Our department represents more than 40 faculty members, as well as postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students, and support staff. You can search our full directory by following the link below, or click one of the buttons below to jump directly to sorted lists of Department personel.

Complete Searchable & Sortable EEB Directory

Sara Baer
  • Professor, Senior Scientist
  • Director, Kansas Biological Survey
  • Research Interests: Plant, Soil, Ecosystem, and Restoration Ecology

Dr. Kristen Baum
  • Director of Monarch Watch
  • Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Research Interests: Pollinator Ecology, Plant-Insect Interactions, Insect Conservation, Monarch Butterflies, Grassland Ecology, Managed Ecosystems

Chris Beard
  • Senior Curator, Biodiversity Institute
  • Distinguished Foundation Professor
  • Research Interests: Mammalian Paleontology, Primate Evolution, Phylogenetics, Biogeography, Functional Morphology

James Bever
  • Foundation Distinguished Professor
  • Research Interests: Population and Community Ecology, Mutualisms, Mycorrhizae, Pathogens, Microbiome Feedback

Sharon Billings
  • Professor, Senior Scientist
  • University Distinguished Professor
  • Research Interests: Ecosystem Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Forest and Grassland Responses to Climate and Land Use Change

Rafe Brown
  • Professor
  • Curator-in-Charge, Herpetology Division, Natural History Museum and Biodiversity Institute
  • Research Interests: Island Archipelagos, Biogeography, Speciation Genomics, Amphibians & Reptiles

Amy Burgin
  • Professor, Senior Scientist
  • Research Interests: Aquatic Ecosystem Ecology, Biogeochemistry, Microbial Functions, Anthropogenic Changes to Water Quantity and Quality

Jocelyn Colella
  • Robert W. and Geraldine Wilson Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Curator
  • Research Interests: Evolutionary Genomics, Host-Pathogen Interactions, Hybridization

Dr. Nico Franz
  • Professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Krishtalka Director, Biodiversity Institute and Natural History Museum
  • Research Interests: Biocollections infrastructure and services, Biodiversity data science, Insect systematics and evolution, Societal engagement

Lena Hileman
  • Professor
  • Chair, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Professor
  • Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Research Interests: Floral Evolution, Plant Development, Plant Evolutionary Genomics

Kirsten Jensen
  • Professor
  • Senior Curator
  • Associate Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Research Interests: Parasitology, Evolutionary Biology, Biodiversity Patterns, Taxonomy, Phylogenetics

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