Brackenridge Field Laboratory
Research Unit Profile
Brackenridge Field Laboratory (BFL) is a premier urban field research station for studies in biodiversity, ecosystem change and natural history. The lab is of critical importance to The University of Texas at Austin’s top-ten ranked Ecology, Evolution and Behavior graduate program. As an urban field lab, BFL is unsurpassed in regard to historical data, access for students and faculty (a few minutes from main campus), and diversity of habitats. Research at the lab contributes to our understanding of climate change, invasive species, biodiversity, genomics, animal behavior and evolution.
Web Site: http://bfl.utexas.edu/
Research Unit Affiliated Faculty
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|Avenas, Capucine||School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology; Department of Molecular Biosciences; College of Natural Sciences; Section of Neurobiology; Neuroscience; Pharmacology and Toxicology||Her research focuses on the learning process in fish, via the NMDA receptor in the brain, as well as enhancing or blocking this receptor to compare its effects.|
|Brown, Richard||School of Biological Sciences; Section of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology||The central theme of my research is cellulose, the most abundant macromolecule on earth. With some 10 11 tons produced and destroyed each year, we need more information on its structure and its …|
|Cummings, Molly||School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology||Dr. Cummings is interested in understanding what drives the divergence in animal vision and visual signaling systems. A central goal of her research is to understand the interplay of environmental …|
|Etheredge, Robert||School of Biological Sciences|
|Gilbert, Lawrence||School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology||Dr. Gilbert's current research ranges from the analysis of coevolved traits of insects and plants to experimental population dynamics and developmental genetics of mimetic color patterns in …|
|Hillis, David||School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology; Statistics and Scientific Computation||The study of evolution of biotic diversity is the focus of Professor Hillis' research. Most of his research concerns use of molecular genetic techniques to study relationships among populations, …|
|Jha, Shalene||School of Biological Sciences||Broadly, I'm interested in conservation biology, agroecology, and population genetics. More specifically, my research program investigates how global land use change influences gene flow, …|
|Juenger, Thomas||School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology||Professor Juenger's research focuses on the interface of ecological and evolutionary processes in natural plant populations. In particular, he is interested in the evolution of adaptive …|
|Leibold, Mathew||School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology||The fields of community and ecosystems ecology are in a state of tremendous and exciting change. This is due in part to improved methods and theories revitalizing the field from an academic …|
|Ochman, Howard||School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology; Section of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology||We applied experimental and computational approaches to investigate the factors contributing to the evolution of bacterial genomes and microbial communities. Some on the projects that are currently …|
|Ryan, Michael||School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology; Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies||The evolution and mechanisms of animal behavior to address sexual selection and communication in frogs, and more recently, in fish; developing an integrated understanding of the mechanisms of …|
|Sarkar, Sahotra||School of Biological Sciences; Section of Integrative Biology; Philosophy; Statistics and Scientific Computation||Selection and design of biodiversity reserves and other conservation areas; mathematical ecology; disease ecology and epidemiology; history and philosophy of science; environmental ethics, Kant|