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EEBB Alumni

     The uniqueness and appeal of the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology and Behavior Program stems from its interdisciplinary structure. Graduate students have a great deal of flexibility in designing their individual study and research programs while maintaining a core graduate program and extensive interactions among the 90 EEBB faculty and 110 EEBB students. Now entering its second decade, the EEBB Program at Michigan State University is widely regarded as one of the outstanding graduate programs for ecology, evolution and behavior in the country. Perhaps the most demonstrative indicator of the success of the EEBB program at Michigan State is the professional venues of our alumni.

A Partial Listing of EEBB Alumni Including Thesis Titles and Current Professional Positions

(Please feel free to contact our alumni to discuss their impressions of the EEBB Program)

Matthew P. Ayres (Ph.D. 1991) Assistant Professor, Dartmouth

Adaptation and Constraint in Papilio canadensis: Geographic Variation in Nutritional Physiology and Temperature.

William W. Bowerman (Ph.D. 1993), Associate Professor, Clemson University

Regulation on Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) Productivity in the Great Lakes Basin: An Ecological and Toxicological Approach.

Valerie J. Brady (Ph.D. 1996)  Research Associate, Natural Resources Research Institute and Dept. of Biology, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Zebra Mussels (Dreissena polymorpha) in a Great Lakes Coastal Marsh: Population Dynamics and Effects on the Invertebrates.

Elizabeth A. Capaldi (Ph.D. 1996)  Post Doc, University of Illinois

Acquisition of Visual Spatial Memory: Orientation & Reorientation Flights in the Honey Bee.

Martha Ann Case (Ph.D. 1993)  Assistant Professor, College of William & Mary

Genetic Diversity and Evolutionary Relationships Within and Among Five Cypripedium (Orchidaceae) Species: Inference from Allozyme Electrophoresis.

M. Sean Clark (Ph.D. 1996)  Dept. of Ag & Natural Resources, Berea College

An Evaluation of Domestic Chickens and Geese as Biological Control Agents for Insect Pests and Weeds.

C. Paola Ferreri (Ph.D. 1995)  Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University

Role of Compensatory Mechanisms in the Population Dynamics of Lake Trout (Salvelinus namaycush) in the US Waters of Lake Superior.

Daniel A. Herms (Ph.D. 1991)  Assistant Professor, Ohio State University

Variation in Resource Allocation Patterns of Paper Birch: Evidence for Physiological Trade-Offs Among Growth, Reproduction and Defense.

Karen E. Hokanson (Ph.D. 1995)  USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

The Consequences of Polyploidy on Inbreeding Depression in Vaccinium (Blueberry) Species.

Stan C. Hokanson (Ph.D. 1995)  USDA Agriculture Research Service

Risk Assessment of Transgenic Plants: Evaluation of Border Rows as a Containment Strategy for Transgenic Pollen and a Comparison of Pollen Dispersal Patterns For Native and Transgenes.

Lisa E. Huberty (Ph.D. 1994)  Instructor, Kalamazoo College

Dominance, Diversity, and Resource Competition in Old-Field Plant Communities.

Casey J. Huckins (Ph.D. 1996)  Assistant Professor, Michigan Technological University

Interpreting the Functional Relationships Between Morphology, Feeding Performance, Diet and Competitive Ability in Mullusciuovous Sunfish.

Lissa M. Leege (Ph.D. 1997) Georgia Southern University

The Ecological Impact of Austrian Pine (Pinus nigra) on the Sand Dunes of Lake Michigan: An Introduced Species Becomes an Invader.

Mark A. McPeek (Ph.D. 1989) Chair, Biological Sciences, Dartmouth

The Determination of Species Composition in the Enallagma Assemblages (Odonata: Coenagrionidae) of Permanent Lakes.

Mark H. Olson (Ph.D. 1993) Senior Research Associate, Cornell

Mixed Competition/Predation Interactions in Size-Structured Fish Communities.