School of
Integrative Biology

Researchers in IB

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portrait of Ainsworth, Elizabeth "Lisa" Ainsworth, Elizabeth "Lisa"
147 ERML

Adjunct Professor - Plant Biology
Plant physiological and molecular responses to global change, photosynthesis and carbohydrate metabolism
portrait of Allan, Brian Allan, Brian
337 Morrill Hall

Associate Director of Academic Affairs
Professor - Entomology
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Ecology of infectious diseases
portrait of Alleyne, Marianne Alleyne, Marianne
518B Morrill Hall

Assistant Professor - Entomology
Graduate Director of Online Master of Science Teaching Biology Program - School of Integrative Biology
Bioinspired Design
portrait of Anderson, Philip Anderson, Philip S L
202A Shelford Vivarium

Assistant Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
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 Bell, Alison Bell, Alison
439 Morrill Hall

Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Affiliate - Institute for Genomic Biology
Member - Neuroscience Program
Proximate causes and ultimate consequences of individual differences in behavior
portrait of Berenbaum, May Berenbaum, May
216A Morrill Hall / 318B Morrill Hall
217-333-2910 / 217-333-7784

Professor & Head - Entomology
Professor - Plant Biology
Swanlund Chair
Interactions between insects and plants, including herbivores and pollinators, and their implications in the organization of natural communities and agroecosystems
portrait of Cáceres, Carla Cáceres, Carla
433 Morrill Hall

Director - School of Integrative Biology
Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Affiliate - Entomology
Population, community and evolutionary ecology; life-history evolution; disease ecology; limnology
portrait of Catchen, Julian Catchen, Julian
233B Morrill Hall

Associate Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
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 Chen, Li-Qing Chen, Li-Qing
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
17E Burrill Hall, MC-114

Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
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 Conroy, Jessica Conroy, Jessica
Dept. of Geology, Natural History Building 3042

Associate Professor - Geology; Plant Biology
paleoclimate variability on interannual to millennial timescales, paleolimnology, stable isotope hydrology, stable isotope geochemistry
portrait of Dalling, James Dalling, James
286 Morrill Hall

Professor - Plant Biology
Director, Integrative Biology Honors
Tropical forest dynamics, plant-soil and plant-fungal interactions, seed ecology
portrait of DeLucia, Evan DeLucia, Evan H.

G. William Arends Professor of Integrative Biology
Professor - Plant Biology
Director - Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment
Physiological ecology of vascular plants, photosynthesis, plant architecture, stress, climate change
portrait of Dietrich, Christopher Dietrich, Christopher
282 Natural Resources Building

Curator of Insects - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Entomology
Systematics, morphology, and evolutionary biology of leafhoppers and treehoppers; biodiversity and conservation of grassland ecosystems
portrait of Downie, Stephen Downie, Stephen R.
2070 Lincoln Hall
(217) 333-1350

Associate Dean for Curricula and Academic Policy, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Professor, Department of Plant Biology
Curator, University of Illinois Vascular Plant Herbarium
Systematics and evolution of flowering plants, with emphasis on the family Apiaceae
portrait of Fuller, Becky Fuller, Becky
104 Shelford Vivarium

Professor and Head - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Speciation, animal behavior and its underlying neurological mechanisms; sexual selection and the evolution of mating systems; phenotypic plasticity
portrait of Harmon-Threatt, Alex Harmon-Threatt, Alex
255 Morrill Hall

Associate Professor - Entomology
Pollination Ecology, Conservation, and Restoration
portrait of Hauber, Mark Hauber, Mark E
469 Morrill Hall
(217) 300 7127

Harley Jones Van Cleave Professor of Host-Parasite Interactions - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
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 Heads, Sam Heads, Sam
Paleontology, Forbes Natural History Bldg., 1816 S. Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820

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

portrait of Heath, Katy Heath, Katy D.
249 Morrill Hall 3103 Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology

