  Daniel worked in the lab for 6-week internship as part of the HSRP (see Brookhaven TODAY article).

Ross Shulman was one of 300 semifinalists in the 2012 Intel Science Competition.  Ross worked in the lab in 2011 and 2012 as part of the HSRP (see Brookhaven TODAY article).

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