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Biological Sciences Faculty and Staff, 2014



Clay Arango, Assistant Professor

Stream ecosystem ecology, nitrogen cycling, human-ecosystem interactions

Daniel D. Beck, Professor
Ecology, behavior, and physiology of reptiles in the Pacific NW, southwestern USA, and western Mexico

April Binder, Assistant Professor

Reproductive biology focused on hormonal control of ovarian function and development

Lucy Bottcher, Senior Lecturer

Amphibians, management and preservation of tropical rainforests

Lucinda Carnell, Professor

Regulation of behavior in the nematode, C. elegans

Tom R. Cottrell, Professor Emeritus

Plant ecology in areas of fire disturbance, rare plant habitats

David M. Darda, Professor

Evolutionary vertebrate morphology, herpetology

Jennifer M. DechaineAssociate Professor

Plant evolutionary genetics

Blaise Dondji, Associate Professor

Cellular immune responses to hookworm and Leishmania infections

Kristina A. Ernest, Professor

Community ecology, plant-herbivore interactions, ecology of small mammals

Fabiola Serra Fuertes, Lecturer

Eric Graham, Lecturer

Jason T. Irwin, Professor

Physiological and ecological aspects of cold tolerance in insects and amphibians

Paul W. James, Professor

Fish ecology, stream ecology

Jim Johnson, Professor / Department Chair

Mycology, molecular systematics, molecular ecology and amphibian disease

Lindsay Millward, Lecturer

Holly C. Pinkart, Professor

Microbial ecology and physiology, microbes of saline alkaline lakes

Mary Poulson, Professor

Plant physiology, photosynthesis, and photosynthetic responses to the environment

Wayne S. Quirk, Professor

Sensory Physiology

Ian J. Quitadamo, Professor

Neuro-cognitive basis of critical thinking, assessment of science learning

Linda A. Raubeson, Professor   **ON SABBATICAL 2018-2019**

Phylogeny of conifers, chloroplast genome evolution, conservation and ecological genetics of local plants

Alison Scoville, Associate Professor

Ecological and evolutionary genomics, rapid evolution and conservation biology

Gabrielle Stryker, Associate Professor

Protozoan parasites, paraflagellar rod proteins in kinetoplastids, cell motility, immunology

Lixing Sun, Professor

Ecology and evolution of animal behavior (especially communication systems), chemical ecology

R. Steven Wagner, Professor  **ON PROFESSIONAL LEAVE FROM CWU 2018-2019**

Amphibian decline, genetics, herpetology, conservation biology, road ecology, primate behavior

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