Faculty

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Behavior

Daniel Blumstein

Professor

The evolution of behavior and the integration of behavior and conservation biology.
[email] [profile] [lab website]

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
[email] [profile]

Gregory Grether

Professor

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
[email] [profile]

Peter Narins

Distinguished Professor

Auditory Behavior, Neurophysiology and Mechanics
[email] [profile]

Peter Nonacs

Professor and Department Chair

Behavioral ecology and social evolution, using both theoretical and experimental approaches.
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Noa Pinter-Wollman

Assistant Professor

The emergence of collective behavior from variation and interactions among system components.
[email] [profile][lab website]

Barney Schlinger

Professor

Steroid hormone synthesis and action in birds; hormonal control of brain and behavior in tropical bird species
[email] [profile]

Pamela Yeh

Assistant Professor

Adaptation to novel environments; evolution of drug resistance in bacteria; urban ecology and evolution
[email] [profile]



Conservation Biology

Michael Alfaro

Professor

vertebrate diversification and macroevolution (especially coral reef fishes), functional and evolutionary morphology, comparative methods, phylogenetics
[email] [profile]

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

The evolution of behavior and the integration of behavior and conservation biology.
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Peggy Fong

Professor

Marine ecology of coastal ecosystems.
[email] [profile]

Gregory Grether

Professor

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
[email] [profile] [lab web site]

Stephen Hubbell

Distinguished Professor

Community ecology; biodiversity
[email] [profile]

Peter Kareiva

Professor


[email] [profile]

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
[email] [profile]

Lawren Sack

Associate 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]

H. Bradley Shaffer

Distinguished Professor

Evolutionary and conservation biology of amphibians and reptiles
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Thomas Smith

Professor

Evolutionary ecology, speciation, and conservation of vertebrates, especially in the tropics.
[email] [profile]

Victoria Sork

Professor and Dean of Life Sciences

Genetics and genomics of tree populations; molecular ecology of plants; conservation biology
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Robert Wayne

Professor

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



Ecology

Priyanga Amarasekare

Professor

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

Peggy Fong

Professor

Marine ecology of coastal ecosystems.
[email] [profile]

Peter Kareiva

Professor


[email] [profile]

Nathan Kraft

Associate Professor

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.
[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]

Glen MacDonald


Distinguished Professor

I am interested in the relationship between climatic variations and vegetation response at different spatial and temporal scales.
[email] [profile]

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
[email] [profile]

Lawren Sack

Associate 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]

H. Bradley Shaffer

Professor

Evolutionary and conservation biology of amphibians and reptiles
[email] [profile] [lab website] /

Thomas Smith

Professor

Evolutionary ecology, speciation, and conservation of vertebrates, especially in the tropics.
[email] [profile]

Victoria Sork

Professor and Dean of Life Sciences

Genetics and genomics of tree populations; molecular ecology of plants; conservation biology
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Blaire Van Valkenburgh

Professor

Paleobiology, ecology, and functional morphology of vertebrates
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Felipe Zapata

Assistant Professor

Systematics and evolutionary biology; plant biology; quantitative taxonomy; statistical phylogenetics; comparative evolutionary genomics
[email] [profile]

Cheryl Ann Zimmer

Professor

Population ecology of marine organisms, especially the role of hydrodynamic processes
[email] [profile]

Richard Zimmer

Professor

Ecology and sensory biology of aquatic organisms; chemical signals and communication
[email] [profile]



Evolutionary Biology

Michael Alfaro

Professor

vertebrate diversification and macroevolution (especially coral reef fishes), functional and evolutionary morphology, comparative methods, phylogenetics
[email] [profile]

Paul Barber

Professor

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

Donald Buth

Professor

Ichthyology; parasitology, phylogenetic systematics, population structure of lower vertebrates
[email] [profile]

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
[email] [profile]

Gregory Grether

Professor

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
[email] [profile] [lab web site]

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
[email] [profile] [lab web site]

Noa Pinter-Wollman

Assistant Professor

The emergence of collective behavior from variation and interactions among system components.
[email] [profile][lab website]

H. Bradley Shaffer

Professor

Evolutionary and conservation biology of amphibians and reptiles
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Thomas Smith

