COSM

Faculty


Tavis Anderson (PhD, Rutgers University, 2009)
Parasite and food web ecology; ecology and evolution of infectious diseases

Dmitry Apanaskevich (PhD, Zoological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences, 2004)
Systematics of ticks

Doug P. Aubrey (PhD, University of Georgia, 2011)
Plant physiology, physiological ecology, biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology, production ecology, and global change biology

Lorenza Beati (PhD, Université de Lausanne, 1987)
Systematics and molecular evolution of arthropods involved in disease transmission

H. Sandra Bediako (PhD, Clemson University, 2014)
Microbial ecology; anaerobic microbiology; gastrointestinal microbiology

G. Denise Carroll (PhD, University of Georgia, 2009)
Impacts of land use on aquatic ecosystems; science education

J. Michelle Cawthorn (PhD, Bowling Green State University, 1989)
Biology education; population and community ecology of small mammals

C. Ray Chandler (PhD, Bowling Green State University, 1989)
Ecology, behavior, and conservation of birds and other terrestrial vertebrates

Wasimul Chowdhury (PhD, Osaka University, Japan, 1996)
Biosynthesis of polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biodegradable polymers

Risa Cohen (PhD, University of California, Los Angeles, 2003)
Wetland and coastal ecology; restoration and conservation of aquatic communities

Checo Colón-Gaud (PhD, Southern Illinois University, 2008)
Freshwater ecology, particularly food web dynamics

Christopher Cutler (PhD, University of St. Andrews, 1990)
Molecular physiology; ion, water transport, and osmoregulation in fish

Lance A. Durden (PhD, University of London, 1981)
Systematics and ecology of ectoparasites of vertebrates; vector-borne diseases

Q. Q. Fang (PhD, Kansas State University, 1993)
Evolutionary genetics; tick molecular biology; phylogenetic analysis

Sophie B. George (PhD, University of Paris, 1990)
Marine invertebrate ecology; ecology of echinoderms

Daniel F. Gleason (PhD, University of Houston, 1992)
Marine invertebrate ecology and physiology; coral reef ecology

Janice S. Grumbles (D.V.M., Texas A&M University, 1983)
Veterinary medicine; application of veterinary medicine to research

J. Scott Harrison (PhD, Texas A&M University, 2001)
Ecological and evolutionary genetics of marine invertebrates; speciation and the genetic basis of reduced fitness in hybrids

Alan W. Harvey (PhD, University of Arizona, 1988)
Evolution, ecology, and behavior of diverse systems such as plant-arthropod protective mutualisms, larval tiger beetles, and hermit crabs

William S. Irby (PhD, North Carolina State University, 1987)
Arthropod vector-host-pathogen interactions; blood digestion in mosquitos

Lissa M. Leege (PhD, Michigan State University, 1997)
Plant population and community ecology; rare plant and invasion ecology; plant-herbivore interactions

Johanne M. Lewis (PhD, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada 2008)
Comparative physiology; physiological adaptations to extreme or fluctuating environments

A. Loren Mathews (PhD, University of Florida, 2013)
Aquatic ecology; water quality; phytoplankton community dynamics

Lance McBrayer (PhD, Ohio University, 2002)
Functional morphology, behavioral ecology, and evolution of amphibians and reptiles

D. Kelly McLain (PhD, Emory University, 1982)
Influence of sexual selection on the behavioral ecology and genetic structure of populations

Edward B. Mondor (PhD, Simon Fraser University, 2001)
Insect behavior, ecology, and evolution in response to novel abiotic and biotic conditions

Christina A. Ndaluka (PhD, Colorado State University)
Zoonotic diseases

Oscar J. Pung (PhD, University of North Carolina, 1984)
Parasitology and immunology; impact of parasites on host fitness

Laura B. Regassa (PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1993)
Bacteriology and molecular biology; molecular mechanisms of bacterial pathogenesis; molecular systematics; biology education research

James H. Roberts (PhD, Virginia Tech, 2012)
Freshwater fish ecology and conservation; vertebrate population dynamics; landscape genetics; fisheries science; conservation planning

David C. Rostal (PhD, Texas A&M University, 1991)
Reproductive biology, ecology, and conservation of reptiles and amphibians

Subhrajit Saha (PhD, University of Florida, 2008)
Agroecology, agroforestry, international agriculture

Vinoth Sittaramane (PhD, University Missouri Columbia, 2008)
Developmental neurobiology, neuronal migration, unconventional myosins, environmental and developmental toxicology using zebrafish

Zach Stahlschmidt (PhD, Arizona State University, 2011)
Animal biology; comparative physiology and behavior

Lace A. Svec (PhD, Michigan State University, 2009)
Behavioral neurobiology; neuroendocrinology in zebra finches

Timothy P. Tolentino (PhD, Georgia Institute of Technology)
Diffusion and kinetics of cell surface receptors; lipid rafts

Gary Vanderlaan (PhD, University of Missouri-Columbia)

Stephen P. Vives (PhD, University of Wisconsin, 1988)
Behavior, ecology, and conservation of fishes

Christopher C. Wheeler (PhD, Utah State University, 2014)
Stream and river ecology

Tiehang Wu (PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 2002)
Molecular microbial ecology, soil ecology, mycorrhizas

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