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Matthew Aardema, 2010, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: J. Mark Scriber
Thesis Title: The influence of female wing color variation on male mate choice in tiger swallowtail butterflies (Papilio Spp.)

Shairah Abdul Razak, 2017, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kim L. Scribner
Dissertation title:  Biotic and abiotic factors influence formation and ontogenic dynamics of molecularly defined gastro-intestinal microbial communities in Lake Sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens) and Channel Catfish (Ictalurus punctatus)
E-mail: abdulr16@msu.edu

Zhanna Abramovsky, 2003, MS
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: David E. Rothstein
Thesis Title: Recovery of ecosystem processes after wildfire in Michigan jack pine forests

Christoph C. Adami
MSU Department:  Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Professor

Ph.D., SUNY - Stony Brook, 1991
Evolution of Behavior and Intelligence
Email:  adami@msu.edu

Jameel Al-Haddad, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Frank W. Telewski
Dissertation Title: Influence of syringyl to guaiacyl ratio and gravity on growth responses and physical properties in genetically altered poplars (Populus tremula x P. alba)

Orlando Alvarez-Fuentes, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: L. Alan Prather
Dissertation Title: The systematic of genus amauropelta (pteridophyta: thelypterdaceae) in the Caribbean Islands

Carlos Anderson, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Barry L. Williams
Dissertation Title: Mechanisms of adaptation and speciation: an experimental study in artificial life

Charles (Andy) Anderson
Teacher Education,
Professor
Ph.D, Texas, 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.
Email:  andya@msu.edu

Anne Axel, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Brian A. Maurer
Dissertation Title: Lemur-environment relationships in altered and unaltered tropical dry forests in southern Madagascar

Benedicte Bachelot, 2011, MS
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Richard K. Kobe
Thesis Title: Tropical seedling rarity versus commonness: advantage & disadvantage depends on effects of aboveground natural enemies & cospecific neighbors

Nick Ballew, 2014, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Gary G. Mittelbach
Dissertation Title: Fitness tradeoffs can contribute to the maintenance of variation in personality traits in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)

Tom Baribault, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Richard K. Kobe
Dissertation Title: Revisiting soil resource limitation: resource predictors of tree growth and productivity change across ecological gradients

Carina Baskett
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Douglas W. Schemske
baskettc@msu.edu

Tyler Bassett, 2017, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Jennifer A. Lau
Dissertation title:  The role of biodiversity in prairie restoration tests of theory and implications for management
E-mail: basset17@msu.edu

Eric Benbow
MSU Department: Entomology, Associate Professor

Ph.D., Dayton, 1999
Ecological theory to explore interactions between entire microbial communities and individual insects, populations or entire communities of insects.
Email:  eric.benbow@gmail.com

James R. Bence
MSU Department: Fisheries and Wildlife, Professor
Ph.D., California, Santa Barbara, 1985.
Quantitative fishery ecology.
Email:  bence@msu.edu

Sarah Benson-Amram, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Experimental investigations of cognitive abilities in a socially complex mammal, the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)

Aaron Berger, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Michael L. Jones
Dissertation Title: Models to aid in the selection of procedures used to manage Lake Erie walleye (Sander vitreus)

Eric Berling
MSU Department: Department of Philosophy
Advisor: Robert T. Pennock
berling1@msu.edu

Kali Bird, 2012, MS
MSU Department: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Advisor:
Thesis Title: Generalist and specialist strategies of phosphorus acquisition by aquatic bacteria

Kevin BIrd
MSU Department:  Horticulture
Advisor:  Patrick Edger
birdkevi@msu.edu

Brett Blaauw, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Rufus Isaacs
Dissertation Title: Composition, size, and effectiveness of native plant conservation plantings for supporting beneficial insects

Lana Bolin
MSU Department:  Plant Biology
Advisor: Jen Lau
Email:  lgbolin@msu.edu

Gregory Bonito
MSU Department: Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Duke, 2009.
Fungal ecology, fungal-plant interactions, evolution of bacterial endosymbiosis.
Email:  bonito@msu.edu

Joshua Booker, 2010, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kendra S. Cheruvelil
Thesis Title: The spatial distribution of daphnia resources in shallow lakes: is food quanitity or quality for zooplankton determined by macrophytes?

Andrew Booms
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
boomsan1@msu.edu

Janette Boughman
MSU Department: Integrative Biology, Professor
Ph.D., Maryland, 1997.
Behavioral and evolutionary ecology; mechanisms of speciation.
Email:  boughman@msu.edu

Andrea Bowling, 2014, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: William F. Porter
Dissertation Title: Landscape-level effects of weather and land cover on wild turkey abundance, productivity, and regional harvest potential

Erin Boydston, 2001, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Socio-ecological determinants of space utilization patterns in the spotted hyena

Ingo Braasch
MSU Department: Integrative Biology, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Würzburg, Germany, 2009.
Evolutionary developmental genomics of fishes and other vertebrates.
Email:  braasch@msu.edu

Gideon Bradburd
MSU Department: Integrative Biology, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of California, 2015
Research is on evolutionary biology focusing on causes and consequences of genetic variation; population genetics.
Email:  bradburd@msu.edu

Briana Brady, 2015, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Juli Wade
Thesis Title: Characterization of coexpression of scamp 1, BDNf and ER? in the juvenile zebra finch telencephalic vocal motor pathway

Melissa Brady
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Catherine Lindell
bradymel@msu.edu

Alicia Bray, 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: James J. Smith
Dissertation Title: AFLP, mtDNA, and microsatellite analysis of emerald ash borer population structure from Asia and North America

Daniel Brickley
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Lars A. Brudvig
brickley@msu.edu

Chase T. Brooke
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Jessica Miesel
brookech@msu.edu

Kileigh Browning
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Phoebe Zarnetske
browni54@msu.edu

Lars Brudvig, Associate Professor
MSU Department: Plant Biology
Ph.D., Iowa, 2007
Restoration, landscape, and plant ecology
Email: brudvig@plantbiology.msu.edu

Eric Bruger, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Advisor: Christopher M. Waters
Dissertation Title: Quorum sensing and the stabilization of cooperative behavior in Vibrio bacteria

David Bryson, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Charles A. Ofria
Dissertation Title: The evolutionary potential of populations on complex fitness landscapes

Tyler Buchinger, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Weiming Li
Dissertation Title: Evolution of sea lamprey mating pheromones

Alita Burmeister, 2017, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Advisor: Richard E. Lenski
Dissertation title:  Coevolutionary implications of envelope-mediated resistance to phage
E-mail: alita@msu.edu

Stephen Burr, 2012, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Deborah G. McCullough
Thesis Title: Evaluating emerald ash borer populations and the ash resources at three stages of infestation

Stephanie Bussema, 2009, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Fred C. Dyer

Scott Butterfield, 2006, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Botany
Advisor: Carolyn Malmstrom
Dissertation Title:  Enhancing rangeland sustainability with remote sensing and collaborative information exchange

Katy Califf, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: A genetic approach to understanding the evolutionary ecology of 2 hyena species

Elizabeth Capaldi Evans, 1996, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Fred C. Dyer
Dissertation Title: Acquisition of visual spatial memory on orientation and reorientation flights in the honey bee

Kyle Card
MSU Department: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Advisor: Richard E. Lenski
E-mail: cardkyle (at) msu (dot) edu

Andrew Carlson
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: William W. Taylor
E-mail: carls422@msu.edu

Brendan Carson, 2013, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Douglas A. Landis
Thesis Title: The biological control of spotted knapweed and conservation of associated pollinator communities

Alexandra Castillo-Ruiz, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Psychology
Advisor: Antonio A. Nunez
Dissertation Title: Circadian and environmental modulation of arousal and reward systems of a diurnal brain

Jessica Caton, 2015, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:
 Jen Owen
Thesis Title: Migratory behavior of captive blue-winged teals (Anas discors)

Jessica Caton, 2015, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Jen Owen
Thesis Title: Migratory behavior of captive blue-winged teals (Anas discors)

