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tacosta@illinois.edu
506 Morrill Hall
217-244-6620

Account Technician

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madaime2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Using machine learning and superresolution microscopy to investigate past ecological and evolutionary responses of conifers in angiosperm-dominated communities. Advisor: Surangi Punyasena
portrait of Ahmed, Amy Ahmed, Amy

amycash@illinois.edu
449 Morrill Hall
217-333-6843

Research Specialist
Molecular basis of honey bee social behavior
portrait of Ainsworth, Elizabeth "Lisa" Ainsworth, Elizabeth "Lisa"

lisa.ainsworth@ars.usda.gov
147 ERML
217-265-9887

USDA ARS
Adjunct Professor - Plant Biology
PEEC
Plant physiological and molecular responses to global change, photosynthesis and carbohydrate metabolism
portrait of Allan, Brian Allan, Brian

ballan@illinois.edu
339A Morrill Hall
217-244-1341

Associate Professor - Entomology
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
PEEC
Ecology of infectious diseases
portrait of Alleyne, Marianne Alleyne, Marianne

vanlaarh@illinois.edu
518B Morrill Hall
217-333-8652

Assistant Professor - Entomology
Graduate Director of Online Master of Science Teaching Biology Program - School of Integrative Biology
Bioinspired Design
portrait of Anderson, Nicholas Anderson, Nicholas

nlndrsn2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Insect community responses to conservation and restoration and native bee ecology

Advisor: Alex Harmon-Threatt
portrait of Anderson, Philip Anderson, Philip S L

andersps@illinois.edu
202A Shelford Vivarium
217-300-2855

Assistant Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
PEEC
Comparative evolutionary biomechanics in both vertebrates and invertebrates, particularly to examine how the laws of physics and mechanics influence evolutionary processes; combining kinematics and fracture mechanics to examine the evolution of biological cutting/puncture systems; biomechanical and morphological diversification in deep-time; evolution of multi-part biomechanical systems; paleobiomechanics
portrait of Antonson, Nicholas Antonson, Nicholas

nda4@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Behavioral ecology, avian brood parasitism, coevolution, and the effect of parental care on brood parasites

Advisor: Mark E Hauber
portrait of Arias, Lily Arias, Lily

larias@illinois.edu
3010 Natural History Building
(217) 300-7128

Lecturer - School of Integrative Biology

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aubery2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Advisor: Surangi Punyasena

Advisor: Surangi W. Punyasena
portrait of Augspurger, Carol Augspurger, Carol

carolaug@illinois.edu
155 Morrill Hall
217-333-1298

Professor Emerita - Plant Biology
PEEC
Phenology of trees and herbs, wind dispersal, seed and seedling ecology of tropical trees, plant-pathogen interactions
portrait of Baker, Scott Baker, Scott

s-baker6@illinois.edu
59 Burrill Hall
(217) 333-0609

Instrument Maker

portrait of Barnabe, Liz Barnabe, Liz

barnabe2@illinois.edu
320 Morrill Hall

Office Manager - EEB & PEEC

portrait of Barnhart, Jennifer Barnhart, Jennifer

jbarnhar@illinois.edu
286 Morrill Hall
(217) 333-3261

Office Administrator - Plant Biology

portrait of Batzli, George Batzli, George

g-batzli@illinois.edu
200 Shelford Vivarium
217-333-0894

Professor Emeritus - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Population, community, and behavioral ecology of mammals; plant-animal interactions; nutritional ecology of herbivores; arctic ecology
portrait of Baxley, Staci Baxley, Staci

slsears@illinois.edu
286 Morrill Hall
217-333-3044

Office Administrator - SIB

portrait of Bear, Jared Bear, Jared

jbear@illinois.edu
59 Burrill Hall
(217) 333-0609

Laboratory Mechanic

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colbybb2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Examining genetic mechanisms influencing behavior in three-spined stickleback fish

Advisor: Alison Bell
portrait of Bell, Alison Bell, Alison

alisonmb@illinois.edu
439 Morrill Hall
217-265-5469

Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Affiliate - Institute for Genomic Biology
Member - Neuroscience Program
PEEC
Proximate causes and ultimate consequences of individual differences in behavior
portrait of Bello, Lizzie Bello, Lizzie

ebello2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Bioinspired design and materials

Advisor: Marianne Alleyne
portrait of Berenbaum, May 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
PEEC
Chemical interactions between insects and host plants and their implications in the organization of natural communities
portrait of Berlocher, Stewart Berlocher, Stewart

stewartb@illinois.edu
304A Morrill Hall
217-333-2929

Emeritus Professor - Entomology
Systematics, speciation, insect-plant coevolution
portrait of Bernacchi, Carl Bernacchi, Carl J

carl.bernacchi@ars.usda.gov

(217) 333-8048

USDA ARS
Adjunct Professor - Plant Biology
Impacts of climate change on crop physiology, energy fluxes between the atmosphere and plant canopies, carbon sequestration, crop canopy responses to stress
portrait of Beshers, Samuel Beshers, Samuel

beshers@illinois.edu
318B Morrill Hall
(217) 333-4971

Retired--Neuroscience Program Coordinator
and Entomology Affiliate
Organization and behavior of ant colonies
portrait of Beuchat, Gabriel Beuchat, Gabriel

beuchat2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Li-Qing Chen
portrait of Black, Deborah Black, Deborah

black3@illinois.edu
1220 Plant Sci Lab
217-333-7857

Greenhouse Manager

portrait of Brawn, Jeffrey Brawn, Jeffrey

jbrawn@illinois.edu
W-503 Turner Hall
217-244-5937

Professor and Head - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
PEEC
Conservation biology; comparative population and community ecology of vertebrates, especially birds; tropical ecology; statistical ecology; molecular evolutionary ecology
portrait of Brinkworth, Jessica Brinkworth, Jessica

jfbrinkw@illinois.edu

217-265-0734

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

portrait of Broga, Penny Broga, Penny

broga@illinois.edu
506 Morrill Hall
217-333-0292

Associate Director for Business Affairs

portrait of Brooks, Matthew Brooks, Matthew D.

mb5886@illinois.edu
161 ERML

USDA ARS
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Plant Biology
Integrating transcriptomic and physiological measurements to reveal gene regulatory networks coordinating photosynthesis and nitrogen use. Exploiting natural genetic variation to uncover factors influencing energy generation and energy use.
portrait of Brown, Edward Brown, Edward

e-brown1@illinois.edu

Associate Professor Emeritus - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

portrait of Bukhari, Syed Abbas Bukhari, Syed Abbas

sbukhar@illinois.edu

Postdoc Research Associate - EEB

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cburrou2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Elizabeth "Lisa" Ainsworth
portrait of Bush, Daniel Bush, Daniel

dsbush2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Navel orangeworm's relationship with Aspergillus mold

