Dr. Mark Abrahams
Dean of Science
Office: C2001/SN4093
Phone: 864-8154

My work focuses on the ecology of fear by studying predator-prey interactions in aquatic ecosystems.



Dr. Dawn Bignell
Office: SN1011
Phone: 864-4573
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My research focuses on Streptomyces bacteria, with particular emphasis on species that produce medically-important natural products, as well as those that cause economically-important crop diseases world-wide.



Dr. Steven Carr
Office: SN3020
Phone: 864-4776
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Research in my lab focuses on patterns and processes of molecular evolution in species and natural populations of vertebrate animals.



Dr. Tom Chapman
Office: SN4112
Phone: 864-4542

I am an evolutionary ecologist with a taxonomic focus on the insects. In my lab we are currently investigating the evolution of social behaviour and chemical communication in a group of closely related species of Australian gall-inducing thrips.



Dr. Suzanne Dufour
Office: SN2086
Phone: 864-8025
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Research focuses on the nutritional symbiosis between bivalves and chemoautotrophic bacteria and on the impacts of bioturbation and bioirrigation on marine sediments.



Dr. Evan Edinger
Office: SN1044
Phone: 864-3233
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Research interests are coral reefs, paleoecology, environmental impacts of mining, and marine conservation.



Dr. L. A. Hermanutz
Office: SN3115
Phone: 864-7919
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Conservation Biology of endangered species, Plant Ecology (arctic-alpine & boreal systems); Protected Areas Strategies, Invasive species biology and impact; Climate change effects on boreal & arctic ecosystems.



Dr. Amy Hurford
Office: SN1093
Phone: 864-8301
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My research uses mathematical models to generate a synthetic description of the factors influencing the ecology, evolution and epidemiology of different organisms.



Dr. Andrei Igamberdiev
Office: SN4100
Phone: 864-4567
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Research interests in plant metabolic organization and bioenergetics: interactions between photosynthesis and respiration from the subcellular to biospheric level, hypoxic stress, mitochondria. Development of conceptual principles of theoretical biology.



Dr. David Innes
Office: SN4114
Phone: 864-4754

The research in my laboratory focuses on sexual and asexual reproduction, primarily using the planktonic crustacean, Daphnia pulex as a model organism.



Dr. Ian Jones
Office: SN3122
Phone: 864-7666

My research program is concerned with the ecology and evolutionary biology of seabirds, with an emphasis on demography, conservation issues, mate choice and sexual selection.



Dr. Andrew Lang
Office: SN3021
Phone: 864-7517
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Research in my lab is focused on studying the exchange of genetic material between cells, mediated by viruses and virus-like elements. Work is largely focused on a model system for virus-mediated gene exchange: the Gene Transfer Agent (GTA) produced by the bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus.



Dr. Shawn Leroux
Phone: 864-3042
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I am a community/ecosystem ecologist with a strong interest in conservation ecology. My research attempts to characterize the relationship between biodiversity and ecosystem functioning.



Dr. Dawn Marshall
Office: SN2102
Phone: 864-7677
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My research is in the area of ecological/evolutionary functional genomics of organisms found in Newfoundland and Labrador. Goals include 1) gene discovery and mutational analysis of specific traits 2) elucidation of factors contributing to genetic variation in natural populations 3) relationships among organisms relying on neutral genetic variation.



Dr. Ross McGowan
Office: SN3026/4018
Phone: 864-4468/8536
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Researching DNA methylation and gene expression in vertebrates



Dr. Paul Marino
Office: SN3125C
Phone: 864-7497
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Research in my lab focuses on exploring: 1) Ecology and evolution of entomophily in Splachnaceae mosses, 2) how landscape fragmentation and structure influences the population biology and the interactions between species in agricultural ecosytems, 3) post-dispersal seed predation, and 4) sustainable agriculture.



Dr. Ted Miller
Office: SN3109
Phone: 864-4563
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Research on biology of seals, shorebirds, and woodpeckers, bioacoustics,quantitative ethology, speciation, morphometrics,and sexual selection



Dr. F. Murrin
Office: SN4109
Phone: 864-8018
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Research interests are in the cell biology of fungi, with an emphasis on the role of the cytoskeleton in insect- pathogenic fungi; also in the use of fungi as biological control agents against forest insect pests.



Dr. Lourdes Peña-Castillo
Office: ER3014
Phone: 864-6769
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My research is in the area of Bioinformatics and focuses on applying machine learning and statistical methods to solve molecular biological problems.



Dr. Craig Purchase
Office: SN4103
Phone: 864-4452
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Research focuses on the evolutionary ecology of fishes; including local adaptation, phenotypic plasticity, sexual dimorphism, gamete quality, and habitat selection.



Dr. Julissa Roncal
Office: SN4102
Phone: 864-2241
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My research is focused on understanding the patterns and processes underlying the evolution of the high plant richness in tropical America. I use dated molecular phylogenies, species distributions, phylogenetic comparative methods, and biogeographic modeling to achieve this goal.



Dr. Paul Snelgrove
Office: AX3002
Phone: 864-3440
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Research interests include marine community ecology, larval ecology of invertebrates and fish, ecology of benthic invertebrates; deep-sea ecology, coral reef ecology, biodiversity, disturbance and anthropogenic impacts



Dr. Brian Staveley
Office: SN3017
Phone: 864-4317/4336
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 To understand the phenomenon of cell survival and the signaling mechanisms that prevent cell death and to develop models of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease



Dr. Kapil Tahlan
Office: SN1007
Phone: 864-7520
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Research in our laboratory focuses on an important group of microorganisms called the Actinobacteria that include industrially important members such as the Streptomyces, and the Mycobacteria, the causative agents of tuberculosis and leprosy.



Dr. Helene Volkoff
Office: SN3009
Phone: 864-2140
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Research focuses on the neuroendocrine mechanisms regulating food intake and reproductive behavior in fish. Techniques used range from physiological methods using whole live animals to molecular techniques.



Dr. Yolanda Wiersma
Office: SN4099
Phone: 864-7499
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Research in the fields of Landcape Ecology and Conservation Biology. Currently, my main areas of research interest are in applications within two areas; Parks and Protected Areas, and Wildlife Conservation and Management.