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


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 - Entomology
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior


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

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 - Anthropology

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

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

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 - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Affiliate - Institute for Genomic Biology
Member - Neuroscience Program


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 - Illinois Natural History Survey

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 - Entomology
Professor - Plant Biology
Swanlund Chair


Chemical interactions between insects and host plants and their implications in the organization of natural communities
Jbrawn Brawn, Jeffrey
jbrawn@illinois.edu
W-503 Turner Hall
217-244-5937
Professor and Head - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior


Conservation biology; comparative population and community ecology of vertebrates, especially birds; tropical ecology; statistical ecology; molecular evolutionary ecology
Brinkworth  j. Brinkworth, Jessica
jfbrinkw@illinois.edu

217-265-0734
Assistant Professor - Anthropology
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Faculty - Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology


My research addresses the physiological consequences of the human experience and evolutionary past, particularly those that affect innate immune system function. Current projects focus on the functional divergence and diversification of primate immune systems, how past epidemics affect present day immune function diversity and how life experience affects the innate immune response.
Chris brooke3 Brooke, Chris
cbrooke@illinois.edu
390 Burrill Hall
217-265-0991
Assistant Professor - Microbiology

We study how diversity and collective interactions within viral populations influence the evolution and transmission of influenza viruses.
Carlacaceres thumb Cáceres, Carla
cecacere@illinois.edu
433 Morrill Hall
217-244-2139
Director - School of Integrative Biology
Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior


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

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
Principle Research Scientist - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences


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

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

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 - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences


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 - Geography & Geographic Information Science

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 - Anthropology
Affiliate - 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.
Conroyjlowres Conroy, Jessica
jconro@illinois.edu
Dept. of Geology, Natural History Building 3042
217-244-4855
Associate Professor - Geology; Plant Biology

paleoclimate variability on interannual to millennial timescales, paleolimnology, stable isotope hydrology, stable isotope geochemistry
Photo Dalling, James
dalling@illinois.edu
286 Morrill Hall
217-244-8914
Professor - Plant Biology

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 - Plant Biology
Director - Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment


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


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

How do environmental stressors interact to affect bee health?
Downie Downie, Stephen
sdownie@illinois.edu
239 Morrill Hall
(217) 333-1275
Professor - Plant Biology
Associate Director of Academic Affairs - 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 - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences
Affiliate - Plant Biology


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

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 - Anthropology

Cognitive aspects of foraging, behavioral ecology, and mating systems of New World primates
Kaiyuguan Guan, Kaiyu
kaiyug@illinois.edu
W-503, Turner Hall, 1102 S. Goodwin
Assistant Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences
Blue Waters Professor - NCSA
Affiliate - CEE; Crop Sciences; Geography & Geographic Information Sciences


Dr. Guan uses satellite data, computational models, field work, and machine learning approaches to address how climate and human practices affect crop productivity, water resource availability, and ecosystem functioning.
Hanks phymatodes testaceus Hanks, Lawrence
hanks@illinois.edu

Professor - Entomology

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

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

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

Mutualism coevolution: evolutionary and ecological genetics of plant-microbe interactions; evolutionary responses to global change
Sperry Hutchins Sperry, Jinelle
jinelle.sperry@usace.army.mil
S-506 Turner Hall
217-373-4543
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

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 - Atmospheric Sciences

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
Principal Ornithologist - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior; Entomology


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 - PEEC
Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences


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

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
W-421 Turner Hall
Assistant Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences
Affiliate - Entomology


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


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
Ikenberry Endowed University Chair of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology

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 - Anthropology
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior


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
Margenot Margenot, Andrew
margenot@illinois.edu

217.300.7059
Assistant Professor - Crop Sciences

Biogeochemical Cycles; Agricultural Ecology (soil); Carbon and phosphorus cycling in soils; environmental enzymology; soil biochemistry; smallholder agriculture; nutrient management; heavy metal contaminants in soils; mycorrhizae
Matthews Matthews, Jeffrey
jmatthew@illinois.edu
S-516 Turner Hall
217-244-2168
Assistant Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

Restoration ecology, plant community ecology, wetland mitigation
Amiller7 Miller, Andrew
amiller7@illinois.edu
2003 Robert Evers Lab
Principal Mycologist - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Plant Biology


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

217-244-8293
Assistant Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

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

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

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

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.
Caphilli Phillips, Christopher
caphilli@illinois.edu
185 Natural Resources Building
217-244-7077
Associate Research Program Leader - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior


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

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

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

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
Director - Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
Swanlund Chair
Professor - Entomology


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


Schneider  daniel Schneider, Daniel
ddws@illinois.edu
111 Temple Buell Hall
217-244-7681
Professor - Urban and Regional Planning

Aquatic invertebrate ecology; ecology of invasive species; environmental history
Schooley Schooley, Robert
schooley@illinois.edu
W-401B Turner Hall
217-244-2729
Associate Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences
Affiliate - 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 - 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

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 - Epidemiology

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 - Illinois Natural History Survey

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 - Anthropology
Affiliate - 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 - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Professor - Entomology


Ant ecology and behavior; biological invasions
Suski Suski, Cory
suski@illinois.edu
W-401C Turner Hall
217-244-2237
Associate Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

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


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
Aquatic/Fishery Biologist - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Entomology


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 - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

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

217- 244-4089
Associate Professor; Senior Ornithologist - Illinois Natural History Survey

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

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

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

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 - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

