Research

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Research experiences including EEB 300 and 400 independent research courses

300 and 400 level courses in EEB

Faculty accepting undergraduate researchers

  1. Raymond Barbehenn - nutritional ecology of caterpillars. Answering the question: "why does protein become so hard to digest from the mature leaves of some trees but not others?"
  2. Robyn Burnham - species distributions of tropical climbers; short-term experiments on rooting, germination, and twining of climbers species; characteristics of dominant species of Amazonian climbers that may lead to their dominance over other species.
  3. Thomas Duda - molecular and/or morphological studies of molluscs to address questions concerning their ecology and evolutionary history.
  4. L. Lacey Knowles - projects that use genetic tools to test how current and past landscape features, as well as climatic changes, impact species divergence and biodiversity patterns.
  5. Barry OConnor - systematics of mites associated with vertebrates and insects.
  6. Lauren Sallan - examining large-scale trends and major events in the evolution of fishes and the earliest vertebrates.
  7. Stephen Smith - biogeography of plants, bioinformatics related to phylogenetics, and genomics and phylogenetics.
  8. Elizabeth Tibbetts - multiple aspects of animal behavior, including mate choice, cognition, parental care, and communication.

 

Other research opportunities

Agency: Student Conservation Association (SCA)

For internship positions through the National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Geological Survey, state and local agencies.