Faculty research
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 NO
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 NO
Leslie B. Hart

Environmental health: human and wildlife indicators of exposure to environmental contaminants and stressors

Willem J. Hillenius Comparative anatomy of tetrapods, particularly mammals, reptiles and dinosaurs NO
Melissa Hughes Animal behavior; in particular, communication in song birds and crustaceans YES
Michael G. Janech Physiology of marine organisms, molecular and proteomic applications YES
John R. Kucklick Analytical chemistry, aquatic ecotoxicology NO
Eric J. McElroy Evolution and ecology of animal performance and functional morphology; functional, physiological and morphological basis of animal behavior YES
Wayne E. McFee Marine mammal strandings, marine mammal life history, dolphin/human interactions NO
Paul M. Nolan Behavioral ecology, disease ecology, ornithology, avian habitat selection NO
David Wm. Owens (Emeritus) Sea turtle behavior, physiology and ecology NO
Tracey B. Schock Environmental Metabolomics - assessing health by identifying the physiological changes in marine organisms in response to environmental stressors/change, such as pollutants, disease, or temperature rise NO
Andrew M. Shedlock Genomics, evolution and conservation biology of marine vertebrates YES
Jeffrey D. Triblehorn Sensory neurobiology and the neural control of behavior primarily involving invertebrate systems and includes studies using neurophysiological, neuroanatomical, and behavioral techniques NO
Allison M. Welch  Ecology, evolution and behavior of amphibians NO
Lenny Yong population genetics and distribution of marine organisms, genomics of sex differences in natuaral populations, phenotypic evolution and adaptation of fishes, molecular and conservation genetics, genotype-phenotype mapping/GWAS YES

*NO=cannot serve as major advisor, but can serve on thesis committee