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Department of Biology at Illinois State University
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Dr. Diane Byers

Associate Professor of Evolutionary Ecology
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Biological Evolution, Biostatistics, Conservation Biology, Ecology, Plant Biology
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • Plant Pollinator Interactions, Evolution of Plant Breeding Systems, Bee Diversity in Fragmented Prairies, Evolution in Fragmented, Heterogeneous and Changing Environments
  • Post-Doc Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics - 1998
  • University of Minnestoa
  • Ph D Plant Biology - 1993
  • Rutgers University
  • New Brunswick, NJ
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Determination of genetic and ecological characteristics that result in rarity by comparison of rare and common species of Eupatorium.
  • MS Botany - 1988
  • Rutgers University
  • New Brunswick. NJ
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Life history variation of Alliaria petiolata in a range of habitats in New
  • BS Botany - 1983
  • University of Wisconsin
  • Madison, WI
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • FUNDED GRANTS