Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

School of Integrative Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology (PEEC)

PEEC Faculty Directory

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has a long tradition of excellence in ecology and evolutionary biology. From the early 1900's with such scientists as Stephen A. Forbes and Victor E. Shelford to today, our faculty and graduate students have made major contributions to these disciplines. For faculty research interests, see Research Areas.

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Elizabeth Ainsworth
Associate Professor
Plant Biology
Physiological & Molecular Plant Biology
M: 1201 W. Gregory Dr. Urbana, IL. 61801 MC-051
O: 147 ERML/1408 IGB
L: 190 ERML
O: (217)265-9887
Physiology & Development Ecology Genetics & Biochemistry Plant physiological and molecular responses to global change, leaf growth and development, photosynthesis and carbohydrate metabolism
Brian Allan
Assistant Professor
Entomology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-118
O: 339A Morrill Hall
L: 339 Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-1341
Behavior Ecology Ecology of infectious diseases
Cassandra Allsup
Graduate Student
M: Animal Biology, 515 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
Ecology Herbivore (organism that consumes plant material) - plant overcompensation (increased plant growth following herbivory) - arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (a symbiont of plant roots interactions (advisor: Ken Paige)
Stanley Ambrose
Professor
M: 607 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-148
O: Dept. of Anthropology, Davenport Hall
O: (217)244-3504
Physiology & Development Ecology Evolution & Systematics Archeology of modern human origins in East Africa; later Pleistocene population history; reconstructing early hominid environments with stable isotopes
Carol K. Augspurger
Professor
Plant Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
O: 155 Morrill Hall
L: 265 Morrill Hall
O: (217)333-1298
Ecology Phenology of trees and herbs, wind dispersal, seed and seedling ecology of tropical trees, plant-pathogen interactions
Val Beasley
Professor
M: 2001 South Lincoln Avenue, Urbana, Il 61801 MC-002
O: College of Veterinary Medicine, 3814 Vet Med Basic Sciences Bldg.
O: (217)621-4079
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Veterinary, wildlife, and ecological toxicology
Alyssa (Magnetta) Beck
Graduate Student
M: NRES, W-503 Turner Hall, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-047
O: S-310 Turner Hall
L: W-319 Turner Hall
Ecology The influence on plants on soil microbial community structure and function (advisor: Anthony Yannarell)
Alison Bell
Associate Professor; Affiliate, Institute for Genomic Biology; Member, Neuroscience Program
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 439 Morrill Hall
L: 515 Morrill Hall
O: (217)265-5469 L: (217)244-3869
Behavior Physiology & Development Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Proximate causes and ultimate consequences of individual differences in behavior
Miles Bensky
Graduate Student
M: Animal Biology, 515 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
L: 439 Morrill Hall
Behavior Physiology & Development Ecology Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Interactions between individual differences in cognition and coping styles, using the threespined stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus) as a model. (advisor: Alison Bell)
Thomas Benson
Adjunct Assistant Professor
NRES
INHS
M: 1816 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820 MC-652
O: 2108 Illinois Natural History Survey
O: (217)265-6242
Behavior Ecology Wildlife ecology and conservation, population and behavioral ecology of birds
May R. Berenbaum
Professor & Head
Entomology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-118
O: 318B Morrill Hall / 216A Morrill Hall
L: 216 Morrill Hall
O: (217)333-2910 / (217)333-7784 L: (217)333-1165
Ecology Genetics & Biochemistry Chemical interactions between insects and host plants and their implications in the organization of natural communities
Abigail Berkey
Graduate Student
M: Illinois Natural History Survey, 1816 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820 MC-652
L: 68 Natural Resources Building
Behavior Ecology Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Social behavior of plethodontid salamanders using molecular markers to assess kinship relationships (advisors: Christopher A. Phillips and Marlis Douglas)
Stewart H. Berlocher
Professor
Entomology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-118
O: 304A Morrill Hall
L: 303 Morrill Hall
O: (217)333-2929 L: (217)333-2929
Evolution & Systematics Systematics, speciation, insect-plant coevolution
Jeffrey D. Brawn
Professor and Head, NRES
Animal Biology
