Megan Sullivan

Research Overview

My research focuses on the impacts of logging in Gabon. I study how logging alters light availability and plant-animal interactions, as well as the effects these changes have on the regenerating seedling community in logged forests. I use vegetation plots, camera trapping, radio-transmitter seed tracking, and computer modeling in my research. I am very keen on science outreach, including giving public talks, discussing my work with managers and officials, and engaging young people through museum programs, classroom talks. 


Before grad school, I worked on ecological and conservation-focused research projects in Central Africa, Central and South America, southwestern China, and Arizona and Ohio in the United States. I earned a B.S. in Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology from the Ohio State University in 2014. I studied as an artist in botanical illustration prior to working in research & academia.