The Huck Institutes of the Life Sciences

Conservation biology

Faculty in the Ecology graduate program with research interests in Conservation biology

Iliana Baums
Associate Professor of Biology

Molecular ecology and evolution of reef invertebrates.

Victoria Braithwaite
Professor of Fisheries and Biology
Co-Director, the Center for Brain, Behavior and Cognition

Brain and behavior responses to stressors during different stages of development. How these promote or inhibit neurogenesis and support increased behavioral resilience

Robert Brooks
Professor of Geography and Ecology
Director, Riparia (formerly the Penn State Cooperative Wetlands Center)

Ecology, management, and restoration of wetland and riparian ecosystems.

Tomas Carlo
Associate Professor of Biology

Seed dispersal processes; bird behavior; plant invasions; tropical ecology; parasitic plants

George Perry
Assistant Professor of Anthropology and Biology

Human and non-human primate evolutionary ecology and genomics.

Alan Taylor
Professor of Geography

Vegetation dynamics; fire and climate variation on community development; environmental conservation.

Denice Wardrop
Senior Research Associate
Associate Professor of Geography and Ecology

Impacts of human disturbance on wetlands; plant community dynamics; theoretical applied ecology; landscape analysis.