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Common milkweed, Asclepias syriaca, growing in Ithaca

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Biology of Fishes class collecting at Oneida Lake

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Hylodes phyllodes, a stream-breeding frog from Atlantic Coastal Forest of Brazil

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Pisaster ochraceus in the intertidal

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EEB Graduate Field Faculty List

The faculty members of the Graduate Field of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology come from a variety of Departments across campus, including (but not limited to) Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Entomology, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Natural Resources, Neurobiology and Behavior, Plant Biology, and Earth and Atmospheric Sciences.

Adler, Kraig K., Professor (Department of Neurobiology and Behavior), 254-4392, kka4@cornell.edu. Animal orientation; behavior and systematics of amphibians and reptiles.

Agrawal, Anurag, Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), 254-4255, aa337@cornell.edu. Plant-animal interactions; evolutionary and community ecology of plant-insect interactions.

Aquadro, Charles F., Charles A. Alexander Professor of Biological Sciences (Departments of Molecular Biology and Genetics & Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and Director of the Cornell Center for Comparative and Population Genomics, 254-4838, cfa1@cornell.edu. Molecular population genetics and evolution; comparative genomics.

Bedford, Barbara L., Senior Research Associate (Department of Natural Resources), 255-2014, blb4@cornell.edu. Wetland plant ecology' ecosystem responses to stress; scientific basis for environmental regulation and management.

Bemis, William E., Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and John M. Kingsbury Director of the Shoals Marine Laboratory, 255-3717, web24@cornell.edu. Evolutionary biology of fossil and living fishes.

Cisne, John L., Professor (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences), 255-3698, jlc34@cornell.edu. Marine paleoecology and biostratigraphy, evolutionary biology, arthropods.

Clark, Andrew G., Jacob Gould Schurman Professor (Departments of Molecular Biology and Genetics & Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), 255-0527, ac347@cornell.edu. Genomic basis of adaptive evolution; theoretical and statistical population genetics; genetics of complex traits.

Cooch, Evan G., Associate Professor (Department of Natural Resources), 255-1368, egc7@cornell.edu. Response of populations & ecological communities to environmental change, and the evolutionary and ecological consequences of these responses, development and application of novel and robust analytical and modeling techniques.

Danforth, Bryan N., Professor (Department of Entomology), 255-3563, bnd1@cornell.edu. Phylogeny, systematics, evolutionary biology, insects, bee biology.

Dhondt, Andre A. F. D., Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and Edwin H. Morgens Professor of Ornithology and Director, Bird Population Studies, Laboratory of Ornithology, 254-2445, aad4@cornell.edu. Bird populations; behavioral ecology; conservation biology.

Doyle, Jeffrey J., Professor (Departments of Plant Biology & Plant Breeding and Genetics), 255-7972, jjd5@cornell.edu. Plant molecular systematics and comparative genomics; polyploidy; legume nodulation symbiosis.

Drinkwater, Laurie E., Associate Professor (Department of Horticulture), 255-9408, led24@cornell.edu. Agroecosystem biogeochemistry, plant-microbial interactions, agroecology, global N cycle.

Ellner, Stephen P., Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), 254-4221, spe2@cornell.edu. Theoretical population biology and evolutionary ecology; ecological modeling.

Fahey, Timothy J., Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor (Department of Natural Resources), 255-5470, tjf5@cornell.edu. Dynamics of forest ecosystem; biogeochemistry, primary productivity, physiological ecology.

Fitzpatrick, John W., Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and Louis Agassiz Fuertes Director of Ornithology, Laboratory of Ornithology, 254-2410, jwf7@cornell.edu. Conservation biology, behavioral ecology, population biology, avian systematics.

Flecker, Alexander S., Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), 254-4263, asf3@cornell.edu. Community ecology and conservation biology with emphasis in tropical aquatic ecosystems.

Geber, Monica A., Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and Director of Graduate Studies (Field of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), 254-4208, mag9@cornell.edu. Population and evolutionary biology, with emphasis on plants.

Goodale, Christine L., Associate Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), 254-4211, clg33@cornell.edu. Forest biogeochemistry; land-use history and change; terrestrial carbon balance; and alteration of the global nitrogen cycle.

Greene, Charles H., Professor (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences), 275-1662, chg2@cornell.edu. Climate change science; conservation oceanography; marine ecosystem ecology; sustainable Earth, energy and environmental systems.

Greene, Harry W., Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and Faculty Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles, Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates, 254-4265, hwg5@cornell.edu. Animal ecology, vertebrate zoology, and systematics.

Hairston, Nelson G., Jr., Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Environmental Science and Associate Chair (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), 254-4231, ngh1@cornell.edu. Population biology; adaptation and natural selection in wild populations; predator-prey interactions; effects of community structure an ecosystem processes; limnology and freshwater plankton dynamics.

Hare, Matthew P., Associate Professor (Department of Natural Resources), 255-5685, mph75@cornell.edu. Population genetics, phylogeography, conservation genetics.

Harrington, Laura C., Associate Professor (Department of Entomology), 255-4475, lch27@cornell.edu. Mosquito biology and behavior, disease ecology and evolution, epidemiology.

Harrison, Richard G., Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), 254-4223, rgh4@cornell.edu. Evolutionary biology, especially speciation mechanisms and molecular evolution.

Harvell, C. Drew, Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and Associate Director of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, 254-4274, cdh5@cornell.edu. Evolutionary ecology of colonial marine invertebrates; population biology and life history evolution of clonal and colonial seas.

