Faculty by Department

Animal Biology

Philip anderson Anderson, Philip S L

202A Shelford Vivarium

Assistant Professor
Animal Biology, 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
Photo Batzli, George

200 Shelford Vivarium

Professor Emeritus
School of Integrative Biology, Animal Biology

Population, community, and behavioral ecology of mammals; plant-animal interactions; nutritional ecology of herbivores; arctic ecology
Photo Bell, Alison

439 Morrill Hall

Associate Professor; Affiliate, Institute for Genomic Biology; Member, Neuroscience Program
Animal Biology, PEEC

Proximate causes and ultimate consequences of individual differences in behavior
Jbrawn Brawn, Jeffrey

W-503 Turner Hall

Professor and Head, NRES
Animal Biology, PEEC

Conservation biology; comparative population and community ecology of vertebrates, especially birds; tropical ecology; statistical ecology; molecular evolutionary ecology
Photo Brown, Edward


Associate Professor Emeritus
Animal Biology

Carlacaceres thumb Cáceres, Carla

433 Morrill Hall

Professor, SIB Director
Animal Biology, School of Integrative Biology

Population, community and evolutionary ecology; life-history evolution; disease ecology; limnology
Catchen julian 2006 Catchen, Julian

233B Morrill Hall

Assistant Professor
Animal Biology, 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?
C cheng Cheng, C.-H. Christina

17E Burrill Hall

Animal Biology, 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
Clancy Clancy, Kathryn

109 Davenport Hall

Associate Professor
PEEC, Animal Biology

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.
Adevries DeVries, Arthur

17C Burrill Hall

Professor Emeritus
Animal Biology

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
Fuller Fuller, Becky

104 Shelford Vivarium

Associate Professor
Animal Biology, PEEC

Speciation, animal behavior and its underlying neurological mechanisms; sexual selection and the evolution of mating systems; phenotypic plasticity
L getz Getz, Lowell


Professor Emeritus
Animal Biology

Population ecology; demography, social organization, and behavioral ecology of small mammals; ecology of terrestrial mollusks
Hauber Hauber, Mark E

469 Morrill Hall

Harley Jones Van Cleave Professor of Host-Parasite Interactions
Animal Biology, 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.
Kpjohnso Johnson, Kevin

284 Natural Resources Building, 607 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign, IL 61820

Affiliate, Principal Ornithologist
Animal Biology, Entomology, INHS, 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
R larkin Larkin, Ronald

2021 I-Bldg.

Adjunct Associate Professor, Affiliate
INHS, Animal Biology

Wildlife ecology in disturbed environments; avian migration, orientation, energetics, and communication; small-scale atmospheric motions and flying animals
Malhi Malhi, Ripan

209F Davenport Hall

Animal Biology, 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
Ken Paige, Ken N.

483 Morrill Hall

Animal Biology, 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.
Philipp Philipp, David

237 NRSA

Research Affiliate
Animal Biology, PEEC

Fish genetics and evolution; identification, characterization and conservation of fish stocks; evolution of structural and regulatory genes; behavioral genetics of fishes
Caphilli Phillips, Christopher

185 NRB

Adjunct Assistant Professor/Affiliate
Animal Biology, PEEC

Population genetics, population ecology, and systematics, especially as applied to amphibians, reptiles, and fishes; phylogeny estimation using molecular markers; conservation genetics
No photo Roseman, Charles

203 Shelford Vivarium

Associate Professor
PEEC, Animal Biology

Suarez  andrew 002 Suarez, Andrew V.

515 Morrill Hall
(217) 244-6631

Professor and Head of Animal Biology
Animal Biology, Entomology, PEEC

Ant ecology and behavior; biological invasions
Warnow Warnow, Tandy

3235 Seibel Center for Computer Sciences

Affiliate, Professor
Entomology, Animal Biology, PEEC

Phylogenomics, multiple sequence alignment, and metagenomics
Gswhitt Whitt, Gregory

469 Morrill Hall

Professor Emeritus
Animal Biology

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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