Faculty Members in Algae
Genome evolution, spliceosomal intron evolution, parasitic adaptation - focusing on microsporidia, a highly derived group of parasitic fungi.
|Michael W. Hawkes||
Teaching & Learning, Systematics & Phylogenetics, Marine Biology, Algae.
Molecular genetics of sexual development in green algae, focusing on gene regulatory networks and cell wall assembly; Phylogenomics study of developmental mechanisms for the evolution of land plants from their green algal ancestors; Genetic engineering of algae for efficient carbon capture and biofuel production.
Marine phycology; biomechanics of macroalgae.
Biological oceanography; carbon dioxide, and trace metal controls on marine phytoplankton and bacteria.
We investigate processes that underlie population and community responses to changing environments. Our current focus is on understanding and predicting community-wide responses to warming. We develop and test broad conceptual frameworks using laboratory and field experiments with insects and plankton communities.