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

USDA ARS Adjunct Professor - Plant Biology

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 - Entomology Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

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

Clinical Assistant Professor - Veterinary Clinical Medicine

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 - Anthropology

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

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

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 - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Affiliate - Institute for Genomic Biology Member - Neuroscience Program

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 - Illinois Natural History Survey

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 - Entomology Professor - Plant Biology Swanlund Chair

Chemical interactions between insects and host plants and their implications in the organization of natural communities
Jbrawn
Brawn, Jeffrey
jbrawn@illinois.edu
W-503 Turner Hall
217-244-5937

Professor and Head - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Conservation biology; comparative population and community ecology of vertebrates, especially birds; tropical ecology; statistical ecology; molecular evolutionary ecology
Brinkworth  j.
Brinkworth, Jessica
jfbrinkw@illinois.edu

217-265-0734

Assistant Professor - Anthropology Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Faculty - Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

My research addresses the physiological consequences of the human experience and evolutionary past, particularly those that affect innate immune system function. Current projects focus on the functional divergence and diversification of primate immune systems, how past epidemics affect present day immune function diversity and how life experience affects the innate immune response.
Chris brooke3
Brooke, Chris
cbrooke@illinois.edu
390 Burrill Hall
217-265-0991

Assistant Professor - Microbiology

We study how diversity and collective interactions within viral populations influence the evolution and transmission of influenza viruses.
Carlacaceres thumb
Cáceres, Carla
cecacere@illinois.edu
433 Morrill Hall
217-244-2139

Director - School of Integrative Biology Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

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

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

Principle Research Scientist - Illinois Natural History Survey Affiliate - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

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

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

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 - Illinois Natural History Survey Affiliate - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

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 - Geography & Geographic Information Science

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 - Anthropology Affiliate - 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.
Conroyjlowres
Conroy, Jessica
jconro@illinois.edu
Dept. of Geology, Natural History Building 3042
217-244-4855

Associate Professor - Geology; Plant Biology

paleoclimate variability on interannual to millennial timescales, paleolimnology, stable isotope hydrology, stable isotope geochemistry
Photo
Dalling, James
dalling@illinois.edu
286 Morrill Hall
217-244-8914

Professor - Plant Biology

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 - Plant Biology Director - Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment

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

Associate Center Director, Systematic Entomologist - Illinois Natural History Survey Affiliate - Entomology

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

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

Professor - Plant Biology Associate Director of Academic Affairs - 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 - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences Affiliate - Plant Biology

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

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 - Anthropology

Cognitive aspects of foraging, behavioral ecology, and mating systems of New World primates
Kaiyuguan
Guan, Kaiyu
kaiyug@illinois.edu
W-503, Turner Hall, 1102 S. Goodwin


Assistant Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences Blue Waters Professor - NCSA Affiliate - CEE; Crop Sciences; Geography & Geographic Information Sciences

Dr. Guan uses satellite data, computational models, field work, and machine learning approaches to address how climate and human practices affect crop productivity, water resource availability, and ecosystem functioning.
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Hanks, Lawrence
hanks@illinois.edu



Professor - Entomology

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

Associate Professor - Entomology

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

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

Mutualism coevolution: evolutionary and ecological genetics of plant-microbe interactions; evolutionary responses to global change
Sperry
Hutchins Sperry, Jinelle
jinelle.sperry@usace.army.mil
S-506 Turner Hall
217-373-4543

Adjunct Assistant Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

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 - Atmospheric Sciences

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

Principal Ornithologist - Illinois Natural History Survey Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior; Entomology

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 - PEEC Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

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

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
W-421 Turner Hall


Assistant Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences Affiliate - Entomology

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

Professor and Head - Plant Biology University Scholar

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

Ikenberry Endowed University Chair of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology

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 - Anthropology Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

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
Margenot
Margenot, Andrew
margenot@illinois.edu

217.300.7059

Assistant Professor - Crop Sciences

Biogeochemical Cycles; Agricultural Ecology (soil); Carbon and phosphorus cycling in soils; environmental enzymology; soil biochemistry; smallholder agriculture; nutrient management; heavy metal contaminants in soils; mycorrhizae
Matthews
Matthews, Jeffrey
jmatthew@illinois.edu
S-516 Turner Hall
217-244-2168

Assistant Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

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


Principal Mycologist - Illinois Natural History Survey Affiliate - Plant Biology

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

217-244-8293

Assistant Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

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

Associate Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

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

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

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.
Caphilli
Phillips, Christopher
caphilli@illinois.edu
185 Natural Resources Building
217-244-7077

Associate Research Program Leader - Illinois Natural History Survey Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

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

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

Professor - Psychology

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

Professor Emeritus - Entomology

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

Director - Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology Swanlund Chair Professor - Entomology

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

Associate Professor - Animal Sciences Affiliate - 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; Anthropology


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

Professor - Urban and Regional Planning

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

Associate Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences Affiliate - 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 - 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

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 - Epidemiology

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 - Illinois Natural History Survey

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 - Anthropology Affiliate - 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 - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Professor - Entomology

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

Associate Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

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

Assistant Research Scientist - Illinois Natural History Survey Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

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

Aquatic/Fishery Biologist - Illinois Natural History Survey Affiliate - Entomology

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 - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

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

217- 244-4089

Associate Professor; Senior Ornithologist - Illinois Natural History Survey

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

Founder Professor and Associate Head - Computer Science Affiliate - Entomology; Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior; 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

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

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

Associate Professor - Plant Biology

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 - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences

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


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