Advisor: May Berenbaum
portrait of Cáceres, Carla Cáceres, Carla

cecacere@illinois.edu
433 Morrill Hall
217-244-2139

Director - School of Integrative Biology
Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
PEEC
Population, community and evolutionary ecology; life-history evolution; disease ecology; limnology
portrait of Calla, Bernarda Calla, Bernarda

calla2@illinois.edu
216C Morrill Hall

Postdoc Research Associate - Entomology

portrait of Cameron, Sydney Cameron, Sydney

sacamero@illinois.edu
215B Morrill Hall
217-333-2340

Professor - Entomology
PEEC
Application of phylogenetics, behavior and development to address questions concerning the evolution of social behavior in bees; conservation status and causal factors in declining pollinators; evolution of color pattern mimicry in bees
portrait of Capel, Samantha Capel, Samantha

scapel2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior


Advisor: Ken N. Paige
portrait of Catchen, Julian Catchen, Julian

jcatchen@illinois.edu
233B Morrill Hall
217-244-4298

Assistant Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
PEEC
How do genomes change over time? In particular, we want to examine how the architecture of a genome changes in response to major evolutionary events — what architectural changes occur in a genome seeding an invasive species, or a genome underlying a large, long-term species radiation?
portrait of Chabain, Jules Chabain, Jules

chabain2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Former paleontologist puzzled by animal weaponery and the linkage between shape, function and performance; using biomechanics, ct-scanned data, and comparative anatomy

Advisor: Philip S L Anderson
portrait of Chakraborty, Sulagna Chakraborty, Sulagna

schkrbr4@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Vector-borne diseases and epidemiology of infectious diseases, focusing on the eco-epidemiology of a tick-borne disease in India called Kyasanur Forest Disease. I want to combine my interest in infectious disease with my background in public health and microbiology as well as use One Health approaches towards disease control and prevention. (advisor: Brian Allan)

Advisor: Brian Allan
portrait of Cheeseman, John Cheeseman, John M.

j-cheese@illinois.edu

217-300-9323

Professor Emeritus - Plant Biology
The relationships between plant biology, food security, food sovereignty and actually feeding the world's poor
portrait of Chen, Li-Qing Chen, Li-Qing

lqchen77@illinois.edu
1201 W. Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801

Assistant Professor - Plant Biology
Control of sugar allocation to improve crop yield or biomass for food and biofuels
portrait of Cheng, C.-H. Christina Cheng, C.-H. Christina

c-cheng@illinois.edu
17E Burrill Hall
217-333-2832

Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
PEEC
Evolutionary genomic, transcriptomic, and physiological changes in cold adaptation and specialization in Antarctic and Arctic fishes. Molecular evolution of antifreeze proteins and other cold-adaptive genes and functions. Marine biodiversity in Polar regions. Field research in Antarctica and the Arctic
portrait of Christian, Natalie Christian, Natalie

nsc@illinois.edu

Postdoc

portrait of Clancy, Kathryn Clancy, Kathryn

kclancy@illinois.edu
109 Davenport Hall
217-244-1509

Associate Professor - Anthropology
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
PEEC
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.
portrait of Clegg, Benjamin Clegg, Benjamin

bclegg@illinois.edu
2006A Natural History Building

Teaching Assistant Professor - School of Integrative Biology
Climatic and edaphic controls on the establishment of modern boreal communities in interior Alaska (advisor: Feng Sheng Hu)
portrait of Clem, C. Scott Clem, C. Scott

carlc2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Hover fly (Diptera: Syrphidae) migratory ecology and behavior

Advisor: Alex Harmon-Threatt
portrait of Coburn, Kat Coburn, Kat

kcoburn2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Prairie restoration/conservation strategies and their effects on habitat quality and native pollinator community ecology

Advisor: Alex Harmon-Threatt
portrait of Conroy, Jessica Conroy, Jessica

jconro@illinois.edu
Dept. of Geology, Natural History Building 3042
217-244-4855

Associate Professor - Geology; Plant Biology
PEEC
paleoclimate variability on interannual to millennial timescales, paleolimnology, stable isotope hydrology, stable isotope geochemistry
portrait of Cox, Maria Cox, Maria

mlcox3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Paleogenomic analysis of immune change and function, as well as molecular identification of pathogens; particularly, how genes associated with immune function change through time, especially in populations undergoing long term stress (advisor: Ripan Malhi)

Advisor: Ripan Malhi
portrait of Cucalon Tamayo, Roberto Cucalon Tamayo, Roberto

rvc4@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
How populations of species are evolutionarily related, and how their evolutionary history and biogeographic patterns can help us explain our current world (advisor: Milton Tan)

Advisor: Milton Tan
portrait of Curtis, Amanda Curtis, Amanda

amandac3@illinois.edu
W-421 Turner Hall

Graduate Student - PEEC
Use environmental DNA (eDNA) as a tool for aquatic conservation (advisor: Eric Larson)

Advisor: Eric Larson
portrait of D'Alessio, Lorenzo D'Alessio, Lorenzo M.

lmd2@illinois.edu
287 NRB

Graduate Student - PEEC
Cophylogenetics of ectoparasitic feather lice in the genus Brueelia and their endosymbionts (advisor: Kevin Johnson)

Advisor: Kevin Johnson
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rdandrea@illinois.edu

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Plant Biology

portrait of Dai, Qihong Dai, Qihong

qihongd2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Fish ecology and biology; modeling (advisor: Cory Suski)

Advisor: Cory Suski
portrait of Dalling, James Dalling, James

dalling@illinois.edu
286 Morrill Hall
217-244-8914

Professor - Plant Biology
PEEC
Tropical forest dynamics, plant-soil and plant-fungal interactions, seed ecology
portrait of Dana, Catherine Dana, Catherine

cdana2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Cicada conservation and natural history

Advisor: Sam Heads
portrait of Darcy, Hannah Darcy, Hannah

hdarcy2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Morphology of the salamander skull, comparative biomechanics of feePding in land-to-water transitions, and biological material properties

Advisor: Philip S L Anderson
portrait of Davis, Mark Davis, Mark

davis63@illinois.edu
1816 S. Oak St. Champaign, IL 61820
217-333-6960

Conservation Biologist - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior; Entomology
Phylogenetics, conservation genetics, population genetics, genomics, environmental DNA
portrait of De Becker, Elsa De Becker, Elsa

elsad2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Stephen Long
portrait of de Flamingh, Alida de Flamingh, Alida

deflami2@illinois.edu
436 Animal Sciences Lab

Postdoctoral Research Associate - 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)
portrait of De Moya, Robert De Moya, Robert

rdemoya2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Examining the coevolution patterns between parasitic bird lice and their hosts

Advisor: Kevin Johnson
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cedean2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Ecological and genomic basis of plant-insect interactions, specifically within webworm (Depressaria spp.) and Apiaceous plant coevolutionary systems

