Welcome to the Department of Biology

Department of Biology at Illinois State University
Department of Biology
photo credits: Bill Perry, Tom Hammond, Diane Byers
Evolution

Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty

Faculty Research Interests
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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Angelo CapparellaAngelo P. Capparella Neotropical and Nearctic avian systematics, biogeography, and conservation; wind turbine mortality of migrating bats; central Illinois amphibian and reptile biogeography and conservation
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Martha Cook
Martha E. Cook
Evolution of plants and algae, structure and development at the cellular level, using various types of microscopy
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Tom Hammond
Tom Hammond
Molecular genetic analysis of unpaired DNA silencing and meiotic drive
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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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Tenure/Tenure Track Faculty

Faculty Research Interests
Bill PerryWilliam L. Perry

Aquatic ecology with an emphasis on biogeochemistry and invasion ecology of crayfish

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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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Research and Emeritus Faculty

Faculty Research Interests
Anne Eggert
Anne-Katrin Eggert
Insect parental care, reproductive cooperation and conflict in burying beetles, sperm competition, reproductive skew, recognition mechanism
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Charles Thompson
Charles F. Thompson

Evolutionary, physiological, and behavioral ecology of birds
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