Professor

Evolutionary ecology, speciation, and conservation of vertebrates, especially in the tropics.
[email] [profile]

Victoria Sork

Professor and Dean of Life Sciences

Genetics and genomics of tree populations; molecular ecology of plants; conservation biology
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Charles Taylor

Professor

avian bioacoustics; adaptive sensor arrays; artificial life
[email] [profile] [lab webpage] [project webpage]

Blaire Van Valkenburgh

Professor

Paleobiology, ecology, and functional morphology of vertebrates
[email] [profile] [lab website]

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

Adaptation to novel environments; evolution of drug resistance in bacteria; urban ecology and evolution
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Felipe Zapata

Assistant Professor

Systematics and evolutionary biology; plant biology; quantitative taxonomy; statistical phylogenetics; comparative evolutionary genomics
[email] [profile]



Marine Biology

Michael Alfaro

Professor

vertebrate diversification and macroevolution (especially coral reef fishes), functional and evolutionary morphology, comparative methods, phylogenetics
[email] [profile]

Paul Barber

Professor

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

Donald Buth

Professor

Ichthyology; parasitology, phylogenetic systematics, population structure of lower vertebrates
[email] [profile]

Peggy Fong

Professor

Marine ecology of coastal ecosystems.
[email] [profile]

Malcolm Gordon

Professor

Comparative ecological physiology of lower vertebrates, with emphasis on fish locomotion
[email] [profile]

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]

Cheryl Ann Zimmer

Professor

Population ecology of marine organisms, especially the role of hydrodynamic processes
[email] [profile]

Richard Zimmer

Professor

Ecology and sensory biology of aquatic organisms; chemical signals and communication
[email] [profile]



Paleobiology

David Jacobs

Professor

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

Glen MacDonald


Distinguished Professor

I am interested in the relationship between climatic variations and vegetation response at different spatial and temporal scales.
[email] [profile]

Blaire Van Valkenburgh

Professor

Paleobiology, ecology, and functional morphology of vertebrates
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Robert Wayne

Professor

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



Plant Biology

Peggy Fong

Professor

Marine ecology of coastal ecosystems.
[email] [profile]

Stephen Hubbell

Distinguished Professor

Community ecology; biodiversity
[email] [profile]

Nathan Kraft

Associate Professor

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.
[email] [profile] [lab website]

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
[email] [profile]

Lawren Sack

Associate 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]

Victoria Sork

Professor and Dean of Life Sciences

Genetics and genomics of tree populations; molecular ecology of plants; conservation biology
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Felipe Zapata

Assistant Professor

Systematics and evolutionary biology; plant biology; quantitative taxonomy; statistical phylogenetics; comparative evolutionary genomics
[email] [profile]



Physiological Ecology

Malcolm Gordon

Professor

Comparative ecological physiology of lower vertebrates, with emphasis on fish locomotion
[email] [profile]

Nathan Kraft

Associate Professor

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.
[email] [profile] [lab website]

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 [email] [profile]

Lawren Sack

Associate 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]



Theory

Michael Alfaro

Professor

vertebrate diversification and macroevolution (especially coral reef fishes), functional and evolutionary morphology, comparative methods, phylogenetics
[email] [profile]

Priyanga Amarasekare

Professor

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

Stephen Hubbell

Distinguished Professor

Community ecology; biodiversity
[email] [profile]

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
[email] [profile] [lab web site]

Peter Nonacs

Professor and Department Chair

Behavioral ecology and social evolution, using both theoretical and experimental approaches.
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Noa Pinter-Wollman

Assistant Professor

The emergence of collective behavior from variation and interactions among system components.
[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]

Charles Taylor

Professor

avian bioacoustics; adaptive sensor arrays; artificial life
[email] [profile] [lab webpage] [project webpage]



Tropical Biology

Paul Barber

Professor

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

Stephen Hubbell

Distinguished Professor

Community ecology; biodiversity
[email] [profile]

Nathan Kraft

Associate Professor

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.
[email] [profile] [lab website]

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
[email] [profile]

Lawren Sack

Associate 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]

Thomas Smith

Professor

Evolutionary ecology, speciation, and conservation of vertebrates, especially in the tropics.
[email] [profile]