Nikki Cavalieri
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Barbara L. Lundrigan
E-mail: cavali13@msu.edu

Amanda Charbonneau
MSU Department:  Genetics
Advisor: Ian M. Dworkin
E-mail: charbo24@msu.edu

Sudarshan Chari, 2014, Ph.D.
MSU Department:
Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Ian M. Dworkin
Dissertation Title: Understanding the role of standing genetic variation in functional genetics and compensatory evolution

Grace Chen, 2011, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Douglas W. Schemske
Dissertation Title: Experimental studies of adaptation and speciation in two neotropical costus species

Kendra S. Cheruvelil
MSU Department: Lyman Briggs/Biology, Professor

Ph.D., Michigan State, 2004.
Aquatic ecology, landscape limmology, exotic species, applied ecology, macrophytes.
Email:  ksc@msu.edu

Martin Chilvers
MSU Department: Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Tasmania, Australia, 2003
Fungal and oomycete biology, epidemiology, genetics, host-pathogen interactions; diseases of field crops; molecular diagnostics
Email:  chilvers@msu.edu

Henry Chung (H. W.)
MSU Department: Entomology, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Univerisity Melbourne, 2008
Investigating the molecular mechanisms underlying 1) evolution of insecticide resistance and 2) divergence of insect pheromone systems.
Email: hwchung@msu.edu

Leslie Cieplechowicz, 2017, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Richard Snider
Thesis title:  Asian wild horse (Equus ferus) care manual
E-mail: cieplech@msu.edu

Anthony Cognato
MSU Department: Entomology, Professor

Ph.D. California, Berkeley, 1998
Insect Systematics and Director of the A.J. Cook Arthropod Research Collection
Email:  cognato@msu.edu

Rachel Cohen
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Juli Wade
E-mail: cohenra2@msu.edu

Brian Connelly, 2012, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Philip K. McKinley
Dissertation Title: Ecological effects on the evolution of cooperative behaviors

Jeffrey K. Conner
MSU Department: Plant Biology, Professor

Ph.D., Cornell, 1987.
Evolutionary ecology, ecological genetics
Email:  connorj@msu.edu

Thomas Connor
MSU Department:  Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Jianguo Liu
E-mail: connort2@msu.edu

Savvas Constantinou
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Jason Gallant
E-mail: consta64 (at) msu (dot) edu

Arthur Covert, 2010, PhD
MSU Department
: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Charles A. Ofria
Dissertation Title: The beneficial effects of deleterious mutations

Andrew Crosby, 2017, Ph.D
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: William F. Porter
Dissertation title:  Conserving Avian Biodiversity on Managed Forest Landscapes
E-mail: crosbya1@msu.edu

Leslie Curren, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Competition and cooperation among males in a sex role-reversed mammal, the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)

Kyla Dahlin
MSU Department: Geography Environmental Spatial Sciences, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Stanford, 2012
Quantitative landscape ecology, remote sensing, Earth system modeling, global change
Email:  kdahlin@msu.edu

Kari Dammerman, 2015, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kim L. Scribner
Dissertation Title: Extrinsic and intrinsic factors affecting adult reproductive biology and early life stage development of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)

Benjamin Dantzer, 2012, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Andrew McAdam
Co-Advisor(s): Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Adaptive endocrine and behavioral responses of free-living red squirrels to environmental variation

Angela De Palma-Dow, 2015, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kendra S. Cheruvelil
Thesis Title: The relative roles of dispersal and establishment for shaping aquatic macrophyte diversity and community structure among the inland lakes of Isle Royale National Park, Michigan, USA

Andrea Dechner, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Brian A. Maurer
E-mail: dechners (at) msu (dot) edu

Maria Delgado Aquije, 2015, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kim L. Scribner
Thesis Title: Impact of pathogenic Escherichia coli and Salmonella on the intestinal microbiota of white-tailed deer and cattle sharing an agroecosystem

Michael DeNieu, 2014, Ph,D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Ian M. Dworkin
Thesis Title: Using experimental evolution in Drosophila melanogaster to test predictions about the adaptation of prey to a novel predator

Andrew Dennhardt
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Brian A. Maurer
E-mail: dennhard@msu.edu

Jonathan Deroba, 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: James R. Bence
Dissertation Title: How many are there and how many can we kill? Improving catch per effort indices of abundance and evaluating harvest control rules for lake whitefish in the Great Lakes

Micaleila Desotelle, 2017, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Stephen K. Hamilton
Dissertation title:  The impacts of algal subsidies from a run-of-river reservoir on downstream food webs and nutrient availability, and the implications of a diluted bitumen spill on the Kalamazoo River
E-mail: desotell@msu.edu

Garret Dettmann, 2017, M.S.
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Dave MacFarlane
Thesis title:  Evaluating inter and intra specific variation in leaf mass and area
E-mail: dettman4@msu.edu

Emily Dittmar
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Douglas W. Schemske
E-mail: dittmare@msu.edu

Stephanie Dloniak, 2004, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Socioendocrinology of spotted hyenas: patterns of androgen and glucocorticoid excretion in a unique social system

Emily Dolson
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Charles A. Ofria
E-mail: dolsonem@msu.edu

Hope Draheim, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kim L. Scribner
Dissertation Title: Landscape genetics of black bears (Ursus americanus) in the northern lower peninsula of Michigan, USA

Austin Dreyer, 2014, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Shingleton
Dissertation Title: The causes and effects of genital hypoallometry in drosophila

Yann DuFour
MSU Department: Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Wisconsin, Madison, 2010
Social behavior of bacteria
Email:  dufourya@msu.edu

Yen Duong, 2010, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kim L. Scribner
Dissertation Title: Effects of spawning behavior and environmental factors on adult reproductive ecology and larval dispersal of lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)

Fred C. Dyer
MSU Department: Integrative Biology, Professor,
Director of Graduate Studies

Ph.D., Princeton, 1984
Ethology and behavioral ecology
Email:  fcdyer@msu.edu

Rachael Eaton, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Catherine Lindell
E-mail: eatonrac@msu.edu

Diane Ebert-May
MSU Department: Plant Biology, University
Distinguished Professor of Plant Biology

Ph.D., Colorado
Science education; plant ecology
Email: ebertmay@msu.edu

Patrick Edger
MSU Department: Horticulture, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Missouri, 2012.
Phylogenomics, Comparative Functional Genomics, Systems Biology
Email:  edgerpat@msu.edu

Heather L. Eisthen
MSU Department: Integrative Biology, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Indiana, 1992.
Neuroethology; evolutionary and developmental neurobiology.
Email:  eisthen@msu.edu

Clarice Esch
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Richard K. Kobe
E-mail: eschclar@msu.edu

Jeff Evans, 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Douglas A. Landis
Dissertation Title: Developing demographic models to inform selection of Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) biological control agents

Sarah E. Evans
MSU Department: Integrative Biology, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Colorado State, 2012.
Microbial community ecology, ecosystems, global change.
Email: evanssa6@msu.edu

Matthew T. Farr
MSU Department: Integrative Biology
Advisor:  Elise Zipkin
farrmat1@msu.edu

Stephen Fawley
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Charles A. Ofria
E-mail: fawleyst@msu.edu

Danielle Fegan, 2015, MS
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Lars A. Brudvig
Thesis Title: Plan B

Carol Fergus
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Patricia Soranno
E-mail: fergusca@msu.edu

Anna Fiedler, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Douglas A. Landis
Dissertation Title: Restoration of prairie fen plants, insects, and abiotic processes

Andrew O. Finley
MSU Department: Forestry, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Minnesota, 2006.
Methodology for monitoring and modeling environmental processes; Bayesian statistics; spatial statistics; and statistical computing.
Email:  finleya@msu.edu

Sarah Fitzpatrick
MSU Department: Integrative Biology, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Colorado State University, 2015
Research in my lab combines genomic tools, mark-recapture methods, and experiments to study how interactions between gene flow, drift, and selection affect population dynamics and diversity patterns.
Email: sfitz@msu.edu

