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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

Abbott, Jessica

jmabbott

The relationship between diversity and disturbance at the community level; how genetic diversity in eelgrass affects the community response to anthropogenically driven perturbations.

Jay Stachowicz

Armstrong, Frances

farmstrong

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

Rick Grosberg

Ashander, Jaime

jashander

Evolutionary, epidemiological, and ecological theory applied to problems of sustainability, especially of human food production, resource extraction, and land use.

Marissa Baskett

Berg, Jeremy

jjberg

Identifying regions of the genome under selection and determining their biological significance.

Graham Coop

Bradburd, Gideon

gbradburd

Ecology and evolutionary biology of reptiles and amphibians; the methods used to estimate phylogenies, and ways to use trees to learn more about the processes that drive and shape evolution.

Brian R. Moore

Brand, Philipp

pbrand

Ramirez / Kopp

Caplins, Serena

sacaplins

Grosberg

Christie, Kyle

kchristie

Strauss

Contino, Colin

cecontino

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

David Begun

Cornwell, Brendan

bhcornwell

Population connectivity and evolution of marine species.

Rick Grosberg

Eaton, Kathy

kathughes

Habitat structural complexity influences predator-prey interactions. More broadly, I am interested in plant-insect interactions, plant defense mechanisms, and tri-trophic interactions.

 

Rick Karban

Fabina, Nicholas

nsfabina

Ecological and evolutionary aspects of species interactions, structure and function of communities, and the effects of environmental change.

Sebastian Schreiber

Fuller, Patrick

pfuller

Evaluating the connections between ecology, functional capabilities, and life history, particularly among fishes.

Peter Wainwright

Harris, David

davharris

Behavioral ecology, evolution of social cooperative behavior, disease
dynamics, constraints on selection, and theoretical ecology.

Andy Sih

James, Marisano

mjajames

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

Jonathan Eisen

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

Natural processes underlying biodiversity; developmental link between molecular and morphological evolutionary change, patterns with respect to targets of molecular evolution, and to increase understanding of specific instances of historical evolution.

Artyom Kopp and Graham Coop

May, Michael

mrmay

Method development for phylogenetic inference with applications to historical processes.

Brian R. Moore

McGee, Matthew

mcgee

Phenotypic plasticity and its role in generating diversity, using teleost fishes as a model.

Peter Wainwright

McMunn, Marshall

msmcmunn

Louie Yang

Meisner, Matthew

mhmeisner

Combining empirical and theoretical approaches to studying community ecology.

Jay Rosenheim
Sebastian Schreiber

Moore, Julia

jlmoor

Theoretical ecology applied to issues in conservation, specifically design of reserve systems, invasive species, and human impacts.

Sebastian Schreiber

O'Brien, Anna

amobrien

Plant species range limits, including ecological, population, and evolutionary processes.

Sharon Strauss

Rhoades, Olvia

okrhoades

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

Jay Stachowicz

Robinson, Moria

mrobinson

Sharon Strauss

Sedghifar, Alisa

sedghifar

Population genomics, adaptation and clinal variation in Drosophila.

David Begun
Graham Coop

Stitzer, Michelle

mcstitzer

Ross, Ibarra

Swezey, Daniel

dsswezey

Experimental biogeography, marine community and evolutionary ecology,
climate change science, and phylogeography.

Eric Sanford

Truszczynski, Ania

amtruszczynski

Invasion ecology. I would like to explore the area where ecology meets evolution.

Sharon Strauss

Wetzel, William

wcwetzel

Spatial food web ecology of insect-parasitoid systems.

Don Strong

Wexler, Judy

jrwexler

Genetic mechanisms underlying development and expression of sexually dimorphic traits. Evolution of novel phenotypes.

Artyom Kopp