Dr. David Alexander's research focus is biomechanics - using techniques from engineering to study the physical properties of organisms and their interactions with their physical environment.
Dr. Beard's research focuses on reconstructing the origin and early evolution of the order Primates and its major clades. He is especially interested in documenting how changes in the Earth's physical environment have impacted the evolution of early primates and other mammals.
Dr. Sharon Billings' research characterizes the features governing nitrogen, carbon and water fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems, and how these dynamics are influenced by environmental change.
Dr. Kirsten Jensen is a parasitologist specializing on coevolution and the systematics, diversity, and biogeography of the tapeworms that parasitize elasmobranchs.
Dr. Leonard Krishtalka's interests include science policy and administration, biodiversity informatics, and the paleobiology of mammals.
Dr. Ed Martinko's interests include ecosystem ecology and management, landscape analysis and characterization, and remote sensing of natural resources.
Dr. Andrew Short's research program centers on elucidating the diversity, biology, and evolutionary history of aquatic beetles.
Dr. Tom Taylor’s research focuses on Antarctic paleobiology, fossil fungi, fossil plants, and the origin and evolution of land plants and the colonization of the land.