Andrew Flies, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Ecology and immune function in the spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta

Patrick Forsythe, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kim L. Scribner
Dissertation Title: Exogenous correlates of migration , spawning, egg deposition and egg mortality in lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens)

Megan Fritz, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: James R. Miller
Dissertation Title: Investigations of the African malaria mosquito (Anopheles gambiae s.l., diptera:Culicidae): ovipositional behavior and toxicity of avermectins

Masanori Fujimoto, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Advisor: Terence L. Marsh
Dissertation Title: Microbial succession on the lake sturgeon egg surface: Mechanisms shaping the microbial community assembly during succession and the effect of microbial successional processes on host life history traits

Stuart H. Gage
Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Michigan State, 1974
Insect population dynamics and human dimensions
Email:  gages@msu.edu

Jason Gallant
MSU Department: Integrative Biology, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Cornell, 2011
Neuroethology, genomics, animal communication
Email:  jgallant@msu.edu

Sara Garnett
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Thomas Getty
E-mail: garnett3@msu.edu

Ava Garrison
MSU Department:  Plant Biology
Advisor:  Jeff Conner
Email: garri115@msu.edu

Beth Gerstner
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Phoebe Zarnetske
gerstn11@msu.edu

Thomas Getty
MSU Department: Integrative Biology, Professor and Chair 

Ph.D., Michigan, 1980.
Behavioral ecology of vertebrates.
Email:  getty@kbs.msu.edu

Sherri Goings, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Charles A. Ofria
Dissertation Title: Natural niching: applying ecological principles to evolutionary computation

Heather Goldsby, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Charles A. Ofria
Dissertation Title: The evolution of division of labor in digital organisms

Erik Goodman
MSU Department: Computer Science and Engineering, Professor
Director of BEACON
Ph.D., Michigan, 1972.
Genetic algorithms and evolutionary computation.
Email:  goodman@msu.edu

Michael D. Gottfried
MSU Department: Earth and Environment Sciences, Associate Professor

Ph.D., Kansas, 1991.
Vertebrate paleontology.
Email:  gottfrie@msu.edu

David Green, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Anthropogenic disturbance, ecological change, and wildlife conservation at the edge of the Mara-Serengeti ecosystem

Julia Greenberg, 2017, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation title:  Developmental flexibility in spotted hyenas (Crocuta crocuta): The role of maternal and anthropogenic effects
E-mail: greenb84@msu.edu

Matthew Grieshop
MSU Department: Entomology, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Kansas State, 2005.
Community and population ecology, animal behavior.
Email:  grieshop@msu.edu

Michael Grillo, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Douglas W. Schemske
Dissertation Title: Mechanisms of adaptation in Oryza and Arabidopsis

Emily Grman, 2011, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Katherine L. Gross
Dissertation Title: Plant-mycorrhizal interactions and the relative abundance of limiting resources

Katherine L. Gross
MSU Department: Plant Biology, University Distinguished
Professor of Plant Biology

Ph.D., Michigan State, 1980.
Plant population and community ecology.
Email:  kgross@kbs.msu.edu

Anna Groves
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Lars A. Brudvig
E-mail: grovesa2@msu.edu

Knute Gundersen
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Rufus Isaacs
E-mail: gunder37@msu.edu

Sahar Haghighat
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Michael B. Walters
E-mail: haghigha@msu.edu

Donald J. Hall
Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Michigan, 1962
Aquatic population and community ecology
Email: donhall@msu.edu

Sarah Hamer (Yaremych), 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Jean I. Tsao
Dissertation Title: Interactions among invading ticks, wildllife, and zoonotic pathogens

Gabe Hamer, 2008, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Edward D. Walker
Dissertation Title: West Nile virus transmission ecology: vector-host interactions

Stephen K. Hamilton
MSU Department: Integrative Biology, Professor
Ph.D., California, Santa Barbara, 1994.
Biogeochemistry and aquatic ecology.
Email:  hamilton@kbs.msu.edu

Chris Hamm, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Douglas A. Landis
Dissertation Title: Natural hostory and conservation genetics of the federally endangered Mitchell's Satyr butterfly, Neonympha mitchellii mitchellii

Patrick Hanly, 2017, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Gary G. Mittelbach
Dissertation title:  "The maintenance and generation of freshwater diversity from the local to the global scale"
E-mail: hanlypat@msu.edu

Zoe A. Hansen
MSU Department:  Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Advisor:  Ashley Shade
E-mail:  hansenzo@msu.edu

Joshua Haslun, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Nathaniel Ostrom
Dissertation Title: Identification of local adaptation in porites astereoides inhabiting the Florida reef tract: biotic; stress, a disregarded force of change affecting coral reefs

Daniel Hayes
MSU Department: Fisheries and Wildlife, Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State, 1990.
Fish community and population interactions.
Email:  hayesdan@msu.edu

Sara Hermann (Ali)
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Douglas A. Landis
E-mail: slh (at) msu (dot) edu

Richard W. Hill
Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Michigan, 1970.
Ecological Physiology; marine sulfur metabolism.
Email:  hillr@msu.edu

Kay E. Holekamp
MSU Department: Integrative Biology, University Distinguished
Professor and Director of EEBB
Ph.D., California, Berkeley, 1983.
Behavioral ecology; ethology and behavioral endocrinology.
Email:  holekamp@msu.edu

Ellen Holste, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Richard K. Kobe
Dissertation Title: The role of mycorrhizal fungi and soil nutrients in tropical reforestation

Geoffrey Horst, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Orlando Sarnelle
Dissertation Title: Eco-physiology of the toxic cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa across nutrient gradients

Paige Howell, 2014, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kim L. Scribner
Thesis Title: Genetic and phenotypic variation in the American marten (Martes americana) in the upper peninsula of Michigan

Ani Hristova
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Barbara L. Lundrigan
E-mail: hristov1@msu.edu

Zachary Huang
MSU Department: Entomology, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Guelph, 1988.
Behavioral physiology, insect sociobiology.
Email:  bees@msu.edu

Sara Hugentobler
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Mariah Meek
hugentob@msu.edu

Lindsay Hunt, 2016, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Brian A. Maurer
Thesis Title: Effects of Pasture Dairy Farming on Grassland Bird Species in Southwest Michigan

Seth Hunt
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: R. Jan Stevenson
E-mail: huntseth@msu.edu

Darren Incorvaia
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Fred Dyer
E-mail: incorva1@msu.edu

Krista Isaacs
MSU Department: Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Advisor: Sieglinde S. Snapp
E-mail: isaacskr@msu.edu

Rufus Isaacs
MSU Department: Entomology
Professor; Ph.D., Imperial College (London), 1994.
Pest and beneficial insect ecology, wild bees, pollination
Email:  isaacsr@msu.edu

Malcolm Itter
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Andrew O. Finley
E-mail: ittermal@msu.edu

Julius H. Jackson
Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Kansas, 1969
Microbial physiology & genetics; bacterial gene & genome evolution
Email: jhjacksn@msu.edu

Nikhil Jaikumar, 2013, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Advisor: Sieglinde S. Snapp
Dissertation Title: Perennial cereal crops for the cold temperate zone: agronomy, physiology, sink regulation and disease resistance

Andrew M. Jarosz
MSU Department: Plant Biology, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Purdue, 1984
Evolutionary ecology of plant-pathogen interactions
Email:  amjarosz@msu.edu

Julie Jarvey
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay Holekamp
 

Marta Jarzyna, 2014, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: William F. Porter
Dissertation Title
: Macroecology of breeding birds of New York state. Influences of climate change, landscape matrix, and spatial scale

Wendy Johnson, 2017, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Teacher Education
Advisor: Charles (Andy) Anderson
Dissertation title:  Supporting three-dimensional science learning: The role of curiousity-driven classroom discourse
Email:  john3062@msu.edu

Lily Johnson-Ulrich
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
E-mail: john3923@msu.edu