M: 1102 S. Goodwin Ave. Urbana IL. 61801 MC-047
O: W-503 Turner Hall
O: (217)244-5937
Behavior Ecology Evolution & Systematics Conservation biology; comparative population and community ecology of vertebrates, especially birds; tropical ecology; statistical ecology; molecular evolutionary ecology
Carla Cáceres
Professor, SIB Director
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 477B Morrill Hall
L: 471 Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-2139 L: (217)265-6246
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Population, community and evolutionary ecology; life-history evolution; ecology of infectious disease; limnology
Sydney A. Cameron
Associate Professor
Entomology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-118
O: 215B Morrill Hall
L: 215 Morrill Hall
O: (217)333-2340
Behavior Physiology & Development Evolution & Systematics Application of phylogenetics, behavior and development to address questions concerning the evolution of social behavior in bees; conservation genetics of bumble bees
Yong Cao
Affiliate
INHS
NRES
M: 1816 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820 MC-652
O: Illinois Natural History Survey
O: (217)244-6847
Ecology Community ecology, freshwater bioassessment, multivariate analysis, and species modeling
C.-H. Christina Cheng
Professor
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-114
O: 17E Burrill Hall
L: 27 Burrill Hall
O: (217)333-2832 L: (217)333-4245
Physiology & Development Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Molecular evolution of fish antifreeze protein genes, particularly evolutionary origins and molecular mechanisms of new gene genesis; temporal relationship between evolution of antifreeze function and paleobiogeography of polar regions
Zachary A. Cheviron
Assistant Professor
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 433 Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-2787
Physiology & Development Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Evolutionary physiology; evolutionary, functional, and population genomics; adaptation to environmental stress in birds and mammals
Ashwini Chhatre
Assistant Professor
M: 605 E Springfield Ave., Champaign, IL 61820 MC-150
O: Geography & G I Science, 233 CAB
O: (217)244-3485
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Human-nature interactions, institutions and governance, community-based natural resource management
John Chick
Adjunct Associate Professor
INHS
NRES
M: National Great Rivers Research and Education Center, 1 Confluence Way, East Alton, Illinois 62024
O: (618)468-2850
Ecology Ecology of large rivers, particularly Mississippi and Illinois rivers; population dynamics & community interactions freshwater fishes, life history stages & general aquatic ecology
Melissa Chipman
Graduate Student
M: Plant Biology, 265 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
O: 171A Morrill Hall
L: 171A Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-9871 L: (217)244-9871
Ecology Reconstructing past climate, wildfire, and permafrost dynamics in tundra regions of Alaska using ecological proxy indicators in lake sediments (advisor: Feng Sheng Hu)
Benjamin Clegg
Postdoc Research Associate
Plant Biology
Plant Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
O: 167 Morrill Hall
L: 171 Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-9871 L: (217)244-9871
Ecology Climatic and edaphic controls on the establishment of modern boreal communities in interior Alaska (advisor: Feng Sheng Hu)
Dora Cohen
Graduate Student
M: NRES, W-503 Turner Hall, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana IL 61801 MC-047
O: S-310 Turner Hall
L: C-319 Turner Hall
Ecology Microbial community composition and ecosystem function in dynamic environments (advisor: Angela Kent)
Bethany Cutts
Assistant Professor
NRES
M: 1102 S. Goodwin Ave. Urbana IL. 61801 MC-047
O: S-512 Turner Hall
O: (217)244-1921
 
James Dalling
Associate Professor
Plant Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
O: 265 Morrill Hall
L: 149 Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-8914
Ecology Tropical forest regeneration, seed and seedling ecology, pioneer species
Adam Davis
Associate Professor
Crop Sciences
M: 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
O: USDA/ARS Invasive Weed Management Unit, Turner Hall
O: (217)333-9654
Ecology Demography and management of weedy and invasive plants
Jeffrey Dawson
Professor Emeritus
Plant Biology
M: 901 W. University Ave. Urbana IL. 61801 MC-634
O: 1316 PSL
L: Suite 201
O: (217)333-9281
Physiology & Development Ecology Symbiotic nitrogen fixation by woody plants, forest ecophysiology, soil microbiology, plant nitrogen nutrition, silviculture, forest ecology, urban forestry
Corey DeBoom
Graduate Student
M: 1816 S. Oak St. Champaign, IL 61820 MC-652
O: 2103 Forbes Natural History Bldg.
