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Core Faculty

 


 

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Christoph Adami

Professor
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Physics and Astronomy


Evolution of behavior and intelligence

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Wolfgang Banzhaf

Professor
John R. Koza Chair

Computer Science and Engineering

Bio-inspired computation and self-organizing systems

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Jerrold Belant

Professor
Boone and Crockett Chair in Wildlife Conservation

Fisheries and Wildlife

Wildlife ecology and conservation, sustainable use

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M. Eric Benbow

Professor
Entomology
Osteopathic Medical Specialties
 

Invertebrate-microbial community interactions

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James Bence

William E. Ricker Professor of Fisheries Management
Co-Director, Quantitative Fisheries Center

Fisheries and Wildlife

Quantitative fish population dynamics

 

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Gregory Bonito

Associate Professor
Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences



Fungal ecology, bacterial-fungal interactions

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Janette Boughman

Professor
Integrative Biology


Rapid diversification in a changing world

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Ingo Braasch

Associate Professor
Integrative Biology


Vertebrate evo-devo and comparative genomics

 

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Anne Bronikowski

Professor
Kellogg Biological Station
Integrative Biology

Evolution of life histories, physiological ecology

 

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Lars Brudvig

Professor
Plant Biology

 

Plant community, restoration, and landscape ecology

 

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Jiquan Chen

Professor
Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences
Center for Global Change and Earth Observations

Ecosystem processes and feedbacks

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Kendra Cheruvelil

Professor
Dean of
Lyman Briggs College

Fisheries and Wildlife

Aquatic ecology, macrosystems limnology, and team science

   

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Henry Chung

Assistant Professor
Entomology


Molecular and physiological mechanisms of insect adaptation 

 

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Jeffrey Conner

Professor
Kellogg Biological Station
Plant Biology

Mechanisms of adaptation to changing environments

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Kyla Dahlin

Assistant Professor
Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences

Earth systems modeling and remote sensing

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Emily Dolson

Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering

Digital evolution in complex ecological communities

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Fred Dyer

Professor
Integrative Biology


Ethology and behavioral ecology, evolution of communication 

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Diane Ebert-May

University Distinguished Professor
Department Director of Graduate Studies

Plant Biology

Science education and plant ecology

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Heather Eisthen

Professor
Integrative Biology

 

 

Neuroethology, chemical ecology and chemical communication 

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Sarah Evans

Associate Professor
Kellogg Biological Station
Integrative Biology
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Microbial community ecology and global change

 

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Andrew Finley

Professor
Forestry
Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences


Bayesian statistics and environmental process modeling

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Sarah Fitzpatrick

Assistant Professor
Kellogg Biological Station
Integrative Biology

Interactions of gene flow, drift, and selection on diversity

 

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Jason Gallant

Associate Professor
Integrative Biology


Neuroethology, genomics, and animal communication

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Thomas Getty

Professor
Department Chair

Integrative Biology
Kellogg Biological Station

Behavioral ecology of vertebrates 

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Kadeem Gilbert

Assistant Professor
Kellogg Biological Station
Plant Biology

Plant-animal/microbe interactions, leaf microenvironments, carnivorous plants

 

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Nick Haddad

Professor
Kellogg Biological Station
Integrative Biology

Long-term experiments on habitat conservation and restoration

 

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Stephen Hamilton

Professor
Kellogg Biological Station
Integrative Biology

Ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, and aquatic environments

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Daniel Hayes

Professor
Fisheries and Wildlife

Fish population and community habitat and dynamics

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Elizabeth Heath-Heckman

Assistant Professor
Integrative Biology

Genetic, cellular, and molecular basis of host-microbe interactions

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Kay Holekamp

University Distinguished Professor
Integrative Biology

Behavioral ecology, ethology, and behavioral endocrinology

  

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Rufus Isaacs

Professor
Extension Specialist

Entomology



Biology and management of economically important insects 

 

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Fredric Janzen

Professor 
Station Director

Kellogg Biological Station
Fisheries and Wildlife
Integrative Biology

Evolutionary genetics and conservation biology

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Andrew Jarosz

Associate Professor
Plant Biology
Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences



Evolutionary ecology of plant-pathogen interactions 

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Emily Josephs

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology


Evolutionary genetics of wild and domesticated plants 

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Christopher Klausmeier

MSU Foundation Professor
Kellogg Biological Station
Plant Biology
Integrative Biology

Theoretical and aquatic ecology

 

