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Ainsworth head shot Ainsworth, Elizabeth lisa.ainsworth@ars.usda.gov
147 ERML
217-265-9887
USDA ARS Adjunct Professor
Plant Biology, PEEC

Plant physiological and molecular responses to global change, photosynthesis and carbohydrate metabolism
Allan brian190301 12 Allan, Brian ballan@illinois.edu
339A Morrill Hall
217-244-1341
Associate Professor and Chair, Committee on Natural Areas
Entomology, PEEC

Ecology of infectious diseases
Allender Allender, Matthew mcallend@illinois.edu
3846 Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building
217-265-0320
Clinical Assistant Professor
PEEC

Epidemiology of infectious and non-infectious diseases in free-ranging and captive wildlife with a focus on infectious disease epidemiology of reptiles as a biomonitor of overall ecosystem health
Ambrose Ambrose, Stanley ambrose@illinois.edu

217-244-3504
Professor
PEEC

Archeology of modern human origins in Africa; genetic paleodemography; stable isotope ecology and paleoecology; dietary reconstruction; African ecology
Philip anderson Anderson, Philip andersps@illinois.edu
202A Shelford Vivarium
217-300-2855
Assistant Professor
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

Comparative evolutionary biomechanics in both vertebrates and invertebrates, particularly to examine how the laws of physics and mechanics influence evolutionary processes; combining kinematics and fracture mechanics to examine the evolution of biological cutting/puncture systems; biomechanical and morphological diversification in deep-time; evolution of multi-part biomechanical systems; paleobiomechanics
Carolaug Augspurger, Carol carolaug@illinois.edu
155 Morrill Hall
217-333-1298
Professor Emerita
Plant Biology, PEEC

Phenology of trees and herbs, wind dispersal, seed and seedling ecology of tropical trees, plant-pathogen interactions
Photo Bell, Alison alisonmb@illinois.edu
439 Morrill Hall
217-265-5469
Professor; Affiliate, Institute for Genomic Biology; Member, Neuroscience Program
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

Proximate causes and ultimate consequences of individual differences in behavior
Benson Benson, Thomas tjbenson@illinois.edu
2108 Illinois Natural History Survey
217-265-6242
Adjunct Assistant Professor
INHS, PEEC

Wildlife ecology and conservation, population and behavioral ecology of birds
Maybe Berenbaum, May maybe@illinois.edu
216A Morrill Hall / 318B Morrill Hall
217-333-2910 / 217-333-7784
Professor & Head - Department of Entomology, Swanlund Chair
Entomology, PEEC, Plant Biology

Chemical interactions between insects and host plants and their implications in the organization of natural communities
Photo Berlocher, Stewart stewartb@illinois.edu
304A Morrill Hall
217-333-2929
Professor
Entomology, PEEC

Systematics, speciation, insect-plant coevolution
Jbrawn Brawn, Jeffrey jbrawn@illinois.edu
W-503 Turner Hall
217-244-5937
Professor and Head, NRES; Affiliate
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

Conservation biology; comparative population and community ecology of vertebrates, especially birds; tropical ecology; statistical ecology; molecular evolutionary ecology
Carlacaceres thumb Cáceres, Carla cecacere@illinois.edu
433 Morrill Hall
217-244-2139
Professor, SIB Director
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, School of Integrative Biology, PEEC

Population, community and evolutionary ecology; life-history evolution; disease ecology; limnology
Sydneycameron cropped Cameron, Sydney sacamero@illinois.edu
215B Morrill Hall
217-333-2340
Professor
Entomology, PEEC

Application of phylogenetics, behavior and development to address questions concerning the evolution of social behavior in bees; conservation status and causal factors in declining pollinators; evolution of color pattern mimicry in bees
Cao Cao, Yong yongcao@illinois.edu
Illinois Natural History Survey
217-244-6847
Affiliate
INHS, NRES, PEEC

Community ecology, freshwater bioassessment, multivariate analysis, and species modeling
Catchen  j. Catchen, Julian jcatchen@illinois.edu
233B Morrill Hall
217-244-4298
Assistant Professor
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

How do genomes change over time? In particular, we want to examine how the architecture of a genome changes in response to major evolutionary events — what architectural changes occur in a genome seeding an invasive species, or a genome underlying a large, long-term species radiation?
C cheng Cheng, C.-H. Christina c-cheng@illinois.edu
17E Burrill Hall
217-333-2832
Professor
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

Evolutionary genomic, transcriptomic, and physiological changes in cold adaptation and specialization in Antarctic and Arctic fishes. Molecular evolution of antifreeze proteins and other cold-adaptive genes and functions. Marine biodiversity in Polar regions. Field research in Antarctica and the Arctic
Chick Chick, John chick@illinois.edu

618-468-2850
Principal Aquatic Ecologist
INHS, NRES, PEEC

Ecology of large rivers, particularly Mississippi and Illinois rivers; population dynamics & community interactions freshwater fishes, life history stages & general aquatic ecology
Cienciala piotr Cienciala, Piotr piotrc@illinois.edu
252 Computing Applications Building
217-244-3584
Assistant Professor
PEEC, GGIS