Advisor: May Berenbaum
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debevec2@illinois.edu
333 Morrill Hall
217-333-7525

IT Specialist

portrait of Deem, Lesley Deem, Lesley

lesleyd@illinois.edu
457 Morrill Hall
217-333-2070

Pollinatarium Coordinator
Plant Insect Interactions
portrait of Delcomyn, Fred Delcomyn, Fred

delcomyn@illinois.edu
357 Morrill Hall
217-333-8793

Professor Emeritus - Entomology
Director Emeritus - School of Integrative Biology
Physiological basis of insect behavior
portrait of DeLucia, Evan DeLucia, Evan H.

delucia@illinois.edu

G. William Arends Professor of Integrative Biology
Professor - Plant Biology
Director - Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
PEEC
Physiological ecology of vascular plants, photosynthesis, plant architecture, stress, climate change
portrait of Demler, Hannah Demler, Hannah

hdemler@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Investigating the role of aquaporin plasma membrane intrinsic proteins in plant responses to ozone. Advisor: Lisa Ainsworth

Advisor: Elizabeth "Lisa" Ainsworth
portrait of DeVries, Arthur DeVries, Arthur

adevries@illinois.edu
17C Burrill Hall
217-333-4245

Professor Emeritus - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
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
portrait of DeWalt, Ed DeWalt, Ed

dewalt@illinois.edu
2025 (ofc) / 2000 (lab) Robert A. Evers Laboratory
217-649-7414

Aquatic Entomologist - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Entomology
Taxonomy, ecology, and conservation of aquatic insects
portrait of Dietrich, Christopher Dietrich, Christopher

chdietri@illinois.edu
282 Natural Resources Building
217-244-7408

Associate Center Director, Systematic Entomologist - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Entomology
PEEC
Systematics, morphology, and evolutionary biology of leafhoppers and treehoppers; biodiversity and conservation of grassland ecosystems
portrait of Dolezal, Adam Dolezal, Adam G

adolezal@illinois.edu
349B Morrill Hall
217-300-6762

Assistant Professor - Entomology
PEEC
How do environmental stressors interact to affect bee health?
portrait of Doucet Beaupré, Alice Doucet Beaupré, Alice

doucetb2@illinois.edu

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)

Advisor: James O'Dwyer
portrait of Downie, Stephen Downie, Stephen R.

sdownie@illinois.edu
239 Morrill Hall
(217) 333-1275

Professor - Plant Biology
Associate Director of Academic Affairs - School of Integrative Biology
PEEC
Systematics and evolution of flowering plants, with emphasis on the family Apiaceae; chloroplast genome structural evolution
portrait of Drager, Kim Drager, Kim

kdrager2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Nest architecture of soil dwelling ants (both ancient and modern) and how nest structure varies between ant species and geological environments

Advisor: Andrew V. Suarez
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jedwa9@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Perturbations of a forest nitrogen economy and its associated microbial community by invasive Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Advisor: Wendy H. Yang
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egenrie2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Microbial nitrogen transformations in agricultural soils (advisors: Angela Kent and Wendy Yang)

Advisor: Angela Kent
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jkkelly2@illinois.edu

Postdoc Research Associate

portrait of Favela, Alonso 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)

Advisor: Angela Kent
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aferrer@illinois.edu

Senior Research Scientist - Plant Biology

portrait of Fink, Jessica Fink, Jessica

funk7@illinois.edu
2002B Natural History Building

Undergraduate Academic Advisor - SIB

portrait of Fischer, Eva Fischer, Eva K.

efischer@illinois.edu
683 Morrill Hall

Assistant Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Exploring underlying mechanisms to understand how behaviors are generated, maintained, and modified by evolution by using integrative approaches to address these questions across hierarchical levels of biological organization and timescales. Because fundamental principles governing brains and behavior are most apparent in evolutionary and developmental contexts, I combine lab and field studies to understand variation and adaptation in ecologically relevant behaviors. Currently, I work primarily with charismatic neotropical poison frogs.
portrait of Flenniken, Matt Flenniken, Matt

jeffryf2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Effects of environmental change on vector ecology

Advisor: Brian Allan
portrait of Flores, Manuel Flores, Manuel

manuelf3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: James Dalling
portrait of Fouke, Bruce Fouke, Bruce

fouke@illinois.edu

(217) 244-5431

Director & Professor, Geology Department

portrait of Francis, Bettina Francis, Bettina

bfrancis@illinois.edu
679 Morrill Hall
217-333-5136

Associate Professor Emerita - Entomology
Environmental and developmental toxicology
portrait of Fraterrigo, Jennifer Fraterrigo, Jennifer

jmf@illinois.edu
W-423 Turner Hall
217-333-9428

Associate Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences
Affiliate - Plant Biology
PEEC
Landscape ecology, effects of human and natural disturbance on ecosystem structure and function, land-water
portrait of Fredericks, Page Fredericks, Page

lpfreder@illinois.edu
339 Morrill Hall
217-244-3023

Research Specialist - Entomology
Land use effects on pathogens in ticks
portrait of Friedmann, Caroline Friedmann, Caroline

ckfried2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Mark Lara
portrait of Fu, Jie Fu, Jie

jief3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Advisor: Amy Marshall-Colon

Advisor: Amy Marshall-Colon
portrait of Fuller, Becky Fuller, Becky

rcfuller@illinois.edu
104 Shelford Vivarium
217-333-9065

Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
PEEC
Speciation, animal behavior and its underlying neurological mechanisms; sexual selection and the evolution of mating systems; phenotypic plasticity
portrait of Fulton, Todd Fulton, Todd

t-fulton@illinois.edu

Insectary

portrait of Gabay-Laughnan, Susan Gabay-Laughnan, Susan

gabaylau@illinois.edu
265 Morrill Hall
217-333-2919

Retired--Senior Research Scientist
Mitochondrial DNA mutations in maize and the effect of nuclear genes upon these mutations; mitochondrial S-type cytoplasmic male sterility and its nuclear restorer-of-fertility alleles; cytoplasmic reversion of CMS-S to fertility.
portrait of Gerard, Don Gerard, Don

dgerard@illinois.edu
506 Morrill Hall
217-333-6372

Facilities Manager

portrait of Getz, Lowell Getz, Lowell

l-getz@life.illinois.edu

Professor Emeritus - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Population ecology; demography, social organization, and behavioral ecology of small mammals; ecology of terrestrial mollusks
portrait of Gibson, Joshua Gibson, Joshua

jcgibso2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Evolution of trap-jaw mechanism in ants

