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Behavior

Daniel Blumstein The evolution of behavior and the integration of behavior and conservation biology.
Patricia Adair Gowaty Evolutionary ecology, evolution of behavior, sexual behavior, mating systems, sexual conflict, parental behavior, maternal effects, developmental plasticity, sex allocation, genetic parentage, ornithology
Gregory Grether Causes and consequences of aggression and reproductive interference between species; character displacement; species recognition; evolution of coloration; the role of phenotypic plasticity in evolution; animal behavior
Peter Narins Auditory Behavior, Neurophysiology and Mechanics
Peter Nonacs Behavioral ecology and social evolution, using both theoretical and experimental approaches.
Noa Pinter-Wollman The emergence of collective behavior from variation and interactions among system components.
Barney Schlinger Steroid hormone synthesis and action in birds; hormonal control of brain and behavior in tropical bird species
Pamela Yeh Adaptation to novel environments; evolution of drug resistance in bacteria; urban ecology and evolution

Conservation Biology

Michael Alfaro vertebrate diversification and macroevolution (especially coral reef fishes), functional and evolutionary morphology, comparative methods, phylogenetics
Paul Barber Evolution of conservation of marine biodiversity, Coral reefs, Evolutionary and population genetics, Natural selection and adaptation.
Daniel Blumstein The evolution of behavior and the integration of behavior and conservation biology.
Peggy Fong Marine ecology of coastal ecosystems.
Gregory Grether Causes and consequences of aggression and reproductive interference between species; character displacement; species recognition; evolution of coloration; the role of phenotypic plasticity in evolution; animal behavior
Stephen Hubbell Community ecology; biodiversity
Peter Kareiva
Lawren Sack 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.
H. Bradley Shaffer
Thomas Smith Evolutionary ecology, speciation, and conservation of vertebrates, especially in the tropics.
Victoria Sork Genetics and genomics of tree populations; molecular ecology of plants; conservation biology
Robert Wayne Application of molecular genetic techniques to questions in systematics, population genetics, sociobiology and conservation

Ecology

Priyanga Amarasekare Mechanisms of diversity maintenance in variable environments
Peggy Fong Marine ecology of coastal ecosystems.
Peter Kareiva
Nathan Kraft Plant community ecology, with an emphasis on functional and phylogenetic approaches to understanding community assembly and species coexistence; tropical forest dynamics; biogeography and the assembly of regional biotas.
James Lloyd-Smith Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases; emerging pathogens and zoonoses; host population heterogeneities; integration of dynamics across scales.
Glen MacDonald I am interested in the relationship between climatic variations and vegetation response at different spatial and temporal scales.
Lawren Sack 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.
Van Savage Effects of climate on ecological systems; species interactions; evolutionary dynamics; mathematical biology; biological scaling in relation to thermal responses, vascular systems, sleep, and tumor growth
H. Bradley Shaffer
Thomas Smith Evolutionary ecology, speciation, and conservation of vertebrates, especially in the tropics.
Victoria Sork Genetics and genomics of tree populations; molecular ecology of plants; conservation biology
Blaire Van Valkenburgh Paleobiology, ecology, and functional morphology of vertebrates
Felipe Zapata Systematics and evolutionary biology; plant biology; quantitative taxonomy; macroevolution; phylogenetic comparative functional genomics; tropical biology
Cheryl Ann Zimmer Population ecology of marine organisms, especially the role of hydrodynamic processes
Richard Zimmer Ecology and sensory biology of aquatic organisms; chemical signals and communication

Evolutionary Biology

Michael Alfaro vertebrate diversification and macroevolution (especially coral reef fishes), functional and evolutionary morphology, comparative methods, phylogenetics
Paul Barber Evolution of conservation of marine biodiversity, Coral reefs, Evolutionary and population genetics, Natural selection and adaptation.
Donald Buth Ichthyology; parasitology, phylogenetic systematics, population structure of lower vertebrates
Patricia Adair Gowaty Evolutionary ecology, evolution of behavior, sexual behavior, mating systems, sexual conflict, parental behavior, maternal effects, developmental plasticity, sex allocation, genetic parentage, ornithology
Gregory Grether Causes and consequences of aggression and reproductive interference between species; character displacement; species recognition; evolution of coloration; the role of phenotypic plasticity in evolution; animal behavior
David Jacobs Evolution/Development of Invertebrate Body Plans, Paleobiology and Marine Speciation
James Lloyd-Smith Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases; emerging pathogens and zoonoses; host population heterogeneities; integration of dynamics across scales.
Kirk E. Lohmueller Population genetics; Statistical methods in evolutionary and medical genetics; genetic variation data
Noa Pinter-Wollman The emergence of collective behavior from variation and interactions among system components.
Karen Sears Developmental and evolutionary biology of mammals
H. Bradley Shaffer
Thomas Smith Evolutionary ecology, speciation, and conservation of vertebrates, especially in the tropics.
Victoria Sork Genetics and genomics of tree populations; molecular ecology of plants; conservation biology
Blaire Van Valkenburgh Paleobiology, ecology, and functional morphology of vertebrates
Robert Wayne Application of molecular genetic techniques to questions in systematics, population genetics, sociobiology and conservation
Pamela Yeh Adaptation to novel environments; evolution of drug resistance in bacteria; urban ecology and evolution
Felipe Zapata Systematics and evolutionary biology; plant biology; quantitative taxonomy; macroevolution; phylogenetic comparative functional genomics; tropical biology