Interactions between physical landscape and living organisms, ecosystem functioning. Land use and climate impacts on riverine ecosystems. Watershed restoration.
Clancy Clancy, Kathryn kclancy@illinois.edu
109 Davenport Hall
217-244-1509
Associate Professor; Affiliate
PEEC, Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Human reproductive ecologist who specializes in women's health, endometrial function and evolutionary medicine. Dr. Clancy's work challenges assumptions about what constitutes normal reproductive physiology, and clinical threshold hypotheses regarding health.
Photo Dalling, James dalling@illinois.edu
286 Morrill Hall
217-244-8914
Professor and Head - Department of Plant Biology
Plant Biology, PEEC

Tropical forest dynamics, plant-soil and plant-fungal interactions, seed ecology
Delucia DeLucia, Evan delucia@illinois.edu

G. William Arends Professor of Integrative Biology; Professor; Director - Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
Plant Biology, PEEC

Physiological ecology of vascular plants, photosynthesis, plant architecture, stress, climate change
Dietrich Dietrich, Christopher chdietri@illinois.edu
282 Natural Resources Building
217-244-7408
Affiliate, Associate Center Director, Systematic Entomologist
Entomology, PEEC, INHS

Systematics, morphology, and evolutionary biology of leafhoppers and treehoppers; biodiversity and conservation of grassland ecosystems
Dolezal  a Dolezal, Adam adolezal@illinois.edu
349B Morrill Hall
217-300-6762
Assistant Professor
Entomology, PEEC

How do environmental stressors interact to affect bee health?
Downie Downie, Stephen sdownie@illinois.edu
239 Morrill Hall
(217) 333-1275
Professor, SIB Associate Director of Academic Affairs
Plant Biology, PEEC, School of Integrative Biology

Systematics and evolution of flowering plants, with emphasis on the family Apiaceae; chloroplast genome structural evolution
Fraterrigo Fraterrigo, Jennifer jmf@illinois.edu
W-423 Turner Hall
217-333-9428
Associate Professor
NRES, PEEC

Landscape ecology, effects of human and natural disturbance on ecosystem structure and function, land-water
Fuller Fuller, Becky rcfuller@illinois.edu
104 Shelford Vivarium
217-333-9065
Professor
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

Speciation, animal behavior and its underlying neurological mechanisms; sexual selection and the evolution of mating systems; phenotypic plasticity
P garber Garber, Paul p-garber@illinois.edu
Dept. of Anthropology, Davenport Hall
217-333-3616
Professor Emeritus
PEEC

Cognitive aspects of foraging, behavioral ecology, and mating systems of New World primates
Hanks phymatodes testaceus Hanks, Lawrence hanks@illinois.edu

Professor
Entomology, PEEC

Chemical ecology and conservation biological control
Aht Harmon-Threatt, Alex aht@illinois.edu
255 Morrill Hall
217-333-3108
Assistant Professor
Entomology, PEEC

Pollination Ecology, Conservation, and Restoration
Hauber Hauber, Mark mhauber@illinois.edu
469 Morrill Hall
217-300-7127
Harley Jones Van Cleave Professor of Host-Parasite Interactions
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

I am a professor and behavioral ecologist, conservation scientist, and comparative psychologist, focusing on the evolution of recognition systems, and using land- and seabirds to address questions about how individuals recognize themselves, their mates, their young, their prey, and their predators. Shifting gears between behavioral, developmental, and molecular tools, my lab has been studying the social and genetic consequences of species recognition in avian brood parasites, such as cuckoos and cowbirds. We also explore the cogntive and neurophysiological bases of self/other discrimination critical for the social functioning of individuals, including crowded nests, dense seabird colonies, and even large human settlements. We use comparative and genetic tools, chemical and physical models, and perceptual and mathematical models to understand how individuals make the decisions which are critical for their survival and success, including sexual reproduction.
Img 0714 Heath, Katy kheath@illinois.edu
249 Morrill Hall
217-265-5473
Associate Professor
Plant Biology, PEEC

Mutualism coevolution: evolutionary and ecological genetics of plant-microbe interactions; evolutionary responses to global change
Fhu Hu, Feng Sheng fshu@illinois.edu
2090 Lincoln Hall
217-244-2982
Professor and Dean of LAS, and a Ralph E. Grim Professor of Geology
Plant Biology, PEEC

Ecosystem ecology, quaternary paleoecology, climatic change and biotic response, soil and sediment biogeochemistry
Sperry Hutchins Sperry, Jinelle jinelle.sperry@usace.army.mil
S-506 Turner Hall
217-373-4543
Adjunct Assistant Professor/Affiliate
NRES, PEEC

Community ecology; behavior and ecology of birds, reptiles and amphibians; wildlife conservation
Jain1 Jain, Atul jain1@illlinois.edu
215 Atmospheric Sciences
217-333-2128
Professor
PEEC

Development of mathematical models of the atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere to address environmental issues
Kpjohnso Johnson, Kevin kpjohnso@illinois.edu
284 Natural Resources Building, 607 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign, IL 61820
217-244-9267
Affiliate, Principal Ornithologist
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, Entomology, INHS, PEEC

