Scientists within FAU’s Department of Biological Sciences that focus on environmental science use primarily aquatic systems such as the Everglades and coral reefs to study ecological systems and sustain their biodiversity. Faculty members are actively conducting research on a wide range of topics including population ecology, predator-prey interactions, ecosystem energetics, food web dynamics, ecological modeling and physical-biological coupling. Much of the research is done through partnerships with agencies and organizations in South Florida, with emphasis on research in the Everglades. These partnerships have allowed FAU’s faculty to play a strong role in the restoration of the Everglades ecosystem and have led to the study and conservation of ecosystems worldwide.
FAU’s Department of Biological Sciences faculty members view integration of disciplines as a defining characteristic to understanding scientific principles. The department offers a Ph.D. Program in Integrative Biology and Masters degrees (both include the option to concentrate in environmental sciences) and Bachelors degrees.
|Name||Area of Emphasis||Anderson, Rindy||Behavioral ecology, communication, cognition, sexual selection||Baldwin, John D.||Population genetics and reproductive biology||Benscoter, Brian||Plant and wetland ecology and fire ecology||Brooks, Randy||Marine behavioral ecology, symbiology, coral reefs||Dawson-Scully, Ken||Neurobiology of cellular stress and neuroprotection using live cell imaging, electrophysiology and behavior genetics||Dorn, Nathan||Freshwater ecology and community ecology||Esiobu, Nwadiuto||Environmental microbiology, drug resistance and antimicrobiosis||Frazier, Evelyn Marques||Entomology, plant/insect interactions||Gawlik, Dale||Avian and wetland ecology||Hughes, Colin||Evolutionary and conservation genetics||Koch-Rose, Marguerite||Marine botany, nutrient cycling and climate change in tropical marine systems||Kumi-Diaka, J. K.||Reproductive pathophysiology and oncology||Milton, Sarah L.||Vertebrate anoxia tolerance, marine turtle physiology||Noonburg, Erik||Ecological modeling||Owen, Dianne||Invasion biology, ecological modeling, landscape and community ecology, plant physiological ecology||Salmon, Michael||Animal behavior||Theisen, Tim C.||Movement patterns, population structure and physiology of marine fish||Wyneken, Jeanette||Integrative biology, comparative and functional morphology||Zhang, Xing-Hai||Plant physiology, molecular biology and biotechnology|