Evolutionary Biology Faculty
ANDREA CASE- Evolutionary ecology of plant reproductive systems; gender evolution, male sterility
W. RANDOPH HOEH - Evolution of bivalved mollusk morphology, mating systems,and gender-associated mitochondrial DNA genomes
PATRICK LORCH - Behavioral and evolutionary ecology of insect mating behavior, group formation and movement, and sexual selection.
HELEN PIONTKIVSKA - Molecular evolution of genes and genomes, large-scale analyses of genomic sequences, adaptive evolution of host-parasite interactions
OSCAR ROCHA - Levels of genetic variation in natural populations; reproductive ecology; genetic diversity and conservation of genetic resources; conservation ecology
Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty
TODD A. BLACKLEDGE - (Adjunct, University of Akron) behavioral ecology with an emphasis on predator-prey behaviors of spiders; functional and evolutionary analyses of spider webs; biomechanical study of spider silk in relation to ecological uses of silk; molecular systematics of spiders
RANDALL J. MITCHELL - (Adjunct, University of Akron) Plant-Pollinator interactionsl; evolutionary ecology; foraging behavior of nectar feeders; conservation biology; effects of population size and habitat fragmentation on pollination
STEVEN C. WEEKS - (Adjunct, University of Akron) Evolution of sex-determining mechanisms in crustacea; ecology and evolution of freshwater fish; population biology of aquatic animals.