Molecular systematics, host-parasite co-evolution, comparative approaches to studying the evolution of behavior in birds, co-speciation between birds and parasitic lice, population genetics of island biogeography
Kent Kent, Angela akent@illinois.edu
S-510 Turner Hall
217-333-4216
Director of PEEC, Professor
NRES, PEEC

Ecology of microbial communities involved in ecosystem processes in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, microbial ecology and human and animal health
Avk Kukekova, Anna avk@illinois.edu
206 Edward R. Madigan Lab
217-300-2425
Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences Laboratory
PEEC

We are interested in identifying novel biological mechnisms and gaining a better understanding of well-known mechanisms through which genetic and environmental factors may regulate inter-individual differences in social behavior
Ericlarson Larson, Eric erlarson@illinois.edu

Assistant Professor
NRES, PEEC, Entomology

NRES, PEEC
Leakey andrew171020 03 Leakey, Andrew leakey@illinois.edu
1402 IGB
217-244-0302
Professor and University Scholar
Plant Biology, PEEC

Integrative plant physiology, genetics and genomics; plant water use efficiency, photosynthesis and carbon metabolism; crop responses to elevated CO<sub>2</sub>, drought, temperature and ozone; crop sustainability and responses to global environmental change
Slong Long, Stephen slong@illinois.edu
379 ERML/134 IGB
217-244-0881
Gutgsell Endowed Professor
Crop Sciences, Plant Biology, PEEC

Environmental physiology, atmospheric change impacts on crops and natural vegetation, C4 photosynthesis, energy crops, mathematical models of photosynthesis
Malhi Malhi, Ripan malhi@illinois.edu
209F Davenport Hall
217-265-0721
Professor; Affiliate
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

Integrates population genetics, phylogenetics, ancient DNA analysis, and field research in collaboration with Native American communities; use of tools from molecular biology and population genetics; North America
Matthews Matthews, Jeffrey jmatthew@illinois.edu
S-516 Turner Hall
217-244-2168
Assistant Professor
NRES, PEEC

Restoration ecology, plant community ecology, wetland mitigation
Amiller7 Miller, Andrew amiller7@illinois.edu
2003 Robert Evers Lab
Affiliate
Plant Biology, PEEC

Character evolution of ascomycetes with emphasis on members of the Class Sordariomycetes, biodiversity and biogeography of ascomycetes
No photo Miller, Daniel dcmiller@illinois.edu

217-244-8293
Assistant Professor
NRES, PEEC

NRES, PEEC
Miller james Miller, James jrmillr@illinois.edu
N-407 Turner Hall
217-244-3896
Associate Professor
NRES, PEEC

Avian ecology, landscape ecology, biodiversity conservation, habitat restoration, reconciliation ecology
Odwyer james head O'Dwyer, James jodwyer@illinois.edu
183 Morrill Hall
217-244-7086
Associate Professor
Plant Biology, PEEC

We work with theoretical models and a broad range of data to understand patterns of biodiversity, from tropical forests to host-associated microbial systems like the human microbiome
Ken Paige, Ken k-paige@illinois.edu
483 Morrill Hall
217-244-6606
Professor
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

Our lab focuses on several areas of research including 1) the ecology and evolutionary biology of species interactions with an emphasis on overcompensation (enhanced fitness following herbivory), 2) the role of somatic mutation and endoreduplication (replication of the genome without mitotic cell division) in allowing an individual plant to evolve and adjust to environmental challenges, 3) conservation genetics, focusing on the ecological and evolutionary consequences of small population size, and 4) phylogeographic analyses with a focus on understanding how organisms have responded to anthropogenic, geologic and climatic history.
Philipp Philipp, David philipp@illinois.edu
237 NRSA
217-369-2952
Research Affiliate
PEEC

Fish genetics and evolution; identification, characterization and conservation of fish stocks; evolution of structural and regulatory genes; behavioral genetics of fishes
Caphilli Phillips, Christopher caphilli@illinois.edu
185 Natural Resources Building
217-244-7077
Adjunct Assistant Professor/Affiliate
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

Population genetics, population ecology, and systematics, especially as applied to amphibians, reptiles, and fishes; phylogeny estimation using molecular markers; conservation genetics
Spunya1 Punyasena, Surangi spunya1@illinois.edu
139 Morrill Hall
217-244-8049
Associate Professor, Associate Head, Director of Graduate Studies
Plant Biology, PEEC

Palynology, paleoecology, paleoclimate, and computer vision applications
Jrhodes Rhodes, Justin jrhodes@illinois.edu
3315 Beckman Institute
217-265-0021
Associate Professor
PEEC

Neuroendocrinology of socially influenced sex change in anemonefish
Hughrobe Robertson, Hugh hughrobe@illinois.edu
417 Morrill Hall
217-333-0489
Professor Emeritus
Entomology, PEEC

The molecular basis for insect olfaction and taste; insect and arthropod genomics
Gene robinson 2019 Robinson, Gene generobi@illinois.edu
1608 IGB / 449 Morrill Hall
217-265-0309
Swanlund Chair and Director, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology;
Entomology, PEEC

