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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology

Evolutionary Ecology

Ralph Ackerman

Physiological, ecological and biophysical aspects of heat and mass exchange between organisms and their environments, with current research on the ecological physiology and biophysical ecology of reptile and avian eggs and embryos.

Dean Adams

Comparative evolutionary biology; micro- and macroevolutionary morphology; theory and analytical methods in evolution; herpetology; morphometrics.

Anne Bronikowski

Evolutionary genetics and population biology of life history variation in snakes. The evolution and persistence of senescence and the menopause in mammals.

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.

Matthew Hufford

Evolutionary and ecological genomics of crops and their wild relatives. Local adaptation, gene flow and introgression, selection during domestication and subsequent crop diffusion.

Fred Janzen

Molecular and experimental evolutionary ecology, primarily of reptiles; the relative impact of environmental and genetic factors on variation in, and evolution of, adaptive physiological traits like sex-determining mechanisms; the genetic structure of, and relationships among, individuals, populations, and higher taxa.

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 Pleasants

Pollination ecology, effects of GMO plants on native insect species and potential for gene flow between GMO plants and native plants.

Nicole Valenzuela

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

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.