O: (217)333-0006
Behavior Ecology Links between physical habitat, food webs, and fish populations in aquatic ecosystems (advisor: David Wahl)
Patrick Degnan
Assistant Professor
Molecular and Cellular Biology
M: B103 CLSL, 601 S Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-110
O: 371 Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-5504
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Genome-enabled examination of diversity, genome evolution and processes in complex microbial communities
Evan H. DeLucia
G. William Arends Professor of Integrative Biology; Professor
Plant Biology
Physiological & Molecular Plant Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
O: 1404 IGB
L: 1404 IGB
O: (217)333-6177 L: (217)333-6177
Physiology & Development Ecology Physiological ecology of vascular plants, photosynthesis, plant architecture, stress, climate change
Denise Devotta
Graduate Student
M: Plant Biology, 265 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
O: 171 Morrill Hall
L: 171 Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-9871 L: (217)244-9871
Ecology Biogeochemistry of nitrogen and phosphorus in aquatic systems of Alaska (advisors: Feng Sheng Hu and Jennifer Fraterrigo)
Arthur L. DeVries
Professor Emeritus
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-114
O: 17J Burrill Hall
L: 17A Burrill Hall
O: (217)333-4245 L: (217)333-4245
Antarctic and Arctic fish biology: Cold adaptation and biological antifreeze systems; ecological and evolutionary physiology; life histories of Antarctic notothenioid fish; expression of antifreeze proteins during development; protein structures and molec
Christopher Dietrich
Affiliate, Associate Center Director
Entomology
M: 1816 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820 MC-652
O: 282 Natural Resources Building
L: INHS-CBD
O: (217)244-7408
Evolution & Systematics Systematics, morphology, and evolutionary biology of leafhoppers and treehoppers; biodiversity and conservation of grassland ecosystems
Stephen Downie
Professor
Plant Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
O: 239 Morrill Hall
L: 239 Morrill Hall
O: (217)333-1275
Evolution & Systematics Molecular systematics and phylogeny of extant angiosperms, with emphasis on Apiaceae (Umbelliferae), chloroplast genome structural evolution
Anton Endress
Professor Emeritus
NRES
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Air pollutant-plant interactions, herbivory, plant invasion biology, restoration ecology, global change, and landscape dynamics
John Epifanio
Affiliate
NRES
INHS
M: 1816 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820 MC–652
O: (217)244-5059
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Conservation biology, molecular ecology, and fish biology
Jason Fischer
Graduate Student
M: NRES, W-503 Turner Hall, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-047
O: W-411 Turner Hall
L: W-411 Turner Hall
O: (602)499-8701
Behavior Ecology Impacts of urbanization on community structure, population dynamics, and behavior of birds (advisor: James R. Miller)
Jennifer Fraterrigo
Assistant Professor
NRES
M: 1102 S. Goodwin Urbana, Illinois 61801 MC-047
O: W-423 Turner Hall
O: (217)333-9428
Ecology Landscape ecology, effects of human and natural disturbance on ecosystem structure and function, land-water
Thomas Frazzetta
Professor
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
L: 233 Morrill Hall
Physiology & Development Ecology Evolution & Systematics Evolutionary mechanisms of complex adaptive systems; interaction of population biology with morphology, paleontology, and development; functional morphology and biomechanics of vertebrate skeleto-muscular systems
Becky Fuller
Associate Professor
Animal Biology
M: Animal Biology, 104 Shelford Vivarium MC-444
O: 104 Shelford Vivarium
L: 102C Shelford Vivarium
O: 333-9065 L: 333-5323
Behavior Physiology & Development Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Animal behavior and its underlying neurological mechanisms; sexual selection and the evolution of mating systems; sensory bias model of sexual selection in killifish
Paul Garber
Professor
M: 607 S Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-148
O: Dept. of Anthropology, Davenport Hall
O: (217)333-3616
Behavior Ecology Cognitive aspects of foraging, behavioral ecology, and mating systems of New World primates
Dietrich Gotzek
Postdoc Research Associate
Animal Biology
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 515 Morrill Hall
L: 683 Morrill Hall
Behavior Ecology Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Phylogenetics and population genetics; social insect behavior, ecology and evolution; genome architecture and evolution; ant biodiversity and invasion biology (advisor: Andy Suarez)
Jonathan Greenberg
Assistant Professor
M: 605 E Springfield Ave., Champaign, IL 61820 MC-150
O: Geography & G I Science, 259 CAB
O: (217)300-1924
Ecology Landscape ecology, plant-climate interactions, remote sensing, GIS, microclimate modeling
