Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences [Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program]

Faculty

Rutgers-New Brunswick
Name Research Interests Location
Kenneth Able
able@marine.rutgers.edu
609-296-5260, ext. 30
Ecology and behavior of fishes; marine and estuarine ecology Rutgers University Marine Field Station; Marine and Coastal Sciences Building G. H. Cook Campus

Diane Adams
dadams@marine.rutgers.edu
848-932-3279

Larval ecology and development, deep sea ecology

Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Myla Aronson
myla.aronson@rutgers.edu
848-932-4520
(Adjunct)
Patterns and drivers of global biodiversity; urban ecology; plant ecology Plant Physiology Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Tamar Barkay
barkay@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-5664
Microbial transformation of metals Lipman Hall, G. H. Cook Campus
Joan Bennett
profmycogirl@yahoo.com
848-932-6223
Fungal genetics and secondary metabolism Foran Hall, G. H. Cook Campus

Debashish Bhattacharya
848-932-6218

Using genomics to understand the origin of algae, their plastids, and place in the tree of life.

Foran Hall,
G.H. Cook Campus

Kay Bidle
bidle@marine.rutgers.edu
848-932-3467
Marine microbes; phytoplankton physiology/mortality; virology; molecular ecology Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, G. H. Cook Campus

Monica Bricelj
mbricelj@marine.rutgers.edu
848-932-9709
(Adjunct)

Shellfish ecophysiology/behavior, and aquaculture, especially of suspension-feeding bivalve mollusks.

Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Yana Bromberg
YanaB@rci.rutgers.edu
848-932-5638

Bioinformatics approaches to protein function prediction and genome variation analysis

Lipman Hall
G.H. Cook Campus
Joanna Burger
burger@biology.rutgers.edu
732-445-4318
Avian and reptile behavior and ecology; salt marsh ecology; behavioral effects of heavy metals; ecological and human health risk; stakeholder participation Nelson Labs, Busch, Campus
David Bushek
bushek@hsrl.rutgers.edu
856-785-0074, ext. 4327
Shellfish ecology; parasitology; genetics; and aquaculture Haskins Shellfish Research Lab, Bivalve, NJ
Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Timothy Casey
tca@rci.rutgers.edu
732-932-9266
Physiological ecology; energetics; thermoregulation; biodiversity Loree Hall, Douglass Campus

Kevin Chen
kcchen@biology.rutgers.edu
732-445-1027

Human population genomics, evolution of small RNAs

Life Sciences Building
 Busch Campus
Keith Cooper
cooper@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-5614
Comparative toxicology Lipman Hall, G. H. Cook Campus
John Dighton
Dighton@camden.rutgers.edu
609-894-8864
Forest soil ecology; nutrient dynamics; fungi and pollutants Pinelands Field Station, New Lisbon Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Siobain Duffy
duffy@aesop.rutgers.edu
848-932-6299
Emerging viruses; experimental evolution; phylogenetics; phage; microbes Environmental and Natural Resources Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Ravit Golan Duncan
rgduncan@rci.rutgers.edu
732-932-7496, ext. 8355
Science learning; teacher education; design of inquiry-based learning environments Graduate School of Education, College Ave Campus
David Ehrenfeld
dehrenfeld@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-9553
Effects of technology and society on the natural world.; conservation bology Environmental and Natural Resources Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Paul Falkowski
falko@marine.rutgers.edu
848-932-3426
Biogeochemical cycles; photosynthesis; biological oceanography; molecular biology and biophysics; physiological adaptation; plant physiology; evolution; mathematical modeling; symbiosis Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Nina Fefferman
fefferman@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-1577
 
Mathematical modeling of social behavior; disease; and population resistance Environmental and Natural Resources Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Dunne Fong
fong@biology.rutgers.edu
732-445-5268
Biodiversity in free-living and parasitic protozoa Nelson Hall, Busch Campus
Dina Fonseca
dinafons@rci.rutgers.edu
732-932-3146
The genetic epidemiology of disease vectors especially in introduced species Headlee Research Laboratory, G. H. Cook Campus

Frank Gallagher
gallagher@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-5167

(adjunct)

 Our lab seeks to define ecological function within this context as a product of assembly theory, focused on urban novel communities. We have examined the sublethal impacts of soil metal contamination on plant species distribution, primary productivity, diversity and assemblage trajectory.

