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. 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. Jeff Lane Life history, physiological and evolutionary ecology of wild animal populations,
Dr. Phil McLoughlin Mammalian population ecology
Dr. Christopher D Todd Plant physiology and molecular biology
Dr. Nicole Webster Evolution and Development of shell formation in snails
Dr. Ken Wilson Lower plant functional genomics, Algal ecophysiology and molecular biology