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Acosta, Francisco
Alumni Fellow and PhD student with Dr. David Hambright; B.Sc. Universidad de Las Américas Puebla, Mexico, M.Sc. King Abdullah's University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia; Research interests include diversity and dynamics of microbial populations in aquatic ecosystems.

Allison, Brenda
MS student with Dr. David Hambright; BS University of Oklahoma; Research interests include indirect effects of golden algal toxins on lake food webs and environmental regulation of toxin stability.

Ban, Yue
PhD student with Dr. Michael Markham; BS Henan Normal University, China; Research interests include cellular, behavioral neurobiology.

Barnard, Alex
Wethington Fellow and PhD student with Drs. Ola Fincke and JP Masly; BS Colorado State University, BS Metro State College of Denver; Research interests include conservation biology, behavioral ecology, and sexual conflict as a promoter of speciation in insects.

Beyer, Jessica
PhD student with Dr. David Hambright; BA Lawrence University; Research interests include invasive species ecology, conservation biology, zooplankton ecology, and limnology.

Bright, Eric
PhD student with Dr. Liz Bergey; BS Wabash College, MS University of Georgia; Research interests include aquatic invertebrates, especially the community structure of wetland invertebrates.

Bujan, Jelena
PhD student with Dr. Michael Kaspari; Diploma Thesis University of Zagreb, Croatia; Research interests include ant ecology, macroecology, and biogeochemistry.

Burt, Carolyn
Alumni Fellow and PhD student with Dr Ingo Schlupp; BA Indiana University; Research interests include the maintenance of sexual reproduction and host/parasite coevolution.

Chen, Dahong
Alumni Fellow and PhD student with Dr. Randy Hewes; BS Ocean University, China; Research interests include zebrafish development, genetics and genomics.

Chu, Zhicong
PhD student with Dr. David Durica; B.S. Ocean University of China; Research interests include characterizing genes involved in the process of limb regeneration.

Cohen, Joshua
PhD student with Dr. Rich Cifelli; BA University of California–Berkeley; Research interests in evolution of mammals of the Cretaceous Period.

Contina, Andrea
PhD student with Dr. Jeff Kelly; BSc University of Catania, Italy; MSc, University of Exeter, UK; Research interests include ecology, evolution, migration patterns in birds, stable isotope analyses.

Culver, Billy
PhD student with Dr. Larry Weider; BS Old Dominion University; Research interests include population genetics and ecology of aquatic and marine invertebrates.

Cureton, James
PhD student with Dr. Richard Broughton; BS & MS Sam Houston State University; Research interests include evolution, conservation, ecology, behavior, and role of oxidative phosphorylation in speciation.

Curry, Claire
GAANN Fellow, Alumni Fellow and PhD student with Dr. Michael Patten; BS University of North Texas; Research interests include hybridization, speciation, behavioral ecology (especially competition and community interactions), biogeography, behavior and natural history of birds and odonates.  

Das, Sunetra
PhD student with Dr. David Durica; BS & MS University of Burdwan, India; Research interests include characterizing genes involved in steroid hormone signaling in fiddler crabs.

De Smet, Jessica
MS student with Dr. Rich Cifelli; BS University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Research interests include vertebrate paleobiology with a particular interest in basal mammals and protomammals, biogeography, paleoecology, morphometrics, morphological systematics, and behavioral inferences from fossils.

Deen, Beth
MS student with Drs. Heather Ketchum and Rosemary Knapp; BS University of Oklahoma; Research involves forensic entomology and insect succession.

Dusang, Daniel
PhD student with Dr. Michael Patten; BS Purdue University, MS University of Oklahoma; Research interests include modernization of the management process for the Lesser Prairie-Chicken.

Eberle, Jess
MS student with Dr. Gary Wellborn; BS Southwestern College; Research interests include behavioral ecology, sexual selection, speciation, and the evolution of mating systems.

Fender, J. Erin
PhD student with Drs. Jeff Kelly and Gary Schnell; BS University of North Carolina at Greensboro, MS University of Memphis; Research interests include ecology, evolutionary biology, and population genetics of small mammals.

Frazee, Stephen
MS student with Dr. JP Masly; BS University of Central Oklahoma; Research interests include animal behavior, evolutionary genetics and speciation.

Frederickson, Joseph
PhD student with Dr. Rich Cifelli; BS University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, MS Temple University; Research interests in paleoecology and dinosaur ontogeny.

Frenette, Bryan
MS student with Dr. Edie Marsh-Matthews; BS University of Oklahoma; Research interests include community and population ecology.

Geheber, Aaron
PhD student with Dr. Edie Marsh-Matthews; BS Louisiana State University; MS Southeastern Louisiana University; Research interests include ichthyology and community ecology.

Hallidayschult, Thayer
PhD student with Dr. David Hambright; BS Lawrence University; Research interests include aquatic community ecology, fish community assemblage and its impact on ecosystem functions, roles and impacts of invaders, and conservation ecology.