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Richard Kobe

Professor
Department Chair

Forestry

Ecological processes governing tree community dynamics 

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Douglas Landis

University Distinguished Professor
Entomology
Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center


Ecology, conservation, and management of insects 

 

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Richard Lenski

Hannah Distinguished Professor
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Integrative Biology
Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

Experimental evolution with microbes and digital organisms

 

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Weiming Li

Professor
Frederick E.J. Fry Chair for Environmental Physiology

Fisheries and Wildlife


Fish chemoreception and chemical ecology 

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Catherine Lindell

Associate Professor
Integrative Biology
Center for Global Change and Earth Observations


Avian ecology,
managed ecosystems 

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Elena Litchman

MSU Foundation Professor
Kellogg Biological Station
Integrative Biology
Plant Biology


Aquatic, community, and microbial ecology 

 

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Jianguo (Jack) Liu

University Distinguished Professor
Rachel Carson Chair in Ecological Sustainability
Director of Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability

Fisheries and Wildlife

Coupled human and natural systems

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 Kevin Liu

Associate Professor
Computer Science and Engineering


Computational methods for phylo- and comparative genomics 

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David Lowry

Associate Professor
Plant Biology
Kellogg Biological Station


Plant evolutionary genomics, adaptation, and speciation

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Barbara Lundrigan

Associate Professor
Mammalogy and Ornithology Curator

Integrative Biology
MSU Museum

Evolution of behavior and morphology

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Carolyn Malmstrom

Professor
Plant Biology


Plant, microbial, and landscape ecology 

 

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Philip McKinley

Professor
Computer Science and Engineering

Distributed computing, networks, and evolutionary computation 

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Mariah Meek

Assistant Professor 
Integrative Biology


Molecular ecology, population health, and persistence in aquatic systems

 

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Jessica Miesel

Associate Professor
Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences




Forest ecosystem responses to fire and forest management treatments

 

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Charles Ofria

Professor
Director of BEACON Center for Evolution in Action

Computer Science and Engineering

Experimental evolution with microbes and digital organisms

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Jen Owen

Associate Professor 
Fisheries and Wildlife
Large Animal Clinical Sciences



Ecology of zoonotic diseases, ecoimmunology and virology

 

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Scott Peacor

Professor
Fisheries and Wildlife



Population, community, and aquatic ecology and ecosystem modeling 

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Robert Pennock

University Distinguished Professor
Lyman Briggs
Computer Science and Engineering

Experimental evolution and history, philosophy and values of science

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Alan Prather

Associate Professor
Director of the MSU Herbarium

Plant Biology


Plant systematics and evolution of floral morphology

 

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Gary Roloff

Professor
Department Chair
Fisheries and Wildlife


Landscape-level
modeling, planning, and assessments 

 

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Kim Scribner

Professor
Fisheries and Wildlife
Integrative Biology


Population genetics and conservation biology 

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Ashley Shade

Associate Professor
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences

Ecology and evolution of microbial communities

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Alisha Shah

Assistant Professor
Kellogg Biological Station
Integrative Biology


Ecological physiology, evolutionary ecology, aquatic conservation

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Shin-han Shiu

Professor
Plant Biology
Computational Mathematics Science and Engineering

Evolutionary genetics and genomics, biological applications of AI

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Patricia Soranno

Professor
Fisheries and Wildlife



Landscape limnology, macrosystems ecology, and land-water interactions 

 

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R. Jan Stevenson

Professor
Integrative Biology


Algal ecology, aquatic ecology, and environmental science 

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Lauren Sullivan

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology


Plant ecology, movement ecology, quantitative biology

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Jean Tsao

Associate Professor
Fisheries and Wildlife
Large Animal Clinical Sciences

Ecology and evolution of disease organisms

 

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Satish Udpa

University Distinguished Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering


Materials characterization and nondestructive evaluation 

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Nina Wale

Assistant Professor
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Integrative Biology

Ecology and evolution of infectious diseases 

 

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Edward Walker

Professor
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Entomology

Vector-borne diseases and emerging infection diseases

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Christopher Waters

Professor
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Microbial signaling, evolution, antimicrobial development 

 

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Will Wetzel

Assistant Professor
Entomology

Integrative Biology

Plant-insect interactions, population and quantitative ecology 

 

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Phoebe Zarnetske

Associate Professor
Integrative Biology


Ecological community responses to change across scales

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Elise Zipkin

Associate Professor
Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Program Director

Integrative Biology

Quantitative population and community ecology

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