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:
Plant population biology, host-microbe interactions, conservation biology
Evo-devo, cnidarians class Hydrozoa, gene expression, morphology, and phylogenetic patterns
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.
herpetology, evolution of biological diversity, speciation, phylogenetics
Floral evolution, evolution of developmental genetic programs, molecular evolution, epigenetics.
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.
microbial ecology, plant-soil feedbacks, restoration, community ecology
Sexual Selection, Lepidoptera, Butterflies, Gene Expression, Bioinformatics, Molecular Evolution, Sex Chromosomes, Sperm Competition