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Ecology and Evolution

Katharyn Boyer

Katharyn Boyer

Professor
UCLA (Ph.D), San Diego State (M.S.), University of Maryland, College Park (B.S.)
Office: 
Romberg Tiburon Center, Bldg 36, rm 204; Hensill Hall 545
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-3751
Specialties: 
Wetland and coastal ecology and restoration, community ecology, biodiversity and ecosystem functioning, nutrient dynamics, trophic interactions, habitat structure
Edward Carpenter

Edward Carpenter

Professor
North Carolina State University
Office: 
#300, Bldg 36, Romberg Tiburon Center
Office Phone: 
415-338-3732
Specialties: 
Marine phytoplankton ecology, nutrient cycling, primary productivity, ocean acidification effects, microbial ecology
William P. Cochlan

William P. Cochlan

RTC Research Professor
University of British Columbia (Ph.D. and B.Sc-H), Dalhousie Univ. (M.Sc.)
Office: 
Romberg Tiburon Center for Environmental Studies
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-3541
Specialties: 
Marine Microbial Ecology and Oceanography, specifically phytoplankton ecology and physiology, harmful algal blooms (HABs) nutrient dynamics, algal biofuels and ocean acidification.
C. Sarah Cohen

C. Sarah Cohen

Professor
University of Washington
Office: 
Hensill 545, and RTC, Bldg 36 first floor
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-3750
Specialties: 
Population biology and genetics, molecular evolution of marine animals and plants. Evolution of recognition systems in colonial invertebrates and vertebrates.
Edward F. Connor

Edward F. Connor

Professor
Florida State University
Office: 
Hensill 760
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-6997
Specialties: 
Population and quantitative ecology; insect-plant interactions.
Karen Crow

Karen Crow

Associate Professor
University of California, Santa Cruz
Office: 
Hensill 214
Office Phone: 
(415) 405-2760
Specialties: 
Evolution and ecology of fishes, Ichthyology, Molecular evolution of duplicate genes, Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Evo-Devo)
Dennis E. Desjardin

Dennis E. Desjardin

Professor and Director of the Harry D. Thiers Herbarium
University of Tennessee
Office: 
Hensill 429
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-2439
Specialties: 
Fungal systematics, ecology and biogeography with a focus on species associated with tropical and island habitats. Bioluminescent fungi. Phylogeny of mushroom-forming lineages.
Richard Dugdale

Richard Dugdale

RTC Research Professor
University of Wisconsin
Office: 
Romberg Tiburon Center
Office Phone: 
415-338-3518
Specialties: 
Biogeochemical cycling and the interaction of phytoplankton, nutrients and CO2
John Hafernik

John Hafernik

Professor
University of California, Berkeley
Office: 
Hensill 519
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-1740
Specialties: 
Evolution, ecology and conservation biology of insects and their relatives.
Wim Kimmerer

Wim Kimmerer

RTC Research Professor
University of Hawai'i
Office: 
Romberg Tiburon Center
Office Phone: 
415-338-3515
Specialties: 
Aquatic ecosystem of the San Francisco Estuary
Gretchen LeBuhn

Gretchen LeBuhn

Professor
University of California, Santa Barbara
Office: 
Hensill 741
Office Phone: 
(415) 405-0729
Specialties: 
Sierra nevada ecology, urban ecology, conservation biology, plant evolutionary ecology, solitary bee population and community ecology, monitoring, climate change in alpine environments
V. Thomas Parker

V. Thomas Parker

Professor
University of California, Santa Barbara
Office: 
Hensill Hall 449
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-2375
Specialties: 
Plant Ecology, Community Ecology, Vegetation dynamics (dispersal, seed banks, seedling establishment, mycorrhizae), Fire Ecology, Vegetation conservation and management, Evolution and Ecology of Arctostaphylos (Ericaceae) and Ceanothus (Rhamnaceae), Tidal Wetlands, Chaparral, Mixed Evergreen Forests
Robert Patterson

