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Michael Alfaro

Professor and Chair

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

Priyanga Amarasekare

Professor

Mechanisms of diversity maintenance in variable environments

Paul Barber

Professor

Evolution of conservation of marine biodiversity, Coral reefs, Evolutionary and population genetics, Natural selection and adaptation.

Daniel Blumstein

Professor

The evolution of behavior and the integration of behavior and conservation biology.

Robert Eagle Tripati

Assistant Professor

Peggy Fong

Professor

Marine ecology of coastal ecosystems.

Nandita Garud

Assistant Professor

Population genetics; evolution in natural populations with a current focus on the microbiome.

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

David Jacobs

Professor

Evolution/Development of Invertebrate Body Plans, Paleobiology and Marine Speciation

Rachel Kennison

Associate Teaching Professor

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.

James Lloyd-Smith

Professor

Ecological and evolutionary dynamics of infectious diseases; emerging pathogens and zoonoses; host population heterogeneities; integration of dynamics across scales.

Kirk Lohmueller

Associate Professor

Population genetics; Statistical methods in evolutionary and medical genetics; genetic variation data

Glen MacDonald

Distinguished Professor

Glen M Sproul dit MacDonald works on issues of climate change and ecological and societal responses.

Peter Nonacs

Professor

Behavioral ecology and social evolution, using both theoretical and experimental approaches.

Elsa Ordway

Assistant Professor

Global change and forest ecosystems; remote sensing; ecosystem ecology; tropical ecology; social-ecological systems; land-use change; conservation.

Noa Pinter-Wollman

Associate Professor

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

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.

Van Savage

Professor

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

Barney Schlinger

Professor

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

Karen Sears

Professor

Developmental and evolutionary biology of mammals

H. Bradley Shaffer

Distinguished Professor

Population biology, landscape ecology, and conservation genomics of reptiles and amphibians, particularly in California

Thomas Smith

Distinguished Professor

Evolutionary ecology, speciation, and conservation of vertebrates, especially in the tropics.

Victoria Sork

Distinguished Professor
Director, UCLA Mathias Botanical Garden and Herbarium

Ecological, evolutionary, and conservation genomics of tree populations; evolutionary biology and conservation science of oaks; phylogeography; hybridization and introgression; molecular ecology of pollen and seed dispersal.

Morgan Tingley

Associate Professor

Effects of global change on biodiversity; hierarchical modeling; fire and Californian wildlife; ornithology; conservation.

Tina Treude

Professor

Pamela Yeh

Associate Professor

Adaptation to novel environments; evolution of drug resistance in bacteria; urban ecology and evolution

Felipe Zapata

Assistant Professor

Evolutionary biology of flowering plants, with a particular focus on the Neotropics, California, and Hawaii