Emily Johnston, 2011, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Jen Owen
Thesis Title: Anaplasma phagocytophilum infection in two species of passerine birds, American robins and gray catbirds: an assessment of reservoir competence and disease

Sarah Jones
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
E-mail: joness94@msu.edu

Kane Keller, 2015, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Jennifer A. Lau
Dissertation Title: Context-dependent effects of mutualisms on communities

Sheridan Kelley, 2011, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Barbara L. Lundrigan
Thesis Title: Ecomorphological associations of feeding habits of hypercarnivores

Jason Kilgore, 2007, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Frank W. Telewski
Dissertation Title: Distribution and ecophysiology of the Ponderosae in the Santa Catalina Mountains of southern Arizona

Dustin Kincaid
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Stephen K. Hamilton
E-mail: kincai32@msu.edu

Lauren Kinsman-Costello, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Stephen K. Hamilton
Dissertation Title: Effects of water level fluctuations on phosphorus, iron, sulfur, and nitrogen cycling in shallow freshwater ecosystems

Anna Kirk, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Rufus Isaacs
Dissertation Title: From turtle populations to property values: The effects of lakeshore residential development and the invasive zebra mussel

Heather Kittredge
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Sarah E. Evans
E-mail: kittred8@msu.edu

Melissa Kjelvik, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Gary G. Mittelbach
Dissertation Title: The ecological consequences of foraging boldness in juvenile bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macrochirus)

Christopher Klausmeier
MSU Department: Plant Biology, Professor
Ph.D., Minnesota, 2000
Theoretical and aquatic ecology
Email:  klausme1@msu.edu

Michael J. Klug
Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Iowa, 1969.
Microbial ecology, ecology of anaerobic bacteria.
Email: klug@kbs.msu.edu

David Knoester, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Philip K. McKinley
Dissertation Title: Evolution of distributed behavior

Richard K. Kobe
MSU Department: Forestry, Professor and Chair
Ph.D., Connecticut, Storrs, 1995
Forest ecology
Email:  kobe@msu.edu

Lauren Koenig
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Ashlee Rowe
E-mail: koenigl2@msu.edu

Cory Kohn
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Barry L. Williams
E-mail: kohncory@msu.edu

Joseph Kolowski, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Anthropogenic influences on the behavior of large carnivores in the northern Serengeti ecosystem

Matthew Kolp
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Andrew M. Jarosz
E-mail: kolpm@msu.edu

Colin Kremer, 2014, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Christopher Klausmeier
Dissertation Title: Coexistence in temporally variable environments: eco-evolutionary perspectives

Colin Kremer, 2014, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Christopher Klausmeier
Dissertation Title: Coexistence in temporally variable environments: eco-evolutionary perspectives

Cara Krieg, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Thomas Getty
Dissertation Title: The form and function of competitive traits in female house wrens (troglodytes aedon)

Isis Kuczaj, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Jean I. Tsao
Dissertation Title: Variation in blacklegged tick Ixodes scapularis questing behavior has implications for human Lyme disease risk in the eastern United States

Michael Kuczynski, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Thomas Getty
Dissertation Title: Individual and ecological sources of variation in sexual signals and mate choice

Thomas LaBar
MSU Department: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Advisor: Christoph C. Adami
E-mail: labartho@msu.edu

Alexander Lalejini
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Charles A. Ofria
E-mail: lalejini (at) msu (dot) edu

Douglas A. Landis
MSU Department: Entomology, University Distinguished
Professor of Entomology

Professor; Ph.D., North Carolina State, 1987
Landscape ecology and biological control
Email:  landisd@msu.edu

Erika LaPlante
MSU Department: Plant Biology
Advisor:  Marjorie Weber
E-mail:  laplan23@msu.edu

Raffica LaRosa, 2015, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Jeffrey K. Conner
Dissertation Title: Floral evolution in milkweeds: evidence for selection past and present

Courtney Larson
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Eric Benbow
E-mail: larso126@msu.edu

Jennifer A. Lau
MSU Department: Plant Biology, Associate Professor
Ph.D., U. of California, Davis, 2005.
Evolution and community ecology.
Email:  jenlau@msu.edu

Zachary Laubach
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
E-mail: laubachz@msu.edu

Justin Lawrence, 2011, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Co-Advisor(s): Kelly F. Millenbah
Thesis Title: The diversity, distribution, and conservation of a polymorphic frog (Oophaga pumilio) in Western Panama

Stephen LeDuc, 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: David E. Rothstein
Dissertation Title: Soil nitrogen cycling and ectomycorrhizal community composition following disturbance in Michigan jack pine forests

Kenna Lehmann
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
E-mail: lehman29@msu.edu

Richard E. Lenski
MSU Department: Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Hannah Distinguished Professor of Microbial Ecology

Ph.D., North Carolina, 1983.
Experimental evolution with microbes and digital organisms.
Email:  lenski@msu.edu

Mitchell Lettow, 2013, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Douglas A. Landis
Thesis Title: Oak savanna restoration: Effects of variable methods on habitat, flowering forbs and pollinator communities

Eva Lewandowski, 2008, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Thomas Getty
Thesis Title: The effects of pokeweed display characteristics on frugivore identity and fruit removal

Nora Lewin, 2017, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation title:  Mechanisms mediating life history traits in the spotted hyena

Weiming Li
MSU Department: Fisheries and Wildlife, Professor
Ph.D., Minnesota, 1994
Fish chemoreception and chemical ecology
Email:  liweim@msu.edu

Di Liang
MSU Department: Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Advisor: G. Philip Robertson
E-mail: liangdi@msu.edu

Chenin Limback, 2010, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Deborah G. McCullough
Thesis Title: Tree vigor and its relation to emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire) adult host preference and larval development on green and white ash trees

Catherine Lindell
MSU Department: Integrative Biology, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Harvard, 1994
Behavioral and landscape ecology
Email:  lindellc@msu.edu

Dan Linden, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Gary J. Roloff
Dissertation Title: All that you can leave behind: Impacts of structure retention on avian ecology in managed forests of the Pacific Northwest

Elena Litchman
MSU Department: Integrative Biology, MSU Foundation Professor
Ph.D., Minnesota, 1997
Ecology and evolution of phytoplankton & other microbes, community ecology, aquatic ecology
Email:  litchman@msu.edu

Jianguo (Jack) Liu
MSU Department: Fisheries and Wildlife, University Distinguished Professor
Director of Center for Systems Integration and Sustainability
Rachel Carson Chair in Ecological Sustainability

Ph.D., Georgia, 1992
Coupled human and natural systems, telecoupling, sustainability, conservation, environment
Email:  liuji@msu.edu

Kevin Liu
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.
Email:  kjl@msu.edu

James Logan
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Sarah E. Evans
E-mail: loganja3@msu.edu

Amanda Lorenz, 2012, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor:
Thesis Title: The role of algae in the invasion ecology of the mosquito species Aedes japonicus japonicus (Diptera: Culicidae)

Mauricio Losilla
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Jason Gallant
E-mail: losillam@msu.edu

David Lowry
MSU Department: Plant Biology, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Duke, 2010
Plant Evolutionary Genomics, Adaptation, and Speciation
Email: dlowry@msu.edu

Matthew Lundquist, 2013, MS
MSU Department
: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Zachary Huang
Thesis Title: The effect of nitrogen on the larval growth of the invasive mosquito Aedes japonicus japonicus (Theobald)

Barbara L. Lundrigan
MSU Department: Integrative Biology, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Michigan, 1988.
Phylogenetics; evolution of behavior and morphology.
Email:  lundriga@msu.edu

Abigail Lynch, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor
: William W. Taylor
Dissertation Title: Designing a decision-support tool for harvest management of Great Lakes lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeafornis) in a changing climate

David W. MacFarlane
MSU Department: Forestry, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Rutgers, 2001
Forest measurements and modeling
macfar24@msu.edu

Caitlin Mack
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor:

Rohan Maddamsetti, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Richard E. Lenski
Dissertation Title: Population genomics of Escherichia coli in nature and the laboratory

