PEEC Directory

Graduate Students

Amagne2 Beck,  Alyssa (Magnetta)

amagne2@illinois.edu
S-310 Turner Hall

Graduate Student
PEEC

Characterizing plant-soil feedbacks between invasive Lespedeza cuneata and native potential competitors (advisor: Anthony Yannarell)
Bensky2 Bensky,  Miles

bensky2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Populations and individual level differences in cognitive performance using threespined stickleback as a model. How individual levels of behavior relate to differences in learning and elucidating the ecological and evolutionary factors driving these differences (advisor: Alison Bell)
Dbcohen3 Cohen,  Dora

dbcohen3@illinois.edu
S-310 Turner Hall

Graduate Student
PEEC

Microbial community composition and ecosystem function in dynamic environments (advisor: Angela Kent)
Deflami2 De Flamingh,  Alida

deflami2@illinois.edu
436 Animal Sciences Lab

Graduate Student
PEEC

I use an integrative approach that combines spatial and genetic data through landscape genetics to study African elephant populations throughout southern Africa. My main research focus is conservation genetics, and in studies that employ ancient DNA analysis (advisor: Alfred Roca)
Deangelr DeAngelis,  Ross

deangelr@illinois.edu
3614B Beckman Institute
512-917-1311

Graduate Student
PEEC

How social circumstances and group dynamics shape the brain and behavior. Using the protandrous anemonefish A. ocellaris as a model system (advisor: Justin Rhodes)
Deboom DeBoom,  Corey

deboom@illinois.edu
Kaskaskia Biological Station, 1235 Co Rd 1000N, Sullivan, IL 61951

Graduate Student
PEEC

Fish ecology, fisheries management, aquatic food web ecology and fish-habitat relationships (advisor: David Wahl)
Devotta2 Devotta,  Denise

devotta2@illinois.edu
165 Morrill Hall
217-244-9871

Graduate Student
PEEC

Biogeochemistry of freshwater systems in the tundra (advisors: Feng Sheng Hu and Jennifer Fraterrigo)
Alicedoucetbeauprethumb Doucet BeauprĂ©,  Alice

doucetb2@illinois.edu
181 Morrill Hall

Graduate Student
PEEC

Computational phylogenetics and the development of novel stochastic phylodynamics models and tools for the study of microbial innovations, diversification, cladogenesis, and ecology (advisor: James O'Dwyer)
Sadaegenriether Egenriether,  Sada

egenrie2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Alonso favela Favela,  Alonso

favela3@illinois.edu
S-310 Turner Hall

Graduate student
PEEC

Microbial community composition and ecosystem function selected by plant host in the rhizosphere. (advisor: Angela Kent)
Ford  alexandra   peec photo Ford,  Alexandra

aliford2@illinois.edu
484 Burrill Hall

Graduate Student
PEEC

Studying development of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and the fear response of tame and aggressive fox kits through the Fox Domestication Project in Russia (advisor: Anna Kukekova)
Shals3 Halsey,  Samniqueka (Sam)

shals3@illinois.edu
W-411 Turner Hall

Graduate Student
PEEC

Research focuses on understanding the ecology of Lyme disease in regards to the black-legged tick and wildlife hosts and how they relate to spread of both the tick and pathogen (advisor: James R. Miller)
Dhaselh2 Haselhorst,  Derek

dhaselh2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Ecological role of pollen productivity in tropical forest communities as it relates to long-term variability in climate, community structure, and reproductive output (advisor: Surangi Punyasena)
Bmjones2 Jones,  Beryl

bmjones2@illinois.edu
2500 Institute for Genomic Biology
928-595-1866

Graduate Student
PEEC

Social insect behavior and the mechanisms underlying social evolution, specifically the mechanisms by which division of labor has evolved in bees (advisor: Gene Robinson)
Jmjones9 Jones,  Jennifer

jmjones9@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Nutrient concentrations and other environmental characteristics influence wood decay rate and communities of wood decomposing fungi and bacteria (advisors: Katy Heath and James Dalling)
Krichel2 Krichels,  Alexander

krichel2@illinois.edu
639 Morrill Hall
217-244-2614

Graduate Student
PEEC

Affects of seasonal ponding on greenhouse gas emissions from upland soils (advisor: Wendy Yang)
Long  kira   peec photo cropped Long,  Kira