Victoria Sork

Professor and Dean of Life Sciences

Genetics and genomics of tree populations; molecular ecology of plants; conservation biology
[email] [profile] [lab website]



Lecturers and Adjunct Faculty

Christy Brigham

Adjunct


Carlos De La Rosa

Adjunct


Jon Keeley

Adjunct
Research ecologist with the U.S. Geological Survey, Western Ecological Research Center

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

Brenda Larison

Adjunct


[BLARISON@UCLA.EDU]

Barbara Natterson-Horowitz

Adjunct


[BNATTERSON@MEDNET.UCLA.EDU]

Seth Riley

Associate 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.
[email] [profile]

Martin Cody

Professor Emeritus

Community structure, determinants of diversity, density and distribution, interspecific interactions and adaptive morpho
[email] [profile]

Franz Engelmann

Professor Emeritus

Insect physiology, insect and invertebrate endocrinology.
[email] [profile]

Elma Gonzalez

Professor Emerita

Cell and molecular biology of calcification in coccolithophorid algae.
[email] [profile]

William Hamner

Professor Emeritus

Behavior of oceanic animals, emphasizing in situ observations at sea.
[email] [profile]

Henry Hespenheide

Professor Emeritus

The evolutionary ecology and biodiversity of Neotropical wet forest insects.
[email] [profile]

J. Lee Kavanau

Professor Emeritus

Origin, evolution, and functions of sleep; memory maintenance and mental disorders, early avian evolution
[email] [profile] [lab website]

Ken Nagy

Professor Emeritus

Ecological physiology of terrestrial vertebrates, especially desert reptiles.
[email] [profile]

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
[email] [profile]

Eduardo Zeiger

Professor Emeritus

Plant physiology and photobiology; with emphasis in stomatal function.
[email] [profile]

[complete list of emeriti faculty]

[Emeriti Faculty In Memoriam]



Postdocs and Research Faculty

Gary Bucciarelli

Postdoc

Landscape Genomics Of And Conservation Plan For Amphibians Of The Santa Monica Mountains

Michael Buhnerkempe

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

Mark Andrew Elvin


[email]

Claire Fortunel


[email]

Clare Diana Greenfield

Population Genetics Of Canids
[email]

Emily Elizabeth Curd Guswa

Postdoc

Conducting Sampling, Dna Extraction, Sequencing And Analysis Of Environmental Dna Samples From Sediment And Soil In California
[email]

Christian Huber

Postdoc

Inference Of The Parameters Of The Distribution Of Fitness Effects Across Multiple Species And The Inference Of Dominance
[email]

Robert M Mcelderry

Postdoc

The Effect Of Temperature Variation On The Life History Traits, Fitness, And Population Dynamics Of Ectotherms

Alice Hermance B Mouton

Postdoc

Gene Expression Patterns In Dogs And Gray Wolves With An Emphasis On Expression Of Olfactory Genes

Katherine Prager

Researcher

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

Elizabeth Anne Roth-johnson

Postdoc

Research The Roles Of The Actin Nucleators, Spire And Cappuccino
[email]

Alex Dale Rygg

Postdoc

Computational Modeling Of Airflow And Olfaction In Models Of The Canine Nasal Cavity Reconstructed From Medial Image Data

Christine Marie Jane Scoffoni

Postdoc

The Hydraulic Properties Of Leaves, Their Influence On Whole Plant Responses, And Their Genetic Associations
[email]

Katherine Scranton

Postdoc

The Effect Of Temperature Variation And Community Dynamics
[email]

Nadia Sellami

Postdoc

Developing Appropriate Course Interventions For A Student-oriented Classroom That Promotes The Academic Success And Persistence Of Students, Particularly Underrepresented Minorities, In The Life Of Sciences

Yevgenya Shevtsov

Postdoc

Develop New Teaching Materials And Assessments Tools
[email]

Daniel Joseph Wieczynski

Postdoc


[email]

Biense Wielstra

Postdoc

Population Genetics Of European Newt Hybrid Zones As They Move Through Space And Time
[email]

Demian Alexander Willette

Research In The Areas Of Phylogeography And Genetic Connectivity Of Marine Species
[email]

Ying Zhen

Analysis Of Genomic Data In Non-model Systems In Africa
[email]