Insect social behavior and genomics
Roca Roca, Alfred roca@illinois.edu
441 Animal Sciences Laboratory
217-244-8853
Affiliate, Associate Professor
PEEC, Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Comparative and evolutionary genomics of mammals and retroviruses, conservation genetics of elephants and other wildlife
Roseman Roseman, Charles croseman@illinois.edu
203 Shelford Vivarium
217-244-3513
Associate Professor
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC


Schneider  daniel Schneider, Daniel ddws@illinois.edu
111 Temple Buell Hall
217-244-7681
Professor
PEEC

Aquatic invertebrate ecology; ecology of invasive species; environmental history
Schooley Schooley, Robert schooley@illinois.edu
W-401B Turner Hall
217-244-2729
Affiliate, Associate Professor
NRES, PEEC, Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Landscape ecology, metapopulations, wildlife conservation, animal movements
Schroeder nathan Schroeder, Nathan nes@illinois.edu
N-531 Turner Hall
217-244-6128
Assistant Professor
PEEC, Crop Sciences

Use nematodes (unsegmented roundworms) to study phenotypic plasticity and the evolution of development
Img 0594 Seigler, David daveseig@illinois.edu

217-333-7577
Professor Emeritus
Plant Biology, PEEC

Phytochemistry, chemical ecology, plant systematics, secondary products, systematics of Acacia species
Smith  rebecca Smith, Rebecca rlsdvm@illinois.edu
2627 Vet Med Basic Sciences Bldg
217-300-1428
Assistant Professor
PEEC

Infectious disease control, mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, model parameterization; Economics of livestock disease, optimization of disease control; Mycobacterial disease control
Stein jeff180829 03 b 4 Stein, Jeffrey A. jastein@illinois.edu
145 Natural Resources Studies Annex
(217) 244-1516
Assistant Research Scientist
PEEC, INHS, NRES

Our lab studies basic and applied ecology of freshwater and marine fishes, seeking to explore how human activities can impact the reproductive ecology and behavior of fishes, ultimately translating findings into meaningful and effective conservation actions.
Rstumpf Stumpf, Rebecca rstumpf@illinois.edu
Department of Anthropology
217-333-3616
Professor
PEEC, Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Sexual selection, hominid behavior, endocrinology, primate microbial ecology, primate evolution, reproductive mechanisms, preterm birth
Suarez  andrew 002 Suarez, Andrew suarez2@illinois.edu
515 Morrill Hall
(217) 244-6631
Professor and Head - Department of Animal Biology Professor - Department of Entomology
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, Entomology, PEEC

Ant ecology and behavior; biological invasions
Suski Suski, Cory suski@illinois.edu
W-401C Turner Hall
217-244-2237
Associate Professor
NRES, PEEC

Conservation, physiology and ecology of freshwater fishes
Tan milton Tan, Milton miltont@illinois.edu
380 Natural Resources Building
217-300-0987
Assistant Research Scientist, Affiliate
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, INHS, PEEC

Systematics, evolution and diversification of fish biodiversity and their morphological and genomic traits, using a combination of approaches including phylogenomics, genomics, transcriptomics, comparative phylogenetic methods, and collections-based specimen research
Wahl Wahl, David d-wahl@illinois.edu
235 NRSA
217-333-0006
Illinois Natural History Survey; Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences; Affiliate Entomology, PEEC
INHS, PEEC

Application of ecological principles to fisheries management; role of predators in controlling community dynamics; behavioral ecology of fishes; bioenergetic and bioeconomic modeling
Wander Wander, Michelle mwander@illinois.edu
N-225 Turner Hall
217-333-9471
Professor
NRES, PEEC

Management impacts on soil organic matter characteristics
Ward Ward, Michael mpward@illinois.edu

217- 244-4089
Associate Professor; Senior Ornithologist
NRES, PEEC, INHS

Avian ecology and behavior; conservation
Warnow Warnow, Tandy warnow@illinois.edu
3235 Seibel Center for Computer Sciences
217-300-3087
Affiliate, Professor
Entomology, Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC, Plant Biology

Phylogenomics, multiple sequence alignment, and metagenomics
Rwhitakr Whitaker, Rachel rwhitakr@illinois.edu
C222 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory
217-244-8420
Associate Professor
Molecular and Cellular Biology, PEEC

Microbial evolutionary ecology; population genomics; biogeography; horizontal gene transfer; effects of disturbance on microbial populations; Archaea
Jwhitfie Whitfield, James jwhitfie@illinois.edu
215 Morrill Hall
217-333-2567
Professor
Entomology, PEEC

Ecology and phylogeny of parasitoid wasps
Yeng 274 Yang, Wendy yangw@illinois.edu
639 Morrill Hall
217-244-2614
Assistant Professor
Plant Biology, PEEC

Terrestrial biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, stable isotope ecology, soil-atmosphere greenhouse gas dynamics, climate change
Yannarell Yannarell, Anthony acyann@illinois.edu
S-522 Turner Hall
217-333-2398
Associate Professor
NRES, PEEC