Advisor: Andrew V. Suarez
portrait of Govindjee, Govindjee Govindjee, Govindjee

gov@illinois.edu
669 Morrill Hall
217-333-1794

Professor Emeritus - Plant Biology
History of photosynthesis
portrait of Gray, Michael Gray, Michael

megray@illinois.edu
N-305 Turner Hall
217-333-4424

Professor Emeritus - Crop Sciences
Affiliate - Entomology
Integrated pest management
portrait of Grennan, Aleel Grennan, Aleel

agrennan@illinois.edu
1407 IGB
217-333-7768

Senior Research Specialist - Plant Biology

portrait of Grommes, Anna Grommes, Anna

grommes2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Chemical ecology of beetles in the families Cerambycidae and Elateridae

Advisor: Lawrence Hanks
portrait of Haas, Jeffrey Haas, Jeffrey

jhaas@illinois.edu
332 Morrill Hall
(217) 333-7525

Director, Information Technology

portrait of Hanks, Lawrence Hanks, Lawrence

hanks@illinois.edu

Professor - Entomology
PEEC
Chemical ecology and conservation biological control
portrait of Harmon-Threatt, Alex Harmon-Threatt, Alex

aht@illinois.edu
255 Morrill Hall
217-333-3108

Associate Professor - Entomology
PEEC
Pollination Ecology, Conservation, and Restoration
portrait of Harwood, Gyan Harwood, Gyan

gharwood@illinois.edu

Postdoc Research Associate - Entomology

portrait of Hauber, Mark Hauber, Mark E

mhauber@illinois.edu
469 Morrill Hall
217-300-7127

Harley Jones Van Cleave Professor of Host-Parasite Interactions - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
PEEC
I am a professor and behavioral ecologist, conservation scientist, and comparative psychologist, focusing on the evolution of recognition systems, and using land- and seabirds to address questions about how individuals recognize themselves, their mates, their young, their prey, and their predators. Shifting gears between behavioral, developmental, and molecular tools, my lab has been studying the social and genetic consequences of species recognition in avian brood parasites, such as cuckoos and cowbirds. We also explore the cogntive and neurophysiological bases of self/other discrimination critical for the social functioning of individuals, including crowded nests, dense seabird colonies, and even large human settlements. We use comparative and genetic tools, chemical and physical models, and perceptual and mathematical models to understand how individuals make the decisions which are critical for their survival and success, including sexual reproduction.
portrait of Haynes, Ellen Haynes, Ellen

haynes11@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Wildlife epidemiology; emerging fungal disease in snakes; investigating how host immune function is related to disease severity, and analyzing fungal genomic variation (advisor: Matt Allender)

Advisor: Matthew Allender
portrait of Heads, Sam Heads, Sam

swheads@illinois.edu
Paleontology, Forbes Natural History Bldg., 1816 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820
217-244-9448

Director, Center for Paleontology - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Entomology, Geology

portrait of Hearon, Luke Hearon, Luke

lhearon2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Predator-prey dynamics in mosquito communities

Advisor: Carla Cáceres
portrait of Heath, Katy Heath, Katy

kheath@illinois.edu
249 Morrill Hall
217-265-5473

Associate Professor - Plant Biology
PEEC
Mutualism coevolution: evolutionary and ecological genetics of plant-microbe interactions; evolutionary responses to global change
portrait of Helton, Toni Helton, Toni

thelton@illinois.edu
286 Morrill Hall
217-333-3488

Associate Director of Personnel and Administration

portrait of Hernandez, Erica Hernandez, Erica

ejherna2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Ecology and management of ticks and of tick-borne diseases in residential and recreational areas near natural spaces

Advisor: Chris Stone
portrait of Holmes, Christopher J. Holmes, Christopher J.

cholmes4@illinois.edu

217-300-2324

Program Manager - Office of Undergraduate Research
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

portrait of Holstrom, Ingrid Holstrom, Ingrid

holstrom@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Relationship between fire, an invasive grass species, and nutrient cycling in temperate forest ecosystems (advisor: Jennifer Fraterrigo)

Advisor: Jennifer Fraterrigo
portrait of Hsieh, Edward Hsieh, Edward

emhsieh2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
The properties of phytochemicals in honeybee honey and general honeybee behavior

Advisor: May Berenbaum
portrait of Hu, Feng Sheng Hu, Feng Sheng

fshu@illinois.edu
2090 Lincoln Hall
217-244-2982

Professor - Plant Biology
Ralph E. Grim Professor of Geology
PEEC
Ecosystem ecology, quaternary paleoecology, climatic change and biotic response, soil and sediment biogeochemistry
portrait of Huber, Steven Huber, Steven Carl

schuber1@illinois.edu
197 ERML
217-265-0909

Professor Emeritus - Plant Biology
Identification of biological mechanisms that regulate important plant processes and impact growth and development
portrait of Hutchinson, Sarah Hutchinson, Sarah

smhutch2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Stephen Long
portrait of Hyde, Charles Hyde, Charles

cahyde2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Plant-soil microbial interactions: the effects of bioenergy crop root exudation on microbial communities in agricultural soils (advisor: Wendy Yang)

Advisor: Wendy H. Yang
portrait of Johnson, Kevin 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
PEEC
Molecular systematics, host-parasite co-evolution, comparative approaches to studying the evolution of behavior in birds, co-speciation between birds and parasitic lice, population genetics of island biogeography
portrait of Jones, Cody Jones, Cody

cpjones2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Looking at the interplay between overcompensation and endoreduplication, specifically in the model system, soybean

Advisor: Ken N. Paige
portrait of Jops, Kenny Jops, Kenny

kjops2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Mathematical and modelling approaches to ecological theory including community assemblage and plant competitive interactions.

Advisor: James O'Dwyer
portrait of Karakehian, Jason Karakehian, Jason

jasonmk3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
The systematics, biology and ecology of woody tissue-inhabiting, non-lichenized fungi in class Leotiomycetes (Ascomycota), with a special focus on taxa in orders Rhytismatales and Marthamycetales. These understudied fungi are ubiquitous in Northern Hemisphere temperate forests where they persist mainly as saprobes or weak parasites. Advisor: Andrew Miller

Advisor: Andrew Miller
portrait of Karatgi, Ratna Karatgi, Ratna

karatgi2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Sexual selection: Intrasexual competition, mate choice, signalling and signal evolution (advisor: Becky Fuller)

