Mentors for the REU program are members of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at KU. They are, with their REU theme and research interests:
Camas lilies, molecular phylogenetics, field studies.
Evolutionary genetics, epigenetics, genomics, genetic conflict, evolutionary theory, molecular evolution.
Plant evolution, oceanic islands, reproductive biology.
Plant community ecology, grassland biodiversity, ecosystem dynamic, disturbance ecology, restoration ecology.
REU Program Director
Evolutionary behavioral genetics, courtship behavior, Drosophila, molecular evolution.
Floral evolution, evolution of developmental genetic programs, molecular evolution, epigenetics.
Systematics, Evolution, Modeling
Plant population biology, conservation biology, plant-pathogen interactions.
BI and REU Program Associate Director
Systematics, Ecology, Evolution
Angiosperm systematics, Crassulaceae (stonecrops), morphological and physiological evolution of flowering plants; diversification of island plant taxa.
Evolutionary theory, population genetics, symbiosis, population structure.
Insects, Biodiversity, Aquatic Systems, South America, Fieldwork.
Evolutionary plant physiological ecology and global change