Microbial community ecology, microbial interactions with invasive species, soil microbiology (grasslands, forests, agroecosystems)
Ainsworth head shot
Ainsworth, Elizabeth lisa.ainsworth@ars.usda.gov
147 ERML
217-265-9887

USDA ARS Adjunct Professor
Plant Biology, PEEC

Plant physiological and molecular responses to global change, photosynthesis and carbohydrate metabolism
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Allan, Brian ballan@illinois.edu
339A Morrill Hall
217-244-1341

Associate Professor and Chair, Committee on Natural Areas
Entomology, PEEC

Ecology of infectious diseases
Allender
Allender, Matthew mcallend@illinois.edu
3846 Veterinary Medicine Basic Sciences Building
217-265-0320

Clinical Assistant Professor
PEEC

Epidemiology of infectious and non-infectious diseases in free-ranging and captive wildlife with a focus on infectious disease epidemiology of reptiles as a biomonitor of overall ecosystem health
Ambrose
Ambrose, Stanley ambrose@illinois.edu

217-244-3504

Professor
PEEC

Archeology of modern human origins in Africa; genetic paleodemography; stable isotope ecology and paleoecology; dietary reconstruction; African ecology
Philip anderson
Anderson, Philip andersps@illinois.edu
202A Shelford Vivarium
217-300-2855

Assistant Professor
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

Comparative evolutionary biomechanics in both vertebrates and invertebrates, particularly to examine how the laws of physics and mechanics influence evolutionary processes; combining kinematics and fracture mechanics to examine the evolution of biological cutting/puncture systems; biomechanical and morphological diversification in deep-time; evolution of multi-part biomechanical systems; paleobiomechanics
Carolaug
Augspurger, Carol carolaug@illinois.edu
155 Morrill Hall
217-333-1298

Professor Emerita
Plant Biology, PEEC

Phenology of trees and herbs, wind dispersal, seed and seedling ecology of tropical trees, plant-pathogen interactions
Photo
Bell, Alison alisonmb@illinois.edu
439 Morrill Hall
217-265-5469

Professor; Affiliate, Institute for Genomic Biology; Member, Neuroscience Program
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

Proximate causes and ultimate consequences of individual differences in behavior
Benson
Benson, Thomas tjbenson@illinois.edu
2108 Illinois Natural History Survey
217-265-6242

Adjunct Assistant Professor
INHS, PEEC

Wildlife ecology and conservation, population and behavioral ecology of birds
Maybe
Berenbaum, May maybe@illinois.edu
216A Morrill Hall / 318B Morrill Hall
217-333-2910 / 217-333-7784

Professor & Head - Department of Entomology, Swanlund Chair
Entomology, PEEC, Plant Biology

Chemical interactions between insects and host plants and their implications in the organization of natural communities
Photo
Berlocher, Stewart stewartb@illinois.edu
304A Morrill Hall
217-333-2929

Professor
Entomology, PEEC

Systematics, speciation, insect-plant coevolution
Jbrawn
Brawn, Jeffrey jbrawn@illinois.edu
W-503 Turner Hall
217-244-5937

Professor and Head, NRES; Affiliate
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

Conservation biology; comparative population and community ecology of vertebrates, especially birds; tropical ecology; statistical ecology; molecular evolutionary ecology
Carlacaceres thumb
Cáceres, Carla cecacere@illinois.edu
433 Morrill Hall
217-244-2139

Professor, SIB Director
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, School of Integrative Biology, PEEC

Population, community and evolutionary ecology; life-history evolution; disease ecology; limnology
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Cameron, Sydney sacamero@illinois.edu
215B Morrill Hall
217-333-2340

Professor
Entomology, PEEC

Application of phylogenetics, behavior and development to address questions concerning the evolution of social behavior in bees; conservation status and causal factors in declining pollinators; evolution of color pattern mimicry in bees
Cao
Cao, Yong yongcao@illinois.edu
Illinois Natural History Survey
217-244-6847

Affiliate
INHS, NRES, PEEC

Community ecology, freshwater bioassessment, multivariate analysis, and species modeling
Catchen  j.
Catchen, Julian jcatchen@illinois.edu
233B Morrill Hall
217-244-4298

Assistant Professor
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

How do genomes change over time? In particular, we want to examine how the architecture of a genome changes in response to major evolutionary events — what architectural changes occur in a genome seeding an invasive species, or a genome underlying a large, long-term species radiation?
C cheng
Cheng, C.-H. Christina c-cheng@illinois.edu
17E Burrill Hall
217-333-2832

Professor
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

Evolutionary genomic, transcriptomic, and physiological changes in cold adaptation and specialization in Antarctic and Arctic fishes. Molecular evolution of antifreeze proteins and other cold-adaptive genes and functions. Marine biodiversity in Polar regions. Field research in Antarctica and the Arctic
Chick
Chick, John chick@illinois.edu

618-468-2850

Principal Aquatic Ecologist
INHS, NRES, PEEC

Ecology of large rivers, particularly Mississippi and Illinois rivers; population dynamics & community interactions freshwater fishes, life history stages & general aquatic ecology
Cienciala piotr
Cienciala, Piotr piotrc@illinois.edu
252 Computing Applications Building
217-244-3584