Advisor: Becky Fuller
portrait of Katterhenry, Jessi Katterhenry, Jessi

jkatterh@illinois.edu
506 Morrill Hall
217-333-6786

Assistant Director for Business and Financial Operations

portrait of Katz-Downie, Deborah Katz-Downie, Deborah

dkatzdow@illinois.edu

217-333-1275

Visiting Scientist - Plant Biology

portrait of Keane, Rose Keane, Rose

rkeane3@illinois.edu
515 Morrill Hall

Communications Coordinator

portrait of Kroha, Kyle Kroha, Kyle Jane

kkroha@illinois.edu
64 Burrill Hall
(217) 244-3479

Equipment Specialist, Electronics Shop

portrait of Kwafo, Seldon Kwafo, Seldon

skwafo@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Justin McGrath
portrait of Lakeram, Scott Lakeram, Scott

lakeram2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Surangi W. Punyasena
portrait of Lara, Mark Lara, Mark

mjlara@illinois.edu

Assistant Professor - Plant Biology
Geographic Information Science; GIS and Society; Space-Time Analytics; River, Watershed, and Landscape Dynamics
portrait of Larkin, Ronald Larkin, Ronald

r-larkin@illinois.edu
2021 I-Bldg.
333-7513

Adjunct Associate Professor - Illinois Natural History Survey
Wildlife ecology in disturbed environments; avian migration, orientation, energetics, and communication; small-scale atmospheric motions and flying animals
portrait of Larson, Eric Larson, Eric

erlarson@illinois.edu
W-421 Turner Hall

Assistant Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences
Affiliate - Entomology
PEEC
NRES, PEEC
portrait of Laserna Cowal, Alessa Laserna Cowal, Alessa

laserna2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Wildlife responses to anthropogenic changes, animal behavior, wildlife conservation

Advisor: Ken N. Paige
portrait of Lawson, Shelby Lawson, Shelby

slawson3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Behavioral ecology, breeding strategies, mate choice, vocal communication/perception in birds

Advisor: Mark E Hauber
portrait of Leakey, Andrew Leakey, Andrew D.B.

leakey@illinois.edu
1402 IGB
217-244-0302

Professor and Head - Plant Biology
University Scholar
PEEC
Integrative plant physiology, genetics and genomics; plant water use efficiency, photosynthesis and carbon metabolism; crop responses to elevated CO<sub>2</sub>, drought, temperature and ozone; crop sustainability and responses to global environmental change
portrait of Leigh, Kim Leigh, Kim

kaleigh@illinois.edu
320 Morrill Hall
217-333-2910

Administrative Aide - Entomology & OMST

portrait of Lenz, Jana Lenz, Jana

janalenz@illinois.edu
286 Morrill Hall
(217) 244-1654

Human Resource Associate

portrait of Liao, Ling-Hsiu Liao, Ling-Hsiu

liao19@illinois.edu

Postdoc Research Associate - Entomology
Honeybees toxicology (advisor: May Berenbaum)
portrait of Lira Viana, Jessica Lira Viana, Jessica

liravia2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Research in whether chromosome number of species might influence their growth performance and distribution in natural environments.

Advisor: James Dalling
portrait of Long, Kira 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)

Advisor: Jeffrey Brawn
portrait of Long, Stephen Long, Stephen

slong@illinois.edu
379 ERML/134 IGB
217-244-0881

Ikenberry Endowed University Chair of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology
PEEC
Environmental physiology, atmospheric change impacts on crops and natural vegetation, C4 photosynthesis, energy crops, mathematical models of photosynthesis
portrait of Luro, Alec Luro, Alec

alecl2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Behavioral & cognitive ecology, evolution, avian brood parasitism and species recognition in birds

Advisor: Mark E Hauber
portrait of Maciejewski, Meghan Maciejewski, Meghan

mfm8@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Behavioral ecology, parental care, social evolution

Advisor: Alison Bell
portrait of Mackert, Morgan Mackert, Morgan

mmackert@illinois.edu

Research Specialist - Entomology

portrait of Malhi, Ripan Malhi, Ripan

malhi@illinois.edu
209F Davenport Hall
217-265-0721

Professor - Anthropology
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
PEEC
Integrates population genetics, phylogenetics, ancient DNA analysis, and field research in collaboration with Native American communities; use of tools from molecular biology and population genetics; North America
portrait of Manaster, Joanne Manaster, Joanne

joannema@illinois.edu
2006B Natural History Building
217-244-2489

Senior Instructor - School of Integrative Biology

portrait of Margenot, Andrew Margenot, Andrew John

margenot@illinois.edu

217.300.7059

Assistant Professor - Crop Sciences
PEEC
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
portrait of Marshall-Colon, Amy Marshall-Colon, Amy

amymc@illinois.edu
193 ERML
217-300-1430

Associate Professor - Plant Biology
Integrative modeling to investigate the multi-scale regulation of crop response to genetic and environmental perturbations.
portrait of Martin, Duncan Martin, Duncan

dgm3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Interactive Effects of Drought and Ozone Stress on Crop Physiology and Biochemistry. Advisor: Lisa Ainsworth

Advisor: Elizabeth "Lisa" Ainsworth
portrait of Martin Blazquez, Ruben Martin Blazquez, Ruben

rumabl@illinois.edu

Postdoc Research Associate - Entomology

portrait of Masters, Michael Masters, Michael

mmasters@illinois.edu
1400 IGB
217-333-1632

Field Research Specialist - Plant Biology

portrait of Mayfield-Jones, Dustin Mayfield-Jones, Dustin

dustinm2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Andrew D.B. Leakey
portrait of McClellan, Taylor McClellan, Taylor

taylorm8@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Tropical forest ecology and seed dynamics (advisor: James Dalling)

Advisor: James Dalling
portrait of McElrath, Thomas McElrath, Thomas

tcm@illinois.edu
291 Natural Resource Building

Insect Collection Manager - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Entomology

portrait of McFarland, Derek McFarland, Derek

derekbm2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Ecology of tick-borne pathogens and the wildlife populations they infect within the context of climate change and human encroachment (advisor: Brian Allan)

Advisor: Brian Allan
portrait of McGrath, Jesse McGrath, Jesse

jamcgrat@illinois.edu
1402 IGB
217-300-7359

SoyFACE Research Coordinator

portrait of McGrath, Justin McGrath, Justin

jmcgrath@illinois.edu
197 ERML

USDA ARS
Adjunct Assistant Professor - Plant Biology

portrait of McLean, Shay Akil McLean, Shay Akil

samclea2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Evolutionary anthropological genetics (advisor: Charles Roseman)

Advisor: Charles Roseman
portrait of Menel, Ilona Menel, Ilona

menel2@illinois.edu
449 Morrill Hall
217-333-3670

Research Specialist - EEB

portrait of Mijango Ramos, Zarluis Mijango Ramos, Zarluis Miguel

zarluis2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Effects of soil nutrient availability on the development of Forest monodominance and subordinate species composition in Panama. Advisor: James Dalling

