Faculty Members in Biodiversity

Name Research abstract
Keith Adams

Molecular and genomic evolution, genome duplication (polyploidy), duplicate gene evolution, evolution of gene regulation.

Amy Angert

Plant evolutionary ecology; geographic range limits and rarity; population dynamics and community structure.

Mary Berbee

Molecular phylogenetic studies of fungi and evolution of fungal life history stategies.

Bridgette Clarkston
Quentin Cronk

The study of plant form using the techniques of comparative genomics, molecular developmental biology and evolutionary biology.

Shona Ellis

Teaching & Learning, Biodiversity, Plant Biochemistry.

Naomi Fast

Genome evolution, spliceosomal intron evolution, parasitic adaptation - focusing on microsporidia, a highly derived group of parasitic fungi.

Sean Graham

Systematics and evolution of vascular plants, focusing on using DNA sequence data to infer relationships at deep and recent levels of seed plant, angiosperm and monocot phylogenetic history.

 

Patrick Keeling

Early eukaryote evolution, molecular phylogeny, protistology.

Brian Leander

Marine invertebrate zoology, protozoology, evolutionary morphology & phylogenetics.

Wayne Maddison

Spider systematics and evolution.

Laura Wegener Parfrey

Eukaryotic microbial ecology in coastal environments; Eukaryotes in the microbiome.

Loren Rieseberg

Speciation, domestication, conservation biology, and weed evolution.

Curtis Suttle

The biology of viruses that infect marine phytoplankton and bacteria, and the role of these viruses in population dynamics and geochemical cycles.

Philippe Tortell

Biological oceanography; carbon dioxide, and trace metal controls on marine phytoplankton and bacteria.

Jeannette Whitton

Plant molecular systematic and evolution; the evolution of asexual polyploid complexes in higher plants.