Faculty

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bwa Barry W. Ache
Whitney Faculty
Distinguished Professor of Biology and Neuroscience

  • Locations:
    • Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
    • LG-101D McKnight Brain Institute
  • Phones:
    • (904) 461-4034
    • (352) 294-5363
  • Email: bwa@whitney.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Chemical Senses: Olfaction
  • Whitney page: Barry W. Ache, Ph.D.

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Charles holding a pike caught in Toronto Charles Baer
Associate Professor

  • Office: 621 Bartram Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-3550
  • Email: cbaer@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Population and Evolutionary Genetics
  • Website: The Baer Lab
  • Profile: Charles F. Baer

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William (Brad) Barbazuk
Professor

  • Office: 407 Cancer & Genetics Research Complex
  • Phone: (352) 273-8624
  • Email: bbarbazuk@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Computational, Comparative and Functional Genomics
  • Profile: William (Brad) Barbazuk

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Michael Barfield
Assistant Scientist

  • Office: 111 Bartram Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-6914
  • Email: mjb01@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Theoretical ecology
  • Webpage: Michael Barfield

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bjorndal Karen Bjorndal
Distinguished Professor

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David C. Blackburn
Museum Faculty
Associate Curator of Amphibians and Reptiles

  • Office: 262 Dickinson Hall, Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Phone: (352) 273-1943
  • Email: dblackburn@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Herpetology, Systematics, Africa
  • Website: The Blackburn Lab
  • Profile: Dr. David C. Blackburn

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jon-bloch_profile Jonathan Bloch
Museum Faculty
Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology

  • Office: 222 Dickinson Hall, Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Phone: (352) 273-1938
  • Email: jbloch@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Vertebrate paleontology
  • Profile: Jonathan I. Bloch | Home

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abolten Alan Bolten
Professor & Research Assistant

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Cherie Bond
Lecturer

  • Office: 522B Carr Hall
  • Phone: _
  • Email: bondc@ufl.edu
  • Interests: With a specialty is human molecular neurogenetics, I have collaborated on many research projects, including molecular genetic test development for Huntington, Alzheimer, and Fragile X disorders, discovery of human opioid receptor polymorphisms and their functional significance, and basic research in sepsis, stress, and chronic heart disease effects on gene expression in the brain.
  • Website: _

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Edward Braun
Professor

  • Office: 514 Carr Hall
  • Phone: (352) 846-1124
  • Email: ebraun68@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolutionary and comparative genomics
  • Webpage: Edward L. Braun

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gburleigh John (Gordon) Burleigh
Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator

  • Office: 218 Carr Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-2776
  • Email: gburleigh@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Computational phylogenetics

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ncellinese Nico Cellinese
Museum Faculty
Associate Curator, Herbarium & Informatics

  • Office: 354 Dickinson Hall, Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Phone: (352) 273-1979
  • Email: ncellinese@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Interests: My research focuses on two main general areas:
    1. Taxonomy, systematics, and biogeography
    2. Biodiversity informatics and phyloinformatics.
  • Profile: Dr. Nico Cellinese

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Sixue Chen
Professor & Director of Proteomics Facility

  • Office: 438 Cancer & Genetics Research Complex
  • Phone: (352) 273-8330
  • Email: schen@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Plant signaling, metabolism and molecular networks
  • Website: The Chen Lab
  • Profile: Sixue Chen

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kchoe Keith Choe
Associate Professor

  • Office: 321 Bartram Hall
  • Phone: (352) 273-0139
  • Email: kchoe@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Animal Physiology and Molecular Biology
  • Department profile: Keith Choe, Ph.D.
  • Website: The Choe Lab

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Martin Cohn
Professor – Joint Faculty

  • Office: 406 Cancer & Genetics Research Complex
  • Phone: (352) 273-8099
  • Email: mjcohn@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Developmental biology and evolution
  • Website: The Cohn Laboratory
  • Biology profile: Martin J Cohn

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Derek Cummings Derek Cummings
Professor & Preeminent Scholar

  • Office: 422 Carr Hall & 106 Emerging Pathogens Institute
  • Phone: (352) 273-6555
  • Email: datc@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Infectious Disease Dynamics, Disease Ecology, Population Biology
  • Website: Infectious Disease DYNAMICS

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christine.davis Christine Davis
BSC Coordinator

  • Office: 620 Carr Hall
  • Phone: (352) 846-1156
  • Email: christine.davis@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Plant diversity, evolution, and systematics; bryology; plant-fungal symbioses
  • Profile: E. Christine Davis
  • Website: Christine Davis

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Norman A. Douglas
Lecturer

  • Office: 618A Carr Hall
  • Phone: (352) 294-2842
  • Email: nadouglas@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Plant systematics & phylogeography, edaphic endemism, and conservation genetics
  • Website: Norman A. Douglas

