Biology: Eco & Cons Bio Faculty
Ecology and Conservation Biology Faculty

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The People

    Our Program in Ecology and Conservation Biology is currently composed of 17 core faculty with active research programs in different areas, from molecular ecology and evolution to community, ecosystem, and landscape ecology. The multidisciplinary nature of our program generates research lines at the intersection of areas commonly considered independent, promoting strong collaborations among our faculty. Faculty affiliates from other departments at BGSU and institutions in northwest Ohio and southern Michigan provide a highly productive research and learning environment for prospective undergraduate and graduate students interested in a career in Ecology and Conservation Biology.

    Our graduate program prepares students at the M. Sc. and Ph. D. levels with emphasis in Ecology and Conservation Biology. Our strong multidisciplinary research and teaching component allow students to be exposed to a wide range of modern techniques for addressing novel research questions. Our emphasis in Ecology and Evolution as the basic foundations for Conservation Biology makes our program unique in northwest Ohio, providing a center of academic and research excellence for prospective students.

    Our graduates have been successful in continuing their professional development, with BGSU alumni joining graduate programs in major universities as well as finding job opportunities in federal and state agencies and private enterprises.

Core Faculty  |   Faculty Affiliates


Core Faculty

Gabriela Bidart-Bouzat, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Evolutionary ecology; plant-insect interactions
   
511A Life Sciences Bldg
gbidart@bgsu.edu
1-419-372-4243
Juan L. Bouzat, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular ecology and evolution; conservation genetics
   
403 Life Sciences Bldg
jbouzat@bgsu.edu
1-419-372-9240
Sheryl Coombs, Ph.D.
Professor
Sensory biology; comparative studies of vertebrate hair cell systems
   
434 Life Sciences Bldg
scoombs@bgsu.edu
1-419-372-1206
Robert Huber, Ph.D.
Professor
Neurochemistry of aggression
   
227B Life Sciences Bldg
rhuber@bgsu.edu
1-419-372-7492
Rex Lowe, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Aquatic community ecology of benthic algae
   
312C Life Sciences Bldg
lowe@bgsu.edu
1-419-372-8562
Kevin McCluney, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor (starting in January 2014)
Water, food webs, landscape ecology, freshwater sustainability
   
Life Sciences Bldg
kevin.e.mccluney@gmail.com
   
R. Michael McKay, Ph.D.
Professor
Aquatic microbial ecology; phytoplankton-trace metal interactions
   
523 Life Sciences Bldg
rmmckay@bgsu.edu
1-419-372-6873
Helen Michaels, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Evolution and ecology of plant mating systems; ecological genetics
   
330C Life Sciences Bldg
hmichae@bgsu.edu
1-419-372-2644
Jeffrey Miner, Ph.D.
Department Chair, Associate Professor
Aquatic community ecology; fishery biology
   
336 Life Sciences Bldg
jminer@bgsu.edu
1-419-372-8330
Paul Moore, Ph.D.
Professor
Sensory ecology; chemoreceptor behavior
   
226 Life Sciences Bldg
pmoore@bgsu.edu
1-419-372-8556
Lee Rockett, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Ecology of soil mites and mosquito control
   
330D Life Sciences Bldg
clrocke@bgsu.edu
1-419-372-2834
Scott Rogers, Ph.D.
Professor
Ancient DNA/ice/viruses/bacteria/fungi
   
411 Life Sciences Bldg
srogers@bgsu.edu
372-2332
Karen Root, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator
Conservation biology, population viability analysis, reserve design
   
429E Life Sciences Bldg
kvroot@bgsu.edu
1-419-372-8559
Eileen Underwood, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Herpetoculture
   
411 Life Sciences Bldg
eunderw@bgsu.edu
1-419-372-8564
Moira van Staaden, Ph.D.,
Professor
Ethology and evolution
   
304 Life Sciences Bldg
moirav@bgsu.edu
1-419-372-0341
Daniel Wiegmann, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Behavioral ecology; reproductive biology of fishes
   
311 Life Sciences Bldg
ddwiegm@bgsu.edu
1-419-372-2691
Ronny Woodruff, Ph.D.
Distinguished Research Professor
Genetics of transposable DNA in Drosophila and natural populations
   
434 Life Sciences Bldg
rwoodru@bgsu.edu
1-419-372-0376

Faculty Affiliates

Michael Bradie, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Philosophy
Philosophy of science, logic, epistemology
   
 
mbradie@bgsu.edu
1-419-372-8372
Enrique Gomezdelcampo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Geology/Environmental Programs
GIS; ecohydrology; climate and land-use change
   
 
egomezd@bgsu.edu
1-419-372-9368
John Farver, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Geology
Synthesis and characterization of natural and synthetic mineral and ceramic aggregates
   
 
jfarver@bgsu.edu
1-419-372-7203
Robert K. Vincent, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Geology
Remote sensing; environmental monitoring
   
 
rvincen@bgsu.ed
1-419-372-0160
Margaret M. Yacobucci, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Geology
Paleontology; paleobiology; evolution
   
 
mmyacob@bgsu.ed
1-419-372-7982