Assistant Professor
PEEC, GGIS

Interactions between physical landscape and living organisms, ecosystem functioning. Land use and climate impacts on riverine ecosystems. Watershed restoration.
Clancy
Clancy, Kathryn kclancy@illinois.edu
109 Davenport Hall
217-244-1509

Associate Professor; Affiliate
PEEC, Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Human reproductive ecologist who specializes in women's health, endometrial function and evolutionary medicine. Dr. Clancy's work challenges assumptions about what constitutes normal reproductive physiology, and clinical threshold hypotheses regarding health.
Photo
Dalling, James dalling@illinois.edu
286 Morrill Hall
217-244-8914

Professor and Head - Department of Plant Biology
Plant Biology, PEEC

Tropical forest dynamics, plant-soil and plant-fungal interactions, seed ecology
Delucia
DeLucia, Evan delucia@illinois.edu



G. William Arends Professor of Integrative Biology; Professor; Director - Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
Plant Biology, PEEC

Physiological ecology of vascular plants, photosynthesis, plant architecture, stress, climate change
Dietrich
Dietrich, Christopher chdietri@illinois.edu
282 Natural Resources Building
217-244-7408

Affiliate, Associate Center Director, Systematic Entomologist
Entomology, PEEC, INHS

Systematics, morphology, and evolutionary biology of leafhoppers and treehoppers; biodiversity and conservation of grassland ecosystems
Dolezal  a
Dolezal, Adam adolezal@illinois.edu
349B Morrill Hall
217-300-6762

Assistant Professor
Entomology, PEEC

How do environmental stressors interact to affect bee health?
Downie
Downie, Stephen sdownie@illinois.edu
239 Morrill Hall
(217) 333-1275

Professor, SIB Associate Director of Academic Affairs
Plant Biology, PEEC, School of Integrative Biology

Systematics and evolution of flowering plants, with emphasis on the family Apiaceae; chloroplast genome structural evolution
Fraterrigo
Fraterrigo, Jennifer jmf@illinois.edu
W-423 Turner Hall
217-333-9428

Associate Professor
NRES, PEEC

Landscape ecology, effects of human and natural disturbance on ecosystem structure and function, land-water
Fuller
Fuller, Becky rcfuller@illinois.edu
104 Shelford Vivarium
217-333-9065

Professor
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

Speciation, animal behavior and its underlying neurological mechanisms; sexual selection and the evolution of mating systems; phenotypic plasticity
P garber
Garber, Paul p-garber@illinois.edu
Dept. of Anthropology, Davenport Hall
217-333-3616

Professor Emeritus
PEEC

Cognitive aspects of foraging, behavioral ecology, and mating systems of New World primates
Hanks phymatodes testaceus
Hanks, Lawrence hanks@illinois.edu



Professor
Entomology, PEEC

Chemical ecology and conservation biological control
Aht
Harmon-Threatt, Alex aht@illinois.edu
255 Morrill Hall
217-333-3108

Assistant Professor
Entomology, PEEC

Pollination Ecology, Conservation, and Restoration
Hauber
Hauber, Mark mhauber@illinois.edu
469 Morrill Hall
217-300-7127

Harley Jones Van Cleave Professor of Host-Parasite Interactions
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

I am a professor and behavioral ecologist, conservation scientist, and comparative psychologist, focusing on the evolution of recognition systems, and using land- and seabirds to address questions about how individuals recognize themselves, their mates, their young, their prey, and their predators. Shifting gears between behavioral, developmental, and molecular tools, my lab has been studying the social and genetic consequences of species recognition in avian brood parasites, such as cuckoos and cowbirds. We also explore the cogntive and neurophysiological bases of self/other discrimination critical for the social functioning of individuals, including crowded nests, dense seabird colonies, and even large human settlements. We use comparative and genetic tools, chemical and physical models, and perceptual and mathematical models to understand how individuals make the decisions which are critical for their survival and success, including sexual reproduction.
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Heath, Katy kheath@illinois.edu
249 Morrill Hall
217-265-5473

Associate Professor
Plant Biology, PEEC

Mutualism coevolution: evolutionary and ecological genetics of plant-microbe interactions; evolutionary responses to global change
Fhu
Hu, Feng Sheng fshu@illinois.edu
2090 Lincoln Hall
217-244-2982

Professor and Dean of LAS, and a Ralph E. Grim Professor of Geology
Plant Biology, PEEC

Ecosystem ecology, quaternary paleoecology, climatic change and biotic response, soil and sediment biogeochemistry
Sperry
Hutchins Sperry, Jinelle jinelle.sperry@usace.army.mil
S-506 Turner Hall
217-373-4543

Adjunct Assistant Professor/Affiliate
NRES, PEEC

Community ecology; behavior and ecology of birds, reptiles and amphibians; wildlife conservation
Jain1
Jain, Atul jain1@illlinois.edu
215 Atmospheric Sciences
217-333-2128

Professor
PEEC

Development of mathematical models of the atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere to address environmental issues
Kpjohnso
Johnson, Kevin kpjohnso@illinois.edu
284 Natural Resources Building, 607 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign, IL 61820
217-244-9267

