Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics Student Taskforce

Meet the Students of BEES/BISI-BEES!

Edward Hurme (Wilkinson Lab)
movement ecology of fishing bats

Alex Novarro (Bely Lab)
physiological ecology, population biology,

Link to research; Twitter

Krittika Petprakob (Swenson Lab)
tropical forest ecology

Corey Reynolds (Bely Lab)
physiological ecology, regeneration

Elske Tielens (Gruner Lab)
community ecology, assembly, plant-insect interactions,
spatial landscape structure

Link to research

Maria Natalia Umana (Swenson Lab)
plant ecology, tropics
Link to research

Jake Weissman (Johnson Lab & Fagan Lab)
theoretical microbial ecology/evolution
Link to research

Noor White (Mitter Lab)
Co-advised by Michael Braun (Smithsonian NMNH)
avian phylogenomics, evolution of night vision
Link to research

Miranda Yourick (Carleton Lab)
evolution of color vision, genetics, African cichlids






Danielle Adams (Wilkinson Lab)
behavioral ecology, olfactory communication, bats

Leann Biancani (Cummings Lab)
Co-advised by Karen Osborn (Smithsonian NMNH)
phylogenetics and evolution of pelagic invertebrates

Grace Capshaw (Carr Lab)
auditory evolution, salamander sensory ecology, neuroethology

Brock Couch (Lips Lab)

Daniel Escobar-Camacho (Carleton Lab)
evolutionary biology, ichthyology,
fish vision, fish diversity, animal behavior

Link to Research

John Ficklin (Haag Lab)
reproductive mode evolution, kilifish

Alex Forde (Gruner Lab)
community ecology, mangroves
Link to research

Andrew Foss-Grant (Fagan Lab)
theoretical and statistical ecology

Will Gammerdinger (Kocher Lab)
population genomics, sex chromosome evolution,
African cichlids

Jessica Goodheart (Cummings Lab)
Co-advised by Allen Collins (NOAA/NMNH)
phylogenetics and evolution of nudibranchs
Link to research



Beatrice Mao (Wilkinson Lab Alumnus)
Co-advised by Cynthia Moss (Johns Hopkins University)
 echolocation, hearing genetics, bats

Ian McFadden (Kraft Lab) - transferred to UCLA
community ecology, tropical forests

Carly Muletz-Wolz (Lips Lab Alumnus)
microbial ecology, disease ecology,
amphibian conservation

Link to research

Andy Simpson (Fenster Lab Alumnus)
          Co-advised by Scott Wing (Smithsonian NMNH)         macroecology, paleobotany
Link to research

Elanor Spadafora (Lamp Lab Alumnus)
wetland macroinvertebrate community dynamics
Link to research

Alyssa Stewart (Dudash Lab Alumnus)
plant-pollinator interactions, nectar bats, paleotropics

Sarah Tweedt (Delwiche Lab Alumnus)
Co-advised by Douglas Erwin (Smithsonian NMNH)
paleobiology, developmental evolution

Eduardo Zattara (Bely Lab Alumnus)
evo-devo, invertebrate zoology, developmental biology,
phylogenetics, bioinformatics

Marcel Vaz (Kraft Lab) - transferred to UCLA
tropical forest ecology

Silvia Alvarez (Fagan Lab Alumnus)
social behavior, collective behavior,
animal movement

Link to research

Gerald Carter (Wilkinson Lab Alumnus)
behavioral ecology, cooperation, bats
Link to research

Carolina Diller (Fenster Lab Alumnus)
floral trait evolution, pollinator mediated selection
Link to research

Graziella DiRenzo (Lips Lab Alumnus)
disease ecologist, herpetologist
Link to research; Twitter

Cora Ann Johnston (Gruner Lab Alumnus)
community ecology, species interactions, resources
Link to research

Gaurav Kandlikar (Kraft Lab) - transferred to UCLA
plant functional ecology, coexistence,
 plant-microbe interactions

Link to research

Cheryl Lewis Ames (Bely Lab Alumnus)
Co-advised by Allen Collins (Smithsonian NMNH)
 cnidarians, genomics, vision, venom, sex




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