Susan Magnoli
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Jennifer A. Lau
E-mail: magnolis@msu.edu 

Andrea Maguire, 2013, MS
MSU Department
: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Richard K. Kobe
Thesis Title: Depletion of non-structural carbohydrate reserves in temperate tree seedlings under stress

Carolyn M. Malmström
MSU Department: Plant Biology, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Stanford, 1997
Ecosystem & landscape dynamics, restoration ecology, remote sensing
Email:  carolynm@msu.edu

Kalina Manoylov, 2005, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: R. Jan Stevenson
Dissertation Title: Ecological and evolutionary strategies used by benthic diatoms to compete for nutrients

Terence L. Marsh
MSU Department: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Associate Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts, Amherst, 1981
Microbial community analysis
Email:  marsht@msu.edu

Sherry Martin, 2010, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Daniel Hayes
Dissertation Title: Land-use legacy effect: combining spatial and temporal drivers in statistical and mechanistic models of lake water chemistry

Jason Martina, 2012, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Stephen K. Hamilton
Dissertation Title: Invasive plant species impacts on carbon and nitrogen cycling in inland Michigan wetlands

Sarah Marzec
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Ian M. Dworkin
E-mail: marzecs1@msu.edu

Megan Matonis, 2009, MS
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Michael B. Walters
Thesis Title: Multiple gap-stand and landscape-scale factors affect northen hardwood regeneration

Emily May, 2015, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Rufus Isaacs
Thesis Title: Wild bee community responses to farm management practices, wildflower restorations, and landscape composition

Robert McCann, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Edward D. Walker
Dissertation Title
: Determinants of malaria vector habitat use, spatial distribution, and community composition with a focus on environmental factors and insecticide-treated bed nets

Steven McCormick
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
E-mail: mccor187@msu.edu

Deborah G. McCullough
MSU Department: Entomology, Professor
Ph.D., Minnesota, 1990.
Forest entomology, insect ecology.
Email:  mccullo6@msu.edu

Melissa McDonald, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Psychology
Advisor: Carlos D. Navarrete
Dissertation Title: Motivations for mate choice discrimination in an intergroup dating context

Terri McElhinny, 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Barbara L. Lundrigan
Dissertation Title: Morphological variation in a durophagous carnivore, the spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta

Jeanette McGuire, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kim L. Scribner
Dissertation Title: Comparative analysis of factors influencing male reproductive success in sympatric freshwater turtles

Christine McTavish
MSU Department: Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Advisor: Andrew M. Jarosz
E-mail: mctavis5@msu.edu

Mariah Meek
MSU Department: Integrative Biology, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University California - Davis, 2010
Meek Lab aims to understand the interactions among molecular ecology, population health and persistence, anthropogenic change, and trait variation with an emphasis on aquatic systems.
Email:  mhmeek@msu.edu

Haddish Melakeberhan
MSU Department: Horticulture, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Simon Fraser University, Canada, 1986
My research focus has been on understanding plant-nematode-soil-nutrient interactions at the organism and ecosystem levels
Email:  melakebe@msu.edu

Jarad Mellard, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Christopher Klausmeier
Dissertation Title: The vertical distribution of phytoplankton: observations, theory, experiments

Joseph Messina
MSU Department: Geography, Professor
Ph.D., North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2001
Spatial models, environment, applied climate change
Email:  jpm@msu.edu

Justin Meyer, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Richard E. Lenski
Dissertation Title: Coevolution of bacterial-phage interactions

Lucas Michelotti, 2016, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Jessica R. Miesel
Dissertation Title: Source material and concentration of wildlife-produced pyrogenis carbon influence post-fire soil nutrient dynamics

Andrea Miehls (Jaeger), 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Co-Advisor(s): Andrew McAdam, Scott Peacor
Dissertation Title: Preventing predation: Evolution and adaptive plasticity in morphological defense of an invasive species

Jessica R. Miesel
MSU Department: Forestry, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Ohio State, 2009
Fire ecology, forest ecology and management; restoration ecology; biogeochemistry; intersections between ecology and environmental justice
Email:  mieselje@msu.edu

Beth Miller, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Christopher Klausmeier
Dissertation Title: Community composition and coexistance: The effects of temporal variation and environmental forcing on community trait distributions and diversity

James R. Miller
Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Pensylvania State, 1975
Behavioral and physiological aspects of insect ecology
Email:  miller20@msu.edu

Douglas Minier
MSU Department: Department of Plant Pathology
Advisor: Linda Hanson
E-mail: minierdo@msu.edu

Katherine Minnix
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Sophan Chhin
E-mail: minnixka@msu.edu

Masoud Mirmomeni, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Christoph C. Adami
Dissertation Title: Evolution of cooperation in the light of information theory

Gary G. Mittelbach
MSU Department: Integrative Biology, Professor 
Ph.D., Michigan State, 1980
Community ecology and aquatics
Email:  mittelbach@msu.edu

Robert Mobley
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Janette Boughman
E-mail: mobleyro@msu.edu

Robert Montgomery
MSU Department: Fisheries and Wildlife, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2012
Ecology of carnivores and their prey, spatial ecology, landscape ecology and international wildlife conservation
Email:  montg164@msu.edu

Tracy Montgomery
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
E-mail: montg215@msu.edu

Bethany Moore
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Shin-Han Shiu
E-mail: john3784@msu.edu

Claire Moore, 2015, MS
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Andrew M. Jarosz
Thesis: Plan B

Ryan Morgan, 2010, MS
MSU Department: Department of Geological Sciences
Advisor:
Thesis Title: Paleobiogeographic associations among Mississippian Bryozoansy

Emily Morrison, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Catherine Lindell
Dissertation Title: Avian ecology and behavior in tropical forest restoration sites

Rob Morrison, 2014, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Zsofia Szendrei
Dissertation Title: Investigation of the tritrophic interactions of the asparagus miner (Ophiomyia simplex Loew; Diptera: Agromyzidae) and the influence of temperature on its population dynamics

Andrea Morrow
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Barbara L. Lundrigan
E-mail: morrowa6@msu.edu

Rosa Moscarella, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Barbara L. Lundrigan
Dissertation Title: Dissecting the geographical expansion of Peromyscus leucopus in the northern Great Lakes: insights from genetics, morphometrics and ecology

Eva Maria Muecke, 2005, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Determinants of age at dispersal & settlement patterns in the Belding's ground squirrel, Spermophilus beldingi

Cheryl A. Murphy
MSU Department: Fisheries and Wildlife, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Louisiana State, 2006
Environmental toxicology
Email:  camurphy@msu.edu

Peter G. Murphy
Professor Emeritus of Plant Biology
Ph.D., North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1970
Plant ecology
Email:  murphyp@msu.edu

Andrew Myers
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Douglas A. Landis
E-mail: myersan7@msu.edu

Jakob Nalley, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Elena Litchman
Dissertation Title:  Optimizing the productivity and sustainability of algal biofuel systems: investigating the benefits of algal diversity and utilizing brewery wastewater for cultivation.
E-mail: nalleyja@msu.edu

Sifa Ephraim Ngasala, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department:  Earth and Environmental Sciences
Advisor:  Michael D. Gottfried
Dissertation title:  The biogeography of Lungfishes with a description of new fossil taxa from East Africa

Joshua Nixon, 2005, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Laura Smale
Dissertation Title: Anatomy and function of orexin-containing neurons in day- and night-active animals

Zachary Noel
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Martin Chilvers
E-mail: noelzach@msu.edu

Kristen Nolting, 2014, MS
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor:
Thesis Title: The role of phylogeny and niche differentiation in structuring species co-occurrence in the New Zealand Pittosporum (Pittospraceae)

Emily Norton, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kendra S. Cheruvelil
Dissertation Title: From turtle populations to property values: The effects of lakeshore residential development and the invasive zebra mussel

Linda Novitski
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: R. Jan Stevenson
E-mail: novitski@msu.edu

