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Michael Alfaro
Associate Professor

vertebrate diversification and macroevolution (especially coral reef fishes), functional and evolutionary morphology, comparative methods, phylogenetics
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Priyanga Amarasekare
Professor

Mechanisms of diversity maintenance in variable environments
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Paul Barber
Professor

Evolution of conservation of marine biodiversity, Coral reefs, Evolutionary and population genetics, Natural selection and adaptation.
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Daniel Blumstein
Professor and Department Chair

The evolution of behavior and the integration of behavior and conservation biology.
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Donald Buth
Professor

Ichthyology; parasitology, phylogenetic systematics, population structure of lower vertebrates
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Peggy Fong
Professor

Marine ecology of coastal ecosystems.
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Malcolm Gordon
Professor

Comparative ecological physiology of lower vertebrates, with emphasis on fish locomotion
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Patricia Adair Gowaty
Distinguished Professor

Evolutionary ecology, evolution of behavior, sexual behavior, mating systems, sexual conflict, parental behavior, maternal effects, developmental plasticity, sex allocation, genetic parentage, ornithology
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Gregory Grether
Professor

Evolution of coloration and mate preferences, sexual selection, interference competition, phenotypic plasticity
[email] [profile] [lab web site]

Stephen Hubbell
Distinguished Professor

Community ecology; biodiversity
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David Jacobs
Professor

Evolution/Development of Invertebrate Body Plans, Paleobiology and Marine Speciation
[email] [profile] [lab website]

James Lloyd-Smith
Associate Professor

Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases; emerging pathogens and zoonoses; host population heterogeneities; integration of dynamics across scales.
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Kirk E. Lohmueller
Assistant Professor

Population genetics; Statistical methods in evolutionary and medical genetics; genetic variation data
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Glen MacDonald
Distinguished Professor

I am interested in the relationship between climatic variations and vegetation response at different spatial and temporal scales.
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Peter Narins
Distinguished Professor

Auditory Behavior, Neurophysiology and Mechanics
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Peter Nonacs
Professor

Behavioral ecology and social evolution, using both theoretical and experimental approaches.
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Philip Rundel
Distinguished Professor

Adaptations of plants to environmental stress, focusing on mediterranean, desert, and tropical ecosystems; applications of environmental sensor arrays for ecological research
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Lawren Sack
Professor

Ecology and physiology of plant species coexistence. Hydraulics of plant water transport. Evolution and functional consequences of diversity in leaf size, shape and venation. Forest dynamics and ecohydrology. Conservation physiology.
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Van Savage
Associate Professor

Physiological models of vascular systems, sleep, tumor growth; allometric scaling; ecological interactions and biodiversity.
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Barney Schlinger
Professor

Steroid hormone synthesis and action in birds; hormonal control of brain and behavior in tropical bird species
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H. Bradley Shaffer
Distinguished Professor

Evolutionary and conservation biology of amphibians and reptiles
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Thomas Smith
Professor

Evolutionary ecology, speciation, and conservation of vertebrates, especially in the tropics.
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Victoria Sork
Professor and Dean of Life Sciences

Genetics and genomics of tree populations; molecular ecology of plants; conservation biology
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Charles Taylor
Professor

Research interests: population genetics and adaptation; population structure of malaria vectors; adaptation in sensor arrays, especially for bioacoustics.
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Blaire Van Valkenburgh
Professor

Paleobiology, ecology, and functional morphology of vertebrates
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Robert Wayne
Professor

Application of molecular genetic techniques to questions in systematics, population genetics, sociobiology and conservation
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Pamela Yeh
Assistant Professor

My research uses experimental and field techniques to study how organisms evolve in response to novel environments. Specifically, I examine bacteria in new and multi-drug environments, and birds in urban areas.
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Cheryl Ann Zimmer
Professor

Population ecology of marine organisms, especially the role of hydrodynamic processes
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Richard Zimmer
Professor

Ecology and sensory biology of aquatic organisms; chemical signals and communication
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Lecturers and Adjunct Faculty

Christy Brigham
Adjunct


Carlos De La Rosa
Adjunct


Jon Keeley
Adjunct

Ecology of fire-prone ecosystems and alien plants that invade these systems.
[jkeeley@ucla.edu]

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz
Adjunct


[BNATTERSON@MEDNET.UCLA.EDU]

Seth Riley
Adjunct

Ecology and conservation of wildlife in fragmented urban landscapes.
[seth_riley@nps.gov]

Debra Shier
Adjunct


Xiaoming Wang
Adjunct

My current researches have two broad focuses: 1, evolution, systematics, and phylogeny of fossil carnivorans (meat-eating mammals) in Cenozoic and. 2, Geology and vertebrate paleontology of Tibetan Plateau.
[xwang@nhm.org]



Professors Emeriti

Clifford Brunk
Professor Emeritus

Molecular biological approaches to the study of evolution.
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Martin Cody
Professor Emeritus

Community structure, determinants of diversity, density and distribution, interspecific interactions and adaptive morpho
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Franz Engelmann
Professor Emeritus

Insect physiology, insect and invertebrate endocrinology.
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Elma Gonzalez
Professor Emerita

Cell and molecular biology of calcification in coccolithophorid algae.
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William Hamner
Professor Emeritus

Behavior of oceanic animals, emphasizing in situ observations at sea.
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Henry Hespenheide
Professor Emeritus

The evolutionary ecology and biodiversity of Neotropical wet forest insects.
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J. Lee Kavanau
Professor Emeritus

Origin, evolution, and functions of sleep; memory maintenance and mental disorders, early avian evolution
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Ken Nagy
Professor Emeritus

Ecological physiology of terrestrial vertebrates, especially desert reptiles.
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Park Nobel
Distinguished Professor Emeritus

Plant physiological ecology, especially agaves and cacti
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Richard Vance
Professor Emeritus

Marine, Theoretical, and Restoration Ecology
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Eduardo Zeiger
Professor Emeritus

Plant physiology and photobiology; with emphasis in stomatal function.
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Postdocs and Research Faculty

Rosalia Aguilar Medrano
Postdoc

Evolution, Morphological Diversification And Ecological Specialization Of Pomacentridae
[email]

Ana Albarran Lara
Postdoc

Landscape Genomic Analysis Of Adaptive Variation Along An Elevational Gradient In Quercus Lobata Nee, A California Endemic Oak
[email]

Oded Berger-tal
Postdoc


Michael Buhnerkempe
Postdoc

How Population And Community Processes Affect The Maintenance, Spreading And Evolution Of Infectious Diseases
[email]

Sergio Castrezana
Researcher


[email]

Pauline Charruau
Postdoc

Genomics Of Asiatic Wolf Populations
[email]

Brant C Faircloth
Researcher

Microsatellite Dna Analysis
[email]

Clare Diana Greenfield
Postdoc


[email]

Paul F Gugger
Postdoc

Ecology And Evolutionary Biology
[email]

Patricia Marie Halpin
Researcher


[email]

Brenda Jean Larison
Researcher


Ranjan Muthukrishnan
Researcher


Juan Penaloza Ramirez
Postdoc

Functional Response To Water Stress In A California Endemic Oak, Quercus Lobata
[email]

Katherine Prager
Researcher

Understanding The Dynamics Of Leptospirosis Interrogans Serovar Pomona In California Sea Lions
[email]

Natalia J Sastre Alaiz


Anna Sugiyama
Researcher


[email]




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