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Frank E. Anderson

Associate Professor

Frank Anderson

Office: 1017 Life Science III
Phone: 618-453-4136
Email: feander@siu.edu

My primary research interests are invertebrate phylogeny and phylogeography, with particular focus on annelids, cephalopods and land snails. I am also interested in metazoan phylogeny (relationships among the animal phyla), phylogenetic ...read full profile >>

Justin Boyles

Assistant Professor

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Office: LSII 253B
Phone: 618-453-6945
Email: jgboyles@siu.edu

Much of my basic research focuses on the optimal expression of body temperature (i.e. thermoregulation) under varying ecological conditions as well as the evolutionary history that has led to the patterns of thermoregulation we see today. I use a multitude of approaches including non-manipulative ...read full profile >>

Marjorie Brooks

Associate Professor

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Office: 355E, Life Science II
Phone: 618-453-4121
Email: mlbrooks@siu.edu



I am interested in linking the biogeochemical effects of multiple human stressors with the structure and function of aquatic communities. Some aspects of aquatic systems that I study in the lab and field are: Species, population and community level adaptations to dynamical changes in water ...read full profile >>

Jason L. Brown

Assistant Professor

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Office: 254 Life Science II
Phone: 618-453-4112
Email: jason.brown@siu.edu



The overarching goal of my research is to develop a conceptual framework for understanding the interplay between spatial, genetic, ecological, and evolutionary processes.  I integrate theoretical perspectives on evolution, ecology, and population genetics with geospatial, field-based, and ...read full profile >>

Alessandro Catenazzi

Assistant Professor

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Office: LSII 326
Phone: 618-453-4109
Email: acatenazzi@siu.edu



My current research interests are the systematics and conservation of Neotropical amphibians and reptiles, and the ecological dimensions of biodiversity. For the first line of research, I have worked primarily in Peru, where I lead several research projects in the Andes and the Amazon, and where ...read full profile >>

Da Chen

Assistant Professor

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Office: LSII 253B
Phone: 618-453-6946
Email: dachen@siu.edu



My research employs a multi-disciplinary, integrated framework to evaluate wildlife exposure to emerging organic contaminants (EOCs) and nano particles. Specific interests focus on three aspects: (1) Identification of priority EOCs and nano particles in sentinel wildlife species; (2) Environmental ...read full profile >>

Michael W. Eichholz

Associate Professor

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Office: 252 Life Science II
Phone: 618-453-6951
Email: eichholz@siu.edu



Dr. Eichholz is a waterfowl/wetland ecologist in the Cooperative Wildlife Research Laboratory and Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology, Southern Illinois University. His past and current research involves studies addressing the importance of nutrient reserves to clutch size and ...read full profile >>

James E. Garvey

Professor

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Office: 173A Life Science II
Phone: 618-536-7761
Email: jgarvey@siu.edu



Many investigators have assumed that the bioenergetics of ectotherms respond similarly to conditions along environmental gradients. My colleagues and I have been challenging this view, finding that energetic adaptations can influence growth and behavior of fish along broad latitudinal gradients. ...read full profile >>

Edward J. Heist

Professor

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Office: 1019 Life Science III
Phone: 618-453-4131
Email: edheist@siu.edu

Education Ph.D., College of William and Mary Courses taught Courses Taught:  Zool 485 (Marine Biology), Zool 579 (Molecular Genetics Techniques), Zool 584 (Conservation Genetics). Areas of interest Conservation Genetics, Population Genetics, Fish Molecular Ecology Selected Recent ...read full profile >>

Kamal M. Ibrahim

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies

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Office: 1014 Life Science III
Phone: 618-453-4120
Email: kibrahim@siu.edu



I am interested in the spatial and temporal dynamics of genes in natural populations using microsatellite and mtDNA sequence markers. I am particularly interested in the conservation genetics of the fauna of the Horn of Africa with emphasis on ungulates (along the Red Sea coast) and termites (in ...read full profile >>

F. Agustin Jimenez

Associate Professor

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Office: 355F Life Science II
Phone: 618-453-5540
Email: agustinjz@zoology.siu.edu



