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Christoph Adami

Professor
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Physics and Astronomy

Evolution of behavior and intelligence
 

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M. Eric Benbow

Professor
Entomology
Department of Osteopathic Medical Specialties

Interactions within and among microbial communities

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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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Janette Boughman

Professor
Integrative Biology

Rapid diversification in a changing world

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Ingo Braasch

Assistant Professor
Integrative Biology

Vertebrate evo-devo and comparative genomics

 

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Gideon Bradburd

Assistant Professor
Integrative Biology

Causes and consequences of genetic variation

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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 | Interim Dean
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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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 | Director of Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability | Rachel Carson Chair in Ecological Sustainability
Fisheries and Wildlife

Coupled human and natural systems

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 Kevin Liu

Assistant Professor
Computer Science and Engineering

Computational methodologies for phylogenomics 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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Nathaniel Ostrom

Professor
Integrative Biology

Biogeochemical cycling of carbon and nitrogen

 

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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 Philosophy 

History, philosophy, and value of science and evolutionary computation

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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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Shin-han Shiu

Professor
Plant Biology
Computational Mathematics Science and Engineering

Evolutionary genetics and genomics, biological applications of AI

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Laura Smale

Professor
Psychology
Integrative Biology

 Neuroscience and neural mechanisms underlying behavior 
 

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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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Frank Telewski

Professor | Curator of the W. J. Beal Botanical Garden and Campus Arboretum
Plant Biology

Developmental tree ecophysiology

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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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marjorie weber

Assistant Professor
Plant Biology

Ecology and macroevolution of plant-arthropod interactions
 

 

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Will wetzel

Assistant Professor
Entomology
Integrative Biology

Plant-insect interactions, population and quantitative ecology

 

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Danielle Whittaker

Managing Director of BEACON | Department Director of Graduate Studies
Integrative Biology

Animal behavior, chemical ecology, and host-microbiome interactions

 

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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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