Affiliate, Principal Ornithologist
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, Entomology, INHS, PEEC

Molecular systematics, host-parasite co-evolution, comparative approaches to studying the evolution of behavior in birds, co-speciation between birds and parasitic lice, population genetics of island biogeography
Kent
Kent, Angela akent@illinois.edu
S-510 Turner Hall
217-333-4216

Director of PEEC, Professor
NRES, PEEC

Ecology of microbial communities involved in ecosystem processes in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, microbial ecology and human and animal health
Avk
Kukekova, Anna avk@illinois.edu
206 Edward R. Madigan Lab
217-300-2425

Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences Laboratory
PEEC

We are interested in identifying novel biological mechnisms and gaining a better understanding of well-known mechanisms through which genetic and environmental factors may regulate inter-individual differences in social behavior
Ericlarson
Larson, Eric erlarson@illinois.edu



Assistant Professor
NRES, PEEC, Entomology

NRES, PEEC
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Leakey, Andrew leakey@illinois.edu
1402 IGB
217-244-0302

Professor and University Scholar
Plant Biology, PEEC

Integrative plant physiology, genetics and genomics; plant water use efficiency, photosynthesis and carbon metabolism; crop responses to elevated CO<sub>2</sub>, drought, temperature and ozone; crop sustainability and responses to global environmental change
Slong
Long, Stephen slong@illinois.edu
379 ERML/134 IGB
217-244-0881

Gutgsell Endowed Professor
Crop Sciences, Plant Biology, PEEC

Environmental physiology, atmospheric change impacts on crops and natural vegetation, C4 photosynthesis, energy crops, mathematical models of photosynthesis
Malhi
Malhi, Ripan malhi@illinois.edu
209F Davenport Hall
217-265-0721

Professor; Affiliate
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

Integrates population genetics, phylogenetics, ancient DNA analysis, and field research in collaboration with Native American communities; use of tools from molecular biology and population genetics; North America
Matthews
Matthews, Jeffrey jmatthew@illinois.edu
S-516 Turner Hall
217-244-2168

Assistant Professor
NRES, PEEC

Restoration ecology, plant community ecology, wetland mitigation
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Miller, Andrew amiller7@illinois.edu
2003 Robert Evers Lab


Affiliate
Plant Biology, PEEC

Character evolution of ascomycetes with emphasis on members of the Class Sordariomycetes, biodiversity and biogeography of ascomycetes
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Miller, Daniel dcmiller@illinois.edu

217-244-8293

Assistant Professor
NRES, PEEC

NRES, PEEC
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Miller, James jrmillr@illinois.edu
N-407 Turner Hall
217-244-3896

Associate Professor
NRES, PEEC

Avian ecology, landscape ecology, biodiversity conservation, habitat restoration, reconciliation ecology
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O'Dwyer, James jodwyer@illinois.edu
183 Morrill Hall
217-244-7086

Associate Professor
Plant Biology, PEEC

We work with theoretical models and a broad range of data to understand patterns of biodiversity, from tropical forests to host-associated microbial systems like the human microbiome
Ken
Paige, Ken k-paige@illinois.edu
483 Morrill Hall
217-244-6606

Professor
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

Our lab focuses on several areas of research including 1) the ecology and evolutionary biology of species interactions with an emphasis on overcompensation (enhanced fitness following herbivory), 2) the role of somatic mutation and endoreduplication (replication of the genome without mitotic cell division) in allowing an individual plant to evolve and adjust to environmental challenges, 3) conservation genetics, focusing on the ecological and evolutionary consequences of small population size, and 4) phylogeographic analyses with a focus on understanding how organisms have responded to anthropogenic, geologic and climatic history.
Philipp
Philipp, David philipp@illinois.edu
237 NRSA
217-369-2952

Research Affiliate
PEEC

Fish genetics and evolution; identification, characterization and conservation of fish stocks; evolution of structural and regulatory genes; behavioral genetics of fishes
Caphilli
Phillips, Christopher caphilli@illinois.edu
185 Natural Resources Building
217-244-7077

Adjunct Assistant Professor/Affiliate
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC

Population genetics, population ecology, and systematics, especially as applied to amphibians, reptiles, and fishes; phylogeny estimation using molecular markers; conservation genetics
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Punyasena, Surangi spunya1@illinois.edu
139 Morrill Hall
217-244-8049

Associate Professor, Associate Head, Director of Graduate Studies
Plant Biology, PEEC

Palynology, paleoecology, paleoclimate, and computer vision applications
Jrhodes
Rhodes, Justin jrhodes@illinois.edu
3315 Beckman Institute
217-265-0021

Associate Professor
PEEC

Neuroendocrinology of socially influenced sex change in anemonefish
Hughrobe
Robertson, Hugh hughrobe@illinois.edu
417 Morrill Hall
217-333-0489

Professor Emeritus
Entomology, PEEC

The molecular basis for insect olfaction and taste; insect and arthropod genomics
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Robinson, Gene generobi@illinois.edu
1608 IGB / 449 Morrill Hall
217-265-0309

