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George O. Batzli
Professor Emeritus
Animal Biology
M: Animal Biology, 200 Shelford Vivarium MC-444
O: 200 Shelford Vivarium
O: 333-0894
Ecology   Population, community, and behavioral ecology of mammals; plant-animal interactions; nutritional ecology of herbivores; arctic ecology
Alison Bell
Associate Professor; Affiliate, Institute for Genomic Biology; Member, Neuroscience Program
Animal Biology
PEEC
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
Physiology & Development Evolution & Systematics Behavior Genetics & Biochemistry   Proximate causes and ultimate consequences of individual differences in behavior
Fred Benham
Graduate Student
Animal Biology
M: MC-122
O: 433 Morrill Hall
L: 515 Morrill Hall
L: (217)244-1957
   
Zachary Bergeron
Animal Biology
M: 515 Morrill Hall 122
O: 202 Vivarium
   
Kevin Bilyk
Postdoc Research Associate
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 17C Burrill Hall
L: 515 Morrill Hall
O: (217)244-2931
   
Jeffrey D. Brawn
Professor and Head, NRES
Animal Biology
PEEC
M: 1102 S. Goodwin Ave. Urbana IL. 61801 MC-047
O: W-503 Turner Hall
O: (217)244-5937
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Behavior   Conservation biology; comparative population and community ecology of vertebrates, especially birds; tropical ecology; statistical ecology; molecular evolutionary ecology
Edward H. Brown
Associate Professor Emeritus
Animal Biology
M: Animal Biology, 515 Morrill Hall MC-122
   

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Carla Cáceres
Professor, SIB Director
Animal Biology
PEEC
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
C.-H. Christina Cheng
Professor
Animal Biology
PEEC
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
PEEC
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
John Crawford
Graduate Student
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 515 Morrill Hall
L: 471 Morrill Hall
   

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Arthur L. DeVries
Professor Emeritus
Animal Biology
PEEC
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
Marlis Douglas
Affiliate/Adjunct Associate Professor
Animal Biology, INHS, NRES
PEEC
M: 1816 S. Oak Street MC-652
O: 607 E. Peabody, 183 NRB
L: 607 E. Peabody, 375 NRB
O: (217)333-6896
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Behavior Genetics & Biochemistry   Conservation genetics, molecular ecology, biodiversity, biogeography, phylogeography, global change biology, ichthyology, conservation of fishes, vertebrate natural history
Michael Douglas
Illinois Natural History Survey Affiliate
Animal Biology, NRES
PEEC
M: 1816 S. Oak Street MC-652
O: 1816 S. Oak St., Rm. 2008
L: 375 Natural Resources Bldg.
O: (217)333-3685
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Behavior Genetics & Biochemistry   Molecular and quantitative ecology; conservation biology and genetics; multivariate and geometric morphometrics; adaptive management and stewardship; vertebrate natural history; museum curation

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David A. Enstrom
Affiliate
Animal Biology, INHS
M: INHS, 1816 S. Oak MC-652
O: I-Bldg.
O: (217)244-6872
Ecology Behavior   Avian behavioral ecology with an emphasis on song and plumage; working with AM radio transmitters affixed to birds obtaining more extensive vocal recordings than previously possible; also working on developing a wireless audio array

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Lauren Fields
Graduate Student
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 515 Morrill Hall
L: 17C Burrill Hall
L: (217)244-2931
   
Thomas H. Frazzetta
Professor
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 515 Morrill Hall
L: 233 Morrill Hall
O: (217)333-4199
L: (217)333-4199
Physiology & Development Evolution & Systematics   Evolutionary mechanisms of complex adaptive systems; interaction of population biology with morphology, paleontology, and development; functional morphology and biomechanics of vertebrate skeletomuscular systems
Becky Fuller
Associate Professor
Animal Biology
PEEC
M: Animal Biology, 104 Shelford Vivarium MC-444
O: 104 Shelford Vivarium
L: 102C Shelford Vivarium
O: 333-9065
L: 333-5323
Physiology & Development Evolution & Systematics Behavior 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

