Marlyse Duguid

Thomas G Siccama Lecturer
Associate Research Scientist
Director of Research—Yale School Forests

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Tel: 203-436-3980

Faculty Support

Rachel Radin

Education & Curriculum Vitae

PhD, Yale University & The New York Botanical Garden
MF, Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
BS, Horticulture, University of CT

Curriculum Vitae



Dr. Duguid is a forester, botanist, horticulturist, and ecologist. She earned a BS in horticulture from the University of Connecticut and worked as a professional horticulturist for eight years before starting graduate school. She received her Master of Forestry from Yale F&ES in 2008 and is a certified forester in the state of Connecticut. She completed a joint PhD program in plant ecology from Yale University and the New York Botanical Garden in 2016. She joined the faculty of F&ES faculty in January of 2017 as the first Thomas G. Siccama lecturer where she focuses on field-based teaching on topics around plant ecology and natural history.

Dr. Duguid’s research program explores questions with applied conservation relevance. Much of her work is focused on understanding patterns of plant diversity and composition in temperate understory plant communities, especially in managed landscapes. Current projects examine how acute (e.g. forest harvesting) and chronic (e.g. global change, biological invasions) anthropogenic disturbances affect plant communities. A primary consideration of Dr. Duguid’s research is how data can be effectively communicated and applied to on-the-ground conservation actions. Along these lines she partners with local, regional, and national organizations to address conservation and restoration questions.



Course Fall 2018 Spring 2019 Fall 2019 Spring 2020
Temperate Woody Plant Taxonomy and Dendrology
Tu - 1:00-5:00
Ecosystem Measurements for Conservation and Restoration
Th - 1:00-5:00.