Antonio A. Nunez
MSU Department: Psychology, Professor
Associate Dean of the Graduate School
Ph.D., Florida State 1977
Biological rhythms, hormone and reproductive behaviors
Email:  nunez@msu.edu

Daniel O'Donnell
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Elena Litchman
E-mail: odonn146@msu.edu

Charles A. Ofria
MSU Department: Computer Science and Engineering, Professor
Ph.D., California Institute of Technology, 1999
Email:  ofria@msu.edu

Randal Olson, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Christoph C. Adami
Dissertation Title: Elucidating the evolutionary origins of collective animal behavior

Viviana Ortiz Londono
MSU Department: Department of Plant Pathology
Advisor: Martin Chilvers
Email:  ortizviv@msu.edu

Rachel Osborn
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Anthony Cognato
E-mail: osbornr3@msu.edu

Nathaniel Ostrom
MSU Department: Integrative Biology, Professor

Ph.D., Newfoundland, 1992
Biogeochemistry
Email:  ostromn@msu.edu

Peggy H. Ostrom
MSU Department: Integrative Biology. Professor

Ph.D., Newfoundland, 1990
Biogeochemical cycling
ostrom@msu.edu

Clint Otto
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Gary J. Roloff
E-mail: ottoclin@msu.edu

Shujun Ou
MSU Department: Department of Horticulture
Advisor: Ning Jiang
E-mail: oushujun@msu.edu

Jen Owen
MSU Department: Fisheries and WIldlife, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Southern Mississippi, 2004
Ecology of infectious diseases, behavioral ecology, ecoimmunology
Email:  owenj@msu.edu

Anuragg Pakanati, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor:
Dissertation Title: Structure and evolutionary dynamics in fitness landscapes

Genevieve Pang
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Jean I. Tsao
E-mail: pang@msu.edu

Wiline Pangle (Trouilloud), 2008, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Threat-sensitive behaviors and its ontogenetic development in top mammalian carnivores

Kevin Pangle, 2008, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Scott Peacor
Dissertation Title: The role of non-consumptive effects in the net effect of an invasive predator in the Laurentian Great Lakes

Abhijna Parigi
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Ian M. Dworkin
E-mail: parigiab@msu.edu

Robert T. Pennock
MSU Department: Lyman Briggs/Philosophy, University
Distinguished Professor 

Ph.D., Pittsburgh. 1991
Philosophy of biology; evolutionary computation; history & philosophy of science; science & values
Email:  pennock5@msu.edu

Samuel Perez
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Jeffrey K. Conner
E-mail: perezsa4@msu.edu

Toby Petrice
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: F. William Ravlin
E-mail: petrice@msu.edu

Jeffrey Pierce, 2012, MS
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Frank W. Telewski
Thesis Title: The effects of increased syringyl to guaiacyl lignin monomer ratios on xylem hydraulic properties in hybrid Poplar (Populus tremula x P. alba)

Laura Planck, 2012, MS
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Carolyn M. Malmström
Thesis Title: Romote sensing to moniter monotypic weed patches in semi-arid grasslands

Anselmo Pontes
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Charles A. Ofria
E-mail: pontes@msu.edu

Damian Popovic
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: David Lowry
E-mail: popovicd@msu.edu

L. Alan Prather
MSU Department: Plant Biology, Associate Professor
Director of MSU Herbarium

Ph.D., Texas at Austin, 1995
Plant systematics and evolution of floral morphology
Email:  alan@msu.edu

Alexandra Rafalski
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Scott Peacor
E-mail: refalsk2@msu.edu

Mercedes Ramirez, 2009, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Fred C. Dyer
Thesis Title: Vision as a sensory modality in the honey bee dance language

Ravi Ranjan
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Christopher Klausmeier
E-mail: ranjanra@msu.edu

F. William Ravlin
MSU Department: Entomology, Professor & Chairperson
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1980
Current research focuses on insect population dynamics, biological control, and integrated pest management. He also has expertise in insect macrophotography.
Email:  ravlin@msu.edu

Joseph Receveur
MSU Department: Entomology
Advisor:  Eric Benbow
E-mail:  receveur@msu.edu

Alycia Reynolds-Lackey, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Janette Boughman
Dissertation Title: Speciation in stickleback fish: interactions between sexual selection and ecology can make or break species

Allison Rober, 2012, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: R. Jan Stevenson
Dissertation Title: Regulation of algal structure and function in northern boreal wetlands

Lance Roberts, 2009, PhD
MSU Department
: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Brian A. Maurer
Dissertation Title: Improving wildlife habitat model performance: sensitivity to scale and detail of vegetation measurements

G. Philip Robertson
MSU Department: Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, University
Distinguished Professor

Ph.D., Indiana, 1980
Ecosystem and agricultural ecology
Email:  robert30@msu.edu

Molly Robinett
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Deborah G. McCullough
E-mail: robine18@msu.edu

Todd Robinson, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Carolyn M. Malmström
Dissertation Title: Impacts of precipitation variability on plant communities

Steven Roels
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Catherine Lindell
E-mail: roelsste@msu.edu

Jorge Alejandro Rojas Flechas
MSU Department: Department of Plant Pathology
Advisor: Martin Chilvers
E-mail: rojasfle@msu.edu

Connie Rojas
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
E-mail: rojascon (at) msu (dot) edu

Benjamin Roller, 2015, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Advisor:
Dissertation Title: Life histories of bacteria: genomic foundations and ecological implications

Gary J. Roloff
MSU Department: Fisheries and Wildlife, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State, 1994
Ecological community responses to disturbances; landscape-level modeling, planning, and assessments
Email:  roloff@msu.edu

Samuel Rossman, 2014, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Peggy H. Ostrom
Dissertation Title: The foraging ecology of bottlenose dolphins: insights into temporal, demographic, and individual variation

David E. Rothstein
MSU Department: Forestry, Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan 1999
Ecosystem ecology
Email:  rothste2@msu.edu

Logan Rowe
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Rufus Isaacs
E-mail: roweloga@msu.edu

Anne Royer, 2014, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Jeffrey K. Conner
Dissertation Title: Mating system and the evolution of stamen morphology in the Brassicaceae

Matthew Rupp, 2011, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Charles A. Ofria
Dissertation Title: Evolvability & Evolution

Michael Ryskamp
MSU Department:  Plant Biology
Advisor:  Carolyn Malmstrom
Email: ryskamp@msu.edu

Monique Sakalidis
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.
E-mail: sakalidi@msu.edu

Briana Salas (Hauff), 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Peggy H. Ostrom
Dissertation Title: The response of symbiotic zooxanthellae (Symbiodinium spp.) diversity and gene expression to stress in geographically distinct reefs

Orlando Sarnelle
MSU Department: Fisheries and Wildlife, Professor
Ph.D., California, Santa Barbara, 1992
Biological limnology, ecology
Email:  sarnelle@msu.edu

Maggie Sawdy
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
E-mail: sawdymag@msu.edu

Klara Scharnagl
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: L. Alan Prather
E-mail: scharnag@msu.edu

Douglas W. Schemske
Plant Biology
Professor Emeritus, Hannah Distinguished Professor; Ph.D., Illinois, 1977
Speciation; mechanisms of adaptation
Email:  schem@msu.edu

Jorden Schossau, 2017, PhD.
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Christoph C. Adami
Dissertation title: Evolution of decision-making systems
E-mail: jory@msu.edu

Jessica Schrader (St. John), 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Laura Smale
Dissertation Title: Plasticity in the circadian system: changing rhythms in reproducing female rodents

Abbie Schrotenboer, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Carolyn M. Malmström
Dissertation Title: Prairie grasses for biofuels and ecological restoration: modifications to native species and their place in human-altered landscapes

Amy Schueller, 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Daniel Hayes
Dissertation Title: Interactions between demographic stochasticity and genetic integrity of lake sturgeon populations

Marissa Schuh, 2016, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Douglas A. Landis
Thesis Title: Influence of switchgrass ecotype, cultivar, & planted stand diversity on herbivores, natural enemy communities, and biological control in bioenergy cropping systems