Swanlund Chair and Director, Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology;
Entomology, PEEC

Insect social behavior and genomics
Roca
Roca, Alfred roca@illinois.edu
441 Animal Sciences Laboratory
217-244-8853

Affiliate, Associate Professor
PEEC, Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Comparative and evolutionary genomics of mammals and retroviruses, conservation genetics of elephants and other wildlife
Roseman
Roseman, Charles croseman@illinois.edu
203 Shelford Vivarium
217-244-3513

Associate Professor
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC


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Schneider, Daniel ddws@illinois.edu
111 Temple Buell Hall
217-244-7681

Professor
PEEC

Aquatic invertebrate ecology; ecology of invasive species; environmental history
Schooley
Schooley, Robert schooley@illinois.edu
W-401B Turner Hall
217-244-2729

Affiliate, Associate Professor
NRES, PEEC, Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Landscape ecology, metapopulations, wildlife conservation, animal movements
Schroeder nathan
Schroeder, Nathan nes@illinois.edu
N-531 Turner Hall
217-244-6128

Assistant Professor
PEEC, Crop Sciences

Use nematodes (unsegmented roundworms) to study phenotypic plasticity and the evolution of development
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Seigler, David daveseig@illinois.edu

217-333-7577

Professor Emeritus
Plant Biology, PEEC

Phytochemistry, chemical ecology, plant systematics, secondary products, systematics of Acacia species
Smith  rebecca
Smith, Rebecca rlsdvm@illinois.edu
2627 Vet Med Basic Sciences Bldg
217-300-1428

Assistant Professor
PEEC

Infectious disease control, mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, model parameterization; Economics of livestock disease, optimization of disease control; Mycobacterial disease control
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Stein, Jeffrey A. jastein@illinois.edu
145 Natural Resources Studies Annex
(217) 244-1516

Assistant Research Scientist
PEEC, INHS, NRES

Our lab studies basic and applied ecology of freshwater and marine fishes, seeking to explore how human activities can impact the reproductive ecology and behavior of fishes, ultimately translating findings into meaningful and effective conservation actions.
Rstumpf
Stumpf, Rebecca rstumpf@illinois.edu
Department of Anthropology
217-333-3616

Professor
PEEC, Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Sexual selection, hominid behavior, endocrinology, primate microbial ecology, primate evolution, reproductive mechanisms, preterm birth
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Suarez, Andrew suarez2@illinois.edu
515 Morrill Hall
(217) 244-6631

Professor and Head - Department of Animal Biology Professor - Department of Entomology
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, Entomology, PEEC

Ant ecology and behavior; biological invasions
Suski
Suski, Cory suski@illinois.edu
W-401C Turner Hall
217-244-2237

Associate Professor
NRES, PEEC

Conservation, physiology and ecology of freshwater fishes
Tan milton
Tan, Milton miltont@illinois.edu
380 Natural Resources Building
217-300-0987

Assistant Research Scientist, Affiliate
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, INHS, PEEC

Systematics, evolution and diversification of fish biodiversity and their morphological and genomic traits, using a combination of approaches including phylogenomics, genomics, transcriptomics, comparative phylogenetic methods, and collections-based specimen research
Wahl
Wahl, David d-wahl@illinois.edu
235 NRSA
217-333-0006

Illinois Natural History Survey; Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences; Affiliate Entomology, PEEC
INHS, PEEC

Application of ecological principles to fisheries management; role of predators in controlling community dynamics; behavioral ecology of fishes; bioenergetic and bioeconomic modeling
Wander
Wander, Michelle mwander@illinois.edu
N-225 Turner Hall
217-333-9471

Professor
NRES, PEEC

Management impacts on soil organic matter characteristics
Ward
Ward, Michael mpward@illinois.edu

217- 244-4089

Associate Professor; Senior Ornithologist
NRES, PEEC, INHS

Avian ecology and behavior; conservation
Warnow
Warnow, Tandy warnow@illinois.edu
3235 Seibel Center for Computer Sciences
217-300-3087

Affiliate, Professor
Entomology, Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior, PEEC, Plant Biology

Phylogenomics, multiple sequence alignment, and metagenomics
Rwhitakr
Whitaker, Rachel rwhitakr@illinois.edu
C222 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory
217-244-8420

Associate Professor
Molecular and Cellular Biology, PEEC

Microbial evolutionary ecology; population genomics; biogeography; horizontal gene transfer; effects of disturbance on microbial populations; Archaea
Jwhitfie
Whitfield, James jwhitfie@illinois.edu
215 Morrill Hall
217-333-2567

Professor
Entomology, PEEC

Ecology and phylogeny of parasitoid wasps
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Yang, Wendy yangw@illinois.edu
639 Morrill Hall
217-244-2614

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology, PEEC

Terrestrial biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, stable isotope ecology, soil-atmosphere greenhouse gas dynamics, climate change
Yannarell
Yannarell, Anthony acyann@illinois.edu
S-522 Turner Hall
217-333-2398

Associate Professor
NRES, PEEC

Microbial community ecology, microbial interactions with invasive species, soil microbiology (grasslands, forests, agroecosystems)


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