Dr. Rachael Morgan-Kiss conducts microbial research in Antarctica.

Students interested in the Ph.D. program in Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (EEEB) should review the research interests of the faculty associates below. Any faculty associate can serve as a dissertation advisor. To be admitted to EEEB, applicants must identify at least one faculty associate who is willing to serve as the dissertation advisor. Therefore, students interested in applying are strongly encouraged to contact at least one potential advisor.

Faculty Associate Department Interests
Bailer, A. John Statistics design and analysis of ecotoxicological experiments and quantitative risk estimation
Baker, Rob Biology plant evolutionary developmental biology
genotype-phenotype connections
environmental interactions
Bauer, Jonathan Biology plant-microbe interactions
restoration ecology
sustainable agriculture
Berg, David J. Biology biodiversity
molecular ecology
conservation of freshwater invertebrates
Bollmann, Annette Microbiology microbial ecology
nitrogen cycle
Boone, Michelle D. Biology amphibian conservation
experimental ecology
invasive species
multiple stressors
Cady, Alan B. Biology terrestrial ecology, focusing on generalist predatory arthropods in agroecosystems
Crist, Thomas Biology landscape ecology
conservation biology
statistical ecology
insect ecology
Davis, Amélie Y. Geography; Institute for the Environment and Sustainability human-environment interactions
landscape ecology
land use land cover change modeling
sustainable landscapes and ecosystem services
GIS modeling
Dong, Hailiang Geology & Environmental Earth Science microbial ecology in lakes, oceans, groundwater
Fisk, Melany C. Biology terrestrial ecosystems
soil ecology
Gladish, Daniel K. Biology effects of environmental factors on root development
prairie restoration
soil remediation
González, María J. Biology community ecology
aquatic food webs
Gorchov, David L. Biology ecology of invasive plants (especially invasion dynamics)
population ecology
forest ecology
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
Hoffman, Susan M.G. Biology evolutionary, population and conservation genetics of mammals
Jezkova, Tereza Biology population and landscape genetics
phylogenetics and diversification
species range and niche shifts
ecological niche assessments
Keane, Brian Biology mammalian social behavior
mate choice
molecular genetic techniques
Keiffer, Carolyn H. Biology ecological restoration
invasive plants
Krekeler, Mark Geology & Environmental Earth Science constructed wetlands
environmental mineralogy
mine waste
battery waste
heavy metal pollution
Levy, Jonathan Geology & Environmental Earth Science groundwater/surface-water interaction
contaminant transport and water-resource issues in the developing world
Maingi, John K. Geography GIS
remote sensing
forest ecology
environmental change
McCarty, Jessica Geography GIS
remote sensing
land-cover/land-use change
food security and agriculture
climate change
geospatial data science
spatial analysis
Medley, Kimberly E. Geography biogeography
plant ecology
landscape ecology
Moore, Richard C. Biology plant evolutionary biology
evolutionary genetics and genomics
duplicate gene evolution
evolution of sexual reproduction systems
Morgan-Kiss, Rachael M. Microbiology distribution and function of phototrophic microorganisms in extreme environments
production of biomass from cold-tolerant algal species
Myers, Christopher A. Biology conservation, with community engagement and education projects worldwide
Oris, James T. Biology ecological impacts of stressors and chemicals in the aquatic environment
Rypstra, Ann L. Biology behavioral ecology
community ecology
predator-prey interactions
Saxton, Matthew Biological Sciences microbial ecology
harmful algal blooms
anthropogenic environmental change
Schaeffer, Paul Biology energetics
physiological ecology
phenotypic plasticity of metabolism
field physiology
Shukla, Amit Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering nonlinear dynamics
bifurcation stability and control
hybrid systems
Solomon, Nancy Biology sociality
cooperative breeding
communal and parental care
Steinly, Bruce A. Biology restoration
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
Tomoyasu, Yoshinori Biology evolutionary developmental biology using insect wings as a model system
Tyler, Carrie Geology & Environmental Earth Science marine invertebrates and community interactions
Vanni, Michael J. Biology ecosystem and community ecology
aquatic ecology
food webs
nutrient cycling
Vincent, Michael A. Biology plant/fungal taxonomy
endangered species conservation
herbarium curation
Williamson, Craig E. Biology global change limnology
ecology of UV radiation
zooplankton and larval fish ecology
Zhang, Jing Statistics Bayesian statistics
spatial analysis
statistical modeling for environmental and biological sciences
Inactive Affiliates
Faculty Affiliate Department Interests
Costanzo, Jon P. Biology hibernation ecology and physiology
cold hardiness mechanisms
environmental physiology
Cummins, Hays Geography global change
coral reef ecosystems
science education
Huerta, Alfredo Biology plant physiology
Lee, Richard E. Biology ecophysiology of winter survival
Renwick, William H. Geography land use
water quality
Smith-Huerta, Nancy Biology pollination biology