Elizabeth Schultheis, 2015, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Jennifer A. Lau
Dissertation Title: The role of biotic interactions in biological invasions

Anne Scott
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Weiming Li
E-mail: scottan7@msu.edu

Emily Scott, 2012, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: David E. Rothstein
Dissertation Title: Dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) cycling in northern hardwood forests of Michigan, USA

J. Mark Scriber
Professor Emeritus; Ph.D., Cornell, 1975.
Evolutionary ecology of insect-plant interactions.
Email:  scriber@msu.edu

Kim L. Scribner
MSU Department: Fisheries and WIldlife, Professor
Ph.D., Georgia, 1992
Population genetics, population ecology and conservation biology
Email:  scribne3@msu.edu

Ashley Shade
MSU Department: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Assistant Professor
Professor; Ph.D., Wisconsin, 2010
Ecology and evolution of microbial communities
Email:  shadeash@msu.edu

Megan Shave, 2017, PhD.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Catherine Lindell
Dissertation title:  Evaluating the conservation and agricultural applications of orchard nest boxes for a declining raptor
E-mail: shavemeg@msu.edu

Kathryn Shaw, 2012, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Variation among spotted hyenas in three personality traits

Iurii Shcherbak, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Advisor: G. Philip Robertson
Dissertation Title: Production and Movement of N2O in the Full Soil Profile

Prateek Shetty
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Maren L. Friesen
E-mail: shettypr@msu.edu

Shin-Han Shiu
MSU Department: Plant Biology, Associate Professor

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2001
Evolution of Genomes
Email:  shius@msu.edu

Nicholas Skaff
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kendra S. Cheruvelil
E-mail: skaffnic@msu.edu

Laura Smale
MSU Department: Psychology, Professor
Ph.D., California, Berkeley, 1987
Animal behavior and its physiological substrates
Email;  smale@msu.edu

Erin South (Mason)
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Andrew M. Jarosz
E-mail: masoner1@msu.edu

Aaron Smith, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Anthony Cognato
Dissertation Title: Phylogenetic revision of the North American Asidini (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae)

James J. Smith
MSU Department: Lyman Briggs/Biology, Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State, 1985
Molecular systematics and evolution
Email:  jimsmith@msu.edu

Jennifer Smith, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Evolutionary and ecological forces shaping patterns of cooperation among spotted hyenas

Sarah Smith
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Anthony Cognato
E-mail: smith462@msu.edu

Nathan Snow, 2014, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: William F. Porter
Dissertation Title: Hotspots, underreporting, and dynamic space-time influences of wildlife-vehicle collisions

James Sobel, 2010, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Douglas W. Schemske
Dissertation Title: Speciation in the western North American wildflower genus Mimulus

Patricia Soranno
MSU Department: Fisheries and WIldlife, Professor
Ph.D., Wisconsin, Madison, 1995
Limnology and ecosystem ecology
Email:  soranno@msu.edu

Olivia Spagnuolo
MSU Department:  Integrative Biology
Advisor:  Kay Holekamp
spagnu39@msu.edu

Susan Spaulding, 2008, MS
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: David E. Rothstein
Thesis Title: Does clearcut harvesting emulate the effects of natural disturbance on the development of stand structure in Pinus banksiana forests of northern lower Michigan

Joshua Springer, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Andrew M. Jarosz
Dissertation Title: Influence of mycoviruses on the population structure of the chestnut blight pathogen, Cryphonectria parasitica and recovery of American chestnuts, Castanea dentata

Christine Sprunger, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Advisor: Sieglinde S. Snapp
Dissertation Title: Root production and soil carbon accumulation in annual, perennial, and diverse cropping systems

Katherine Steensma, 2012, MS
MSU Department:
Advisor:
Thesis Title: Foraging behavior of dairy cattle in a pasture-based system with automated milking

Lisa Stelzner, 2015, MS
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Carolyn M. Malmström
Thesis: Plan B

R. Jan Stevenson
MSU Department: Integrative Biology
Professor; Ph.D., Michigan, 1981
Algal ecology; aquatic ecology; environmental science
Email:  rjstev@msu.edu

Eli Strauss
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
E-mail: straus46@msu.edu

Sean Sultaire
MSU Department:  Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor:  Gary Roloff
Email:  sultaire@msu.edu

Allison Sussman, 2017, M.S.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Elise Zipkin
Thesis title:  Assessing waterbird hotspots for conservation and management in the Great Lakes
E-mail: sussman7@msu.edu

Tomomi Suwa, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Jennifer A. Lau
Dissertation Title: The role of resource mutualism in plant response and adaptation to abiotic environments

Eli Swanson, 2013, PhD MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Evolution and Development of Body Size in the Spotted Hyena

Tracy Swem, 2017, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Gary J. Roloff
Thesis title:  Prescribed fire effects on Eastern Box Turtles in Southwest Michigan
E-mail: swemtrac@msu.edu

Sara Syswerda (Parr), 2009, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Advisor: G. Philip Robertson
Dissertation Title: Ecosystem services across a management intensity gradient in southwest Michigan

Zsofia Szendrei
MSU Department: Entomology, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University, 2005
Insect ecology, chemical ecology, biocontrol
Email:  szendrei@msu.edu

Micaela Szykman, 2001, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Sexual behavior and male mate choice in the spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta

Melissa Szymanski
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Brian A. Maurer
E-mail: szyman87@msu.edu

Ralph E. Taggart
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Michigan State, 1971
Botany, paleobotany, palynology
Email: taggart@msu.edu

Jaime Tanner, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Behavioral and morphological development in a female-dominated species, the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)

Ryan Taylor, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Quantitative genetics, selection, mate choice and red squirrel behavior in a fluctuating environment

William W. Taylor
MSU Department: Fisheries and WIldlife, Center for Systems
Integration and Sustainability
University Distinguished Professor in Global Fisheries Systems

Ph.D., Arizona State, 1978.
Fish population and community dynamics
Email:  taylorw@msu.edu

Frank W. Telewski
MSU Department: Plant Biology, Professor
Ph.D., Wake Forest, 1983
Developmental tree ecophysiology
Email:  telewski@msu.edu

Nicholas Testa, 2016, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Ian M. Dworkin
Dissertation title:  The developmental and molecular-genetic mechanisms of sexual size and shape dimorphism in Drosophila melanogaster
E-mail: testanic@msu.edu

Kevin Theis, 2008, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Scent marking in a highly social mammalian species, the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)

Mridul Thomas, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Elena Litchman
Dissertation Title: The effects of temperature on the ecology, evolution, and biogeography of phytoplankton

James M. Tiedje
Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences, University Distinguished Professor
Ph.D., Cornell, 1968
Microbial ecology
Email:  tiedjej@msu.edu

Andrew Tluczek, 2009, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Deborah G. McCullough
Thesis Title: Influences of host vigor on larval distribution, development, and mortality of Agrilus planipennis Fairmaire (Coleoptere: Buprestidae) in North America

Lauri Torgerson (Das), 2010, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Barbara L. Lundrigan
Thesis Title: Personality in Michigan's Peromyscus

John Townsend-Mehler, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Fred C. Dyer
Dissertation Title: Decision-making following shifts in reward distribution: a look at the foraging behavior of honeybees and bumblebees as they respond to shifts in resource availability

Mark Tran, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Richard W. Hill
Dissertation Title: The use of olfactory foraging cues by intertidal hermit crabs

Jean I. Tsao
MSU Department: Fisheries and Wildlife, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Chicago, 2001
Ecology and evolution of disease organisms
Email:  tsao@msu.edu

Caroline Turner, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Richard E. Lenski
Dissertation Title: Experimental evolution and ecological consequences: New niches and changing stoichiometry

Julie Turner
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
E-mail: turne239@msu.edu

Laura Twardochleb
MSU Department: Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Phoebe Zarnetske
E-mail: twardoch@msu.edu

