Welcome to the Department of Biology

Department of Biology at Illinois State University
Department of Biology
photo credits: Charles Thompson, Paulo E. Llambias, Diane Byers

Ecology

Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty

Faculty Research Interests
Victoria BorowiczVictoria Borowicz The ecology of symbiosis: mycorrhizal fungi and plant-enemy relations; the impact of parasitic plants in prairie communities
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Rachel Bowden
Rachel Bowden
Maternal effects, including yolk steroids and steroid metabolism; effects of temperature fluctuations on sex determination and offspring phenotype; immune function in reptiles
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Diane ByersDiane L. Byers Evolutionary ecology of plants in fragmented prairies including: plant-pollinator interactions, sex ratio variation, bee diversity, and inbreeding depression.
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Steve Juliano Steven A. Juliano The roles of interspecific competition and predation in communties; ecology of mosquitoes; connections among behavioral, physiological, population, and connunity ecology; applied statistics; application of mathematics for ecology
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Bill PerryWilliam L. Perry Aquatic ecology with an emphasis on biogeochemistry and invasion ecology of crayfish
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Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty

Faculty Research Interests
Ben Sadd
Ben Sadd
Evolutionary ecology of host-parasite relationships, using bumblebees and other insects. The evolution of antimicrobial defence in insects. Ecological immunology in insects.
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Scott Sakaluk
Scott K. Sakaluk
Animal behavior, particularly in the context of the evolution of animal mating systems; eco-immunology of birds; insect reproductive behavior.
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Emeritus Faculty

Faculty Research Interests
Roger AndersonRoger C. Anderson Restoration ecology, invasive plants (garlic mustard), ecology of prairies and savannas, deer browsing effects on vegetation
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Joe Armstrong
Joseph E. Armstrong
Floral biology, development, and evolution; pollination of Magnolialean trees, especially nutmegs and custard apples; florivory; ecology of hemiparasitic plants and their impact on prairie communities
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Charles Thompson
Charles F. Thompson
Evolutionary, physiological, and behavioral ecology of birds
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