Michael Grillo
Postdoc Research Scientist
Plant Biology
M: Plant Biology, 265 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
O: 250 Morrill Hall
L: 249 Morrill Hall
O: (217)265-5473
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Characterizing the mechanisms of adaptation (advisor: Katy Heath)
Samniqueka (Sam) Halsey
Graduate Student
M: NRES, N-407 Turner Hall, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave. Urbana IL 61801 MC-047
O: W-411 Turner Hall
Ecology Research interests include working with rare and endangered species, assessing population and community dynamics via modeling, risk assessment, GIS and statistics in both a temporal and spatial context (advisor: James R. Miller)
Lawrence M. Hanks
Professor
Entomology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-118
O: 420B Morrill Hall
L: 420C Morrill Hall
Behavior Ecology Chemical ecology and conservation biological control
Bruce Hannon
Jubilee Emeritus Professor
 
Allison Hansen
Assistant Professor
Entomology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Avenue 118
O: 355 Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-3499
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Genomics of insect-microbe interactions; integrated animal-microbe metabolisms; evolutionary genomics; microbiomes
Yoshie Hanzawa
Affiliate
Plant Biology
Crop Sciences
M: 1201 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana, IL. 61801 MC-051
O: 259 E R Madigan Laboratory
O: (217)333-4685
Genetics & Biochemistry Plant evolutionary genetics and genomics
Alex Harmon-Threatt
Assistant Professor
Entomology
O: 255 Morrill Hall
Behavior Ecology Pollination Ecology, Conservation and Restoration
Derek Haselhorst
Graduate Student
M: Plant Biology, 265 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
L: 139 Morrill Hall
Ecology 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)
Katy Heath
Assistant Professor
Plant Biology
Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
O: 249 Morrill Hall
L: 249 Morrill Hall
O: (217)265-5473
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Mutualism coevolution: evolutionary and ecological genetics of plant-microbe interactions; evolutionary responses to global change
Katherine Heineman
Graduate Student
M: Plant Biology, 265 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
O: 149A Morrill Hall
L: 149 Morrill Hall
O: (402)750-6075
Ecology Nutrient limitation of plant growth in tropical forests, and its implication for biodiversity and ecosystem function (advisor: Jim Dalling)
Spencer Hellert
Graduate Student
M: Animal Biology, 515 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 665D Morrill Hall
Evolution & Systematics Trait modules in the limb elements across the bird phylogeny, from dinosaurs to songbirds, in relation to flight style (advisors: Jon Marcot and Karen Sears)
Edward J. Heske
Affiliate
Animal Biology
M: 1816 S. Oak Street Urbana, IL. 61801 MC-652
O: 172 Nat. Res. Bldg.
O: (217)244-2173
Ecology Population and community ecology of mammals; consequences of habitat fragmentation for mammalian species diversity and population dynamics; mammalian social organization; desert rodent ecology; conservation biology
Feng Sheng Hu
Professor and Head
Plant Biology
Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
O: 265 Morrill Hall
L: 177 Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-2982 L: (217)244-9871
Ecology Ecosystem ecology, quaternary paleoecology, climatic change and biotic response, soil and sediment biogeochemistry
Atul Jain
Professor
M: 105 S Gregory Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-223
O: 215 Atmospheric Sciences
O: (217)333-2128
Development of mathematical models of the atmosphere, oceans, and biosphere to address environmental issues
Kevin Johnson
Affiliate
Entomology
Animal Biology
INHS
M: 1816 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820 MC-652
O: 607 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign, IL 61820
O: (217)244-9267
Evolution & Systematics 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
Beryl Jones
Graduate Student
M: IGB, 2414 IGB, 1206 W. Gregory, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-195
O: 2414 IGB
L: 449 Morrill Hall/2414 IGB
Behavior Ecology Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Social insect behavior and the mechanisms underlying social evolution, specifically the mechanisms by which division of labor has evolved in bees (advisor: Gene Robinson)
Jennifer Jones
Graduate Student
M: Plant Biology, 265 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
L: 149 Morrill Hall
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Plant and fungal symbiosis and how nutrients and habitat characteristics influence symbiosis and fungal communities (advisors: Katy Heath and James Dalling)
Angela Kent
Associate Professor
NRES
M: 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-047
O: S-510 Turner Hall
O: (217)333-4216