Blake Hall
G.H. Cook Campus
Randy Gaugler
gaugler@rci.rutgers.edu
732-932-9341
Invertebrate pathology; insect mating systems; vector biology Headlee Research Laboratory, G. H. Cook Campus
Heidi Fuchs
hfuchs@marine.rutgers.edu
848-932-3252
"Marine population and community ecology; plankton-fluid interactions"
Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Robert Goodman
848-932-3600
Diversity and function of microorganisms in natural environments Martin Hall, G. H. Cook Campus
Jason Grabosky
Grabosky@sebs.rutgers.edu
732-932-0050
Tree canopy management issues in urban environments Urban Forestry Lab, G. H. Cook Campus
Judith Grassle
jgrassle@imcs.rutgers.edu
848-932-3458
Marine invertebrate life histories and ecology; especially invertebrate larval dispersal, settlement, and recruitment Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Edwin Green
green@crssa.rutgers.edu
848-932-9152
Bayesian inference; quantitative methods; forest growth Environmental and Natural Resources Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Ximing Guo
xguo@hsrl.rutgers.edu
856-785-0074, ext. 4324
Molluscan biology, genetics, evolution, and aquaculture Haskins Shellfish Research Lab, Bivalve NJ
Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Max Haggblom
Haggblom@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-5646
Microbial ecology; environmental and applied microbiology Lipman Hall, G. H. Cook Campus
Steven Handel
handel@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-4516
Restoration ecology; urban landscape ecology; plant population ecology; ecology in the design of public parks Plant Physiology Building, G. H. Cook Campus
JeanMarie Hartman
jhartman@rci.rutgers.edu
848-932-8488
Plant community ecology; natural disturbance processes; wetlands Blake Hall, G. H. Cook Campus
Bradley Hillman
hillman@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-3777
Viruses of plants and fungi, and molecular biology of selected fungi Foran Hall, G. H. Cook Campus

Olaf Jensen
ojensen@marine.rutgers.edu
410-812-4842

Fisheries science, population dynamics, and ecology of aquatic ecosystems

Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Henry John-Alder
henry@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-1064
Ecological and evolutionary physiology; emphasis on hormone systems in lizards Environmental and Natural Resources Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Rebecca Jordan
jordan@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-9164
Ecology and the evolution of behavior; learning and environmental behavior; citizen science Environmental and Natural Resources Building, and Waller Hall G. H. Cook Campus

Michael Kennish
kennish@marine.rutgers.edu
848-932-3386
(Adjunct)

Estuarine and marine ecology, marine geology, human impacts on estuarine and marine environments Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, G. H. Cook Campus

Andrew Kern
kern@biology.rutgers.edu
732- 445-3986

Population and comparative genomic approaches to understand genomic variation in an evolutionary context using computational and statistical approaches.

Nelson Hall, Busch Campus
Karl Kjer
kjer@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-9880
Phylogeny of the trichoptera; molecular phylogenetics Blake Hall, G. H. Cook Campus
Josh Kohut
kohut@marine.rutgers.edu
848-932-3496
Physical oceanography; dynamics of the coastal ocean Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Jennifer Krumins
kruminsj@mail.montclair.edu
973-655-4397
(Adjunct)

Microbial ecology; trophic interactions and feedbacks between plants and soil organisms.

Science Hall
Montclair State Univerity

Richard Lathrop
lathrop@crssa.rutgers.edu
848-932-1580
Landscape ecology; remote sensing Environmental and Natural Resources Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Julie Lockwood
lockwood@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-9336
Conservation biology, wildlife management, biological invasions Environmental and Natural Resources Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Richard Lutz
lutz@marine.rutgers.edu
848-932-3280
Marine ecology and paleoecology; shellfish ecology; deep-sea ecology Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, G. H. Cook Campus
George McGhee
mcghee@rci.rutgers.edu
732-445-3832
Evolutionary theory, theoretical morphology, mass extinction, marine paleoecology Wright Geological Laboratory, Busch Campus
Marci Meixler
meixler@aesop.rutgers.edu
848-932-1081
(Adjunct)
Aquatic ecology and modeling Environmental and Natural Resources Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Peter J. Morin
pjmorin@rci.rutgers.edu
848-932-3214
Biodiversity and ecosystem functioning; ecological networks; inducible trophic polymorphisms; community ecology Environmental and Natural Resources Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Malin Pinsky
malin.pinsky@rutgers.edu
Marine ecology; molecular ecology; biogeography Environmental and Natural Resources Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Cesar Rodriguez-Saona
crodriguez@sebs.rutgers.edu
609-726-1590, ext. 412
Entomology; behavioral and chemical ecology of insect-plant interactions; herbivore-induced plant responses; multitrophic interactions Marucci Center, Chatsworth, NJ
Mark Robson
robson@aesop.rutgers.edu
848-932-6276

Exposure science and pesticide use, primarily in developing countries; the policies that impact pesticide use on a global scale; risk assessment process as it relates public health and health policy.

Foran Hall
Cook Campus

Donald Schaffner
schaffner@sebs.rutgers.edu

848-932-5411.

