Looking to join a lab? Many of our faculty are looking for new students every year. Faculty currently accepting students for Fall 2017 are indicated by an *asterisk below. Please visit individual faculty websites to learn more about the research of EEB graduate faculty.
NOTE: Faculty without an (*) may still be interested in recruiting students, feel free to contact any faculty listed below.
I study the genetic basis and evolution of variation in gene expression, cell biology, and fitness.
Ecology and management of arthropods in human dominated ecosystems
F. Keith Barker
My lab studies the mechanisms and evolution of acoustic communication.
My lab uses genomics to study the evolution of symbiosis between humans and their microbiome.
I study the effects of environmental change on communities. I am currently looking for a student to work in a collaborative group using empirical and theoretical approaches to study vector movement behavior and pathogen dynamics in communities of pathogens.
Grounded in theoretical and empirical population genomics, my group investigates plant evolution at micro and macroevolutionary scales.
I study plant physiological ecology and evolutionary ecology. I am currently using remotely sensed hyperspectral data to detect plant biodiversity and examine ecological processes above and below ground.
My lab studies infectious disease dynamics in animal populations.
My lab studies freshwater ecosystems and their interactions with surrounding landscapes.
Our research focuses on predicting the effects of toxic chemicals and other stressors on populations using mechanistic modeling.
James D. Forester
My group uses mathematical and computational methods to learn about biogeography and plant mating system evolution.
I study soil microbial community dynamics and how they inform our
We do experimental evolutionary ecology of microbial systems.
We study host-parasitoid interactions, usually in the context of biological control of invasive species; projects include conservation of Darwin's finches in the Galapagos Islands and biological control of agricultural pests and weeds in the United States.
I research ecological effects of climate change and strategies for reducing climate-related risks in species and ecosystems.
We investigate anthropogenic drivers and ecosystem consequences of changes in biodiversity.
The Jansa lab studies the systematics, biogeography, and diversification of mammals, particularly rodents and opossums.
Linda L. Kinkel
We study the ecology and evolutionary biology of soil and plant microbiomes focusing on the relationships between plant communities, soil carbon dynamics, and microbiome composition and functional characteristics.
My lab is interested in plant-pollinator interactions at the community scale and how invasive plants (and their control) affect these interactions.
My research involves monitoring wolf-deer relations in the Superior National Forest.
My research focuses on global change impacts on forest ecosystems. I am particularly interested in phenology, the timing of biological activity, and how it influences ecological communities.
Analysis of ecological and evolutionary models and the development of statistical methods in biomedical applications
My lab is assessing control of invasive aquatic macrophytes and factors influenceing restoration of native macrophyte communities.
My current research interests range from animal cognition to savanna ecology to wildlife conservation, and my lab group works primarily in southern Africa.
We study ecosystem ecology of tropical landscapes.
My group uses theory to study evolutionary and ecological aspects of migration and dispersal behaviors.
Using the concepts and approaches of quantitative genetics and plant population biology, our group is addressing questions about evolutionary responses of native plant populations to spatially varying and changing environments.
Andrew M. Simons
My lab studies systematics and evolution of trophic morphology in fishes.
Emilie C. Snell-Rood
My lab studies the evolution of behavioral and developmental plasticity, especially in the context of anthropogenic change.
We study mechanisms of honey bee social immunity, incorporating molecular, cellular, behavioral and ecological approaches to improve bee health.
David W. Stephens
Experimental and theoretical behavioral ecology especially the statistical determinants of behavioral plasticity and the evolution of non-human conventions.
Robert W. Sterner
My research concerns ecological stoichiometry, the balance of elements in ecological systems.
My group studies life history, temperature effects, and population dynamics in the context of fish management and conservation.
The Weiblen lab studies plant and insect systematics, molecular phylogenetics, population genetics, ecology and coevolution.
My lab studies sexual selection and mate choice, and we are especially interested in the ways that parasites and disease can affect those patterns.