Marine Biology

Michael Alfaro vertebrate diversification and macroevolution (especially coral reef fishes), functional and evolutionary morphology, comparative methods, phylogenetics
Paul Barber Evolution of conservation of marine biodiversity, Coral reefs, Evolutionary and population genetics, Natural selection and adaptation.
Donald Buth Ichthyology; parasitology, phylogenetic systematics, population structure of lower vertebrates
Peggy Fong Marine ecology of coastal ecosystems.
Malcolm Gordon Comparative ecological physiology of lower vertebrates, with emphasis on fish locomotion
David Jacobs Evolution/Development of Invertebrate Body Plans, Paleobiology and Marine Speciation
James Lloyd-Smith Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases; emerging pathogens and zoonoses; host population heterogeneities; integration of dynamics across scales.
Cheryl Ann Zimmer Population ecology of marine organisms, especially the role of hydrodynamic processes
Richard Zimmer Ecology and sensory biology of aquatic organisms; chemical signals and communication

Paleobiology

David Jacobs Evolution/Development of Invertebrate Body Plans, Paleobiology and Marine Speciation
Karen Sears Developmental and evolutionary biology of mammals
Glen MacDonald I am interested in the relationship between climatic variations and vegetation response at different spatial and temporal scales.
Blaire Van Valkenburgh Paleobiology, ecology, and functional morphology of vertebrates
Robert Wayne Application of molecular genetic techniques to questions in systematics, population genetics, sociobiology and conservation

Plant Biology

Peggy Fong Marine ecology of coastal ecosystems.
Stephen Hubbell Community ecology; biodiversity
Nathan Kraft Plant community ecology, with an emphasis on functional and phylogenetic approaches to understanding community assembly and species coexistence; tropical forest dynamics; biogeography and the assembly of regional biotas.
Lawren Sack 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.
Victoria Sork Genetics and genomics of tree populations; molecular ecology of plants; conservation biology
Felipe Zapata Systematics and evolutionary biology; plant biology; quantitative taxonomy; macroevolution; phylogenetic comparative functional genomics; tropical biology

Physiological Ecology

Malcolm Gordon Comparative ecological physiology of lower vertebrates, with emphasis on fish locomotion
Nathan Kraft Plant community ecology, with an emphasis on functional and phylogenetic approaches to understanding community assembly and species coexistence; tropical forest dynamics; biogeography and the assembly of regional biotas.
Lawren Sack 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.

Theory

Michael Alfaro vertebrate diversification and macroevolution (especially coral reef fishes), functional and evolutionary morphology, comparative methods, phylogenetics
Priyanga Amarasekare Mechanisms of diversity maintenance in variable environments
Stephen Hubbell Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases; emerging pathogens and zoonoses; host population heterogeneities; integration of dynamics across scales.
James Lloyd-Smith Comparative ecological physiology of lower vertebrates, with emphasis on fish locomotion
Kirk E. Lohmueller Population genetics; Statistical methods in evolutionary and medical genetics; genetic variation data
Peter Nonacs Behavioral ecology and social evolution, using both theoretical and experimental approaches.
Noa Pinter-Wollman The emergence of collective behavior from variation and interactions among system components.
Van Savage Effects of climate on ecological systems; species interactions; evolutionary dynamics; mathematical biology; biological scaling in relation to thermal responses, vascular systems, sleep, and tumor growth
Karen Sears Developmental and evolutionary biology of mammals

Tropical Biology

Paul Barber Evolution of conservation of marine biodiversity, Coral reefs, Evolutionary and population genetics, Natural selection and adaptation.
Stephen Hubbell Community ecology; biodiversity
Nathan Kraft Plant community ecology, with an emphasis on functional and phylogenetic approaches to understanding community assembly and species coexistence; tropical forest dynamics; biogeography and the assembly of regional biotas.
Lawren Sack 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.
Thomas Smith Evolutionary ecology, speciation, and conservation of vertebrates, especially in the tropics.
Victoria Sork Genetics and genomics of tree populations; molecular ecology of plants; conservation biology