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An Award-Winning

Faculty

A team of regionally and globally recognized leaders in ecology and evolutionary Biology. Our faculty is an integral part of our goal towards the understanding and management of ecosystems, and ensuring sustainability of our planet. While the department interests are diverse, they are aligned with the same mission: to lead in cutting-edge research and help train the next generation of scientists.
    • 11 AAAS Fellows

      11 Faculty members have been named AAAS Fellows by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

    • A Diverse Faculty

      The EEB interests include behavioral ecology, the evolutionary biology of aging, comparative genomics, and global change biology, just to name a few.

    • Collaboration

      EEB faculty travel around the world to collaborate with top scientists and researchers from many distinguished institutions.

Faculty Directory

Nancy Aguilar-Roca

PhD, University of California, San Diego, 2000
Biology Education Research, Comparative Physiology
(adaptation to hypoxia, evolution of air-breathing).
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Steven Allison

Ph.D. Stanford University, 2005
Microbial enzymes, theoretical ecology, and biogeochemistry.
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John Avise

Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 1975
Molecular evolution and population genetics.
Member of the National Academy of Sciences
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Manny Azizi

Ph.D. University of Massachusetts, 2005
Muscle physiology.
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Peter Bowler

Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, 1974
Conservation and restoration biology.
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Matthew Bracken

Ph.D. Oregon State University, 2003
Causes and consequences of changes in biodiversity;
community and ecosystem ecology.
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Adriana Briscoe

Ph.D. Harvard University, 1998
Evolution of sensory systems.
AAAS Fellow
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Nancy Tyler Burley

Ph.D. University of Texas, Austin, 1977
Behavioral ecology; sexual selection, social organization and
communication.
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Diane Campbell

Ph.D. Duke University, 1983
Evolution in natural plant populations;
plant-pollinator interactions.
AAAS Fellow
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Kwasi Connor

Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2012
Integrative Biology, Physiological Ecology, Marine Environmental
Biology, Aging Biology.
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Monica Daley

Ph.D., Harvard University, 2006
Comparative neuromuscular physiology and biomechanics of animal movement.
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J.J. Emerson

Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2006
Evolution of genetic novelty: copy number variation,
gene duplication, sex chromosome evolution and the evolution
of gene expression.
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Celia Faiola

Ph.D. Washington State University, 2014
Secondary Organic Aerosol Formation and Chemical Composition.
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Steven Frank

Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1987
Evolutionary genetics, host-parasite interactions.
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Brandon Gaut

Ph.D. University of California, Riverside, 1992
Phylogenetic analysis; molecular evolution.
AAAS Fellow
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Donovan German

Ph.D. University of Florida, 2008
Ecological and nutritional physiology.
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James Hicks

Ph.D. University of New Mexico, 1984
Comparative physiology of circulation and gas exchange;
activity physiology.
AAAS Fellow
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Bradley Hughes

Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, 2007
Comparative physiology and science education.
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Travis Huxman

PhD University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2000
Physiological Ecology, Plant Ecology, Ecohydrology,
Global Change Biology.
Ecological Society of America Fellow
Director, Center for Environmental Biology
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Joleah Lamb

Ph.D. James Cook University (Australia), 2014
Oceans and Public Health, Marine Disease and Urban Ecology,
Conservation Biology, Ecosystem Services.
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Grace Yu Chwen Lee

Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 2012
Genome evolution, Population genetics, Genomics, Epigenetics.
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Anthony Long

Ph.D. McMaster University (Canada), 1994
Quantitative and population genetics. Evolutionary Genetics.
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Catherine Loudon

Ph.D. Duke University, 1986
Biomechanics and insect physiology.
Center for Organismal Biology.
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Deborah Lutterschmidt

Ph.D. Oregon State University, 2006
Environmental physiology, Behavioral endocrinology, and Comparative neurobiology.
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Adam Martiny

Ph.D. Technical University of Denmark, 2003
Microbial ecology, genomics, and physiology
(Split appointment with Earth System Science).
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Jennifer Martiny

Ph.D. Stanford University, 1999
Community ecology, microbial diversity, and global change biology.
Ecological Society of America Fellow.
American Academy of Microbiology Fellow.
Chancellor’s Fellow.
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Matt McHenry

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2002
Hydrodynamics and mechanoreception of aquatic animals.
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Kailen Mooney

Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder, 2004
Community ecology, evolutionary ecology, community genetics, plant-insect interactions.
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Lawrence Mueller

Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 1979
Theoretical and empirical studies of density-dependent natural selection.
AAAS Fellow
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Jessica Pratt

Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, 2013
Conservation Biology, Restoration Ecology, Plant-Insect Interactions, Conservation & Sustainability Education Research.
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José Ranz

Ph.D. Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, 1998
Comparative genomics and evolution of the expression network.
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Alejandra Rodriguez Verdugo

Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, 2014
Microbial evolution, evolutionary community ecology, individuality in bacteria.
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Michael Rose

Ph.D. University of Sussex, 1979
Evolution of life histories and genetic systems.
AAAS Fellow
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Ann Sakai

Ph.D. University of Michigan, 1978
Plant population biology; evolution of plant reproductive systems.
AAAS Fellow
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Cascade Sorte

Ph.D. University of California, Davis, 2010
Global change ecology; marine ecophysiology; invasion biology.
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Celia Symons

Ph.D., University of California, San Diego, 2017

Aquatic ecology, evolutionary ecology, community ecology and global change biology.
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Kevin Thornton

Ph.D. University of Chicago, 2003
Comparative genomics and population genetics.
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Kathleen Treseder

Ph.D. Stanford University, 1999
Ecosystem ecology, global change biology, and microbial biogeochemistry.
AAAS Fellow
Ecological Society of America Fellow
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Stephen Weller

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 1975
Plant population biology, evolution of plant reproductive systems.
AAAS Fellow
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Faculty in EEB have 4 different research focuses. Click on the icon below to learn more or find a quick list of faculty in each group below. Note some faculty may be found in more than one group.

Ecology

Steven  Allison
Peter Bowler
Matthew Bracken
Nancy Tyler Burley
Diane  Campbell
Celia Faiola
Travis Huxman
Joleah Lamb
Adam Martiny
Jennifer  Martiny
Kailen Mooney
Jessica Pratt
Ann Sakai
Cascade Sorte
Kathleen Treseder
Stephen Weller

Evolutionary Genetics

John Avise
Adriana Briscoe
J.J. Emerson
Steven  Frank
Brandon  Gaut
Grace Yu Chwen Lee
Anthony Long
Lawrence Mueller
José Ranz
Alejandra Rodriguez Verdugo
Michael  Rose
Kevin Thornton

Organismal Biology

Nancy Aguilar-Roca
Manny Azizi
Petter Bowler
Matthew Bracken
Nancy Burley
Adriana Briscoe
Diane Campbell
Kwasi  Connor
Monica Daley
Donovan German
James Hicks
Travis Huxman
Catherine Loudon
Deborah Lutterschmidt
Matt McHenry
Kailen Mooney
Ann Sakai
Cascade Sorte
Stephen Weller

Lecturers

Nancy Aguilar-Roca
Peter  Bowler
Bradley Hughes
Catherine Loudon
Jessica Pratt

Alan Barbour

M.D. Tufts University, 1972
Population biology of infectious diseases
(Joint appointment with Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and Medicine).
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Michael Goulden

Ph.D. Stanford University, 1992
Ecosystem ecology; plant physiological ecology; micrometeorology
(Joint appointment with Earth System Science)
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Mahtab Jafari

Pharm D., University of California, San Francisco, 1994
Impact of Botanical Extracts on Longevity and Health Span, anti-aging
Pharmacology, and Preventative Medicine
(Joint appointment with Pharmaceutical Sciences).
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Chenyang Sunny Jiang

Ph.D. University of South Florida, 1996
Aquatic microbiology and ecology
(Joint appointment with Environmental Health, Science & Policy).
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Natalia Komarova

Ph.D. University of Arizona, 1998
(Joint appointment with Mathematics).
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Katherine Mackey

Ph.D. Stanford University, 2010
(Joint appointment with Earth System Science).
Interested in understanding how photosynthesis shapes, and is shaped by, biological, chemical, and physical processes in the ocean
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R. Michael Mulligan

Ph.D. Michigan State University, 1983
Theoretical biology of cancer, infectious diseases, and immunology.
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James Randerson

Ph.D. Stanford University, 1998
Global carbon and nutrient cycles, fires, atmospheric trace gases, and biosphere-atmosphere interactions
(Joint appointment with Earth System Science).
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Dominik Wodarz

Ph.D. Oxford University, 1998
Theoretical biology of cancer, infectious diseases, and immunology.
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Guiyun Yan

Ph.D. University of Vermont, 1994
Ecology and genetics of malaria
(Joint appointment with Public Health).
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