Advisor: James Dalling
portrait of Miller, Andrew Miller, Andrew

amiller7@illinois.edu
2003 Robert Evers Lab

Principal Mycologist - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Plant Biology
PEEC
Character evolution of ascomycetes with emphasis on members of the Class Sordariomycetes, biodiversity and biogeography of ascomycetes
portrait of Ming, Ray Ming, Ray

rayming@illinois.edu
148 ERML
217-333-1221

Professor - Plant Biology
Evolution of primitive sex chromosomes, genome structure of papaya, sugarcane, coffee and pineapple
portrait of Molano-Flores, Brenda Molano-Flores, Brenda

molano1@illinois.edu
2012 Natural Resource Building

Senior Plant Ecologist - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Entomology; Plant Biology
plant-insect interactions, reproductive biology of plants, population biology, conservation biology; restoration
portrait of Mongold-Diers, Judith Mongold-Diers, Judith

jdiers@illinois.edu
420 Morrill Hall
217-333-7783

Academic hourly - Entomology

portrait of Montag, William Montag, William

montag2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Conservation of soil and litter dwelling insects, especially beetles

Advisor: May Berenbaum
portrait of Montes, Christopher Montes, Christopher M

cmontes3@illinois.edu

Postdoctoral Researcher
Examining Soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr.] and Maize (Zea mays L.) physiological responses to elevated ozone concentrations and genetically mapping ozone response
portrait of Morphew, Nick Morphew, Nick

morphew2@illinois.edu
3012 Natural History Building
217-244-7350

Laboratory Coordinator

portrait of Morris, Brendan Morris, Brendan

bomorri2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Historical biogeography and systematics of Carribean treehoppers (Hemiptera: Membracidae)

Advisor: Christopher Dietrich
portrait of Murphree, Maggie Murphree, Maggie

sarahmm5@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Emergent behavior, division of labor, and social networks of honey bee colonies

Advisor: Gene Robinson
portrait of Musser, Allison Musser, Allison

amusser3@illinois.edu
2002A Natural History Building
217-333-3046

Undergraduate Academic Advisor - SIB

portrait of Nardi, James Nardi, James B.

j-nardi@illinois.edu
315 Morrill Hall
217-333-6590

Research Scientist - Entomology
Development of insect stem cells
portrait of Neumann, Kevin Neumann, Kevin

kevinn4@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Behavioral ecology, genomics, and plasticity in social animals (advisors: Alison Bell and Andrew Suarez)

Advisor: Alison Bell
portrait of Newman, Evan Newman, Evan

evanan2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Distribution patterns of Plecoptera (Stoneflies) of the midwest

Advisor: Ed DeWalt
portrait of Ngumbi, Esther Ngumbi, Esther

enn@illinois.edu

Assistant Professor - Entomology;
African American Studies
Broadly interested in understanding the multifaceted uses of chemical signals (both volatile and non-volatile) by herbivores, natural enemies, plants and their associated microorganisms and insects. Moreover, my research on beneficial soil microbes seeks to find microbial-based solutions for improving crop production, alleviating drought stress in crop plants and sustainable pest management. We use a comparative approach with model tritrophic systems and employ several chemical ecology tools.
portrait of Noel, Kylee Noel, Kylee

krnoel@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Genetic and physiological effects of insecticide resistance in mosquitoes; scientific outreach to the community to encourage citizen science

Advisor: Chris Stone
portrait of O'Dwyer, Allison O'Dwyer, Allison

aodwyer@illinois.edu

Instructor - School of Integrative Biology

portrait of O'Dwyer, James O'Dwyer, James

jodwyer@illinois.edu
183 Morrill Hall
217-244-7086

Associate Professor - Plant Biology
PEEC
We work with theoretical models and a broad range of data to understand patterns of biodiversity, from tropical forests to host-associated microbial systems like the human microbiome
portrait of Ooi, Sean Ooi, Sean

sooi3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Biogeochemistry and microbial ecology of nitrous oxide production and consumption in soils (advisor: Wendy Yang)

Advisor: Wendy H. Yang
portrait of Ort, Donald Ort, Donald R

d-ort@illinois.edu
1406 IGB
217-333-2093

Professor - Plant Biology
Molecular and biochemical basis for environmental effects on photosynthesis, photosynthetic energy transduction
portrait of Paige, Ken Paige, Ken N.

k-paige@illinois.edu
483 Morrill Hall
217-244-6606

Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
PEEC
Our lab focuses on several areas of research including 1) the ecology and evolutionary biology of species interactions with an emphasis on overcompensation (enhanced fitness following herbivory), 2) the role of somatic mutation and endoreduplication (replication of the genome without mitotic cell division) in allowing an individual plant to evolve and adjust to environmental challenges, 3) conservation genetics, focusing on the ecological and evolutionary consequences of small population size, and 4) phylogeographic analyses with a focus on understanding how organisms have responded to anthropogenic, geologic and climatic history.
portrait of Paul, Rachel Paul, Rachel

paul9@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Andrew D.B. Leakey
portrait of Paul, Robert Paul, Robert

rpaul@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Modeling terrestrial biogeochemistry of different land uses in the Midwest; quantifying ecosystem services of multi-use landscapes; resolving environmental impacts of second-generation bioenergy agriculture

Advisor: Evan H. DeLucia
portrait of Pelech, Elena Pelech, Elena

pelech@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Elucidating the complexities of maize and soybean intercropping systems to optimize productivity and resource-use efficiencies

Advisor: Carl J Bernacchi
portrait of Perrin-Stowe, Tolulope Perrin-Stowe, Tolulope

tperri2@illinois.edu
436 Animal Sciences Lab

Graduate Student - PEEC
African Elephant mitogenomes and phylogeography (advisor: Al Roca)

Advisor: Alfred Roca
portrait of Phillips, Christopher 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
PEEC
Population genetics, population ecology, and systematics, especially as applied to amphibians, reptiles, and fishes; phylogeny estimation using molecular markers; conservation genetics
portrait of Pollock, Henry Pollock, Henry

hpollock@illinois.edu

Postdoc Research Associate

portrait of Prada Cordero, Cecilia Prada Cordero, Cecilia

cprada@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
The relationship between soil nutrient availability and the diversity, composition and distribution of tree species in montane forest in Panama, and it’s consequences for ecosystem carbon cycling.

Advisor: James Dalling
portrait of Price, Gabriel 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)

Advisor: Anthony Yannarell
portrait of Punyasena, Surangi Punyasena, Surangi W.

spunya1@illinois.edu
139 Morrill Hall
217-244-8049

Associate Professor, Associate Head, Director of Graduate Studies - Plant Biology
PEEC
Palynology, paleoecology, paleoclimate, and computer vision applications
portrait of Quebedeaux, Jennifer Quebedeaux, Jennifer

quebede2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Genetic Control of Carbon Metabolism and Water Use Efficiency as Targets to Improve Photosynthesis and Crop Yield

Advisor: Andrew D.B. Leakey
portrait of Ratcliffe, Susan Ratcliffe, Susan

sratclif@illinois.edu
S-316 Turner Hall
217-333-9656

Program Manager - Crop Sciences
Affiliate - Entomology
Integrated pest management
portrait of Rawley, Neil Rawley, Neil

lrawley@illinois.edu

(217) 714-9705

Storekeeper

portrait of Rayamajhi, Niraj Rayamajhi, Niraj

nirajr2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Population genomics of natural populations and computational biology