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Lowell L. Getz
Professor Emeritus
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 515 Morrill Hall
Ecology   Population ecology; demography, social organization, and behavioral ecology of small mammals; ecology of terrestrial mollusks
Michael Grispo
Animal Biology
M: 515 Morrill Hall 122
L: 17 Burrill Hall
   

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Edward J. Heske
Affiliate
Animal Biology
PEEC
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
Christopher J. Holmes
Graduate Student
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 515 Morrill Hall
L: 471 Morrill Hall
O: 217-300-2324
  My research focuses on the role of zooplankton dispersal and subsequent colonization on community assemblages in aquatic ecosystems. (advisor: Carla Caceres)
Catherine Hughes
Animal Biology
M: 515 Morrill Hall 122
O: 465 Morrill Hall
L: 465 Morrill Hall
   

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Kevin Johnson
Affiliate
Animal Biology, Entomology
PEEC
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
Jennifer Jones
Visiting Research Specialist
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 515 Morrill Hall
L: 433 Morrill Hall
L: (217)244-1957
   

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Ronald P. Larkin
Adjunct Associate Professor, Affiliate
Animal Biology, INHS
M: INHS, 1816 S. Oak MC-652
O: 2021 I-Bldg.
O: 333-7513
L:
Ecology Behavior   Wildlife ecology in disturbed environments; avian migration, orientation, energetics, and communication; small-scale atmospheric motions and flying animals

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Jennifer Maier
Postdoctoral Research Assoc
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
PEEC
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
PEEC, 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
Joshua (Miles) Mesa
Animal Biology
M: 515 Morrill Hall 122
L: 483 Morrill Hall
   
Katherine Murphy
Graduate Student
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 515 Morrill Hall
L: 17 Burrill Hall
L: (217)244-2931
   

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David L. Nanney
Professor Emeritus
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 437 Morrill Hall
O: (217)333-2308
Genetics & Biochemistry    

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Ken N. Paige
Professor
Animal Biology
PEEC
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
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)
David P. Philipp
Adjunct Professor/Affiliate
Animal Biology
PEEC
M: 1816 S. Oak St. Urbana IL. 61801 MC-652
O: 237 NRSA
O: (217)244-5055
L: (217)244-5125
Ecology Behavior 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
PEEC
M: 1816 S. Oak St. Urbana IL. 61801 MC-652
O: 185 NRB
O: (217)244-7077
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Behavior   Population genetics, population ecology, and systematics, especially as applied to amphibians, reptiles, and fishes; phylogeny estimation using molecular markers; conservation genetics

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Torrey Rodgers
Graduate Student
Animal Biology
M: 1816 S. Oak St. Urbana IL. 61801 MC-652
   

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Daniel Scholes
Postdoc Research Scientist
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)
Karen Sears
Assistant Professor
Animal Biology
PEEC
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
Nicholas Sly
Graduate Student
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
L: 433 Morrill Hall
L: (217)244-1957
   
Lisa J. Smith
Office Administrator
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 515 Morrill Hall
O: (217)333-7802
   
Daniel Sorensen
Animal Biology
M: 515 Morrill Hall 122
O: 465 Morrill Hall
L: 465 Morrill Hall
   
Maria Stager
Graduate Student
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
L: 433 Morrill Hall
L: (217)244-1957
   
Laura Stein
Graduate Student
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 437 Morrill Hall
O: (217)333-2308
  (advisor: Alison Bell)
Andrew Suarez
I. C. Gunsalus Scholar, Professor and Head of Animal Biology
Animal Biology, Entomology
PEEC
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
Ecology Evolution & Systematics Behavior   Ant ecology and behavior; biological invasions

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Daniel Urban
Graduate Student
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 465 Morrill Hall
L: 465 Morrill Hall
Evolution & Systematics   (advisor: Karen Sears)

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Gregory S. Whitt
Professor Emeritus
Animal Biology
M: 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801 MC-122
O: 469 Morrill Hall
O: (217)333-4645
Evolution & Systematics   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