Dr. Agusto's research work is focused on the use of mathematical and statistical modeling approaches to gain insight into the ecology and epidemiology of some emerging and re-emerging human and zoonotic disease of public health importance.
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. Bever's research focuses on testing basic ecological and evolutionary processes occurring within plants and their associated fungi.
Dr. Billings' research characterizes the features governing nitrogen, carbon and water fluxes in terrestrial ecosystems, and how these dynamics are influenced by environmental change.
Dr. Burgin's research integrates across the fields of microbial ecology, biogeochemistry, and aquatic ecosystem ecology.
Dr. deNoyelles' interests include the use of in situ experimental methods in aquatic ecosystems and the effects of stress on aquatic ecosystems.
Dr. Glor studies the evolution of biological diversity, focusing on adaptive radiation in Anolis lizards and other reptiles.
Dr. Holder develops statistical and computational approaches for estimating genealogical relationships.
Dr. Jensen is a parasitologist specializing on coevolution and the systematics, diversity, and biogeography of the tapeworms that parasitize elasmobranchs.
Dr. Martinko's interests include ecosystem ecology and management, landscape analysis and characterization, and remote sensing of natural and biological resources, integrated reservoir mapping and assessment, water quality analysis, ecosystems research, landscape ecology and insect community ecology.
Dr. Short's research program centers on elucidating the diversity, biology, and evolutionary history of aquatic beetles.
Dr. Sikes is a microbial ecologist whose research focuses on soil fungi, their community interactions and use in restoration
Dr. Smith's research focus is the comparative evolutionary biology of fishes.
My research focuses on evolutionary genomics in Lepidoptera, the moths and butterflies. I am particularly interested in the molecular evolution of sex chromosomes and reproductive traits. My work makes extensive use of next-generation sequencing data (i.e. Illumina) for measuring gene expression and genetic variation genome-wide. We also use shotgun proteomics to directly identify proteins found in complex biological samples, such as the saliva and also sperm of butterflies.
More information about my lab and research activities can be found on my website: www.walterslab.org
Dr. Ward is interested in understanding how global change factors influence the physiology, population structure, and evolution of plants.