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Dloniak, Stephanie

Stephanie Dloniak

Adjunct Assistant Professor - Fixed Term
Chair of the IUCN Hyaena Specialist Group
Dobson, Kara

Kara Dobson

Graduate Student
Dominguez, Brielle

Brielle Dominguez

Graduate Student
Dworkin, Ian

Ian Dworkin

Adjunct Associate Professor - Fixed Term
Dyer, Fred

Fred Dyer

Professor - Tenure System
(517) 432-9818
Eiland, Lonnie

Lonnie Eiland

Retired Faculty
Eisthen, Heather

Heather Eisthen

Professor - Tenure System
(517) 353-1953

Our research concerns the causes of evolutionary changes in the nervous system and the behavioral consequences of these changes. We are focusing on evolution and detection of pheromones in salamanders.

Evans, Sarah

Sarah Evans

Associate Professor - Tenure System
I am interested in how microbial communities respond to their environment, and how this response affects ecosystems. I am particularly interested in responses to predicted changes in rainfall patterns (e.g. more drought and flood), and how microorganisms will influence nitrogen cycling, greenhouse gas production, and agricultural sustainability under these new climate regimes. My lab uses a combination of DNA-based methods, culturing, biogeochemical analyses, modeling and field manipulations. We also ask fundamental questions about how microorganisms assemble into communities, respond and influence host organisms (e.g. rhizosphere or gut microbiome), and adapt to a new environment. 
Farr, Matthew

Matthew Farr

Graduate Student
Advisor: Elise Zipkin

The application of quantitative methods in ecology and conservation is the principal driver for my dissertation research. I develop hierarchical models to parse out the complexities of ecological systems into processes that can be described using multi-level statistical and mathematical models. I utilize the flexibility of a Bayesian statistical framework and rigorous computer programming to implement hierarchical models. The estimates from these models inform wildlife management, and the model development provides a quantitative framework for future ecological and conservation research.

Fitch, Olivia

Olivia Fitch

Graduate Student