BSES Faculty (M - Z)
VICKY MERETSKY: Conservation Biology, Ecosystem
Ecology, ecology of rare species, demographic and spatial population models,
temporal patterns in biodiversity as a function of physical and biotic
environmental variables, and integrating ecosystem research and endangered
species management with adaptive management, modeling processes relating to
deforestation and reforestation of Indiana, demographic modeling of California
condors, ecosystem conservation of an acid seep system in southern Indiana,
study of short- and long-term patterns of vegetation change at seeps and
springs on the Colorado Plateau, and research on conservation potential of
THEODORE MILLER: Focus on processes which operate
in the fluvial system, with particular emphasis on stream channel development,
effects of climate change in fluvial systems, assessment of functional models.
ARMIN MOCZEK: Evolution and development; Insect genomics; Developmental plasticity; Behavorial ecology and sexual selection; Insect endocrinology; Invasive species and post-invastion evolution; Natural history of Onthophagus beetles.
EMILIO MORAN: Tropical Ecosystem Ecology, Amazon Basin, Secondary Successional Forests, Human Ecology.
LEONIE MOYLE: Genetics of speciation and adaptation; Comparative genomics; Evolutionary ecology; Plant reproduction.
CRAIG NELSON: Links between evolution and ecology; Evolutionary community ecology of amphibians;
Evolutionary ecology of sex and speciation.
GREG OLYPHANT: Environmental geology; Electronic instrumentation for intensive site monitoring
and numerical/statistical modeling of geospatial data; Modeling of wetland
hydrology; Development of a monitoring program and statistical early warning
system for forecasting beach closures due to outfalls of Achillea bacteria along Indiana's Lake Michigan shoreline.
DAVE PARKHURST: Uptake of Gases by Leaves, Statistics, Mathematical Biology.
RICHARD PHILLIPS: Ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry: Consequences of human–accelerated environmental change on plant–soil–microbial interactions and carbon and nutrient dynamics.
FLYNN PICARDAL: Environmental Microbiology,
microbial geochemistry, and bioremediation.
LISA PRATT: Stable isotopic and organic geochemical studies of fine-grained sediments and sedimentary rocks; Tracing complex biogeochemical pathways linking carbon and sulfur in the lithosphere
SARA PRYOR: Aerosol dynamics, formation and deposition; Numerical modeling of gas to particle conversion, Dry deposition of
trace gases and aerosols over various surface types; Visibility estimation and public perception, Statistical analysis of air quality data; Classifying synoptic 'types' and quantifying synoptic scale meteorological variability.
FAIZ RAHMAN: Large-area carbon cycles; Remote sensing modeling of ecosystem fluxes; Geo-informatics (collection, transfer, processing and visualization of spatial data).
JC RANDOLPH: Ecosystem Ecology; Application of geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing in environmental science.
HEATHER REYNOLDS: Plant Community Ecology; Plant-Microbe Interactions.
SCOTT ROBESON: Climatic Change; Statistical Climatology; Applied Climatology.
TOD ROYER: Aquatic biogeochemistry, water resources, nutrient and carbon cycling in streams and rivers, water quality and nutrient standards.
PHIL STEVENS: Atmospheric Chemistry.
LEE SUTTNER: Subsurface and field-based studies of Cretaceous fluvial systems in the Rocky Mountain foreland basin of Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana; Reconstructing paleochannel hydraulics and geometries, and modeling the alluvial architecture; Chemical stratigraphy of the Upper
Jurassic and Lower Creataceous non-marine deposits.
GREGORY VELICER: Ecology and evolution of bacterial social behavior.
MIKE WADE: Evolution in metapopulations; Genetic basis of speciation in Tribolium; epistasis; Evolutionary genetics of maternal effects; Sexual selection and alternative male mating strategies; Coevolution of arthropod hosts and Wolbachia endosymbionts.
MAXINE WATSON: Plant developmental ecology, dynamic interaction between development and
patterns of resource uptake and use, investigations of genetic variation is
examined through a combination of common garden, reciprocal transplant, and
greenhouse studies especially of perennial clonal systems, particularly the
mayapple, Podophyllum peltatum, plant_mycorrhizal interactions