Advisor: Julian Catchen
portrait of Ricks, Kevin Ricks, Kevin

ricks3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Microbial community and evolutionary ecology, evolution of symbiosis (advisor: Anthony Yannarell)

Advisor: Anthony Yannarell
portrait of Riecks-Soucek, David Riecks-Soucek, David

soucek@illinois.edu
107 NRS Annx.
217-265-5489

Ecotoxicologist, Entomologist - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Entomology
Aquatic ecotoxicology
portrait of Riley, Alex Riley, Alex

abriley2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Katy Heath
portrait of Rios Acosta, Lorena Rios Acosta, Lorena

lrios@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Andrew D.B. Leakey
portrait of Rivera, Michael Rivera, Michael

mdriver3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Ecological and evolutionary drivers of morphological variation in social insect workers (advisor: Andy Suarez)

Advisor: Andrew V. Suarez
portrait of Rivera-Colón, Angel Rivera-Colón, Angel

angelgr2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Genomics, genome evolution

Advisor: Julian Catchen
portrait of Robertson, Hugh Robertson, Hugh

hughrobe@illinois.edu
417 Morrill Hall
217-333-0489

Professor Emeritus - Entomology
PEEC
The molecular basis for insect olfaction and taste; insect and arthropod genomics
portrait of Robinson, Gene 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
PEEC
Insect social behavior and genomics
portrait of Roca, Alfred Roca, Alfred

roca@illinois.edu
441 Animal Sciences Laboratory
217-244-8853

Associate Professor - Animal Sciences
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
PEEC
Comparative and evolutionary genomics of mammals and retroviruses, conservation genetics of elephants and other wildlife
portrait of Romero Valero, Ingrid Romero Valero, Ingrid

romerov2@illinois.edu
139 Morrill Hall
(217) 333-1186

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
The study of the pollen morphology of 100 species from Bombacoideae (Malvaceae)

Advisor: Surangi W. Punyasena
portrait of Roseman, Charles Roseman, Charles

croseman@illinois.edu
203 Shelford Vivarium
217-244-3513

Associate Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior; Anthropology
PEEC

portrait of Saboowala, Sana Saboowala, Sana

sanas4@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Using a multidisciplinary approach to study the ways in which trauma is physically embodied and inherited, focusing on potential epigenetic effects of border creation during the 1947 Partition of South Asia using molecular methods and oral histories (advisor: Ripan Malhi)

Advisor: Ripan Malhi
portrait of Sargent, Malcolm Sargent, Malcolm

malcolms@illinois.edu

217-333-0287

Associate Professor Emeritus - Plant Biology
Creation of user friendly, perspective oriented guides for the identification of bryophytes (mosses, liverworts and hornworts)
portrait of Sawyer, Elle Sawyer, Elle

elleks2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Understanding the spread and impact of invasive species, particularly Rusty Crayfish (advisor: Eric Larson)

Advisor: Eric Larson
portrait of Scharf, Hannah Scharf, Hannah

hscharf2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Behavioral ecology, social and mating systems, avian brood parasitism

Advisor: Mark E Hauber
portrait of Schlipf, Karl Schlipf, Karl

schlipf@illinois.edu
333 Morrill Hall
(217) 333-7525

Research Programmer

portrait of Schneider, Daniel Schneider, Daniel

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

Professor - Urban and Regional Planning
PEEC
Aquatic invertebrate ecology; ecology of invasive species; environmental history
portrait of Schooley, Robert Schooley, Robert

schooley@illinois.edu
W-401B Turner Hall
217-244-2729

Associate Professor - Natural Resources & Environmental Sciences
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
PEEC
Landscape ecology, metapopulations, wildlife conservation, animal movements
portrait of Schore, Aiden Schore, Aiden Isaac Gittler

aschore2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Research Description: Examining interactions between climate, disturbances, and the physical environment across the Alaskan tundra via analysis of permafrost degradation, tall shrub expansion, and biological feedback effects. Advisor: Mark Lara

Advisor: Mark Lara
portrait of Schuler, Mary Schuler, Mary

maryschu@illinois.edu
162 ERML
217-333-8785

Professor - Plant Biology; Biochemistry; Cell and Developmental Biology
Affiliate - Entomology
Pre-mRNA processing, P450 monooxygenases and their role in plant-insect interactions
portrait of Schwing, Cameron Schwing, Cameron

cschwin2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Effects of manipulating larval mosquito habitat on development and fitness

Advisor: Carla Cáceres
portrait of Scott, Bradley Scott, Bradley

brscott2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Early evolution of vertebrates, specifically the changes in feeding and locomotion associated with the transition from jawless to jawed vertebrates. I seek to understand these changes using paleontology, functional morphology, and biomechanics

Advisor: Philip S L Anderson
portrait of Seigler, David Seigler, David

daveseig@illinois.edu

217-333-7577

Professor Emeritus - Plant Biology
PEEC
Phytochemistry, chemical ecology, plant systematics, secondary products, systematics of Acacia species
portrait of Seyfried, Georgia Seyfried, Georgia

gss3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Assess carbon and nitrogen storage patterns in forest stands dominated by ECM- versus AM- associated trees.

Advisor: Wendy H. Yang
portrait of Shearer, Carol Shearer, Carol

carolshe@illinois.edu
655B Morrill Hall
217-333-2796

Professor Emerita - Plant Biology
Ecology of freshwater saprophytic fungal communities, systematics and biogeography of freshwater ascomycetes and fungi imperfecti
portrait of Shrivastava, Stuti Shrivastava, Stuti

shrvstv3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Research in the nitrate uptake dynamics at both gene and protein level in Arabidopsis for 2 major nitrate transporters, NPF6.3 and NRT2.1.

Advisor: Amy Marshall-Colon
portrait of Singh, Dilkaran Singh, Dilkaran

dilkaran@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology
Advisor: Amy Marshall-Colon

Advisor: Amy Marshall-Colon
portrait of Sinha, Saurabh Sinha, Saurabh

sinhas@illinois.edu

Professor and Willett Faculty Scholar - Computer Science
Affiliate - Entomology

portrait of Skinner, Rachel Skinner, Rachel

rskinn2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Taxonomy, phylogenetics, and biogeography of treehoppers in Membracidae

Advisor: Christopher Dietrich
portrait of Song, Jinjin Song, Jinjin

jinjins2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Ray Ming
portrait of South, Eric South, Eric

ejsouth@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Stonefly taxonomy and systematics

