Develop knowledge of factors influencing complex interactions in ecological systems at multiple scales of biological organization ranging from physiological to community and eco-region units, with an emphasis on effects of anthropogenic drivers such as climate and land-use change and tactics for restoring and conserving ecological processes.​​

Landscape
Dr. John Dunning
Response of wildlife populations to large-scale change, conservation biology, restoration ecology, conservation biology
Dr. Songlin Fei
Spatial analysis and pattern recognition, invasive species distribution modeling and forest ecosystem dynamic modeling
Dr. Bryan Pijanowski
Land-use modeling & spatial ecology,ecological assessment, natural resource economic impact analysis
Dr. Guofan Shao
Smart applications of geospatial technology including remote sensing & geographic information systems
Dr. Rob Swihart
Disturbance ecology, effects of habitat fragmentation, spatial modeling of populations & communities
Dr. Hao Zhang
Methodical research on statistical data collection & modeling, spatial statistics and its applications to environmental sciences
Dr. Patrick Zollner
Behavioral ecology of ecological landscapes, forest management in changing landscapes, animal movements


Physiology
Dr. Paul Brown
Aquatic animal nutrition, physiology, biochemistry
Dr. Matt Ginzel
Chemically mediated host location and colonization behavior of wood-boring insects
Dr. Douglass Jacob​
Forest tree regeneration including nursery culture, outplanting and early stand management
Dr. Richard Meilan
Plant genes affecting lignin composition, phytoremediation, heartwood and figured wood formation, root initiation, and water-use efficiency
Dr. Maria Sepúlveda​
Ecotoxicology, development and application of molecular biomarkers of exposure and effects to environmental contaminants in vertebrate and invertebrate animal models


Population-Community
Dr. Jeffrey Dukes
Community, ecosystem, and global ecology; biodiversity and biological invasions; ecosystem impacts of global environmental change
Dr. Andrew DeWoody
Population genetics, molecular ecology and evolution
Dr. John Dunning
Response of wildlife populations to large-scale change, conservation biology, restoration ecology, conservation biology
Dr. Songlin Fei
Spatial analysis and pattern recognition, invasive species distribution modeling and forest ecosystem dynamic modeling
Dr. Reuben Goforth
Aquatic ecology, fish and insect species and communities in streams, species persistence, community ecology
Dr. Tomas Höök
Fish ecology and ecological modeling focusing on recruitment processes, foodweb interactions, bio-physical coupling, eutrophication effects and fish life history trait variation
Dr. Michael Jenkins
Effects of invasive species on ecosystem structure and function, forest ecosystem response to disturbances
Dr. Michael Saunders
Oak ecology and silviculture, fire ecology, natural disturbance-based silviculture, dendroecology, growth and yield modeling
Dr. Rob Swihart
Disturbance ecology, effects of habitat fragmentation, spatial modeling of populations & communities
Dr. Rod Williams
Ecology and conservation of amphibians and reptiles, education and outreach, genetics

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