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The Faculty and their Research

Organisms Studied -- Animals

Core EEBB faculty


Jared G. Ali Chemical ecology, plant-insect-nematode interactions, agroecology.

James R. Bence Quantitative fishery ecology.

Janette Boughman Behavioral and evolutionary ecology; mechanisms of speciation.

Mary T. Bremigan Aquatic ecology and fisheries management.

Anthony Cognato Insect Systematics and Director of the A.J. Cook Arthropod Research Collection.

April Harlin Cognato Molecular evolution; quantitative phylogenetics.

Jeffrey K. Conner Evolutionary ecology, ecological genetics.

Thomas G. Coon Stream fishery ecology.

Ian M. Dworkin Genetic basis of phenotypic variation and evolution.

Fred C. Dyer Ethology and behavioral ecology.

Heather L. Eisthen Neuroethology; evolutionary and developmental neurobiology.

Stuart H. Gage Insect population dynamics and human dimensions.

Jason Gallant Neuroethology, genomics, animal communication.

Thomas Getty Behavioral ecology of vertebrates.

Michael D. Gottfried Vertebrate paleontology.

Matthew Grieshop Community and population ecology, animal behavior.

Daniel Hayes Fish community and population interactions.

Richard W. Hill Ecological Physiology; marine sulfur metabolism.

Kay E. Holekamp Behavioral ecology; ethology and behavioral endocrinology.

Zachary Huang Behavioral physiology, insect sociobiology.

Rufus Isaacs Entomology.

Michael L. Jones Fish population dynamics and management.

Christopher Klausmeier Theoretical and aquatic ecology.

Douglas A. Landis Landscape ecology and biological control.

Weiming Li Fish chemoreception and chemical ecology.

Catherine Lindell Behavioral and landscape ecology.

Elena Litchman Ecology and evolution of phytoplankton, community ecology, aquatic ecology.

Jianguo (Jack) Liu Systems modeling and simulation; biodiversity and ecosystem management.

Barbara L. Lundrigan Phylogenetics; evolution of behavior and morphology.

Brian A. Maurer Macroecology, biogeography, quantitative population and community ecology.

Deborah G. McCullough Forest entomology, insect ecology.

Richard W. Merritt Aquatic entomology and ecology.

Kelly F. Millenbah Restoration Ecology; Endangered Species Management.

James R. Miller Behavioral and physiological aspects of insect ecology.

Gary G. Mittelbach Community ecology and aquatics.

Cheryl A. Murphy Environmental toxicology.

Patrick M. Muzzall Parasitology.

Carlos D. Navarrete Evolutionary psychology of morality and intergroup relations.

Antonio A. Nunez Biological rhythms, hormone and reproductive behaviors.

Jen Owen Ecology of infectious diseases, behavioral ecology, ecoimmunology.

Scott Peacor Population & community ecology, ecological & ecosystem modeling, aquatic ecology.

Ashlee Rowe Neuroethology, coevolution, genetics and physiological bases of adaptive traits.

Matthew Rowe

Orlando Sarnelle Biological limnology, ecology.

Douglas W. Schemske Speciation; mechanisms of adaptation.

J. Mark Scriber Evolutionary ecology of insect-plant interactions.

Kim L. Scribner Population genetics, population ecology and conservation biology.

Laura Smale Animal behavior and its physiological substrates.

James J. Smith Molecular systematics and evolution.

Patricia Soranno Limnology and ecosystem ecology.

R. Jan Stevenson Algal ecology; aquatic ecology; environmental science.

Zsofia Szendrei Insect ecology, chemical ecology, biocontrol.

William W. Taylor Fish population and community dynamics.

Jean I. Tsao Ecology and evolution of disease organisms.

Juli Wade Sex differences in brain and behavior.

Edward D. Walker Medical entomology.

Mark E. Whalon Agricultural pest management.

Scott Winterstein Wildlife population dynamics.

Phoebe Zarnetske Community ecology, spatial ecology, climate change, species distribution modeling, ecosystem services, invasive species.

Elise Zipkin Mathematical and statistical modeling; population and community ecology; biodiversity monitoring.


Additional faculty


Robert A. Haack Plant-insect interactions; invasion ecology; conservation biology.

Donald J. Hall Aquatic population and community ecology.

Haddish Melakeberhan Agricultural Nematology.

William F. Porter Wildlife Ecology.

Michael Wagner Behavioral and community ecology of fishes.



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