Mentors for the REU program are members of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at KU. Additionally, some faculty are members of the Biodiversity Institute (BI) or the Kansas Biological Survey (KBS). For 2017 the mentors are:
Models of disease transmission
Ecology, Evolution, Plants, Fungi, Feedback, Prairie, Diversity, Dynamics
Evolutionary Epigenetics, Genomics and Genetic Conflict
REU Program Director
Evolutionary behavioral genetics, courtship behavior, Drosophila, molecular evolution.
speciation, herpetology, systematics, hybridization
Floral evolution, evolution of developmental genetic programs, molecular evolution, epigenetics.
Evolution of flowering plants on oceanic islands; evolution of breeding systems and biogeography; testing phylogenetic methods
Evolutionary theory, population genetics, symbiosis, population structure.
Microbial, community and restoration ecology. Focus on soil and root fungal communities
Behavior, population structure and evolution of social spiders; biogeography of Old World honey bees; honey bee and Varroa mite co-evolution; biology of Kansas native bees
Evolutionary biology and comparative morphology of marine and freshwater fishes
Distribution of species, large geographical, pattern, process
Lepidoptera (moths & butterflies), sex chromosomes, reproductive biology, genomics, bioinformatics, molecular evolution, population genetics