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Photo Berlocher, Stewart
stewartb@illinois.edu
304A Morrill Hall
217-333-2929
Professor - Entomology

Systematics, speciation, insect-plant coevolution
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Photo
Berlocher, Stewart
stewartb@illinois.edu
304A Morrill Hall
217-333-2929

Professor - Entomology

Systematics, speciation, insect-plant coevolution
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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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