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Biodiversity and Evolution

Research on the diversity of biological organisms and the evolutionary processes that give rise to that diversity. The following faculty have research programs that fall within this topic area:

Dr. José Andrés

            Evolutionary biology

Dr. Neil Chilton

Parasitology: Molecular systematics, ecology and population genetics of metazoan parasites.

Dr. J. Hugo Cota-Sánchez

Plant systematics: Origin and evolution of epiphytism and vivipary in the cactus family.

Dr. Art Davis

            Plant morphology and pollination ecology

Dr. Susan Kaminskyj

Fungal Cell Biology and Genetics: Molecular biology of fungal growth and development.

Dr. Jeff Lane

            Life history, physiological and evolutionary ecology of wild animal populations,

Dr. Dennis Lehmkuhl

            Aquatic insects and freshwater ecology

Dr. Phil McLoughlin

            Mammalian population ecology

Dr. Christopher D Todd

Plant physiology and molecular biology

Dr. Karen Wiebe

Behavioural ecology & conservation of birds

Dr. Ken Wilson

Lower plant functional genomics, Algal ecophysiology and molecular biology