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Gareth Fraser
Assistant Professor

  • Office: 512 Carr Hall
  • Phone: (352) 273-4758
  • Email: g.fraser@ufl.edu
  • Interests: EvoDevo
  • Website: Fraser Lab

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Stefanie Gazda thumbnail Stefanie K. Gazda
Biology Online Major Coordinator

  • Office: 214A Bartram Hall
  • Phone: (352) 273-0114
  • Email: stefanie.gazda@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Online student engagement, dolphin behavioral and foraging ecology, predator-prey spatial dynamics
  • Website: http://major.biology.ufl.edu/

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ngerlach Nicole Gerlach
Undergraduate Coordinator for Botany, Zoology, and Marine Sciences

  • Office: 520 Carr Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-2419
  • Email: ngerlach@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Behavioral ecology; mating behavior and sexual selection
  • Website: Nicole M. Gerlach

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Jamie Gillooly
Associate Professor

  • Office: 409 Carr Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-2743
  • Email: gillooly@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Physiological ecology, community and ecosystem ecology, macroecology
  • Website: Gillooly Lab

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Matt Gitzendanner
Museum Faculty
Scientist & Collection Manager

  • Office: 301 C Dickinson Hall, Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Phone: (352) 273-1960
  • Email: magitz@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Population genetics
  • Website: Gitzendanner Lab

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Robert Guralnick
Museum Faculty
Associate Curator of Biodiversity Informatics

  • Office: 358 Dickinson Hall
  • Phone: (352) 273-1980
  • Email: rguralnick@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Research Interests: Biodiversity focusing on spatiotemporal changes in genetic and species diversity
  • Website: The Guralnick Lab

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harmon Alice Harmon
Professor

  • Office: 621 Carr Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-9169
  • Email: harmon@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Molecular Biologist Signal Transduction
  • Profile: Alice Harmon

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Bernard Hauser
Associate Professor

  • Office: 516A Bartram Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-0009
  • Email: bahauser@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Reproductive biology
  • Profile: Bernard Hauser

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Andrew Hill
Adjunct Lecturer

  • Office: 123 Bartram Hall
  • Phone: (352) 294 0532
  • Email: andrew.hill@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Neuroscience, Behavior, Developmental toxicology

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Tom Hladish
Research Assistant Scientist

  • Office: 417 Carr Hall
  • Email: tjhladish@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Computational epidemiology, stochastic modeling, dengue and influenza dynamics

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rdholt Robert Holt
Eminent Scholar & Arthur R. Marshall Jr. Chair in Ecology

  • Office: 111 Bartram Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-6917
  • Email: rdholt@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Theoretical Ecology
  • Website: Robert D. Holt

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dsjones Douglas Jones
Museum Faculty
Professor & Director

  • Office: 291 Dickinson Hall, Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Phone: (352) 273-1901
  • Email: dsjones@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Invertebrate paleontology
  • Website: Douglas S. Jones | Home

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David Julian
Associate Professor

  • Office: 123 Bartram Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-5878
  • Email: djulian@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Comparative and ecological physiology
  • Website: The Julian Lab
  • Profile: David Julian

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kawahara Akito Kawahara
Museum Faculty
Assistant Curator

  • Office: McGuire Hall, Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Phone: (352) 273-2018
  • Email: kawahara@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Phylogenomics, systematics, evolution and behavior of insects
  • Website: The Kawahara Lab
  • Profile: Akito Y. Kawahara | Home

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Nick Keiser
Assistant Professor

  • Office: 622A Carr Hall
  • Phone: (352) 273-4981
  • Email: ckeiser@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Behavioral Ecology, Disease Ecology
  • Website: Keiser Lab

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rkimball Rebecca Kimball
Professor

  • Office: 528 Bartram Hall
  • Phone: (352) 846-3737
  • Email: rkimball@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Behavioral ecology; Molecular phylogenetics
  • Website: Rebecca T Kimball

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kowalewski Michal Kowalewski
Museum Faculty
Professor, Curator & Chair

  • Office: Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Phone: (352) 273-1944
  • Email: kowalewski@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Paleoecology, taphonomy, geochronology, stratigraphy, quantitative methods, marine ecology, conservation biology, mollusks, brachiopods
  • Website: Michal Kowalewski | Home

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Mathew Leibold Mathew Leibold
Professor & Preeminent Scholar

  • Office: 627 Bartram Hall
  • Phone: (352) 294-7544
  • Email: mleibold@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Community ecology, aquatic ecology
  • Website: LEIBOLD LAB

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jliao James Liao
Whitney Faculty
Associate Professor of Biology – UF Term Professor 2016-2019

  • Location: Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
  • Phone: (904) 461-4011
  • Email: jliao@whitney.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Biomechanics and neurobiology of fish behavior
  • Website: www.liaolab.com
  • Whitney page: James C. Liao, Ph.D.

