17 Faculty/Mentors

Integrative Biology

David Ackerly, Professor
(1) Forest responses to climate change in Northern California (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Phenology dynamics in California grassland communities (Open)
(3) Relationships among climatic tolerance, trait evolution and diversification in the California flora (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Genetic architecture and phenotypic variation in blue oaks (Full- no new appr needed)
Doris Bachtrog, Professor
(1) The role of sex chromosomes in aging: does the Y chromosome contribute to a shorter male lifespan? (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) The genetics of behavioral isolation in Drosophila (Open)
(3) Mechanisms and evolution of heterochromatin formation in early development (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Speciation genetics and evolution of reproductive incompatibilities in Drosophila (Open)
Bruce Baldwin, Professor
(1) Phylogenomics and cryptic diversity in parasitic Orobanche (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Biogeography and taxonomy of flax (Linum: Linaceae) (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Computational evolutionary biology / phylogenetic modeling (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Evolutionary ecology of the rock daisies (Peritylinae; Asteraceae). (Open)
Mike Boots, Professor
(1) Co-infection dynamics in changing environments (Open)
(2) Plasticity of Resistance - Does Host Crowding Influence Resistance to Viral Infection in Plodia? (Open)
(3) Maternal versus Paternal Contributions to Trans-generational Immune Priming (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Dispersal Rates - Do Host Genetics Influence Dispersal Distances/Rates in Plodia? (Open)
George A. Brooks, Professor
(1) Aging Research, Project 1: Center for Research and Education on Aging (CREA) Research Projects (Open)
(2) Exercise Metabolism, Project 2: Stable Isotopes in the Study of Metabolism (Open)
(3) Exercise Metabolism, Project 3: Regulation of Muscle Cell Membrane Lactate Transporter Protein Expression (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Project 4: Metabolic Adaptions following Traumatic Brain Injury (Open)
Roy Caldwell, Professor
(1) Behavior of Stomatopod Crustaceans (Open)
(2) The development and early behavior of octopuses. (Open)
Robert Dudley, Professor
(1) How do hummingbirds breathe, drink, and fly at the same time? (Open)
(2) A Global Estimate for Insect Biomass (Open)
(3) Biomechanics of Gliding in Arboreal Geckos (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Analyzing Variation in Bird Wing Bone (Full- no new appr needed)
Paul Fine, Professor
(1) Molecular phylogenetics of Protium (Burseraceae) (Open)
(2) Molecular phylogenetics and phylogeography of the beaked hazelnuts (Corylus cornuta, Betulaceae) (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) The role of climate and geology on the phylogenetic beta diversity patterns of Amazonian tree communities (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) Identification of tropical trees using drone images (Open)
Seth Finnegan, Professor
(1) The evolution of mollusk shell ornamentation as a defense against predation (Open)
(2) Comparative Life History and Physiology of Pleistocene-Recent Pacific Coast Bivalves (Open)
(3) Effects of the uplift of the Isthmus of Panama on the ecology, evolution, and extinction of Caribbean bivalves (Open)
(4) Environmental control on the biodiversity and body size of crustaceans (Open)
Britt Koskella, Professor
(1) The costs and benefits of using phage cocktails to treat a bacterial plant pathogen (Open)
Charles Marshall, Professor
(1) Biogeography and paleoecology of epeiric seaways (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) The evolutionary and ecological origins of the Hawaiian flora (Open)
(3) Explaining the bizarre biogeography of cycads (Full- no new appr needed)
(4) The footprint of extinction on phylogenies (Full- no new appr needed)
Brent Mishler, Professor
(2) Spatial phylogenetic diversity in the Mojave National Preserve (Open)
(3) Uncovering the genetic sex of clonal Syntrichia desert mosses (Open)
(4) Presentation of Scientific Findings (Open)
Mary E. Power, Professor
(1) Food webs in rivers and watersheds/Eyes on the Eel (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Distribution and toxicity of cyanobacteria in rivers of the California North Coast (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Phenology of Stream Food Webs for Juvenile Salmonids in Northern California (Open)
Michael Shapira, Professor
(1) Characterization and assembly of the gut microbiota, and its significance to its host's fitness (Full- no new appr needed)
Ellen Simms, Professor
(1) Drivers of Legume Invasions in the Bay Area (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Mutualism theory predicts how legumes influence biodiversity-ecosystem function relationships under global change (Full- no new appr needed)
(3) Have invasive rhizobia escaped their bacteriophage enemies? (Open)
(4) Non-rhizobia in legume nodules and their use as biofertilizers (Open)
Wayne Sousa, Professor
(1) Population dynamics of bloom-forming algae in San Francisco Bay (Open)
(2) Invertebrates and nutrient cycling along a grassland invasion front (Check back for status)
(3) Ecology and physiology of parasitic plants (Check back for status)
(4) Herbivory and nutrient cycling after chaparral fire (Open)
Noah Whiteman, Professor
(1) Reproductive trait evolution and the invasion of novel habitats (Full- no new appr needed)
(2) Multimodal chemosensory reception in herbivorous insects (Open)
(3) The consequences of hybridization on plant defenses and herbivory (Open)
(4) The effects of herbivore gut bacteria on plant defenses to herbivore attack (Open)