Professor - Plant Biology
symbiosis and mutualism evolution; evolutionary and ecological genetics of plant-microbe interactions; mobile genetic element and plasmid evolution; evolutionary responses to global change
portrait of Johnson, Kevin Johnson, Kevin
284 Natural Resources Building, 607 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign, IL 61820

Principal Ornithologist - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior; Entomology
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 Leakey, Andrew Leakey, Andrew D.B.
1402 IGB

Professor and Head - Plant Biology
Director - Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation
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 Long, Stephen Long, Stephen
379 ERML/134 IGB

Ikenberry Endowed University Chair of Crop Sciences and Plant Biology
Environmental physiology, atmospheric change impacts on crops and natural vegetation, C4 photosynthesis, energy crops, mathematical models of photosynthesis
portrait of Malhi, Ripan Malhi, Ripan
209F Davenport Hall

Professor - Anthropology
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
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 Marshall-Colon, Amy Marshall-Colon, Amy
193 ERML

Associate Professor - Plant Biology
Integrative modeling to investigate the multi-scale regulation of crop response to genetic and environmental perturbations.
portrait of Miller, Andrew Miller, Andrew
2003 Robert Evers Lab

Principal Mycologist - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Plant Biology
Character evolution of ascomycetes with emphasis on members of the Class Sordariomycetes, biodiversity and biogeography of ascomycetes
portrait of Miller, Daniel Miller, Daniel J
665D Morrill Hall

Assistant Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
My research aims to interrogate the structure and function of the cortical column as it varies across sensory systems in order to map noninvasive biomarkers of functional areas and to study the mechanisms of plasticity.
portrait of Ming, Ray Ming, Ray
148 ERML

Professor - Plant Biology
Evolution of primitive sex chromosomes, genome structure of papaya, sugarcane, coffee and pineapple
portrait of Molano-Flores, Brenda Molano-Flores, Brenda
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 O'Dwyer, James O'Dwyer, James
183 Morrill Hall

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies - Plant Biology
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 Ort, Donald Ort, Donald R
1406 IGB

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

Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
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 Phillips, Christopher Phillips, Christopher
185 Natural Resources Building

Associate Research Program Leader - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Population genetics, population ecology, and systematics, especially as applied to amphibians, reptiles, and fishes; phylogeny estimation using molecular markers; conservation genetics
portrait of Punyasena, Surangi Punyasena, Surangi W.
139 Morrill Hall

Associate Professor, Associate Head - Plant Biology
Palynology, microscopy, machine learning, evolution
portrait of Riecks-Soucek, David Riecks-Soucek, David
107 NRS Annx.

Ecotoxicologist, Entomologist - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Entomology
Aquatic ecotoxicology
portrait of Robinson, Gene Robinson, Gene
1608 IGB / 449 Morrill Hall

Director - Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology
Swanlund Chair
Professor - Entomology
Insect social behavior and genomics
portrait of Schuler, Mary Schuler, Mary
162 ERML

Professor - Plant Biology; Biochemistry; Cell and Developmental Biology
Affiliate - Entomology
Pre-mRNA processing, P450 monooxygenases and their role in plant-insect interactions
portrait of Suarez, Andrew Suarez, Andrew V.
515 Morrill Hall
(217) 244-6631

Professor - Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior
Professor - Entomology
Ant ecology and behavior; biological invasions
portrait of Wahl, David Wahl, David
235 NRSA

Aquatic/Fishery Biologist - Illinois Natural History Survey
Affiliate - Entomology
Application of ecological principles to fisheries management; role of predators in controlling community dynamics; behavioral ecology of fishes; bioenergetic and bioeconomic modeling
portrait of Whitfield, James Whitfield, James
215 Morrill Hall

Professor Emeritus - Entomology
Ecology and phylogeny of parasitoid wasps
portrait of Yang, Wendy Yang, Wendy H.
639 Morrill Hall

Associate Professor - Plant Biology
Terrestrial biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, stable isotope ecology, soil-atmosphere greenhouse gas dynamics, climate change

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