Ecology Ecology of microbial communities involved in ecosystem processes in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, microbial ecology and human and animal health
Bethany Krebs
Graduate Student
Behavior Ecology How host behavior influences disease transmission dynamics and how parasites influence host behaviors and physiology (advisor: Jeffrey Brawn)
Anna Kukekova
Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences Laboratory
M: 1201 West Gregory Drive Urbana, IL 61801 MC-051
O: 206 Edward R. Madigan Lab
O: (217)300-2425
 
Andrew Leakey
Associate Professor
Plant Biology
Physiological & Molecular Plant Biology
M: 1206 W. Gregory Dr. Urbana IL. 61801 MC-195
O: 1402 IGB
O: (217)244-0302
Physiology & Development Ecology Genetics & Biochemistry Genomic ecology of plant ecological strategies, genomic responses to climate change, response of maize to elevated carbon dioxide and drought
Geoffrey Levin
Affiliate
Plant Biology
M: 1816 S. Oak St. Urbana IL. 61801 MC-652
O: 1012 Forbes Building
O: (217)244-7481
Evolution & Systematics Systematics of flowering plants with particular emphasis on the Euphorbiaceae, phylogenetic analysis, floristics of North America and Mexico
Haw Chuan Lim
Postdoc Research Associate
Entomology
Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-118
O: 320 Morrill Hall
L: 215 Morrill Hall
L: (217)333-7811
Evolution & Systematics Bumble bee metagenomics and pathogen population genetics (advisor: Sydney Cameron)
Stephen Long
Gutgsell Endowed Professor
Plant Biology
Crop Sciences
Physiological & Molecular Plant Biology
M: 1201 W. Gregory Dr. Urbana, IL. 61801 MC-051
O: 379 ERML/134 IGB
L: 379B ERML
O: (217)333-2487 L: (217)244-6317
Physiology & Development Ecology Environmental physiology, atmospheric change impacts on crops and natural vegetation, C4 photosynthesis, energy crops, mathematical models of photosynthesis
Andrew Mackay
Postdoc Research Associate
Entomology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-118
O: 339A Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-3023
Ecology Mosquito ecology and vector-host relationships (advisor: Brian Allan)
Jennifer Maier
Postdoctoral Research Assoc
Animal Biology
Animal Biology
M: 515 Morrill Hall MC-122
O: 469A Morrill Hall
L: 465 Morrill Hall
Physiology & Development Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Gene networks in mammalian limb development and evolution (advisor: Karen Sears)
Ripan Malhi
Associate Professor
Animal Biology
M: 607 S.Matthews Ave. Urbana IL. 61801 MC-148
L: 109 Davenport Hall
Genetics & Biochemistry 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
Jonathan Marcot
Research Assistant Professor
Animal Biology
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 665 Morrill Hall
L: 665 Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-6826
Evolution & Systematics Biologic diversification, particularly morphologic, molecular and taxonomic evolution of fossil and living artiodactyl mammals; Paleontology; Evolution of biologic complexity; Phylogenetic methods
Jeffrey Matthews
Assistant Professor
NRES
M: 1102 S. Goodwin Ave. Urbana IL. 61801 MC-047
O: S-516 Turner Hall
O: (217)244-2168
Ecology Restoration ecology, plant community ecology, wetland mitigation
Andrew Miller
Affiliate
Plant Biology
Biology
M: 1909 S. Oak St., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-652
O: 2003 Robert Evers Lab
L: 2003 Robert Evers Lab
L: (217)244-0439
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Character evolution of ascomycetes with emphasis on members of the Class Sordariomycetes, biodiversity and biogeography of ascomycetes
James Miller
Associate Professor
NRES
M: 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-047
O: N-407 Turner Hall
O: (217)244-3896
Ecology Avian ecology, landscape ecology, biodiversity conservation, habitat restoration, reconciliation ecology
Rachel Moran
Graduate Student
M: Shelford Vivarium, 606 E. Healey St., Champaign, IL 61820 MC-444
O: 202 Shelford Vivarium
L: 103 Shelford Vivarium
O: (217)333-2235
Behavior Ecology Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Evolutionary biology and reproductive behavior of fishes, sexual selection and speciation (advisor: Becky Fuller)
Elise Nishikawa
Graduate Student
M: NRES, W-503B Turner Hall, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-047
Ecology Behavior Genetics & Biochemistry Interested in understanding how and why tropical birds, from individuals to populations, respond to variation in climatic conditions (advisor: Jeffrey Brawn)
James O'Dwyer
Assistant Professor
Plant Biology
Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC 116
O: 183 Morrill Hall
L: 183 Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-7806
Ecology Evolution & Systematics 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
Marilyn O'Hara
Clinical Associate Professor
M: 2001 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, IL 61802 MC-002
O: 2639 Vet Med Basic Sciences Bldg.