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jlichstein Jeremy Lichstein
Assistant Professor

  • Office: 317 Carr Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-1540
  • Email: jlichstein@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Forest dynamics; biodiversity; carbon cycle; climate change
  • Website: Lichstein Lab

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hblill Harvey Lillywhite
Professor

  • Office: 122 Bartram Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-1101
  • Email: hblill@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Physiology and ecology of reptiles and amphibians
  • Website: Harvey B. Lillywhite

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plinser Paul Linser
Whitney Faculty
Professor of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Neuroscience, Microbiology and Cell Science, Entomology, and Biology

  • Location: Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
  • Phone: (904) 461-4036
  • Email: pjl@whitney.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Developmental and Molecular Biology of Disease Vector Arthropods
  • Whitney page: Paul J. Linser, Ph.D.

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Ana V. Longo
Assistant Professor

  • Office: 412 Carr Hall
  • Phone: (352) 273-4982
  • Email: ana.longo@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Disease Ecology; Microbial Ecology; Amphibians
  • Website: thelongolab.com

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Bruce MacFadden
Museum Faculty
Distinguished Professor & Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology

  • Office: 218 Dickinson Hall
  • Phone: (352) 273-1937
  • Email: bmacfadd@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Vertebrate paleontology
  • Website: Bruce J. MacFadden | Home

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Malcolm Maden
Professor

  • Office: 326 Bartram Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-5856
  • Email: malcmaden@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Developmental and Regenerative Biology
  • Profile: Malcolm Maden

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Steven Manchester
Museum Faculty
Curator of Paleobotany

  • Office: 214 Dickinson Hall, Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Phone: (352) 273-1935
  • Email: steven@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Plant paleontology
  • Link: Steven R. Manchester | Home

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mqmartin Mark Martindale
Whitney Faculty
Professor of Biology – Director of the Whitney Laboratory

  • Location: Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
  • Phone: (904) 461-4051
  • Email: mqmartin@whitney.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Experimental Embryology and Evo-Devo
  • Whitney page: Mark Q. Martindale, Ph.D.

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Stuart McDaniel
Associate Professor

  • Office: 213 Carr Hall
  • Phone: (352) 273-0123
  • Email: stuartmcdaniel@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolutionary genetics
  • Website: McDaniel Lab

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miyamoto Michael Miyamoto
Professor

  • Office: 311 Bartram Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-3275
  • Email: miyamoto@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Molecular systematics and evolution
  • Webpage: Michael Masao Miyamoto

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Teresa Mutahi
Lecturer & Undergraduate Coordinator for the UF Biology Major

  • Office: 214B Bartram Hall
  • Phone: (352) 273-0115
  • Email: tmutahi@ufl.edu
  • Interests: With an expertise in biology, science and mathematics education, Dr. Mutahi is interested in research and initiatives geared towards biology/STEM curriculum development, diverse learners and active learning strategies in higher education institutions. Another area of interest is enhancing inclusion and success of underrepresented groups in STEM programs.
  • Website: UF Biology Major

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oppenhe David Oppenheimer
Associate Professor & Associate Chair

  • Office: 115 Carr Hall
  • Phone: (352) 273-0121
  • Email: oppenhe@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Cell biology, genetics, and plant development
  • Website: The Oppenheimer Lab

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lpage1 Larry Page
Museum Faculty
Curator of Fishes & Director of iDigBio

  • Office: 282 Dickinson Hall
  • Phone: (352) 273-1952
  • Email: lpage@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Systematics, evolution, and ecology of freshwater fishes; protection of aquatic natural areas.
  • Link: Larry M. Page | Home

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Todd Palmer
Associate Professor

  • Office: 411 Carr Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-6357
  • Email: tmp@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Mutualism, tropical ecology; community ecology; plant-animal interactions
  • Website: The Palmer Lab

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Gustav Paulay
Museum Faculty
Curator of Marine Malacology

  • Office: 278 Dickinson Hall, Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Phone: (352) 273-1948
  • Email: paulay@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Invertebrate evolution & biogeography
  • Website: Gustav Paulay | Home

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José Miguel Ponciano
Associate Professor

  • Office: 309 Carr Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-2784
  • Email: josemi@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Stochastic processes in ecology, evolution and population genetics
  • Webpage: José Miguel Ponciano Castellanos

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fep Francis E. (Jack) Putz
Distinguished Professor

  • Office: 209 Carr Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-1486
  • Email: fep@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Conservation Biology, Tropical Forestry, Fire Ecology, Restoration Ecology, Economic Botany, Natural Resource Economics, Plant Ecology, Botany, Plant Biomechanics
  • Webpage: Francis E. (Jack) Putz

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David Reed
Museum Faculty
Curator of Mammals