Advisor: Ed DeWalt
portrait of Spencer, Joseph Spencer, Joseph

spencer1@illinois.edu
2089 Forbes Natural History Building
(217) 244-6851

Principal Insect Behaviorist - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Entomology
Mechanisms of behavior in crop insect pests
portrait of St. Clair, Ashley St. Clair, Ashley

astclair@illinois.edu

Postdoc Research Associate

portrait of Stone, Chris Stone, Chris

cstone@illinois.edu

Medical Entomologist - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Entomology

portrait of Strailey, Katherine Strailey, Katherine

ks26@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Ecology, physiology, and conservation of freshwater fishes (advisors: Cory Suski and Piotr Cienciala)

Advisor: Cory Suski
portrait of Struckhoff, Emily Struckhoff, Emily

emilyds@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
The taxonomy, natural history, and biogeography of ticks in Illinois

Advisor: Chris Stone
portrait of Stuart, Sarai Stuart, Sarai

saraihs2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Evolution of social life and mechanisms that underpin behaviors in the colony environment (advisor: Gene Robinson)

Advisor: Gene Robinson
portrait of Stumpf, Rebecca Stumpf, Rebecca

rstumpf@illinois.edu
Department of Anthropology
217-333-3616

Professor - Anthropology
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
PEEC
Sexual selection, hominid behavior, endocrinology, primate microbial ecology, primate evolution, reproductive mechanisms, preterm birth
portrait of Suarez, Andrew Suarez, Andrew V.

suarez2@illinois.edu
515 Morrill Hall
(217) 244-6631

Professor and Head - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Professor - Entomology
PEEC
Ant ecology and behavior; biological invasions
portrait of Surber, Lisa Surber, Lisa

lsurber2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Behavioral ecology, evolution, and phenotypic plasticity in Neotropical poison frogs

Advisor: Eva K. Fischer
portrait of Sutton, Nicholas Sutton, Nicholas

nmsutto2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Modeling decision-making processes during predator-prey encounters, with a focus on optimal escape strategies in ungulates (advisor: James O'Dwyer)

Advisor: James O'Dwyer
portrait of Swanson, Christina Swanson, Christina

sillima2@illinois.edu
2002D Natural History Building
217-300-9002

SIB Coordinator for the Alumni Mentor Program

portrait of Swanson, Daniel Swanson, Daniel

drswans2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Systematics of assassin bugs

Advisor: Sam Heads
portrait of Tan, Grace Tan, Grace

gracedt2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Plant biology, specifically water-use efficiency and photosynthetic efficiency relative to sustainable agriculture (advisor: Andrew Leakey)

Advisor: Andrew D.B. Leakey
portrait of 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
PEEC
Systematics, evolution and diversification of fish biodiversity and their morphological and genomic traits, using a combination of approaches including phylogenomics, genomics, transcriptomics, comparative phylogenetic methods, and collections-based specimen research
portrait of Taylor, Lincoln Taylor, Lincoln

lnt3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Interactions between honey bees and their pathogens, in particular honey bee behavior

Advisor: Adam G Dolezal
portrait of Tetlie, Jonathan Tetlie, Jonathan

jtetlie2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
The lingering impact of agricultural practices on habitat restoration efforts of prairies and their effect on native bee communities

Advisor: Alex Harmon-Threatt
portrait of Thomas, M. Jared Thomas, M. Jared

thomasmj@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Paleoentomology with emphasis on Tetrigidae (pygmy grasshoppers)

Advisor: Sam Heads
portrait of Torres, Jacob Torres, Jacob

jacobdt3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Native bee ecology, urban ecology, bee/pollinator health, and insect microbiomes

Advisor: Adam G Dolezal
portrait of Treakle, Norma Treakle, Norma

ntreakle@illinois.edu
506 Morrill Hall
217-244-9406

Account Technician

portrait of Turner, Abbi Turner, Abbi

aturner5@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Evolution, mate choice, parental care, brood parasitism, and birds

Advisor: Mark E Hauber
portrait of Uebele, Thomas Uebele, Thomas

uebele@illinois.edu
333 Morrill Hall
(217) 333-7525

Senior Research Programmer

portrait of Virrueta Herrera, Stephany Virrueta Herrera, Stephany

svirru2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Ornithology and phylogentics, specifically the evolutionary patterns between birds and their parasitic feather lice (advisor: Kevin Johnson).

Advisor: Kevin Johnson
portrait of Voegtlin, David Voegtlin, David

dvoegtli@illinois.edu

244-2152

Retired - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Entomology
Biology and taxonomy of aphids, retired
portrait of Wargin, Annaliese Wargin, Annaliese

awargin2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
The ecology of native pollinators in restored landscapes; insect behavioral responses to abiotic change

Advisor: Alex Harmon-Threatt
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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
PEEC
Phylogenomics, multiple sequence alignment, and metagenomics
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westse@illinois.edu

Postdoc Research Associate

portrait of Whitfield, James Whitfield, James

jwhitfie@illinois.edu
215 Morrill Hall
217-333-2567

Professor - Entomology
PEEC
Ecology and phylogeny of parasitoid wasps
portrait of Whitt, Gregory Whitt, Gregory

gswhitt@illinois.edu
469 Morrill Hall
217-333-4645

Professor Emeritus - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Evolutionary genetics & phylogenetic relationships of fishes. Isozymes & other molecular characters used to investigate evolutionary relationships & to infer patterns of gene structural & regulatory evolution. Biochemical genetics & evolution of teleosts
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cariadw2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Wide range of research interests within palaeontology including biomechanics of vertebrates, exceptional preservation of arthropods and taphonomic processes within the fossil record

Advisor: Sam Heads
portrait of Wilson, Patrick Wilson, Patrick

pwilson5@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Disease ecology and host-parasite coevolution in Daphnia

Advisor: Carla Cáceres
portrait of Wilson, Sara Wilson, Sara

smw2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Mosquito feeding behavior and control

Advisor: Chris Stone
portrait of Winnicki, Sarah Winnicki, Sarah

sarahkw2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - PEEC
Avian growth and development, parental care behavior, and brood parasitism (advisors: TJ Benson and Mark Hauber)

Advisor: Thomas Benson
portrait of Wszalek, Andrew Wszalek, Andrew

wszalek1@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Physical and chemical compensatory responses of soybeans following damage

Advisor: Ken N. Paige
portrait of Wu, Wen-Yen Wu, Wen-Yen

wywu@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Entomology
Chemical ecology of insects

Advisor: May Berenbaum
portrait of Yang, Wendy Yang, Wendy H.

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

Associate Professor - Plant Biology
PEEC
Terrestrial biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, stable isotope ecology, soil-atmosphere greenhouse gas dynamics, climate change
portrait of Zerpa Catanho, Dessiree Zerpa Catanho, Dessiree

dpz2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Ray Ming
portrait of Zhang, Chen Zhang, Chen

chenz6@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Li-Qing Chen
portrait of Zhang, Xiaodan Zhang, Xiaodan

xiaodan5@illinois.edu

Graduate Student - Plant Biology


Advisor: Ray Ming
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rez@illinois.edu

Professor Emeritus - Plant Biology


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