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Ecology Faculty

Faculty Research Potential Primary Advisor*
Michael D. Arendt Environmental influences on animal occurrence, population dynamics and demographic structure, collection of large data sets through remote and/or innovative technologies, time series analysis NA
Stephen A. Arnott Fisheries ecology, life history evolution, parasite ecology, climate change NO
Joseph C. Ballenger Fish life history and population dynamics; fish biology/ecology; fisheries science/management YES
Jeff Brunson Crustacean fisheries management, applied fisheries research, conservation ecology, population dynamics NA
Walter J. Bubley Fisheries science, fisheries ecology, fish life history (age/growth/reproduction) YES
Katy W. Chung Aquatic toxicology NA
Loren D. Coen Marine benthic ecology, plant-animal interactions, tropical ecology, crustacean biology NO
Stacie E. Crowe Benthic ecology, taxonomy of marine invertebrates NA
Russell D. Day Biomonitoring of marine ecosystems and organismal health, environmental chemistry, coral stressors, health, and geochemistry, isotopes, heavy metals, trace elements in the marine environment, ocean acidification, sea turtle ecotoxicology YES
Isaure de Buron Host-parasite interactions at the ecological, cellular, and molecular levels NR
Phillip Dustan Marine ecology, coral reef ecology, biological oceanography YES
Melissa Hughes Animal behavior; in particular, communication in song birds and crustaceans YES
Jeffrey L. Hyland Environmental monitoring and assessments, benthic ecology, ecotoxicology NO
Pamela C. Jutte Benthic ecology; invertebrate behavioral biology YES
Michael R. Kendrick Effects of environmental change on the ecology of marine and freshwater invertebrates, population, community and ecosystem ecology, using long-tern data to address e3cological quesitons YES
Peter R. Kingsley-Smith Shellfish restoration and management YES
David M. Knott Taxonomy and ecology of benthic and planktonic invertebrates NA
Stacy A. Krueger-Hadfield Evolutionary ecology in marine systems NR
Susan Lovelace Linkages between coastal environmental health and ecosystem services and human health and human wellbeing NR
Eric J. McElroy Evolution and ecology of animal performance and functional morphology; functional, physiological and morphological basis of animal behavior YES
Courtney Murren Plant ecology YES
Julie A. Neer Fisheries science and management, elasmobranch ecology, life history of fishes, population dynamics YES
Paul M. Nolan Behavioral ecology, disease ecology, ornithology, avian habitat selection YES
Robert D. Podolsky Functional biology and evolutionary ecology of marine invertebrates, larval ecology and life-history evolution, fertilization ecology, physiological ecology, phenotypic plasticity YES
Seth Pritchard Plant physiological ecology: physiological responses of plants to ongoing global environmental changes including rising atmospheric carbon dioxide and ozone concentrations, warming, and soil salinization; implications for ecosystem function and food production NR
Marcel J. M. Reichert Fishery science and management, fish biology and ecology, ecology of marine life bottom habitats, estuarine ecology YES
Matthew T. Rutter Plante ecology, genetics, evolution NR
Gorka Sancho Behavioral ecology of fishes, fisheries conservation NR
Denise M. Sanger Impacts of human land use, benthic ecology, water quality, sediment chemistry, and toxicology YES
Leslie R. Sautter Biological oceanography, marine phytoplankton ecology, marine geology NR
Brian G. Scholtens Ecological models of plant-insect interactions NR
George R. Sedberry Community population and trophic ecology of marine fishes, coral reef biology, fisheries biology NO
Virginia R. Shervette Estuarine ecology and management, conservation biology, fish ecology, oyster reef ecology, urbanization of estuaries, Human Dimensions of fisheries management, tropical ecology YES
Tracey Smart Life history ecology, reproductive ecology, biological oceanography, fisheries science NO
Erik E. Sotka Ecology and evolution of marine biotic interactions, larval dispersal, molecular ecology, chemical ecology YES
Allan E. Strand Molecular ecology, evolution, and demography of plants YES
Andrew W. Tweel Wetland and coastal landscape ecology and sustainability YES
John E. Vena Environmental health, epidemiology, reproductive and developmental health, community-based research YES
Keith Walters Marine ecology, habitat restoration, marine snow dynamics, plant-animal interactions, meiofauna NR
Allison M. Welch Ecology, evolution and behavior of amphibians NR
Dara H. Wilber Ecological impact assessment in the marine and estuarine environment YES
John D. Zardus Evolution and ecology of commensal barnacles YES

*NR=did not respond to survey; NA=cannot serve as major advisor, but can serve on thesis committee