My research interest focuses on the historical relationships among nematodes and their mammalian hosts across the neotropics. In particular, I am interested in having a better understanding of the phenomena of host capture and host switching. By dissecting the intricate evolutionary histories of ...read full profile >>

Carey Krajewski

Professor and Chair

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Office: 1016 Life Science III
Phone: 618-453-2314
Email: careyk@siu.edu



I work on reconstruction of phylogenetic relationships at the species level within two major clades, the Australasian marsupial order Dasyuromorphia and the avian superfamily Gruoidea.  Dasyuromorphians are some 70 species of carnivorous marsupials including the numbat, thylacines, the ...read full profile >>

James R. Lovvorn

Professor

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Office:445 Life Science II
Phone: 618-453-4127
Email: lovvorn@siu.edu

My group seeks to understand linkages between mobile top predators (birds) and aquatic food webs. We use simulation models to link field and laboratory studies of the foraging energetics of birds with the quality and dispersion of prey, and to predict prey availability as a function of food web ...read full profile >>

Michael J. Lydy

Professor

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Office: 179 Life Science II
Phone: 618-453-4091
Email: mlydy@siu.edu




Visit the Aquatic Toxicology Lab

My areas of research interest include evaluating the effects of chemical mixtures, developing a basic understanding of the chemical and biological factors affecting toxicity, bioavailability and bioaccumulation, remediation of contaminated sites and evaluating the effectiveness of Best Management ...read full profile >>

Margaret N. Nsofor

Senior Lecturer

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Office: 376E Science II 
Phone: 618-453-4142
Email: mnsofor@siu.edu


Education Ph.D., Mississippi State University Courses taught ZOOL 115 (General Biology), ZOOL 118 (Principles of Animal Biology), BIOL 200a (Cell and Molecular Biology, Genetics and Evolution), BIOL 305 (Principles of Genetics), ZOOL 482 (Zoology Seminar for Seniors) Areas of ...read full profile >>

John D. Reeve

Associate Professor

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Office: 355F Life Science II
Phone: 618-453-6670
Email: jreeve@zoology.siu.edu



My research has focused on predator-prey systems, including the origin of cycles in these systems and how dispersal affects their dynamics. I also have interests in population ecology, genetics, and quantitative ecology. Education Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara Courses taught ZOOL 557 ...read full profile >>

Eric M. Schauber

Professor

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Office: 269C Life Science II
Phone: 618-453-6940
Email: schauber@siu.edu


I am interested in the causes and consequences of fluctuating animal populations within the broader context of ecological communities. These fluctuations can lead to changes in the magnitude of community interactions such as predation, competition, and disease transmission. A mechanistic ...read full profile >>

Richard H. Thomas

Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Office: 355C Life Science II
Phone: 618-453-7425
Email: rthomas@zoology.siu.edu



I am interested in the evolution of genetic systems and in the evolution and maintenance of sexual reproduction. We are characterising the genome of a species of a putatively asexual higher taxon of mites to better understand the factors maintaining sexual reproduction in the vast majority of ...read full profile >>

Robin W. Warne

Assistant Professor

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Office: 389 Life Science II
Phone: 618-453-4126
Email: rwarne@siu.edu



As a vertebrate physiological ecologist, my research seeks to link dynamics within ecological communities to the physiological allocation decisions made by individuals and the ecological and evolutionary consequences of these interactions. Because my work is highly integrative I use a diversity of ...read full profile >>

Matt R. Whiles

Professor

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Office: 317 Life Science II
Phone: 618-453-7639
Email: mwhiles@zoology.siu.edu

Visit the Freshwater Ecology Lab

My research focuses on the role of consumer groups, particularly invertebrates, in ecosystem function. Most of my efforts are focused on streams and wetlands, but I am also interested in the role of invertebrates in terrestrial systems. I am particularly interested in the effects of disturbance on ...read full profile >>

Gregory W. Whitledge

Associate Professor

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Office: 175 Life Science II
Phone: 618-453-6089
Email: gwhit@siu.edu



My research interests include applications of stable isotopes in fisheries and aquatic sciences, fish bioenergetics and trophic interactions, fish-habitat relationships, aquatic invasive species, and sport fisheries management.  Current and recent research projects in my lab include ...read full profile >>