Research experiences including EEB 300 and 400 independent research courses
Faculty accepting undergraduate researchers
- 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?"
- 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.
- Thomas Duda - molecular and/or morphological studies of molluscs to address questions concerning their ecology and evolutionary history.
- 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.
- Barry OConnor - systematics of mites associated with vertebrates and insects.
- Lauren Sallan - examining large-scale trends and major events in the evolution of fishes and the earliest vertebrates.
- Stephen Smith - biogeography of plants, bioinformatics related to phylogenetics, and genomics and phylogenetics.
- Elizabeth Tibbetts - multiple aspects of animal behavior, including mate choice, cognition, parental care, and communication.
Other research opportunities
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.