kira2@illinois.edu
217 Turner Hall

Graduate Student
PEEC

Investigating the supposedly stable hybrid zone of two manakin species in Panama; examining the effects of sexual and natural selection on hybrids and parental species (advisor: Jeff Brawn)
Kelsey low Low,  Kelsey

kmlow2@illinois.edu
Room 79 Natural Resources Building

Graduate student
PEEC

I am studying infectious diseases of amphibians and reptiles, and mapping their distribution across a landscape to identify areas of concern. Of particular interest to me is the emergence of Ranavirus in endangered populations of amphibians and reptile
Rmoran9 Moran,  Rachel

rmoran9@illinois.edu
202 Shelford Vivarium

Graduate Student
PEEC

Reinforcement, sexual selection and speciation in darters (advisor: Becky Fuller)
Bdmorri2 Morrison,  Bailey

bdmorri2@illinois.edu
238 Computing Applications Building

Graduate Student
PEEC

Environmental remote sensing, paleoecology, plant climate interactions, biogeography (advisor: Jonathan Greenberg)
Nishika2 Nishikawa,  Elise

nishika2@illinois.edu
S-217 Turner Hall

Graduate Student
PEEC

Understanding how and why neotropical resident birds respond to environmental variation and climate change (advisor: Jeffrey Brawn)
Aowings2 Owings,  Amanda

aowings2@illinois.edu
73 Medical Sciences Building
217-244-2253

Graduate Student
PEEC

Migration routes of Native American people using population genetics (advisor: Ripan Malhi)
Tperri2 Perrin-Stowe,  Tolulope

tperri2@illinois.edu
436 Animal Sciences Lab

Graduate Student
PEEC

African Elephant mitogenomes and phylogeography (advisor: Al Roca)
Gabe price picture Price,  Gabriel

gjprice2@illinois.edu
W-316 Turner Hall

Graduate Student
PEEC

Implications of plant-soil feedback on community composition and how species invasion can shape these interactions (advisor: Anthony Yannarell)
Refslan2 Refsland,  Tyler

refslan2@illinois.edu
C-524 Turner Hall

Graduate Student
PEEC

Abiotic and biotic effects of fire on Quercus drought vulnerability. How the life-history strategies that confer tolerance to fire disturbance may also influence their resistance and resilience to drought stress (advisor: Jennifer Fraterrigo)
Michael rivera Rivera,  Michael

mdriver3@illinois.edu
676 Morrill Hall

Graduate Student
PEEC

Ecological and evolutionary drivers of morphological variation in social insect workers (advisor: Andy Suarez)
Ruzi2 Ruzi,  Selina

ruzi2@illinois.edu
671 Morrill Hall

Graduate Student
PEEC

Invasion ecology and plant-insect interactions. Determining if non-myrmecochorous plants engage in ant-mediated seed dispersal and what chemical cues promote this seed-ant dispersal interaction (advisor: Andy Suarez)
Solorzano lowell Solorzano-Lowell,  Kathryn

slrznlw2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Tarastew Stewart,  Tara

tarastew@illinois.edu
449 Morrill Hall

Graduate Student
PEEC

Ecological immunology of Daphnia dentifera (advisor: Carla Cáceres)
Saraistuart Stuart,  Sarai

saraihs2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Nicholas sutton Sutton,  Nicholas

nmsutto2@illinois.edu
183 Morrill Hall

Graduate student
PEEC

Modeling decision-making processes during predator-prey encounters, with a focus on optimal escape strategies in ungulates.
Adsweet2 Sweet,  Drew

adsweet2@illinois.edu
287 Natural Resources Building

Graduate Student
PEEC

Coevolutionary patterns between birds and their parasitic feather lice (advisor: Kevin P. Johnson)
Ewelsh2 Welsh,  Erin

ewelsh2@illinois.edu
303 Morrill Hall

Graduate Student
PEEC

Potential impact of climate change on tick and tick-borne disease ecology in Panama (advisor: Brian Allan)
Dpwhite4 White,  Dalon

dpwhite4@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

The intersection and application of physiology and ecology to climate change within aquatic ecosystems (advisor: David Wahl)
Kewitt2 Witt,  Kelsey

kewitt2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student
PEEC

Domestication, ancient DNA and the population history of dogs in the America's (advisor: Ripan Malhi)
Wolz1 Wolz,  Kevin

wolz1@illinois.edu
1500 IGB

Graduate Student
PEEC

Biogeochemical consequences of an agricultural transition from row-crops to agroforestry (advisor: Evan DeLucia)