Modeling microbial growth; quantitative microbial risk assessment Food Science Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Oscar Schofield
oscar@marine.rutgers.edu
848-932-3265
Phytoplankton ecology and its role in the ocean's biogeochemistry Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Kathleen Scott
scott@biology.rutgers.edu
732-445-2806
Paleoecology; functional morphology; artiodactyl systematics Nelson Hall, Busch Campus
Robert Scott
robertsc@rci.rutgers.edu
732-932-6760
Dietary change in human and ape evolution.  Ruth Adams Building
Douglass Campus
Peter Smouse
smouse@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-1124
Population genetics; mathematical ecology; ecological genetics Waller Hall, G. H. Cook Campus
Michael Sukhdeo
sukhdeo@sebs.rutgers.edu
732-932-9406
Parasites and their roles in food webs Bartlett Hall, G. H. Cook Campus
Lena Struwe
struwe@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-6343
Plant systematics and evolution, biogeography, ethnobotany, biodiversity conservation Foran Hall, G. H. Cook Campus
Gary Taghon
Taghon@marine.rutgers.edu
848-932-3249
Marine benthic ecology; foraging theory and behavior; microbial ecology Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Robert Trivers
trivers@rci.rutgers.edu
732-947-8880
Natural selection and social theory; evolutionary genetics; deceit and self-deception Biological Sciences Building, Douglass Campus
Costantino Vetriani
vetriani@marine.rutgers.edu
848-932-3379
Deep-sea microbiology; extremophiles; adaptations to extreme environments Marine and Coastal Sciences Building, G. H. Cook Campus
Erin Vogel
erin.vogel@rutgers.edu
732-932-9886
Food acquisition and diet selection in nonhuman primates Ruth Adams Building; Douglass Campus
James White
white@sebs.rutgers.edu
732-932-9711,ext.357
Fungal associates of plants Foran Hall, G. H. Cook Campus
Rachael WInfree
rwinfree@rci.rutgers.edu
732-932-8315
Pollination ecology; ecosystem services; pollinator conservation Blake Hall, G. H. Cook Campus
Ming Xu
mingxu@crssa.rutgers.edu
848-932-9211
Ecosystem ecology; remote sensing; modeling Environmental and Natural Resources Building, G. H. Cook Campus

Ning Zhang
zhang@sebs.rutgers.edu
848-932-6348

Population and evolutionary biology of fungi; molecular detection of fungal pathogens Foran Hall, G. H. Cook Campus
Rutgers-Camden
Name Research Interests Location
Rutgers-Newark and New Jersey Institute of Technology
Name Research Interests Location
Daniel Bunker
dbunker@njit.edu
973-642-7537
Plant community ecology and global change Colton Hall, NJIT
Claus Holzapfel
holzapfe@andromeda.rutgers.edu
973-353-5385
Plant community ecology, species interactions and invasion biology Boyden Hall, Newark Campus

Karina Schafer
karinavr@andromeda.rutgers.edu
973-353-1008

Global change and its effects on terrestrial ecosystems Boyden Hall, Newark Campus
Gareth Russell
russell@njit.edu
973-353-1429
Population and community dynamics and evolution; conservation Boyden Hall, Newark Campus
Cary Institute of Ecosystems Studies, Millbrook, NY
Name Research Interests Location
Jonathan Cole
colej@caryinstitute.org
845-677-7600, ext. 135
Aquatic ecology; microbiology; biogeochemistry Cary Institute, Millbrook, NY
Stuart Findlay
findlays@caryinstitute.org
845- 677-7600, ext. 138
Marine invertebrate ecology Cary Institute, Millbrook, NY
Peter Groffman
groffmanp@caryinstitute.org
845-677-7600, ext. 128
Terrestrial microbial ecology Cary Institute, Millbrook, NY
Shannon LaDeau
ladeaus@ecostudies.org
845-677-7600, ext. 204
Ecology of pests and pathogens; hierarchical statistics Cary Institute, Millbrook, NY
Gary Lovett
lovettg@ecostudies.org
845-677-7600, ext. 132
Terrestrial ecosystem ecology; biogeochemistry; air pollution Cary Institute, Millbrook, NY
Richard Ostfeld
ostfeldr@ecostudies.org
845-677-7600, ext. 136
Population and behavioral ecology; small mammals; herbivore-plant interactions Cary Institute, Millbrook, NY
Steward T. A. Pickett
picketts@ecostudies.org
845-677-7600, ext. 130
Plant populations and community organization; vegetation dynamics Cary Institute, Millbrook, NY
David Strayer
strayerd@ecostudies.org
845-677-7600, ext. 148
Freshwater ecology; energy flow; ecology of freshwater invertebrates Cary Institute, Millbrook, NY
Kathleen Weathers
weathersk@ecostudies.org
845-677-7600, ext. 137
Ecosystem ecology; nutrient cycling and atmospheric inputs Cary Institute, Millbrook, NY
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Name Research Interests Location
 
     
     

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