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Faculty Considering Grad Students

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The following faculty are considering graduate students for 2021.
We encourage applicants to contact, by email, individual faculty whose labs they are interested in, to initiate a conversation about shared interests.

  • Agrawal, Anurag, (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). Plant-animal interactions; evolutionary and community ecology of plant-insect interactions.
  • Babonis, Leslie, (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). evolutionary development (Evo-Devo), origin of novelty, invertebrate biodiversity, cnidarians, ctenophores, gene regulation, cell identity, tissue morphogenesis, regeneration , evolution of multicellularity. Arriving January 2021.
  • Clark, Andrew G., (Departments of Molecular Biology and Genetics & Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). Genomic basis of adaptive evolution; theoretical and statistical population genetics; genetics of complex traits.
  • Flecker, Alexander S., (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). Community ecology and conservation biology with emphasis in tropical aquatic ecosystems.
  • Goodale, Christine L., (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). Forest biogeochemistry; land-use history and change; terrestrial carbon balance; and alteration of the global nitrogen cycle.
  • Greischar, Megan A., (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). Life history evolution, malaria, disease, transmission, epidemiology, population dynamics.
  • Hare, Matthew P., (Department of Natural Resources). Population genetics, phylogeography, conservation genetics.
  • Holgerson, Meredith, (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). Freshwater ecology, ponds and lakes, food webs, community ecology, ecosystem ecology, greenhouse gases, conservation, amphibians.
  • Houlton, Benjamin, (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). Climate Change; Agricultural and Environmental Sustainability; Biogeochemical Cycles; Global Ecology; Carbon Capture and Removal; Planetary Resilience. Arriving October 1.
  • Kessler, Andre, (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). Molecular and chemical ecology, plant-insect interactions, multitrophic interactions, induced plant responses to herbivory.
  • Lazzaro, Brian P., (Departments of Entomology & Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). Evolutionary genetics of host-pathogen interactions in insects.
  • McIntyre, Peter B., (Department of Natural Resources and the Environment & Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). Freshwater conservation, freshwater landscape ecology, limnology, climate change, fish and fisheries, food webs, aquatic biogeochemistry, biodiversity.
  • Messer, Philipp W., (Department of Biological Statistics and Computational Biology). Broad range of topics in evolutionary biology and population genetics.
  • Moreau, Corrie S., (Departments of Entomology & Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). Ecology and evolution of symbiosis; macroevolution; social insect evolution; host-microbe interactions; speciation and evolutionary diversification; evolution of gut microbiota; biogeography; phylogenetics/phylogenomics; molecular clocks and divergence dating; biodiversity genomics; ant-plant mutualisms; entomology; comparative biology; microbiomes.
  • Reed, Robert D., (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). Evolutionary developmental biology; functional genomics; gene regulation; adaptation; color pattern evolution.
  • Smith, Michelle K., (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). Discipline-based science education research; biology education research.
  • Sparks, Jed P., (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). Plant physiological ecology, ecosystem ecology, and biosphere-atmosphere interactions.
  • Specht, Chelsea D., (Department of Plant Biology).  Population ecology, ecological genetics, paleobiology, population biology, systematics, physiological ecology.
  • Thaler, Jennifer S., (Departments of Entomology & Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). Insect-plant interactions, chemical ecology, tritrophic interactions.
  • Therkildsen, Nina O., (Department of Natural Resources and the Environment). Population and evolutionary genomics, rapid adaptation, fisheries, conservation.
  • Xu, Xiangtao, (Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology). Ecological modeling/forecasting, ecological remote sensing, plant functional ecology, global change biology, terrestrial ecosystem ecology