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CPB Graduate Student Affiliates

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Name

Graduate Program

Contact Information
E-mail prefix @ucdavis.edu

Research Interest

Faculty Mentor

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Armstrong,Frances

Population Biology

frarmstrong

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

Rick Grosberg

Atkisson, Curtis

Anthropology

cjatkisson

Monique Borgerhoff-Mulder

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Blair, Logan

Integrative Genetics & Genomics

lkblair

 

Origin and evolution of cis-regulatory sequences in Drosophila.

Artyom Kopp

Brand, Philipp

Population Biology

pbrand

 

Evolutionary history and the patterns of selection of olfactory receptor genes of euglossine bees.

Artyom Kopp and Santiago Ramirez

Brennan, Reid

Ecology

rsbrennan

Genetic and physiological mechanisms of osmotic plasticity

Andrew Whitehead

Buffalo, Vincent

Bioinformatics

vsbuffalo

Graham Coop

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Calfee, Erin

Population Biology

ecalfee

Community ecology of microbes. Community stability and effects of disturbance.

Jonathan Eisen

Caplins, Serena

Population Biology

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

Charles, Grace

Ecology

gcharles

Dynamics and drivers of savanna plant community ecology.

Truman Young

Christie,Kyle

Population Biology

kchristie

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

Sharon Strauss

Contino,Colin

Population Biology

cecontino

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

David Begun

Corn, Katherine

Population Biology

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

Population Biology

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 environment conditions.

Rick Grosberg

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Decker, Robin

Population Biology

rrdecker

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

Alan Hastings

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Ehlman, Sean

Animal Biology

smehlman

Behavioral responses to environmental change, most often human-induced environmental change.

Andy Sih

Elwood, Elise

Population Biology

ecelwood

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

Jenny Gremer

Ettinger, Cassandra

Genetic

clettinger

Plant-microbe interactions.

Jonathan Eisen

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Freedman, Micah

Population Biology

mfreedman

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

Sharon Strauss

Friedman, Sarah

Ecology

sfriedman

Interested in using a combination of genetic and morphometric evidence to explore the mechanisms behind macroevolutionary processes witha particular focus on marine fish diversity.

Peter Wainwright

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Gao, Jiansi

Population Biology

jsigao

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

Brian Moore

Ghose, Sonia

Population Biology

slghose

TBA

Jonathan Eisen

Griesemer, Christopher

Ecology

cdgriesemer

How population connectivity and historical demography inform current latitudinal range limits of intertidal invertebrates; related larval dispersal and microevolution in the sea with attention to consequences of climate change; marine invertebrate phylogenies as related to evolution of life history strategies.

Rick Grosberg

Guizar Amador, Maria Fernanda

Population Biology

mfguizar

Interested in the evolution of secondary metabolism in plants, and how these metabolites may play a role in ecological interactions and plant evolution.

Santiago Ramirez

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Hanna, Giovanni

Integrative Genetics & Genomics

ghanna

Development and evolution of male (and perhaps also female) reproductive organs.

Artyom Kopp

Hudson, Asher

Population Biology

aihudson

Behavior, host-pathogen interactions, and conservation.

Brian Johnson

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James, Marisano

Population Biology

mjajames

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

David Begun

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Karatayev,Vadim

Ecology

vkaratayev

Dynamics of metacommunities in spatially and temporally variable environments, and how these communities are shaped by strongly dispersing species.

Marissa Baskett

Kardish, Melissa

Population Biology

mrkardish

Host-associated microbial communities and their effects on ecological patterns and ecosystem functioning. Specifically using the bacterial communities associated with Zostera marina, eelgrass.

Jay Stachowicz

Kollars, Nicole

Population Biology

nmkollars

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

Jay Stachowicz

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LaForgia, Marina

Ecology

mlaforgia

Seed banks, seed dormancy, coexistence under temporally variable environments, grassland management and restoration.

Susan Harrison

Lee, Kristin

Population Biology

krmlee

Graham Coop

Longo, Sarah

Population Biology

sjlongo

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

Peter Wainwright

Lopresti, Eric

Ecology

eflopresti

Relationships between plants, herbivores and higher trophic levels, as mediated by plant exudates.

Rick Karban

Luecke, David

Population Biology

dluecke

Evolutionary modifications of organ growth control and cell type specification.

Artyom Kopp and Graham Coop

Luo, Yige

Population Biology

ygeluo

Sexual dimorphism, pheromone evolution and species diversification in Drosophila.

Artyom Kopp

Lyberger, Kelsey

Population Biology

klyberger

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

Thomas Schoener and Sebastian Schreiber

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May, Michael

Population Biology

mrmay

Method development for phylogenetic interference with applications historical processess.

Brian Moore

Mc Munn, Marshall

Population Biology

msmcmunn

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

Louie Yang

Miller, Jeffrey

Pharmacology and Toxicology

jthmiller

Current projects: Determining 1. the physiological and ecological consequences of exposure to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill using the genomic responses of Fundulus grandis gill tissue and 2. the mechanism of heritable, extreme pollution tolerance of Fundulus heteroclitus by comparing embryonic genome responses of exposure to mechanistically-related compounds

Andrew Whitehead

Miller,Lauren

Ecology

lkmiller

Ecomorphology, adaptive radiations and convergent evolution by integrating molecular phylogenies, morphological data and fossil information.

Jay Stachowicz and Peter Wainwright

Moore, Jacob

Population Biology

jlmoor

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

Sebastian Schreiber

Morgan, Victoria

Population Biology

vmmorgan

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

Rick Grosberg

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O'Brien, Anna

Population Biology

amobrien

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

Sharon Strauss and Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra

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Patel, Swati

Applied Math

swpatel

Mathematics, evolution and theoretical ecology. Models of eco-evolutionary dynamics.

Sebastian Schreiber

Payne, Eric

Ecology

empayne

Parasites - modification of behavior, diversity, interactions.

Andy Sih

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Rhoades, Olvia

Population Biology

okrhoades

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

Jay Stachowicz

Robinson, Moria

Population Biology

mrobinson

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

Sharon Strauss

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Saleh, Nicholas

Population Biology

nsaleh

Behavioral ecology, genetics, and chemical ecology of social insects and insect mating systems.

Santiago Ramirez

Soltis, Nicole

Plant Biology

nesoltis

Quantitative genetics of the virulence of a common fungal pathogen on domesticated host plants and their wild relatives.

Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra

Stitzer, Michelle

Population Biology

mcstitzer

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

Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra

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To, Anita

Integrative Genetics & Genomics

lato

Population genetics and landscape genomics of conifer species.

Charles Langley

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Vann,Laura

Genetics

levann

Evolutionary genetics, with a focus on population and ecological genetics. Application of next-gen sequencing tools to non-model species and the use of genomic data to answer questions concerning local adaptation and evolution in non-model species.

Jonathan Eisen

Vetr, Nikolai

Anthropology

nlashinsky

Current research interests lie largely in the development and application of statistical phylogenetic methods to questions of morphological evolution in humans and close relatives.

Brian Moore

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Werner, Chhaya

Population Biology

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, Judith

Population Biology

jrwexler

Evolution of sexual differentiation pathways in insects.

Artyom Kopp

White, Easton

Population Biology

eawhite

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

Alan Hastings

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Yair, Sivan

Population Biology

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

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Zemenick, Ash

Ecology

kazemenick

Learn how pollinating and non-pollinating insects influence, and are influenced by, nectar microbe communities.

Jay Rosenheim

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