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Population Biology Graduate Group

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2008 Cohort Olympics.

Pop Bio Student Directory

 

The following represents an A - Z listing of Pop Bio students.









Name

Contact Information
(follow prefix with @ucdavis.edu)

Research Interest

Faculty Mentor

Armstrong, Frances

farmstrong

Marine evolutionary ecology; particularly life history strategies and population connectivity of marine invertebrates.

Rick Grosberg

Brand, Philipp

pbrand

Santiago Ramirez and Artyom Kopp

Buffalo, Vicent

vsbuffalo

Graham Coop

Calfee, Erin

ecalfee

Modelling and testing ecological theories that relate to microbial communities. More specifically, understanding horizontal gene transfer microbes and the spread of antibiotic resistance.

Jonathan Eisen

Caplins, Serena

sacaplins

The genetic basis of different life histories through comparative transcriptomics/genomics and differential gene expression. Life histories are fascinating due to their influence over evolutionarily relevant processes,i.e., gene flow, effective population size, and fitness.

Rick Grosberg

Christie, Kyle

kchristie

Evolution of reproductive isolation in Streptanthus (Jewelflower); speciation, local adaptation, and spatial patterns of morphological and genetic variation.

Sharon Strauss

Contino, Colin

cecontino

Population genomics of Drosophila; genetics of adaptation, population genetics of sex-specific genes.

David Begun

Corn, Katherine

kacorn

Functional morphology and phylogenetics to understand fish performance and diversity, particularly the relationship between evolution of functional traits and lineage diversification.

Peter Wainwright

Cornwell, Brendan

bhcornwell

The evolution of host/symbiont interactions in Cnidarians inhabiting the spatially and temporally variable marine intertidal zone. Specifically, the role that each organism plays in allowing the holobiont to persist across a range of environmental conditions.

Rick Grosberg

Decker, Robin

rrdecker

Theoretical ecology; community and landscape ecology, climate change, effects of land-use change and applications in conservation biology.

Alan Hastings

Elwood, Elise

ecelwood

Plant ecology; distribution and causes of spread or decline of invasive and rare species.

Jenny Gremer

Freedman, Micah

mfreedman

Chemical ecology of plant-herbivore interactions, ecology and evolution of floral scent, coevolution, island biogeography.

Sharon Strauss

Gao, Jiansi

jsigao

Statistical and computational phylogenetic inference with applications to historical biogeography, lineage diversification and various other evolutionary processes.

Brian R. Moore

Ghose, Sonia

slghose

Jonathan Eisen

Guizar Amador, Maria Fernanda

mfguizar

Working with archaeological samples of chili peppers (Capsicum annuum), and trying to answer questions about domestication. Plant secondary metabolism.

Santiago Ramirez

Hudson, Asher

aihudson

Behavior, host-pathogen interactions, and conservation.

Brian Johnson

James, Marisano

mjajames

The visual ecology of Strepsiptera. Arthropod vision. Physiology of vision. Vision in general. Parasites. Evolution, including that of multicellularity.

Jonathan Eisen

Kardish, Melissa

mrkardish

Jay Stachowicz

Kollars, Nicole

nmkollars

Marine community and evolutionary ecology-particularly, plant-herbivore interactions.

Jay Stachowicz

Lee, Kristin

krmlee

Graham Coop

Longo, Sarah

sjlongo

Patterns and processes underlying the diversity of fishes, including the construction and application of phylogenies.

Peter Wainwright

Luecke, David

dluecke

Evolutionary modifications of organ growth control and cell type specification.

Artyom Kopp and Graham Coop

Luo, Yige

ygeluo

Sexual dimorphism, pheromone evolution and species diversification in Drosophila.

Artyom Kopp

Lyberger, Kelsey

klyberger

Feedback loops between evolution and ecology; eco-evolutionary dynamics of Anolis lizards on Caribbean islands.

Thomas Schoener
and Sebastian Schreiber

May, Michael

mrmay

Method development for phylogenetic inference with applications to historical processes.

Brian R. Moore

McMunn, Marshall

msmcmunn

Community ecology, temporal variation in the traits and abundance of organisms on seasonal and diel scales.

Louie Yang

Moore, Jacob

jlmoor

Theoretical ecology applied to issues in conservation, specifically local and spatial scale oyster dynamics

Sebastian Schreiber

Morgan, Victoria

vmmorgan

Phylogenetics, connectivity, and the genetic basis of adaptation in marine invertebrates.

Rick Grosberg

O'Brien, Anna

amobrien

Patterns of species interactions across environmental contexts. Specifically, the role of climate adaptation between plants and root-associated microbes.

Sharon Strauss
and Jeffery Ross-Ibarra

Palace, May

mapalace

Mathematical and computational models in ecology. Problems including some kind of relation to non-linear dynamics and chaos.

Alan Hastings

Rhoades, Olvia

okrhoades

Community ecology: How distinct measures of diversity influence complex species interactions and community structure.

Jay Stachowicz

Robinson, Moria

mrobinson

Direct and indirect effects of environmental heterogeneity on plant traits, herbivores, and natural enemies. Specifically, tritrophic ecological networks woods shrubs, caterpillars, and parasitoids across a mosaic of serpentine and non-serpentine soils.

Sharon Strauss

Saleh, Nicholas

nsaleh

Santiago Ramirez

Stitzer, Michelle

mcstitzer

Population genetics and evolutionary dynamics of transposable elements and their host genomes (primarily maize and teosinte).

Jeffery Ross-Ibarra

Werner, Chhaya

cwerner

Plant community ecology: patterns of regrowth after large disturbances, and how regeneration is shaped by competition and climate.

Truman Young and Susan Harrison

Wexler, Judy

jrwexler

Evolution of sexual differentiation pathways in insects.

Artyom Kopp

White, Easton

eawhite

Theoretical ecology and evolution applied to questions in population dynamics, life history trait evolution, and conservation. I often study beetles, pikas, and sharks.

Alan Hastings

Yair, Sivan

ssyair

Interested in how hybridization and introgression play a role in adaptation and speciation. Plan to use statistical models to interpret patterns of genetic variation between individuals and populations to understand the evolutionary mechanisms taking place.

Graham Coop