Charles (Andy) Anderson
MSU Department: Teacher Education, Professor
Ph.D, University of Texas, Austin, 1979
Research centers on the classroom teaching and learning of science. He studies how students' prior knowledge, language, and social relationships affect their engagement in science learning and the development of scientific literacy.
MSU Department: Department of Horticulture, Professor
Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2002
Function of transposable elements; mechanisms of genome diversification; computational and molecular biology.
MSU Department: Computer Science and Engineering, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin, 2011
The Liu Lab creates new computational methodologies for efficient and accurate comparative genomic analyses, especially in the context of complex evolutionary scenarios.
MSU Department: Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Murdoch University, Perth, Australia, 2011
Research focuses on the use of genomic tools in conjunction with traditional pathology tools to mitigate and respond to forest tree diseases (detection, identification, pathogenicity and population analysis), emerging endemic and exotic invasive pathogens.
Scott C. Stark
MSU Department: Department of Forestry, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2012
My research combines data from traditional forest plots, canopy sensor networks, ecophysiological information, and remote sensing—primarily LiDAR—to study the combined effects of demographic structure, phylloenvironments, and phenotypic diversity on forest dynamics and functions, including biosphere–atmosphere interactions and ecoclimate teleconnections under climate change. The Amazon forest is a special area of focus.
MSU Department: Department of Entomology, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Idaho, 2010
I use classical biological control systems to study the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that influence colonization, adaptation and spread of species in novel environments. Research areas of particular interest include: the effects of hybridization on fitness, efficacy and host-specificity of biological control agents; the importance of genetic diversity and its interaction with demography in mediating agent and pest establishment and persistence; and the mechanisms that enable biological control agents and pests to adapt to novel environments.