O: (217)265-5115
Ecology Disease ecology in a spatial context; modeling interactions of humans, animals and ecosystems
David Onstad
Professor Emeritus
NRES
M: 1101 W Peabody Dr., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-637
O: 278 National Soybean Res Ctr
O: (217)333-6820
Behavior Ecology Evolution & Systematics  
Amanda Owings
Graduate Student
M: Anthropology, 109A Davenport Hall, 607 S. Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-148
O: 73 Medical Sciences Building
L: 73 Medical Sciences Building
O: (217)244-2253 L: (217)244-2253
Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Migration routes of Native American tribes using population genetics (advisor: Ripan Malhi)
Ken N. Paige
Professor and Head
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 515 Morrill Hall
L: 483 Morrill Hall
O: (217)333-7802 L: (217)244-6606
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Plant-animal interactions with an emphasis on understanding the phenomenon of overcompensation from ecological, physiological, genetic and evolutionary perspectives; conservation biology; evolutionary ecology
Ryan Paitz
Postdoc Res Assoc
Animal Biology
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 M/C 122
O: 515 Morrill Hall
Physiology & Development Developmental endocrinology/endocrine disruption (advisor: Dr. Alison Bell)
Simon Pearish
Graduate Student
M: Animal Biology, 515 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 439 Morrill Hall
Behavior Ecology Evolution & Systematics I research with three-spined stickleback and ask whether particular behavioral types are more likely to occur in certain environments in nature and whether behavioral type - environment correlations are adaptive. (advisor: Alison Bell)
Bill Peterman
Postdoctoral Fellow
M: 1816 S. Oak Street Champaign, IL 61820 MC-652
O: 287 Natural Resources Bldg., 607 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign, IL 61820
Physiology & Development Ecology Landscape ecology, landscape genetics, movement and connectivity of amphibian populations; quantitative ecology, abundance/distribution modeling; ecophysiology (advisor: Christopher Phillips)
David P. Philipp
Adjunct Professor/Affiliate
Animal Biology
M: 1816 S. Oak St. Urbana IL. 61801 MC-652
O: 237 NRSA
O: (217)244-5055 L: (217)244-5125
Behavior Ecology Genetics & Biochemistry Fish genetics and evolution; identification, characterization and conservation of fish stocks; evolution of structural and regulatory genes; behavioral genetics of fishes
Christopher A. Phillips
Adjunct Assistant Professor/Affiliate/Director, Advisor, MS/MST Biology Program
Animal Biology
M: 1816 S. Oak St. Urbana IL. 61801 MC-652
O: 185 NRB
O: (217)244-7077
Behavior Ecology Evolution & Systematics Population genetics, population ecology, and systematics, especially as applied to amphibians, reptiles, and fishes; phylogeny estimation using molecular markers; conservation genetics
Henry Pollock
Graduate Student
M: NRES, W-503B Turner Hall, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-047
O: S-217 Turner Hall
L: S-217 Turner Hall
Physiology & Development Ecology Evolution & Systematics Ecophysiology of temporate and tropical birds (advisors: Jeffrey Brawn and Zachary Cheviron)
Lisa Powers
Graduate Student
M: Animal Biology, 515 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 677 Morrill Hall
L: 677 Morrill Hall
O: (217)333-5136 L: (217)333-5136
Physiology & Development Ecology Bat conservation and reproductive biology; white-nose syndrome (advisor: Bettina Francis)
Surangi Punyasena
Assistant Professor
Plant Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC 116
O: 265 Morrill Hall
L: 139 Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-8049
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Role of climate in long-term evolution of Neotropical forests; quantitative palynology
Tyler Refsland
Graduate Student
M: NRES, W-503 Turner Hall, 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-047
Ecology The role of fire management and habitat connectivity on the delivery of multiple forest ecosystem services, including carbon storage, nutrient retention and forage quality (advisor: Jennifer Fraterrigo)
Justin Rhodes
Associate Professor
M: 405 N Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-251
O: 3315 Beckman Institute
O: (217)265-0021
Behavior Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Experimental evolution of voluntary behavior in vertebrates
Hugh M. Robertson
Professor
Entomology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-118
O: 320 Morrill Hall
L: 417 Morrill Hall
O: (217)333-0489
Behavior Physiology & Development Ecology Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry The molecular basis for insect olfaction and taste; insect and arthropod genomics
