Ecology and evolution in changing environments: Mechanisms to Responses

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  1. Faculty affiliated with the Departments of Biology, Entomology, Geography, and Plant Pathology at Kansas State University are available to serve as mentors for students in the REU program in Biology at Kansas State University. The pool of prospective mentors includes beginning investigators who are developing new research projects and senior scientists with well-established programs. All mentors have considerable experience supervising research projects by REU students and have directed study projects by undergraduate students working for research credit during the academic year. In total, the faculty members below have mentored hundreds of REU students supported by the REU Site Grants, REU Supplemental Grants or the early University Research Program (URP). The research interests of this group are broad and span a diverse range of ecological and evolutionary disciplines. The faculty are an unusually cohesive unit because of their common ties to the Ecological Genomics Institute, research at Konza Prairie Biological Station, and the associated Konza Prairie LTER program

  2. The Application Form requires that applicants list three mentors that they would be interested in working with.  Please review the areas of research and websites below and select three possible mentors from the list below.  Please note that a few faculty may be unavailable each year because they are traveling for field work or are on sabbatical leave.

  3. Faculty Mentors (listed alphabetically)

  1. John Blair - Ecosystem Ecology

  2. Alice Boyle - Avian Behavioral, Evolutionary, and Physiological Ecology

  3. John Briggs - Dynamics of Woody Plants (Unavailable in 2014)

  4. Walter Dodds - Aquatic Ecology

  5. Carolyn Ferguson - Plant Systematics

  6. Karen Garrett - Plant Disease Ecology

  7. Keith Gido - Fish Ecology

  8. David Hartnett - Plant Population Biology

  9. David Haukos - Avian and Wetland Ecology

  10. Mike Herman - Ecological Genomics of Nematodes

  11. Eva Horne - Behavioral Ecology of Herpetofauna

  12. Tony Joern - Grazing Ecology

  13. Loretta Johnson - Plant Ecological Genomics

  14. Ari Jumpponen - Ecology of Soil Microbes and Fungi (Unavailable in 2014)

  15. Jeremy Marshall - Evolutionary and Speciation Genomics

  16. Martha Mather - Fisheries Ecology

  17. Kendra McLauchlan - Environmental Geography

  18. Ted Morgan - Evolutionary Genomics and Quantitative Genetics

  19. Jesse Nippert - Plant Ecophysiology

  20. Brad Olson - Evolution of Multicellularity

  21. Greg Ragland - The Genomics of Insect Seasonality (arriving May 2014)

  22. Kathrin Schrick - Plant Genomics

  23. Brett Sandercock - Population and Behavioral Ecology of Birds

  24. Bruce Snyder - Taxonomy and Ecology of Soil Invertebrates    

  25. Chris Toomajian - Population Genomics

  26. Mark Ungerer - Ecological Genomics and Genome Evolution

  27. Michael Veeman - Evolutionary Developmental Biology of the chordate body plan

  28. Ruth Welti - Lipidomics: Studying Metabolites with Mass Spectrometry

  29. Anna Whitfield - Plant Virology

  30. Greg Zolnerowich - Insect Systematics and Phylogenetics (Unavailable in 2014)


Faculty Mentors

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