Systematics, Ecology and Evolution (SEE) Division

The diverse interests of the 30 SEE faculty and adjuncts, their 55+ graduate students, and several postdoctoral research associates facilitate advanced study of ecological and evolutionary processes  involving a broad range of organisms and habitats.

  • SEE graduate students have access to modern, well-equipped facilities for data collection and analysis
  • Research within SEE is supported by grants from several national funding agencies
  • Results are regularly published in premier international scientific journals
  • Several members of the group serve as editors or editorial board members of important journals and are high office holders in a number of societies

SEE PhD Grads

 

SEE Faculty List (pdf)

 


Faculty   Research Interests
Christopher Austin Christopher Austin Population genetics, systematics, biogeography, phylogeography and physiological and functional 
ecology of reptiles and amphibians
Mark Batzer Mark Batzer Comparative Genomics, Genome Biology and Evolution, Transposable Element Biology, Computational Biology
Jeremy Brown Jeremy Brown Computational Phylogenetics, Phylogeography, and Molecular Evolution
Robb Brumfield Robb Brumfield Avian population genetics and systematics
Prosanta Chakrabarty Prosanta Chakrabarty Ichthyology, Biogeography, Systematics of Marine and Freshwater fishes
James Cronin James Cronin Population and Community Ecology, Plant-Herbivore-Natural Enemy Interactions, Ecological Genetics, Biological Pest Management
Maheshi Dassanayake Maheshi Dassanayake Plant adaptions to abiotic stress and comparative genomics
Jessica Eberhand Jessica Eberhand  
Bret Elderd Bret Elderd Quantitative, Population, Disease, and Community Ecology
Jake Esselstyn Jake Esselstyn Mammalian systematics and evolution
Brant Faircloth Brant C. Faircloth   Vertebrate genomics and phylogenetics
Fernando Galvez Fernando Galvez Integrative Fish Biology, Environmental Physiology, Aquatic Toxicology
Steven Hand Steven C. Hand Bioenergetics, molecular physiology, environmental control of gene expression, comparative biochemistry
Kyle Harms Kyle Harms Population, Community, and Evolutionary Ecology
Michael Hellberg Michael Hellberg Molecular evolution, population genetics and speciation in marine invertebrates and fish
Dominique Homberger Dominique Homberger Functional, ecological, and evolutionary morphology
Morgan Kelly Morgan Kelly Ecology, evolution and conservation of marine invertebrates
Gary King Gary King Microbial Ecology, Trace Gas Biogeochemistry, Physiological Ecology of Bacteria
Laura Lagomarsino Laura Lagomarsino Botany, evolution, plant-pollinator interactions
Daijiang Li Daijiang Li Quantitative Ecology, Statistics, Phylogenetic Ecology, Biodiversity, Phenology, Global Change Biology
Karen Maruska Karen Maruska  
Nicholas Mason Nicholas Mason Ornithology, Evolution, Ecology, Natural History Collections
Sarah Mathews Sarah Mathews Biology and evolution of plants, molecular evolution of plant photoreceptors
Arthur Porto Arthur Porto  (Joint Appointment with the LSU Center for Computation and Technology)
Evolutionary Morphology, Computer Vision, Machine learning, Quantitative Genetics, Complex traits
Jiaqi Tan Jiaqi Tan Plant-microbe interactions, microbial ecology and evolution

 

Adjunct Faculty

  • Vinson Doyle
  • William Eberhard
  • Mary Jane Eberhard-West 
  • Scott Kosiba 
  • Kevin Robertson