Robert Patterson

Professor
University of California, Santa Barbara
Office: 
Hensill 451
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-1237
Specialties: 
Systematic Botany. Phylogenetics of Linanthus & Leptosiphon (Polemoniaceae) and Phacelia (Boraginaceae). California floristics.
Pleuni Pennings

Pleuni Pennings

Assistant Professor
PhD: Ludwig Maximillian's University, Munich
Office: 
Hensill Hall 520 and 763
Specialties: 
Evolution, drug resistance, HIV, population genetics, mathematical modeling, computer simulations, (sequence) data analysis.
Rori Rohlfs

Rori Rohlfs

Assistant Professor
University of Washington
Office: 
HH 762
Specialties: 
population genetics, evolution, statistical genetics, gene expression, forensic genetics
Eric Routman

Eric Routman

Professor
Washington University
Office: 
Hensill Hall 761
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-1196
Specialties: 
Population Genetics Quantitative Genetics Phylogeography
Scott Roy

Scott Roy

Assistant Professor
Harvard University
Office: 
HH421
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-1359
Specialties: 
Bioinformatics, Molecular Evolution
Ravinder Sehgal

Ravinder Sehgal

Associate Professor
University of California, San Francisco
Office: 
Hensill Hall 723
Office Phone: 
(415) 405-0329
Specialties: 
Avian Parasitology, Ecology of Infectious Disease
Kevin Simonin

Kevin Simonin

Assistant Professor
University of California, Berkeley
Office: 
Hensill Hall 433
Specialties: 
Environmental Plant Biology
Greg Spicer

Greg Spicer

Professor
University of Chicago
Office: 
Hensill 755
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-6756
Specialties: 
Evolutionary biology and molecular systematics of insects, mites, and birds.
Jonathon Stillman

Jonathon Stillman

Professor
Oregon State University
Office: 
Romberg Tiburon Center, B36. @ SFSU: Hensill 425
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-3790
Specialties: 
Environmental and evolutionary physiology of marine organisms, functional genomics of porcelain crabs, thermal physiology, responses to climate change.
Andrea Swei

Andrea Swei

Assistant Professor
U C Berkeley
Office: 
HH 664
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-1753
Specialties: 
Disease ecology, population and community ecology, metagenomic analysis, transcriptome profiling, and next generation sequencing
Anne Todgham

Anne Todgham

Assistant Professor
University of British Columbia
Office: 
Hensill Hall 437
Office Phone: 
(415) 405-2864
Specialties: 
Ecological physiology, environmental genomics, climate change biology
José R. de la Torre

José R. de la Torre

Associate Professor
University of California, San Francisco
Office: 
Hensill Hall 437
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-7043
Specialties: 
Microbial Ecology & Evolution, Comparative & Functional Genomics, Metagenomics, Microbiology of High Temperature Environments (Hot Springs), Archaea
Vance Thomas Vredenburg

Vance Thomas Vredenburg

Associate Professor
University of California, Berkeley
Office: 
Hensill Hall 754
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-7296
Specialties: 
Ecology of emerging infectious disease, amphibian ecology and biogeography, aquatic food webs
Frances Wilkerson

Frances Wilkerson

RTC Research Professor
University of Bristol
Office: 
Romberg Tiburon Center
Office Phone: 
415-338-3519
Specialties: 
Nutrient and phytoplankton interactions in the sea, especially those involving diatoms and eutrophic regions.
Stan Williams

Stan Williams

Professor
Arizona State University
Office: 
Hensill 216
Office Phone: 
(415) 338-1695
Specialties: 
Origin, distribution and affinities of American scorpions. Cladistic and phenetic relationships among arthropods, especially scorpions. Arthropod bionomics (particularly of Arachnids). Evolution of morphological mechanisms of scorpions. Urban entomology. Effects of environmental disturbance on species diversity in arthropods.
Andrew Zink

Andrew Zink

Associate Professor
Cornell University
Office: 
Hensill 436
Office Phone: 
(415) 405-2761
Specialties: 
The ecology and evolution of animal social behavior