Hao, Zhaozhe
PhD with Dr.  Ari Berkowitz; BS Nankai University, China; Research interests in neurobiology.

Hardy, Elizabeth
MS student with Dr. Ingo Schlupp; BS University of California at Davis; Research interests in behavioral ecology and conservation biology.

Hartnett, Rachel
NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Alumni Fellow and PhD student with Dr. Larry Weider; BS University of Texas–Austin; Research interests include community ecology, trophic interactions and community structure

Helms, Jackson
NSF Graduate Research Fellow, Alumni Fellow and PhD student with Dr. Michael Kaspari; BS Ohio State University; Research interests include patterns and causes of species diversity, particularly factors contributing to the latitudinal gradient in diversity, and with a focus on conservation.

Hille, David
MS student with Dr. Michael Patten; BS Northwest Nazarene University; Research interests include conservation biology and ornithology.

Hjalmarson, Emily
GAANN Fellow and PhD student with Dr. Michael Patten; BA Lawrence University; Research interests include avian ecology and conservation, particularly species affected by anthropogenic factors such as prairie chickens whose habitat is impacted by wind farms and other land use modifications.

Horton, Kyle
PhD student with Dr. Jeff Kelly; BS Canisius College, New York; MS University of Delaware; Research interests include study of avian migration using radar and acoustics.

Irmscher, Pascal
PhD student with Dr. Caryn Vaughn; MS University of Wisconsin; Research interests include stream (aquatic) ecology, population ecology, fresh water mussels, freshwater fish,  and biogeography.

Khazan, Emily
MS student with Dr. Ola Fincke; BA University of Michigan; Research interests include animal behavior and conservation biology.

Kruk, Jonathan
MS student with Dr. Jeff Kelly; BS University of Oklahoma; Research interests in animal behavior and sexual selection in avian ecology.

Landoll, Diane
PhD student with Dr. Michael Patten; BS Cameron University, MS University of Oklahoma; Research interests include natural history, life history, and ecology of prairie/savannah birds, particularly Scissor-tailed Flycatchers.

Loney, Grant
PhD student with Dr. Gary Wellborn; BS University of Oklahoma; Research interests include general ecology and sexual selection (female choice and male conflict).

Lucas, Jane
GAANN Fellow and PhD student with Dr. Michael Kaspari; BS University of St. Thomas, Minnesota; Research interests include tropical ecology, ecological stoichiometry, microbial ecology and entomology.

Makowicz, Amber
PhD student with Dr. Ingo Schlupp; BS & MS University of Oklahoma Research examines how sexual conflict influences the life history of individuals, specifically how sexual harassment affects the fitness in sailfin mollies.

Riedmann, Hiliary
PhD student with Dr. Michael Markham; BS University of North Texas; Research interests include animal behavior and the central nervous system

Roeder, Karl
PhD student with Dr. Michael Kaspari; BS, MS Texas A&M University; Research interests include community ecology, arthropod biodiversity, and nutritional ecology.

Sansom, Brandon
MS student with Dr. Caryn Vaughn; BS Washington & Jefferson College; Research interests include stream ecology and conservation biology, with a focus on freshwater mussel ecology and conservation.

Thomas, D. Andrew
PhD student with Drs. Rich Cifelli and Cindy Gordon; BS University of Central Arkansas, MS University of Oklahoma; Research interests include vertebrate paleontology.

Tweedy, Brent
Wethington Fellow and PhD student with Dr. Caryn Vaughn; BS Oklahoma Baptist University, MS Texas Christian University; Research interests include aquatic and community ecology and ecotoxicology.

Wu, Shelly
MS student with Dr. Elizabeth Bergey; BS Loyola University, New Orleans; Research interests include diatom ecology with reference to the forensic application of determining the postmortem submersion interval (PMSI).

Xu, Mingzi
PhD student with Dr. Ola Fincke; BS Fundan University, China; Research interests include animal behavior and tropical ecology.

Yousey, Aimée
MS student with Dr. Larry Weider; BS University of Oklahoma; Research interests include ecosystem interactions, Daphnia genetic adaption in response to climate change and how these changes are affecting their predators and subsequent tropic levels.

Yuan, Tian
PhD student with Dr. David McCauley; BS Sichuan Agricultural University, MS Sichuan University, China; Research interests include genetics and evolution.

Zbinden, Zachery
MS student with Dr. William Matthews; BS University of Pittsburgh; Research interests include predator-prey interactions within the context of community ecology, invasive apex-predator ecology, info-chemical ecology of predator-prey interactions along with indirect and direct effects on the rest of the community.

Zhang, Feifei
PhD  student with Dr. Rich Broughton; BS & MS Qufu Normal University, China; Research interests include ecology and evolutionary biology of fishes.



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