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Nina Bassuk

Horticulture Section, School of Integrative Plant Science
Urban trees and soils, plant propagation, woody plants inn the landscape. HortiUrban Tree selection, evaluation and propagation. Urban soil remediation. Propagation of difficult to root woody plants, Transplanting research.Sustainable landscape practices.culture learn more

Gary C. Bergstrom

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
Biology, population genetics, and epidemiology of diseases of corn, wheat, and bioenergy feedstock grasses. Host resistance, cultural, biological, and chemical disease control strategies as components of integrated crop management of corn, forage legume, small grain cereal, oilseed, and bioenergy feedstock crops. learn more

Paul Curtis

Natural Resources
Primary research activities include evaluation of wildlife behavior and population ecology. Various applied management techniques for reducing human-wildlife conflicts and potential disease transmission have been investigated. Novel methods for evaluating herbivore damage to plants are currently being studied. learn more

Andre Dhondt

Lab of Ornithology
Bird ecology and behavior; disease ecology; conservation; citizen science learn more

Angela Douglas

Entomology / Molecular Biology and Genetics
Interactions between animals and gut microbes, especially in insects. Intracellular symbioses in insects. Insect nutrition. learn more

Monica Geber

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Plant ecology and evolutionary biology. Limits on adaptive evolution. learn more

Christine Goodale

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Effects of air pollution, particularly nitrogen, on northeastern forests; capacity of northeastern forests to serve as sinks for atmospheric CO2 and other greenhouse gases; the roles of disturbance history and individual tree species in governing patterns of nutrient cycling. learn more

Anthony Hay

There are three main foci in my lab. We study the ability of microorganisms to degrade pharmaceuticals and personal care products. We use molecular ecology tools to study microbes in a variety of habitats as diverse as sand dunes and drinking water biofilms. We also study the impact that a defective prophage remnant has on the ability of E. learn more

Ian Hewson Ian Hewson

Microbiology / Shoals Marine Lab
Marine Ecology and Biological Oceanography; Viruses and Bacteria in Marine Habitats learn more

Robert Howarth

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Work in our lab is diverse, but generally focuses on how human activity affects the chemistry and ecological functioning of the Earth and aquatic ecosystems. learn more

Ikhide Imumorin

Clifford Kraft

Natural Resources
We study ecosystem interactions that influence the management of lakes and rivers, with a major focus on understanding fish population dynamics. learn more

Xingen Lei

Animal Science
antioxidant enzyme on diabetes, obesity, and fatty liver, biotechnology of hydrolytic enzymes for nutrition and environment, defatted microalgae as new feed and food, enrichment of n-3 fatty acids in eggs and chicken learn more

Motoko Mukai

Food Science
Research in my new laboratory focuses on studying the effects of endocrine disrupting compounds (EDCs) on human and animal health using molecular biology, histology and analytical chemistry tools. learn more

Eric Nelson

Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology
My research focuses on the ecological interactions that influence plant health, plant community dynamics, and plant invasions. We try to understand what makes invasive species invasive. learn more

Katja Poveda

Agroecology, Plant-Insect Interactions, Plant defenses, Insect ecology learn more

Susan Riha

Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
Interaction of plants with their physical environment and in dynamic simulation modeling learn more

Lars Rudstam

Natural Resources
I study ecology of freshwater lakes and fisheries in an ecosystem context. learn more

Rebecca Schneider

Natural Resources
Schneider has an integrated theoretical and applied research program examining the ecological processes in watersheds that are critical for protection of water resource quantity and quality. learn more

Tim Setter Tim Setter

Soil and Crop Sciences
The goals of my research are to further our understanding of plant response to environmental stresses such as drought and global climate change issues, to identify potential targets for future crop improvement, and identify genes responsible for desirable stress tolerance traits. learn more

Larry Smart

My lab focuses on the breeding and genomics of shrub willow bioenergy crops. We have assembled a large and diverse collection of willows, which serves as a basis for genomics-assisted breeding. We have produced over 500 new families of willow, including a number of novel species hybrids that display high yield and disease and pest resistance. learn more

David Wilson

Molecular Biology and Genetics
My laboratory studies the enzymology of plant cell wall degradation with a major focus on cellulases. Enzymes that degrade insoluble substrates have important differences from most enzymes whose substrates are small soluble molecules. learn more

Stephen Winans

My lab uses three different pathogenic bacteria to study fundamental aspects of host-detection by pathogenic bacteria, as well as pheromone-mediated communication between bacteria during host colonization. learn more

Mingming Wu

Biological and Environmental Engineering
My lab aims at understanding the physical principals that living systems operate, in particular, through their interactions with fluids. The questions we address are motivated by contemporary problems in health and environment. learn more

Joseph Yavitt

Natural Resources
Microbial ecology in soils related to ecosystem structure and function. I am particularly interested in forests and wetland ecosystems. learn more