Ecology and Evolution Research Sponsors

ACADEMIC YEAR (Fall & Spring)


Faculty Sponsor   Course   Sect.   Research Interests

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

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

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

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

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

Eanes, Walter   BIO 489   T16   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.  

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

Ginzburg, Lev   BIO 489   T21   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

Graham, Catherine   BIO 489   T03   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

Gurevitch, Jessica   BIO 489   T02    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. 

Henn, Brenna           My research lab investigates patterns of human genetic diversity and evolution by pairing genomic datasets with information about phenotype, language and prehistory.

Levinton, Jeffrey   BIO 489   T10    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

Lynch, Heather   BIO 489   T31   Ecology and conservation with a focus on long-term monitoring, quantitative modeling, and statistical analysis of avian communities. 

Nehm, Ross           Science learning, with a focus on biological concepts such as natural selection and evolution. Prior work has examined novice and expert reasoning strategies, psychometric evaluation of education instruments, science teacher belief revision, conceptual restructuring of folk-biological knowledge, and the comparative efficacy of educational innovations.

Padilla, Dianna   BIO 489   T25    Phenotypic plasticity; plant herbivore functional ecology; patterns of spread and impacts of invading species in aquatic ecosystems

Rest, Joshua   BIO 489   T12    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

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

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

Wiens, John   BIO 489   T04    Phylogenetic perspective applied to questions in evolution and ecology, using reptiles and amphibians as model systems. We also study theory and methods of systematics

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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