Department of
Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior Students and Postdocs

Students

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 Hauber)
Behrens, Colby

colbybb2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Examining genetic mechanisms influencing behavior in three-spined stickleback fish (Advisor: Alison Bell)
Capel, Samantha

scapel2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

(Advisor: Ken Paige)
Chabain, Jules

chabain2@illinois.edu

Graduate Students

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: Phil Anderson)
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: Phil Anderson)
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 Suarez)
Grispo, Michael

mgrispo@gmail.com

Graduate Student

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Fitness of organisms from aquatic to terrestrial (fish lenses) (advisor: Chris Cheng)
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 Paige)
Laserna Cowal, Alessa

laserna2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Wildlife responses to anthropogenic changes, animal behavior, wildlife conservation (advisor: Ken Paige)
Lawson, Shelby

slawson3@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Behavioral ecology, breeding strategies, mate choice, vocal communication/perception in birds (advisor: Mark Hauber)
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 Hauber)
McDaniel, Lauren

lkm4@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Behavior, sexual selection, and speciation in killifish (advisor Becky Fuller)
Rayamajhi, Niraj

nirajr2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Population genomics of natural populations and computational biology (advisor: Julian Catchen)
Rivera-Colón, Angel

angelgr2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Genomics, genome evolution (advisor: Julian Catchen)
Scharf, Hannah

hscharf2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Behavioral ecology, social and mating systems, avian brood parasitism (advisor: Mark Hauber)
Schwing, Cameron

cschwin2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Effects of manipulating larval mosquito habitat on development and fitness (advisor: Carla Cáceres)
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: Phil Anderson)
Strickland, Lynette

lrstric2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Genetic and developmental mechanisms of color variation in Cassidine beetles, it's ecological significance and how color polymorphisms are maintained in populations (advisor: Carla Caceres)
Wilson, Loralee

ljwilso2@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

(advisor: Chris Cheng)
Wszalek, Andrew

wszalek1@illinois.edu

Graduate Student

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

Physical and chemical compensatory responses of soybeans following damage (advisor: Ken Paige)

Postdoctoral Researchers

Abolins-Abols, Mikus
Postdoc Research Associate

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

abolins@illinois.edu
515 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
MC-122
Bensky, Miles
Postdoc Research Associate

PEEC, Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

bensky2@illinois.edu
515 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
MC-122
Bukhari, Syed Abbas
Postdoc Research Associate

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

sbukhar@illinois.edu
515 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
MC-122
Crofts, Stephanie
Postdoc Research Associate

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

scrofts@illinois.edu
515 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801
MC-122
Lab site
Hellmann, Jennifer
Postdoc Research Associate

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

hellmann@illinois.edu
435 Morrill Hall
515 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
MC-122
Keagy, Jason
Postdoc Research Associate

Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior

keagy@illinois.edu
435 Morrill Hall
515 Morrill Hall, 505 S. Goodwin Ave, Urbana, IL 61801
MC-122