  • Office: 350 Dickinson Hall
  • Phone: (352) 273-1971
  • Email: dreed@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Mammalogy; Host-parasite coevolution
  • Website: David L. Reed | Home

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Biology Department Constance Rich
Lecturer

  • Office: 522A Carr Hall
  • Phone: _
  • Email: c.rich@ufl.edu
  • Interests: _
  • Website: _

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skrobins Scott Robinson
Museum Faculty
Eminent Scholar & Katharine Ordway Professor of Ecosystem Conservation

  • Office: 305 Dickinson Hall
  • Phone: (352) 273-1965
  • Email: srobinson@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Conservation biology; Avian ecology
  • Website: Scott K. Robinson | Home

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jfryan Joseph Ryan
Whitney Faculty
Assistant Professor of Biology

  • Location: Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience
  • Phone: (904) 461-4046
  • Email: jfryan@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolutionary Genomics using experimental biology and bioinformatic techniques to address questions at the intersection of evolutionary biology, developmental biology, and ecology
  • Whitney page: Joseph F. Ryan, Ph.D.

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Kristen Sauby
Adjunct Lecturer

  • Office: 110 Bartram Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-1040
  • Email: ksauby@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Spatial, population, and community ecology, and applications of ecological theory, sampling design, and statistical analysis to management and conservation of populations and communities

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Christine E. Schnitzler
Whitney Faculty
Assistant Professor of Biology

  • Office: Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience · St. Augustine, FL
  • Phone: (904) 461-4050
  • Email: christine.schnitzler@whitney.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolutionary, comparative, and functional genomics; stem cells and regeneration
  • Whitney page: Christine E. Schnitzler, Ph.D.

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Elaine Seaver
Whitney Faculty
Professor of Biology

  • Office: Whitney Laboratory for Marine Bioscience Room 27
  • Phone: (904) 461-4030
  • Email: seaver@whitney.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolution and development of marine invertebrates
  • Whitney page: Elaine C. Seaver, Ph.D.

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emilysessa Emily Sessa
Assistant Professor

  • Office: 521A Bartram Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-1098
  • Email: emilysessa@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Plant systematics; genomics; reticulate evolution; physiological ecology
  • Website: The Sessa Lab

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bsmocoviti Vassiliki (Betty) Smocovitis
Professor

  • Office: 617 Carr Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-9647
  • Email: bsmocovi@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Evolutionary theory, systematics, and history
  • Website: Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis

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dsoltis Doug Soltis
Museum Faculty
Distinguished Professor

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psoltis Pam Soltis
Museum Faculty
Distinguished Professor & Curator

  • Office: 301 Dickinson Hall
  • Phone: (352) 273-1964
  • Email: psoltis@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Polyploidy and plant phylogenetics
  • Webpage: Pamela S. Soltis | Home

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Colette St. Mary
Professor

  • Office: 610 Bartram Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-1107
  • Email: stmary@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Behavioral ecology; sexual selection
  • Website: Colette M St. Mary

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steadman David Steadman
Museum Faculty
Curator of Ornithology

  • Office: 320 Dickinson Hall
  • Phone: (352) 273-1968 or (352) 273-1969
  • Email: dws@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Avian ecology and paleoecology
  • Website: Dr. David W. Steadman

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snailz Fred Thompson
Museum Faculty
Curator of Non-marine Malacology

  • Office: 254 Dickinson Hall
  • Phone: (352) 273-1943
  • Email: fgt@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Systematica and ecology of land and freshwater mollusks
  • Website: Fred G. Thompson | Home

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Hannah Vander Zanden
Assistant Professor

  • Office: 420 Carr Hall
  • Phone: (352) 294-0438
  • Email: hvz@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Animal ecology, stable isotope ecology
  • Website: Vander Zanden Lab

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kvliet Kent Vliet
Coordinator of Laboratories

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Marta Wayne
Professor & Department Chair

  • Office: 427 Bartram Hall
  • Phone: (352) 392-9925
  • Email: mlwayne@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Host-parasite coevolution; evolutionary genetics and genomics
  • Profile: Marta L. Wayne
  • Website: Under construction – coming soon

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Norris Williams Norris Williams
Museum Faculty
Curator & Keeper of the Herbarium

  • Office: 374 Dickinson Hall, Florida Museum of Natural History
  • Phone: (352) 273-1982
  • Email: orchid@flmnh.ufl.edu
  • Interests: Systematics and evolution of Orchidaceae, with particular emphasis on Neotropical groups
  • Website: Norris H. Williams | Home

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Hua Yan
Assistant Professor

  • Office: 511 Carr Hall
  • Phone: _
  • Email: hua.yan@ufl.edu
  • Interests: Chemosensation, Neuroplasticity, Social Behavior and Reproductive Longevity in Ants
  • Website: _

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