Gene E. Robinson
Swanlund Chair and Director, Institute for Genomic Biology;
Entomology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-118
O: 449 Morrill Hall
O: (217)265-0309 L: (217)333-0977
Behavior Physiology & Development Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry insect social behavior and genomics
Alfred Roca
Assistant Professor
M: 1207 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana, IL 61801
O: 441 Animal Sciences Laboratory
O: 217)244-8853
Genetics & Biochemistry Comparative and evolutionary genomics of mammals and retroviruses, conservation genetics of elephants and other wildlife
Charles Roseman
Associate Professor
O: Anthropology, 607 S. Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
O: (217)244-3513
 
Selina Ruzi
Graduate Student
M: Entomology, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-118
O: 683/689 Morrill Hall
L: 683 Morrill Hall
Behavior Ecology Plant-ant interactions, dispersal ecology, restoration ecology, and invasion ecology; specifically determining the mechanism that elicits the seed carrying response for different seed species and different ant species (advisor: Andy Suarez)
Daniel Schneider
Professor
M: 611 Lorado Taft Dr., Champaign, IL 61820 MC-619
O: M220 Temple Buell Hall
O: (217)244-7681
Ecology Aquatic invertebrate ecology; ecology of invasive species; environmental history
Daniel Scholes
Postdoc Research Scientist
Animal Biology
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 490 Morrill Hall
L: 483 Morrill Hall
O: (217)333-7802
Ecology Evolution & Systematics The adaptive potential of plant endopolyploidy in response to herbivory (advisor: Ken Paige)
Robert Schooley
Associate Professor
NRES
M: 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, Illinois 61801
O: W-401B Turner Hall
O: (217)244-2729
Ecology Landscape ecology, metapopulations, wildlife conservation, animal movements
Karen Sears
Assistant Professor
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 465B Morrill Hall
L: 465 Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-7855 L: (217)244-7724
Physiology & Development Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Evolutionary developmental biology, particularly combining paleontology, developmental biology and genetics to examine the developmental mechanisms that drive morphologic diversification in mammals
David S. Seigler
Professor Emeritus & Curator of Herbarium
Plant Biology
Master's in Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
O: 265 Morrill Hall
L: 633 Morrill Hall/1023 Evers Lab
O: (217)333-7577 L: (217)333-2522
Ecology Genetics & Biochemistry Phytochemistry, chemical ecology, plant systematics, secondary products as mosquito insecticides, antioxidants from berries, systematics of Acacia species
Carol A. Shearer
Professor Emerita
Plant Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
O: 265 Morrill Hall
L: 655B Morrill Hall
O: (217)333-2796 L: (217)333-2796
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Ecology of freshwater saprophytic fungal communities, systematics and biogeography of freshwater ascomycetes and fungi imperfecti
Adrian Smith
Postdoc Research Scientist
Entomology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-118
L: 683 Morrill Hall
L: 333-3687
Behavior Ecology Social insect behavior and chemical ecology (advisor: Andy Suarez)
Tara Stewart
Graduate Student
M: 515 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 471 Morrill Hall
L: 471 Morrill Hall
Ecology Ecology of infectious disease; host-parasite coevolution; ecoimmunology (advisor: Carla Cáceres)
Rebecca Stumpf
Associate Professor
M: 607 S Mathews Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
O: Department of Anthropology
O: (217)333-8072
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Sexual selection, hominid behavior, endocrinology, primate microbial ecology, primate evolution, reproductive mechanisms, preterm birth
Andrew Suarez
I. C. Gunsalus Scholar, Associate Professor, and Director of PEEC
Entomology
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 681 Morrill Hall
L: 683 Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-6631 L: (217)333-3687
Behavior Ecology Evolution & Systematics Ant ecology and behavior; biological invasions
Cory Suski
Associate Professor
NRES
M: 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, Illinois 61801 MC-047
O: W-401C Turner Hall
O: (217)244-2237
Physiology & Development Ecology Conservation, physiology and ecology of freshwater fishes
Drew Sweet
Graduate Student
M: INHS, 1816 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820 MC-652
O: 287 Natural Resources Building
L: 374 Natural Resources Building
