Faculty

Miami University faculty conduct a wide variety of research at the Ecology Research Center (ERC).

Faculty by Research Discipline

Note: An alphabetical listing of faculty below provides more specific research interests, as well as links to their respective departmental pages.

Aquatic Ecology

González, María J.
Morgan-Kiss, Rachael
Steinly, Bruce A.
Vanni, Michael J.
Williamson, Craig E.

Architecture and Building Science

Johnston, Scott A.

Behavioral Ecology

Keane, Brian
Meikle, Douglas B.
Rypstra, Ann L.
Solomon, Nancy G.

Climatology

Johnston, Scott A.

Community Ecology

Cady, Alan B.
Crist, Thomas O.
González, María J.
Rypstra, Ann L.
Stevens, M. Henry H.
Vanni, Michael J.

Conservation Ecology

Crist, Thomas O.
Keiffer, Carolyn Howes
Rypstra, Ann L.

Ecosystem Ecology

Vanni, Michael J.
Williamson, Craig E.

Invertebrate Ecology

Cady, Alan B.
Crist, Thomas O.
González, María J.
Lee, Richard E., Jr.
Rypstra, Ann L.
Steinly, Bruce A.

Landscape Ecology

Crist, Thomas O.
Keiffer, Carolyn Howes
Medley, Kimberly E.
Rypstra, Ann L.

Microbial Ecology

Bollmann, Annette
Fisk, Melany
Morgan-Kiss, Rachael

Physiological Ecology

Costanzo, Jon P.
Gladish, Daniel K.
Lee, Richard E., Jr.
Schaefer, Paul

Plant Ecology

Gorchov, David L.
Keiffer, Carolyn Howes
Medley, Kimberly E.
Stevens, M. Henry H.

Terrestrial Ecology

Cady, Alan B.
Crist, Thomas O.
Fisk, Melany
Gladish, Daniel K.
Gorchov, David L.
Keane, Brian
Keiffer, Carolyn Howes
Meikle, Douglas B.
Russell, David
Rypstra, Ann L.
Solomon, Nancy G.
Stevens, M. Henry H.

Faculty by Alphabet

Faculty Department/Program Research Interests
Boardman, Mark R. Geology & Environmental Earth Science oceanography, marine ecology, climage change, coral reefs, environmental geochemistry
Bollmann, Annette Microbiology microbial ecology, nitrogen cycle, bioremediation, ecophysiology
Boone, Michelle D. Biology amphibian conservation, experimental ecology, ecotoxicology, invasive species, pathogens, multiple stressors
Cady, Alan B. Biology agrosystems, behavioral ecology, generalist predatory arthropods
Costanzo, Jon P. Biology hibernation ecology and physiology, amphibians, reptiles, cold hardiness mechanisms, bioenergetics, environmental physiology
Crist, Thomas Biology terrestrial ecology, biodiversity, insect ecology, conservation biology
Fisk, Melany C. Biology terrestrial ecosystems, decomposition and nutrient cycling
Gladish, Daniel K. Biology prairie restoration, temperature, soil remediation, flooding
González, María J. Biology aquatic ecology, community ecology, predator-prey interactions, zooplankton
Gorchov, David L. Biology plant population ecology, population biology of harvested plants, invasive plants
Johnston, Scott A. Architecture & Interior Design sustainable design, solar design, energy conservation, building systems
Keane, Brian Biology mammalian social behavior, inbreeding, mate choice, dispersal, molecular genetic techniques
Keiffer, Carolyn Howes Biology ecological restoration, invasive plants, phytoremediation, bioremediation
Kwit, Charles Biology frugivory and seed dispersal, disturbance ecology, conservation biology
Lee, Richard E. Biology physiological ecology, winter biology, entomology
Levy, Jonathan Geology & Environmental Earth Science ground water flow and contamination, pesticide fate and transport
Medley, Kimberly E. Geography biogeography, plant ecology, landscape ecology, conservation
Morgan-Kiss, Rachael M. Microbiology extremophillic microbes, cold adaptation, photobiology and ecophysiology
Renwick, William H. Geography land use, water quality, sedimentation, erosion
Russell, David E. Biology molecular systematics, entomology, ornithology
Rypstra, Ann L. Biology behavioral ecology, community ecology, predator-prey interactions, spiders
Schaeffer, Paul J. Biology behavioral ecology, community ecology, predator-prey interactions, spiders
Solomon, Nancy Biology sociality, group-living, dispersal, cooperative breeding, communal and parental care, mammals
Steinly, Bruce A. Biology restoration, wetlands, insect primary consumers, insect detritivores, shore flies, food webs, arthropod brain morphology
Stevens, Martin Henry H. Biology ecology and evolution of community dynamics and diversity, statistical methods
Vanni, Michael J. Biology ecosystem and community ecology, food webs, aquatic ecology, watersheds
Williamson, Craig E. Biology ecology of UV radiation in aquatic ecosystems, global change ecology