Ecology
Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Earth Microbiome
Associate Professor, Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute
Associate Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Associate Research Professor, Associate Research Scientist, BIO5 Institute, Associate Research Scientist, Biosphere 2
Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, University Distinguished Professor
Specialist, Entomology, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Entomology, Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP
Study the ecology of bed bugs and key vector mosquito species in order to improve management strategies.
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Associate Professor, Entomology
Understanding how genes and genomes are shaped over many generations by the environment in which organisms live in. We also aim to examine how these changes accumulate and might facilitate the genetic divergence between populations and eventually possibly the origin of species.
Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Professor, Plant Sciences
Distinguished Professor, Professor, BIO5 Institute, Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Associate Professor, BIO5 Institute, Associate Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Associate Professor, Entomology, Associate Professor, Entomology / Insect Science - GIDP, Associate Professor, Genetics - GIDP, Associate Professor, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Associate Professor, Neuroscience - GIDP
Assistant Professor, Agricultural-Biosystems Engineering, Assistant Professor, Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences, Assistant Professor, BIO5 Institute, Assistant Professor, Ecosystem Genomics, Assistant Professor, Genetics - GIDP
We study the biodiversity, biogeography, evolutionary origins, and ecological roles of plant-associated microorganisms. We use a combination of traditional culture-based microbiology, functional assays, and next-generation 'omics tools to study microbial symbiont communities in diverse lineages of land plants at scales ranging from local to global. We are interested in characterizing the biotic and abiotic factors shaping the assembly of plant-associated fungal communities, how community structure and diversity impacts ecosystem function, and the evolutionary dynamics of fungal symbiont evolution in the context of closely related pathogens and saprotrophs.