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|Faculty||Research Focus||Lab Website/Email|
Genomics, statistical and quantitative genetics, transcriptomics
Ecological risk assessment of biological stressors, such as invasive species and genetically engineered organisms. Insect resistance management, gene flow and its consequences, and non-target species effects. Science policy associated with GMOs. Ecology of natural enemy food webs in agricultural crops, including interactions involving predators, such as anthocorids, coccinnelids, chrysopids and parasitoids in maize. The use of vegetational diversity in the conservation of natural enemies.
Avian phylogeny and genetics, evolution of social behavior, spatial and temporal patterns, molecular evolution
Acoustic communication, aggression, auditory perception, neurophysiology, auditory scene analysis, behavioral plasticity, honest signaling, neuroethology sexual selection, sound pattern recognition, sound localization, territoriality
Human genomics, human microbiome
Nutrient network (NutNet), nitrogen deposition, global change, biodiversity, ecosystem function, grasslands
History of biology, evolutionary theory, genetics, ecology, biology of behavior, biology and society
Grounded in theoretical and empirical population genomics, my group investigates plant evolution at micro and macroevolutionary scales.
Forest wildlife ecology, conservation, and management; animal ecology and ecosystem processes; climate change and predator-prey dynamics; aquatic-terrestrial links; carcass ecology, stable isotope ecology
Physiological ecology,plant integration, phylogenetics, linking plant function, evolutionary history, environmental gradients, phylogeography, local adaptation, conservation
Biological limnology and oceanography, biogeochemistry, microbial ecology
Infectious disease dynamics in animal populations.
Conservation biology; ecology, evolution, and behavior; gerontology
Biochemistry; ecology, evolution and behavior; microbial engineering
Evolution of cooperation; agricultural implications of past and ongoing natural selection; life-history tradeoffs as a possible explanation for stress-induced longevity.
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.
Animal movement ecology, quantitative landscape ecology.
Paleobiology and paleoclimatology.
Ecological restoration of wetlands, rivers, lakeshores, prairies; land use impacts to wetland biodiversity; climate change adaptation.
My laboratory works on visually guided predators. Predation is innate, robust, reproducible and crucial for survival. We focus on how predatory insects code motion information about their prey (target).
We employ high speed videography (in the field and in the laboratory), electrophysiology (intracellular and extracellular) and microscopy (light and electron). In addition, we collaborate with the laboratory of Hanchuan Peng (Allen Institute for Brain Science) in the development of new techniques for tracing neurons.
Physiology of Shewanella
I study soil microbial community dynamics and how they inform our understanding of ecosystem functions such as carbon cycling and sustainability.
Climate change, long-term trends in fish populations, aquatic invasive species, food webs/community dynamics, landscape models of fish habitat, and adaptive management.
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.
Ecological effects of climate change and strategies for reducing climate-related risks in species and ecosystems.
Ecosystem ecology, carbon and nutrient cycling, decomposition, species effects on ecosystem processes, plant-soil interactions
Anthropogenic drivers and ecosystem consequences of changes in biodiversity.
Systematics, biogeography, and diversification of mammals, particularly rodents and opossums.
Disease, anthrax, history of science, human-animal interactions
Symbioses, ectomycorrhizal fungi
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.
Phylogeography, molecular ecology, and historical biogeography of amphibians and reptiles; biodiversity informatics; applications of GIS to evolutionary biology, ecology, and conservation biology.
Avian systematics, comparative phylogenetics, phylogeneticmethods
Plant-pollinator interactions at the community scale and how invasive plants (and their control) affect these interactions.
Restoration ecology, invasion biology
Theoretical ecology, computational biology, biodiversity, ecosystem functioning, habitat restoration, ecology of disease
Evolution of host/microbe interactions, molecular evolution, genome organization, fungal population genetics
Conservation genetics, positive and background selection in the genome, genetic signatures, molecular evolution, population genetics, population genomics, quantitative genetics, recombination, speciation
My research involves monitoring wolf-deer relations in the Superior National Forest.
Evolution of species' geographic ranges, ecology of speciation, genetics of speciation, mating systems, floral evolution, evolution of plant-herbivore interactions, evolution of plant-pollinator interactions, molecular population genetics, phylogeography
Global change impacts on forest ecosystems,phenology, the timing of biological activity and how it influences ecological communities.
Assessing control of invasive aquatic macrophytes and factors influencing restoration of native macrophyte communities.
Invertebrate conservation and ecology, with particular interest in monarch butterflies; citizen science and ecological monitoring; promoting a citizenry with a high degree of scientific and environmental literacy.
Animal cognition, savanna ecology, wildlife conservation, primarily in southern Africa.
Ecosystem services, natural capital, biodiversity conservation, endangered species policy, ecological and economic analysis, renewable energy, environmental regulation, common property resources
Ecosystem ecology of tropical landscapes
Origins and maintenance of biological diversity, primarily, the evolutionary history of birds
Ecology, tree physiology, ecophysiology, and silviculture
Molecular plant-microbe interactions in nitrogen-fixing symbiotic systems, investigations of the use of microorganisms for biodegradation and bioremediation; molecular methods to determine sources and kinds of bacteria in the environment; and metagenomics of soil, water, and intestinal environments. (Not accepting new graduate students)
Community ecology, disease ecology, restoration ecology, species invasions, top-down and bottom-control of communities, animal behavior
Evolutionary and ecological aspects of migration and dispersal behaviors.
Evolutionary responses of native plant populations to spatially varying and changing environments.
Systematics and evolution of trophic morphology in fishes.
Evolution of behavioral and developmental plasticity, especially in the context of anthropogenic change.
Biology and control of invasive fishes, behavior of fish; olfaction; fish reproductive biology; pheromones; fish migration; aquatic chemical ecology, marine biology.
Mechanisms of honey bee social immunity, incorporating molecular, cellular, behavioral and ecological approaches to improve bee health.
Lichen ecology, bryophyte ecology, plant ecophysiology, desert ecosystems, fog and dew, self-organizing systems
Experimental and theoretical behavioral ecology especially the statistical determinants of behavioral plasticity and the evolution of non-human conventions. (Not accepting new graduate students)
Ecological stoichiometry, balance of elements in ecological systems.
Ecological effects of humans, biodiversity, population ecology, resource competition, ecosystem, Cedar Creek
Plant population genetics, molecular ecology, plant-herbivore/plant-microbe interactions
Ecological and evolutionary dynamics, evolutionary genetics, microbial ecology and evolution
Life history, temperature effects, and population dynamics in the context of fish management and conservation.
I am a sensory neurobiologist. I investigate evolution of dynamic cephalopod iridescence and colour vision in flies, how they evolved, how they function and what purpose they serve in the ecology of the animal. In particular, I am interested in understanding how squids generate skin patterns and colour changes though dynamic iridescence and how flies use their colour vision to avoid predation or find mates and food. I use advanced methods in genetics, 2-photon imaging and behavioural quantification.
Plant and insect systematics, molecular phylogenetics, population genetics, ecology and coevolution.
Social behavior, communication, intergroup relations, aggression, wildlife health, conservation
Plant systematics, evolutionary genomics
Sexual selection and mate choice, ways that parasites and disease can affect those patterns.