Hewson, Ian, Assistant Professor (Department of Microbiology) and Assistant Director for Research Activities, Shoals Marine Laboratory, 255-0151, hewson@cornell.edu. Pelagic marine ecology; microbial and viral ecology; ecological genomics and community trancriptomics; ocean biogeochemistry.

Howarth, Robert W., David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology and Environmental Biology (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), 255-6175, rwh2@cornell.edu. Comparative ecosystem analysis; biogeochemistry; management of aquatic ecosystems, particularly large rivers, estuaries, and coastal seas.

Kessler, Andre, Assistant Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), 254-4219, ak357@cornell.edu. Molecular and chemical ecology, plant-insect interactions, multitrophic interactions, induced plant responses to herbivory.

Lazzaro, Brian P., Associate Professor (Department of Entomology), 255-3254, bl89@cornell.edu. Evolutionary genetics of host-pathogen interactions in insects.

Losey, John E., Associate Professor (Department of Entomology), 255-7376, jel27@cornell.edu. Agricultural impacts of transgenic plants; causes and consequences of color polymorphism in insects; interactions between insect predators.

Lovette, Irby J., Associate Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), Director of the Fuller Evolutionary Biology Program, Laboratory of Ornithology, and Faculty Curator of Genetic Resources, Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates, 254-2140, ijl2@cornell.edu. Ecological genetics; populations biology; systematics.

McCune, Amy R., Professor and Chair (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and Museum Director and Faculty Curator of Fishes, Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates, 254-4217, arm2@cornell.edu. Evolution of fishes, particularly macroevolution; diversification; character evolution; evolutionary morphology; evolutionary developmental biology.

Niklas, Karl J., Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor (Department of Plant Biology), 255-8727, kjn2@cornell.edu. Plant evolution and paleobiology.

Power, Alison G., Professor (Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology & Science and Technology Studies), 254-4233, agp4@cornell.edu. Ecology and evolution of plant viruses; insect and pathogen dynamics in natural and agricultural ecosystems; agroecology.

Raguso, Robert A., Professor (Department of Neurobiology and Behavior), 254-4353, rar229@cornell.edu. Chemical ecology; plant reproductive ecology; the evolution of mutualism and deception; pollination ecology; evolution of communication.

Reed, Robert D., Associate Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), 254-1315, rdr96@cornell.edu. Evolutionary developmental biology; functional genomics; gene regulation; adaptation; color pattern evolution.

Searle, Jeremy B., Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), 254-4236, jbs295@cornell.edu. Evolutionary biology of small mammals including studies of speciation, phylogeography, and archaeogenetics.

Shaw, Kerry L., Professor (Department of Neurobiology and Behavior), 254-4320, kls4@cornell.edu. Evolutionary biology, sexual selection, speciation, evolutionary genetics and genomics.

Shoemaker, Christine A., Joseph P. Ripley Professor of Engineering (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering), 255-9233, cas12@cornell.edu. The application of mathematics and operations research to the analysis of ecosystem management.

Sparks, Jed P., Associate Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and Director of the Office of Undergraduate Biology, 254-4270, jps66@cornell.edu. Plant physiological ecology, ecosystem ecology, and biosphere-atmosphere interactions.

Thaler, Jennifer S., Associate Professor (Departments of Entomology & Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), 255-7064, jst37@cornell.edu. Insect-plant interactions, chemical ecology, tritrophic interactions.

van Nouhuys, Saskya, Visiting Associate Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and Adjunct Associate Professor (Department of Entomology), sdv2@cornell.edu. Insect community and metapopulation ecology; behavioral ecology; spatial ecology; parasitoid biology.

Walter, M. Todd, Associate Professor (Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering), 255-2488, mtw5@cornell.edu. Ecohydrology, terrestrial biogeochemistry, agro-ecology, environmental biophysics, pollutant fate-transport, water-climate change, modeling.

Winkler, David W., Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and Faculty Curator of Birds, Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates, 254-4216, dww4@cornell.edu. Evolutionary and behavioral ecology, especially the evolution of life histories and parental care; ornithology.

Wolfner, Mariana F., Professor (Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics), 254-4801, mfw5@cornell.edu. Function and evolution of reproductive proteins and developmental genes involved in fertilization, primarily in insects.

Zamudio, Kelly R., Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and Faculty Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles, Cornell University Museum of Vertebrates, 254-4212, krz2@cornell.edu. Vertebrate zoology, population biology, ecological genetics, and systematics.

Emeritus and Adjunct Faculty

Chabot, Brian F., Professor Emeritus (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), 279-1291, bfc1@cornell.edu. Comparative ecology and physiology of plant populations.

Feeny, Paul P., Professor Emeritus (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), ppf1@cornell.edu. Ecology and evolution of patterns of interaction between animals and plants; in particular, chemical basis of coevolution between plants and herbivorous insects.

Levin, Simon A., Adjunct Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and George M. Moffett Professor of Biology, Princeton University, slevin@princeton.edu. Population biology; mathematical biology; applied mathematics.

Likens, Gene E., Adjunct Professor (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology) and Distinguished Senior Scientist, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies, likensg@ecostudies.org. Limnology; aquatic ecology; analysis of ecosystems; biogeochemistry; precipitation chemistry; land/water interactions.

Marks, Peter L., Professor Emeritus (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), plm6@cornell.edu. Plant succession; vegetation analysis; woody plant demography.

Morin, James G., Professor Emeritus (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), 227-5808, jgm18@cornell.edu. Marine invertebrates; population ecology; systematics; biodiversity and animal behavior.

Provine, William B., Andrew H. and James S. Tisch Distinguished University Professor Emeritus (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology), wbp2@cornell.edu. History of evolutionary and population biology.