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Professor Julie Heath and student conduct test

The faculty in the EEB program come from many different backgrounds and areas of study, providing students with a diverse and knowledgeable team of experts to learn from and work with.

NameResearch AreasDepartmentContactAccepting Students?
Jesse BarberSensory ecology, animal behavior, conservation biologyBiology jessebarber@boisestate.edu
208-426-3202
Yes*
Marc BechardRaptor biology and ecology; habitat use in raptorsBiology mbechard@boisestate.edu
Jim BelthoffBehavioral ecology, animal behavior, and avian biologyBiology jbeltho@boisestate.edu
426-4033
Raptor Biology MS students
Sven BuerkiGenomics, evolutionary plant biology, bioinformatics Biologysvenbuerki@boisestate.eduYes*
Trevor CaughlinSeed dispersal, ecological restoration and landowner decision-makingBiologytrevorcaughlin@boisestate.eduYes*
Jay CarlisleAvian migration and physiological ecologyBiology jaycarlisle@boisestate.eduYes
Sarah DalrympleBehavioral Ecology, EvolutionBiologysarahdalrymple@boisestate.edu
Marie-Anne de GraaffPlant/Soil interactions in terrestrial ecosystemsBiology marie-annedegraaff@boisestate.edu
Kevin FerisMicrobial community ecology; carbon and nitrogen cycling in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, algae biofuels, bioremediation studiesBiology kevinferis@boisestate.eduYes*
Jennifer ForbeyPhysiological, chemical and pharmacological ecologyBiology jenniferforbey@boisestate.edu
426-4426
Yes*
Eric HaydenRNA evolution, biomedical & biotechnical moleculesBiology erichayden@boisestate.edu
Julie Heathornithology, physiology, conservation, global change biologyBiology julieheath@boisestate.edu
208-426-3208
Yes*
Peter KoetsierAquatic ecology; lotic macroinvertebrate ecologyBiology pkoet@boisestate.edu
Steve NovakPlant evolutionary biology; introduced speciesBiology snovak@boisestate.edu
Ian RobertsonInsect behavior and ecology; plant-insect interactionsBiology iroberts@boisestate.edu
Marcelo SerpePlant biochemistry and physiologyBiology mserpe@boisestate.edu
James SmithPlant molecular systematics, phylogenetic analyses, speciation, plant evolutionBiology jfsmith@boisestate.edu
208-426-3551
Yes*
Amy UlappaAnimal Physiology, Comparative Anatomy, Animal Nutrition, General Biology III Ecology and EvolutionBiologyamyulappa@boisestate.edu
Merlin WhiteFungal molecular systematics, arthropod-associated fungiBiology merlinwhite@boisestate.edu
Jodi BrandtLand use science, remote sensing, conservation biologyHuman-Environment Systemsjodibrandt@boisestate.edu
208-426-2935
Yes*
Vicken HillisEnvironmental behavior, cultural evolution, cooperationHuman-Environment Systemsvickenhillis@boisestate.edu
415-812-6846
Yes*
Neil CarterSocio-environmental systemsHuman-Environment Systemsneilcarter@boisestate.edu
Samantha BlattOsteology, dental morphology/histology, bioarchaeologyAnthropologysamanthablatt@boisestate.edu
Kathryn DempsCultural evolution, behavioral and evolutionary ecologyAnthropologykathryndemps@boisestate.edu
Christopher HillGeoarchaeology, paleontology, conservation paleoecologyAnthropologychill2@boisestate.edu
208-426-2658
Yes*
Mark PlewArchaeology of Western North AmericaAnthropologymplew@boisestate.edu
Kristin SnopkowskiHuman behavioral ecology, evolutionary demographyAnthropologykristinsnopkowski@
boisestate.edu
208-426-3055
Yes*
Pei-Lin YuPaleoclimate and cultural evolution, cultural heritage, resiliency, food security, climate changeAnthropologypei-linyu@boisestate.edu
208-426-3059
Yes*
John ZikerHuman behavioral ecology, cooperation, reproductive ecology, conservationAnthropologyjziker@boisestate.edu
208-426-2121
Yes*
Shawn BennerEcohydrology, biogeochemistryGeosciencessbenner@boisestate.edu
Alejandro FloresEcohydrology and modeling, remote sensingGeoscienceslejoflores@boisestate.edu
Nancy GlennRemote sensing, image analysis, geological engineeringGeosciencesnancyglenn@boisestate.edu
Matt KohnGeochemistry, petrology, and paleoecologyGeosciencesmattkohn@boisestate.edu
Jen PierceGeomorphology & PaleoclimatologyGeosciencesjenpierce@boisestate.edu
Matthew GerminoPlant-soil-climate relationships; biophysical ecologyUS Geological Survey208 426 3353Yes*
Todd KatznerConservation biology, ornithology, mammalogyUS Geological Survey208-426-5232Not currently
David PilliodHerpetology, wildlife ecology, stream & fire ecologyUS Geological Survey
Douglas ShinnemanFire , landscape, restoration and, plant ecologyUS Geological Survey
David AndersonRaptor biology; ecological structure and functionThe Peregrine Fund
Chris McClureVertebrate monitoring and ecological modelingThe Peregrine Fund

*Please contact for additional information