Faculty Associates

Students interested in the Graduate Program in Ecology should review the research interests of the faculty associates below. Any faculty associate in a participating department can serve as the thesis/dissertation advisor.


Faculty Associate Department Interests
Bailer, A. John Statistics biostatistics
experimental design and analysis
quantitative risk assessment
Berg, David J. Biology aquatic ecology
conservation biology
conservation genetics
exotic species
Great Lakes ecology
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
Cummins, Hays Geography global change
paleoecology
marine benthic communities
environmental education
marine ecology
tropical ecology
coral reefs
Fisk, Melany C. Biology terrestrial ecosystems
decomposition
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
Hagerman, Ann E. Chemistry & Biochemistry plant polyphenolics (tannins)
soil decomposition of polyphenolics
plant-animal interactions
analytical biochemistry
Henry, Mary C. Geography landscape ecology
remote sensing
vegetation dynamics
fire ecology
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 H. Biology ecological restoration
invasive plants
phytoremediation
bioremediation
Lee, Richard E. Biology physiological ecology
winter biology
entomology
Maingi, John K. Geography GIS
remote sensing
forest ecology
environmental change
Medley, Kimberly E. Geography biogeography
plant ecology
landscape ecology
conservation
Morgan-Kiss, Rachael M. Microbiology extremophillic microbes
cold adaptation
photobiology
ecophysiology
Myers, Christopher A. Biology environmental education
tropical ecology
desert ecology
community ecology
Oris, James T. Biology aquatic toxicology
ecotoxicology
molecular biomarkers
fish ecology
Renwick, William H. Geography land use
water quality
sedimentation
erosion
Rypstra, Ann L. Biology behavioral ecology
community ecology
predator-prey interactions
spiders
Shukla, Amit Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering nonlinear dynamics
bifurcation stability and control
hybrid systems
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