BIO 489: Research in Ecology and Evolution - Research Sponsors



ENE  Ecology & Evolution  - ORTHO  Orthopedics

BIOCHEM Biochem & Cell Biol  - SoMAS Marine & Atmospheric Sciences

ANAT Anatomical Sciences  -    


Faculty Sponsor   Course   Sect.   Dept.   Research Interests

Gergen, John Peter   BIO 489   T01   BCH    Director of the Undergraduate Biology Program  

Gurevitch, Jessica   BIO 489   T02    ENE    Most work involves experimental investigation of fundamental ecological questions of plant populations and communities. Statistical applications in ecology, particularly in design and analysis of ecological experiments. Concerned with addressing questions of basic scientific interest, we have also attempted to connect basic research to issues with applied/ conservation relevance. 

Graham, Catherine   BIO 489   T03   ENE    Landscape and behavioral ecology, with emphasis on how human-altered landscapes affect ecological processes; and bioinformatics/ geographic information systems modeling to examine how current and historical environmental factors affect species distribution

Wiens, John   BIO 489   T04        NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Demes, Brigette    BIO 489   T05   ANAT    Biomechanics and functional morphology, kinematics and kinetics of primate locomotion, influence of body size on locomotion and the structure of the musculoskeletal system, long bone loading patterns 

Futuyma, Douglas (email)   BIO 489   T06   ENE    Research interests in evolution focus primarily on speciation and evolution of ecological interactions among species

Bell, Michael   BIO 489   T07   ENE    We study the causes of temporal and spatial variation using the threespine stickleback fish, Gasterosteus aculeatus, as a model. 

Akcakaya, Haluk R   BIO 489   T08   ENE    Focus is on developing and applying quantitative methods to address questions in conservation biology and environmental risk assessment. 

Baines, Stephen   BIO 489   T09   ENE    Connections between ecosystem function and community structure, and how connections are influenced by environmental context and historical contingency 

Levinton, Jeffrey   BIO 489   T10    ENE    Broad interests in trophic ecology, functional morphology, soft-bottom benthic ecology, and evolutionary aspects of marine ecological processes. Also work in macroevolution, with most recent work engaged in timing radiation of animal phyla by means of molecular divergence estimates

Rohlf, F. James   BIO 489   T11    ENE    Applications of mathematical methods and (especially multivariate) statistics to problems in biology with emphasis on morphometrics and the theory of systematics

Rest, Joshua   BIO 489   T12    ENE    Relationship between variation in regulatory elements, variation in transcripts, and organismal fitness. We use bioinformatic analysis to generate predictions, which are validated experimentally in yeast

Davalos-Alvarez, Liliana   BIO 489   T13   ENE    Effects of environmental change on evolution and conservation

Eanes, Walter   BIO 489   T16   ENE   

Population genetics and molecular evolution of Drosophila as a model. We are attempting to interface life history, populations genetics, pathway influences, and phenotypic effects of individual metabolic enzymes.  

    BIO 489   T17       TBD

Dykhuizen, Daniel   BIO 489   T18   ENE    Primary interest in experimental evolution is to understand the causes of natural selection. Recent work on population genetics of infectious disease bacteria

    BIO 489   T19       TBD

    BIO 489   T20       TBD

Ginzburg, Lev   BIO 489   T21   ENE    Principles involved in formulating equations for population and ecosystem dynamics. Recently focused on approach for modeling trophic interactions and theory of population cycles based on maternal effects. Second area of interest is applied ecology. Developing methodologies for ecological risk analysis based on stochastic models of population growth

Larson, Susan G.   BIO 489   T22   ANAT    Primate and human anatomy, experimental functional morphology and biomechanics, human and primate evolution 

True, John    BIO 489   T23   ENE    Interests range from speciation to sexual selection to developmental genetics of phenotypic evolution

Conover, David   BIO 489   T24   SoMAS   

Ecology of fish, fisheries biology 

Padilla, Dianna   BIO 489   T25    ENE   

Phenotypic plasticity; plant herbivore functional ecology; patterns of spread and impacts of invading species in aquatic ecosystems

Fleagle, John   BIO 489   T26   ANAT    Primate evolution, behavior and ecology, primate anatomy 

Lopez, Glenn   BIO 489   T27   SoMAS   Marine benthic ecology, animal-sediment interactions 

Bingham, Paul   BIO 489   T29   BCH    Genetic control of development and gene expression in animals 

    BIO 489   T30       TBD 

Lynch, Heather    BIO 489   T31   ENE    Development and application of statistics and mathematics to conservation biology 

Collier, Jackie    BIO 489   T32   SoMAS   

Phytoplankton physiological ecology; Biocomplexity and microbial diversity; Planktonic ecosystem processes in marine, estuarine, and freshwater systems 

Susman, Randall   BIO 489   T33   ANAT    Fossil Record of Hominid Evolution, Ecology and Behavior of African Apes, Studies of Ape and Human Locomotion, Comparative Morphology 

Komatsu, David    BIO 489   T34   ORTHO   

Evaluation of the Calcitonin Receptor. Peptide (CRP) for treatment of osteoporosis. Understanding of the role of apoptosis in fracture repair. Testing the efficacy of PRP in accelerating. Tendon healing. Determination of the effects of methylphenidate on skeletal development

Wright, Patricia    BIO 489   T35   ANTHRO    Best known for her 26-year study of social and family interactions of wild lemurs in Ranomafana National Park, Madagascar 

Undergraduate Biology, 107-112 CMM/BLL, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5110 - 631 632-8530, 631-632-1680 (fax)

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