Evolution & Systematics Host-parasite cospeciation, particularly between small New World ground doves and their parasitic lice (advisor Dr. Kevin Johnson)
Steven Taylor
Affiliate
INHS
M: 1816 S. Oak St., Champaign, IL 61820 MC-652
O: 189 Natural Resource Building
O: (217)244-1122
Ecology Cave and karst biology, conservation, and management
Michael Urban
Graduate Student
M: Plant Biology, 265 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
O: 165 Morrill Hall
L: 165 Morrill Hall
O: (217)552-5897
Ecology Paleoecology (advisor: Feng Sheng Hu)
David H. Wahl
Illinois Natural History Survey; Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences; Affiliate Entomology, PEEC
Biology
NRES
INHS
M: 1816 S. Oak St. Urbana IL. 61801 MC-652
O: 235 NRSA
L: 127 Natural Resource Building
O: (217)333-0006
Behavior Ecology Application of ecological principles to fisheries management; role of predators in controlling community dynamics; behavioral ecology of fishes; bioenergetic and bioeconomic modeling
Michelle Wander
Professor
NRES
M: 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
O: N-225 Turner Hall
O: (217)333-9471
Ecology Management impacts on soil organic matter characteristics
Michael Ward
Assistant Professor; Avian Ecologist
NRES
O: 1102 S. Goodwin Ave. Urbana, IL 61801
O: (217) 244-4089
Ecology Avian ecology and behavior; conservation
Richard Warner
Professor Emeritus
NRES
 
Erin Welsh
Graduate Student
M: Entomology, 320 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-118
O: 422 Morrill Hall
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Evolutionary ecology of tick-borne disease in the neotropics with an emphasis on transmission dynamics and the evolution of virulence (advisor: Brian Allan)
Cassandra Wesseln
Graduate Student
M: Plant Biology, 265 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
L: 139 Morrill Hall
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Using the fossil pollen record to understand the dynamics of maize domestication as well as the deep time diversification history of the grass family (advisor: Surangi Punyasena)
Rachel Whitaker
Associate Professor
Molecular and Cellular Biology
M: 601 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-110
O: C222 Chemical and Life Sciences Laboratory
O: (217)244-8420
Ecology Genetics & Biochemistry Microbial evolutionary ecology; population genomics; biogeography; horizontal gene transfer; effects of disturbance on microbial populations; Archaea
Charles W. Whitfield
Associate Professor
Entomology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-118
O: 349B Morrill Hall
L: 349 Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-2889 L: (217)265-6989
Behavior Genetics & Biochemistry Molecular mechanisms and molecular evolution of social behavior, using social insects as a model; natural variation in individual behavior; high throughput genotyping and gene expression analyses
James B. Whitfield
Professor
Entomology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-118
O: 320 Morrill Hall
L: 215 Morrill Hall
O: (217)333-2567 L: (217)265-8123
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Ecology and phylogeny of parasitoid wasps
Kelsey Witt
Graduate Student
M: Anthropology, 109A Davenport Hall, 607 S. Mathews, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-148
L: 075 Medical Sciences Building
Evolution & Systematics Genetics & Biochemistry Ancient dogs of the Americas to learn more about their origins, population structure and migration history (advisor: Ripan Malhi)
Kevin Wolz
Graduate Student
M: Plant Biology, 265 Morrill, 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-116
O: 1500 IGB
L: 1500 IGB
Ecology The agricultural and ecological characteristics of savanna-based agroecosystems (advisor: Evan DeLucia)
Wendy Yang
Assistant Professor
Plant Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC 116
O: 639 Morrill Hall
L: 639 Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-2614
Ecology Terrestrial biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, stable isotope ecology, soil-atmosphere greenhouse gas dynamics, climate change
Anthony Yannarell
Assistant Professor
NRES
M: 1102 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801 MC-046
O: S-522 Turner Hall
O: (217)333-2398
Ecology Microbial community ecology, microbial interactions with invasive species, soil microbiology (grasslands, forests, agroecosystems)
Muchu Zhou
Graduate Student
M: PEEC, 104 Shelford Vivarium, 606 E. Healey St., Champaign, IL 61820 MC-444
O: 202B Shelford Vivarium
L: 102 Shelford Vivarium
O: (217)333-9065 L: (217)333-9065
Behavior Ecology Evolution & Systematics Evolutionary and functional significance of male color diversity in darters (advisor: Becky Fuller)