Faculty

Robert Bagchi

Robert Bagchi

The processes that maintain biodiversity in natural ecosystems (particularly in the tropics); how human activity might affect this biodiversity; the role of biodiversity in the provision of ecosystem functions/services

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Daniel Bolnick

Daniel Bolnick

Evolution and ecology of variation within species; evolutionary immunology; host-parasite co-evolution; speciation. I combine observational natural history with experiments, theory, and genomics.

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Phone: 860.486.3156

Andrew Bush

Andrew Bush

Paleobiology, including Phanerozoic trends in ecospace utilization and biodiversity; gradient analyses of patchy paleoecologic distributions; and stratigraphy and extinction in the Late Devonian of the Appalachian Basin

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Phone: 860.486.9359

Janine Caira

Janine Caira

Morphology, taxonomy, systematics and evolution of platyhelminths, especially tapeworms of sharks and rays

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Phone: 860.486.4060

Pamela Diggle

Pamela Diggle

Effects of genotype, environment, and ontogenetic history on the development and evolutionary diversification of plant phenotypes

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Phone: 860.486.4788

Chris Elphick

Chris Elphick

Avian conservation ecology, especially in coastal and farmland settings; habitat loss, climate change, large-scale conservation planning

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Phone: 860.486.4547

Carlos García-Robledo

Carlos García-Robledo

Evolutionary ecology of plant-insect interactions; adaptation to novel environments (e.g., novel hosts, climate change), molecular biology, insect physiology, demography

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Phone: 860.486.4027

Bernard Goffinet

Bernard Goffinet

Systematics of bryophytes and lichenized fungi; evolution of spore dispersal mechanisms and breeding systems in mosses; evolution of multiple symbioses and photomorphism in lichens

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Phone: 860.486.5290

Kent Holsinger

Kent Holsinger

Theoretical population genetics; plant population genetics and evolution; evolution of plant mating systems; conservation biology; plant systematics; molecular evolution

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Phone: 860.486.4059

Elizabeth Jockusch

Elizabeth Jockusch

Phenotypic evolution; particularly evolution of development and evolution of phenotypic plasticity in basal insects and salamanders; systematics

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Phone: 860.486.4452

Cynthia Jones

Cynthia Jones

Plant structure and function at the organ level; the evolution of morphology; plant functional trait variation and evolution; botany

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Phone: 860.486.4150

Sarah Knutie

Sarah Knutie

Disease ecology of birds and amphibians; host-microbe interactions; ecotoxicology; invasive species biology; behavioral ecology

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Phone: not yet determined

Louise Lewis

Louise Lewis

Systematics and evolution of green algae, especially terrestrial forms; phylogeny of basal green plants; diversity of desert algae

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Phone: 860.486.6723

Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis

Phylogenetic theory and methodology; statistical phylogenetics with an emphasis on Bayesian phylogenetics; marginal likelihood estimation

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Phone: 860.486.2069

Gene Likens

Gene Likens

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Phone: 860.486.0367

Margaret Rubega

Margaret Rubega

Avian functional and evolutionary morphology, especially of feeding structures; feeding mechanics; functional aspects of behavior; ecology; conservation biology

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Phone: 860.486.4502

Carl Schlichting

Carl Schlichting

Phenotypic evolution; ecology and evolution of phenotypic plasticity and reaction norms; evolution of plant breeding systems

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Phone: 860.486.4056

Eric Schultz

Eric Schultz

Evolutionary ecology, physiological ecology, and population biology, especially of fishes; adaptation in life history traits; ecology of larval fishes

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Phone: 860.486.4692

Kurt Schwenk

Kurt Schwenk

Functional and evolutionary morphology of tetrapod vertebrates, especially feeding and chemoreception in lizards and snakes

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Phone: 860.486.0351

Jeff Seemann

Jeff Seemann

Plant responses to the environment from the level of genes to ecosystems, with a focus on photosynthesis, the global carbon cycle, and the responses of terrestrial ecosystems to rising atmospheric CO2

Phone: 860.486.4151

Chris Simon

Chris Simon

Molecular evolution and systematics using insects as model organisms; rates of evolution related to molecular processes in mitichondrial DNA; reconstructing evolutionary patterns

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Phone: 860.486.4640

Morgan Tingley

Morgan Tingley

Global change and quantitative ecology of birds; distributional responses of animals to anthropogenic change (climate, land-use, fire, invasives) and associated conservation needs; hierarchical modeling and ecological statistics

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Phone: 860.486.2984

Stephen Trumbo

Stephen Trumbo

Insects, behavior, physiology, carrion ecology

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Phone: 203.236.9878

Peter Turchin

Peter Turchin

Cultural evolution; mathematical models of historical dynamics; evolution of complex human societies; testing theories with large databases

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Phone: 860.486.3603

Mark Urban

Mark Urban

Community ecology; eco-evolutionary dynamics; microgeographic adaptation; global climate change; metacommunity ecology

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Phone: 860.486.6113

David Wagner

David Wagner

Systematics; phylogenetics, especially of the Lepidoptera; insect behavior and ecology; invertebrate conservation

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Phone: 860.486.2139

Jill Wegrzyn

Jill Wegrzyn

Scientific databasing and visualization; machine learning; semantic web; ontologies; computational biology; plant genomics; comparative genomics

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Phone: 860.486.8742

Michael Willig

Michael Willig

Behavioral Ecology; biogeography; community ecology; conservation biology; disturbance ecology; macroecology; mammalogy; morphometrics; theoretical ecology

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Phone: 860.486.1455

Yaowu Yuan

Yaowu Yuan

Genetics, development, and evolution of phenotypic diversity; genetics of adaptation and speciation; plant-pollinator interactions; transposable elements and plant genomics; plant molecular systematics

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Phone: 860.486.4059