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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
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
(Please feel free to contact our alumni to discuss their impressions of the EEBB
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
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.
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
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
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.
Huberty (Ph.D. 1994) Instructor, Kalamazoo College
Dominance, Diversity, and Resource Competition in
Old-Field Plant Communities.
Huckins (Ph.D. 1996) Assistant Professor, Michigan Technological University
Interpreting the Functional Relationships Between
Morphology, Feeding Performance, Diet and Competitive Ability in Mullusciuovous Sunfish.
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.
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.