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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology

Conservation & Restoration Ecology

Lori Biederman

Plant-soil interactions, community ecology, restoration, plant population dynamics, conservation, agroecosystems

Bonnie Bowen

Evolutionary processes and genetic structure in natural population of animals, particularly behavioral ecology of birds, and conservation genetics of freshwater mussels.

William Clark

Population dynamics, landscape change, field ecology, statistics, simulation modeling.

Brent Danielson

Effects of complex landscapes on the dynamics and structure of animal communities.

Diane Debinski

Current research includes studies of: 1)biogeographic analysis of species/habitat relationships using use of GIS and remotely sensed data, 2) restoration of prairie communities, 3) habitat fragmentation in agroecosystems, and 4) global climate change.

John Downing

Limnology, aquatic ecology, biogeochemistry, restoration ecology, landscape ecology and conservation of aquatic biodiversity. Watershed studies analyze the influence of the chemical and physical characteristics of aquatic ecosystems on phytoplankton, zooplankton, benthos and fish. Conservation studies emphasize freshwater mussels.

Stanley Harpole

Community Ecology, species diversity, biodiversity theory, mathematical and statistical modeling

Kirsten Hofmockel Microbial ecology with an emphasis on carbon and nitrogen cycling in terrestrial ecosystems; mechanisms driving decomposition and nutrient cycling responses to climate change; biogeochemistry, plant microbe interactions.

Thomas Jurik

The relationship of physiological and morphological characteristics of component species to the structure of prairie, wetland, forest, and agricultural plant communities; functional ecology; sustainable agriculture.

Kirk Moloney

Research interests include the spatial dynamics of ecological systems; relationships between ecological pattern and process; disturbance ecology; ecology of invasions; and the application of ecological knowledge in the process of restoration.

John Nason

Population and conservation genetics of plants and their associated insect herbivores and pollinators. Topics of particular interest include the reproductive dynamics, genetic structuring, and phylogeography of obligate pollination mutualisms (e.g., figs and fig wasps), as well as the reproductive and genetic consequences of habitat fragmentation in animal dispersed plant species, especially tropical trees.

Kevin Roe Conservation genetics, systematics, and evolution of freshwater organisms. Relationships between unionid mussels and their host fishes. Patterns of coevolution using molecular tools. Role historical processes play in the distribution of species.

Jeanne Serb

Molecular evolution, phylogenetics, and evolution of developmental pathways; identification of genetic and environmental factors involved in complex trait evolution, with an emphasis on eyes and life history in molluscs.

Nicole Valenzuela

Ecological and Evolutionary genomics of phenotypic plasticity, developmental pathways, and sex determination. Life history evolution, conservation and ecological genetics of turtles.

Arnold van der Valk

Wetland ecology, especially vegetation dynamics of freshwater wetlands, natural re-vegetation of restored wetlands, creation and restoration of tree islands in the Everglades, and effectiveness of restored wetlands as sinks for nutrients in agricultural runoff.

Brian Wilsey

Interests are on the ecology and restoration of grasslands, especially the effects of disturbance and species diversity on community and ecosystem processes such as primary productivity, CO2 uptake and storage (an important component of global change), and herbivore consumption.