Maria Umana
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Swenson
E-mail: umanamar@msu.edu

Olivia Jo Utley
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Catherine Lindell
Email: utleyoli@msu.edu

Patric Vaelli
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Heather L. Eisthen
E-mail: vaellipa@msu.edu

Sean A. Valles
Lyman Briggs/Philosophy, Asssociate Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University, 2010
Philosophy of biology and medicine
Email:  valles@msu.edu

Russell Van Horn, 2003, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Behavioral and genetic consequences of dispersal in the spotted hyena (Crocuta crocuta)

Adria Van Loan, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kelly F. Millenbah
Dissertation Title: The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) and grassland conservation in Michigan

Anya Vostinar, Ph.D., 2017
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Charles A. Ofria
Dissertation title: Suicide, signals, and symbionts:  Evolving cooperation in agent-based systems
E-mail: anyaejo@msu.edu

Miranda Wade
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Mariah Meek
Email: wademira@msu.edu

Michael  C. Wagner
MSU Department: Fisheries and WIldlife, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Georgia, 2004
Behavioral and community ecology of fishes
Email:  mwagner@msu.edu

Erin Walaszczyk, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Weiming Li
Dissertation Title: Pheromone modulation of locomotor rhythmicity in adult femalesea lamprey

Bess Walker, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor: Charles A. Ofria
Dissertation Title: The evolution of digital communities under limited resources

Edward D. (Ned) Walker
MSU Department: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Professor
Ph.D., Massachusetts, 1984
Medical entomology
Email:  walker@msu.edu

Lindsey Walters, 2008, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Thomas Getty
Dissertation Title: Mate quality and parental investment in the house wren

Nathaniel Walton, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Rufus Isaacs
Dissertation Title: The role of natural enemies in pest management of codling moth (Cydia pomonella [L.]) in organic apple orchards in Michigan

Zhonglei Wang, 2012, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: David W. MacFarlane
Dissertation Title: An integrative theory of bio-energetic growth, mortality and evolutionary optimization

Zinan Wang
MSU Department:  Entomology
Advisor: Henry Chung
Email: wangzina@msu.edu

Justin Waraniak, 2017, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kim Scribner
Thesis TItle: Barcoding, metabarcoding, and experimental analyses of community dynamics and environmental conditions affecting predation of larval lake sturgeon in the Black River, Michigan

Christopher Warneke
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Lars A. Brudvig
E-mail: warnekec@msu.edu

Scott Warner
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Andrew M. Jarosz
E-mail: warner91@msu.edu

Christopher M. Waters
MSU Department: Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Associate Professor
Ph.D., Minnesota, 2002
Evolution of cooperative behavior in bacteria
Email:  watersc3@msu.edu

Lorna Watt, 2011, MS
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Douglas W. Schemske

Heather Watts, 2007, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Kay E. Holekamp
Dissertation Title: Social and ecological influences on survival and reproduction in the spotted hyena, Crocuta crocuta

Marjorie Weber
MSU Department: Plant Biology, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Cornell University, 2014
The ecology and macroevolution of plant-arthropod interactions.
Email:  weberm11@msu.edu

Sarah Wegener, 2017, MS
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Heather L. Eisthen
Thesis title:  Transmissibility and localization of tetrodotoxin in the rough-skinned newt, Taricha granulosa
E-mail: wegene12@msu.edu

Emily Weigel, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Janette Boughman
Dissertation Title: The effects of social experience on sexual selection in Threespine Sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus)

Kileigh Welshofer (Browning), 2017, MS
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Phoebe Zarnetske
Thesis title: Examining Exotic Plant Success in a Warmer World
E-mail: brown54@msu.edu

William Wetzel
MSU Department: Entomology, Assistant Professor

Ph.D., University of California - Davis, 2015
Population and community ecology, plant-insect interactions, quantitative ecology.
Email:  wcwetzel@msu.edu

Jeff White, 2015, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Orlando Sarnelle
Dissertation Title: Trait and environmental variation mediate the interaction between a harmful phytoplanker and an invasive grazer

Jennifer White, 2010, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Kim L. Scribner
Thesis Title: Monitoring elusive carnivores using noninvasive genetic techniques; case study of bobcats (Lynx rufus) in the northern lower peninsula, Michigan

Peter White
MSU Department: Lyman Briggs/Entomology

Assistant Professor; Ph.D., McGill University, 2011
Lepidoptera biology, landscape ecology, and evolution education in K-12 ad higher ed.
pwhite@msu.edu

Paul Wilburn
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Elena Litchman
E-mail: wilburn4@msu.edu

Anne Wiley, 2011, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Peggy H. Ostrom
Dissertation Title: Biogeochemical functions of wetlands in southwestern Michigan

Brook Wilke, 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences
Advisor: Sieglinde S. Snapp
Dissertation Title: Challenges of developing sustainable nitrogen sources in agriculture: cover crops, nitrogen fixation and ecological principles

Rachel Williams, 2008, MS
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: L. Alan Prather

Sean Williams, 2017, Ph.D. 
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Catherine Lindell
Dissertation title:  Behavioral Ecology of Amazonian Mixed-species Flocks

John Willis, 2014, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Michael B. Walters
Dissertation Title: Substrate effects on seedling dynamics in managed northern hardwood forests

Michael Wiser, 2015, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Richard E. Lenski
Dissertation Title: An analysis of fitness in long-term asexual evolution experiments

Megan Woltz, 2013, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Douglas A. Landis
Dissertation Title: Relationships between landscape structure, coccinellid activity density, and soybean aphid suppression in soybean

Nicole Wonderlin
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor:
wonderl1@msu.edu

Katherine Wood
MSU Department: Department of Forestry
Advisor: Richard K. Kobe
E-mail: woodkat7@msu.edu

Alexander Wright
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Elise Zipkin
E-mail: adwright@msu.edu

Kevin Wyatt, 2010, Ph.D.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: R. Jan Stevenson
Dissertation Title: Environmental controls on algal community structure and function in boreal wetlands

Sara Wyse (Kelzer), 2010, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Diane Ebert-May
Dissertation Title: Breaking the mold: preparing graduate teaching assistants to teach as they are taught to teach

Elizabeth Yablon
MSU Department:  Plant Biology
Advisor:  Jen Lau
E-mail:  yablonel@msu.edu

Liu Yang, 2012, MS
MSU Department: Department of Entomology
Advisor: Anthony Cognato
Thesis Title: Genetic structure of pinyon pine beetle (Isp confurus) during an outbreak

Sarah Yarwood
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Riley
E-mail: yarwoods@msu.edu

Allison Young
MSU Department:  Integrative Biology
Advisor:  Fred Dyer
Email:  younga46@msu.edu

 

 

 

Luis Zaman, 2014, PhD
MSU Department: Department of Computer Science and Engineering
Advisor
: Charles A. Ofria
Co-Advisor(s): Richard E. Lenski
Dissertation Title: Host-symbiont coevolution in digital and microbial systems

Phoebe Zarnetske
MSU Department: Forestry, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Oregon State, 2011
Community ecology, spatial ecology, climate change, species distribution modeling, ecosystem services, invasive species
Email:  plz@msu.edu

Jing Zhou, 2017, PhD.
MSU Department: Department of Integrative Biology
Advisor: Richard Snider
Dissertation title:  Captive welfare design of Red Pandas (Ailurus fulgens)
E-mail: zhouji10@msu.edu

Heidi Ziegenmeyer, 2011, MS
MSU Department: Department of Fisheries and Wildlife
Advisor: Mary T. Bremigan
Thesis Title: Effects of spring angling, habitat features, and guarding male attributes on largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) nest survival, and implication for fall young-of-year abundance

Elise Zipkin
MSU Department: Integrative BIology, Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Maryland, 2012
Mathematical and statistical modeling; population and community ecology; biodiversity monitoring
Email:  ezipkin@msu.edu

Chad Zirbel
MSU Department: Department of Plant Biology
Advisor: Lars A. Brudvig
E-mail: zirbelch@msu.edu