Advisor: Kay Holekamp
My research is currently focused on the ecology and evolution of communication and cooperation of the spotted hyena.
John Hannah Distinguished Professor of Microbial Ecology - Tenure System
Richard Lenski and his group study the dynamics of phenotypic and genomic evolution in bacteria, viruses, and self-replicating computer programs. Their work includes the famous long-term evolution experiment with E. coli bacteria, which has been running for over 25 years and 60,000 generations.
Associate Professor - Tenure System
(517) 353-9874 (Natural Science)
(517) 884-1241 (Manly Miles)
We combine theoretical and applied research in studying ecology and behavior of birds and the roles of birds in ecological functions and ecosystem processes.
MSU Foundation Professor - Tenure System
My lab investigates community ecology of marine and freshwater algae and cyanobacteria and their ecological and evolutionary responses to global change. We use field observations from lakes to the ocean, laboratory experiments and mathematical models to answer diverse questions of fundamental and applied importance, such as how marine phytoplankton adapt to rising temperatures, what determines algal biodiversity, how global change affects harmful algal blooms and how we can use phytoplankton communities for algal biofuels and other bioproducts. We also study community interactions, including competition and mutualism, in other microbes, such as bacteria, both in aquatic and host-associated (gut) environments.