Faculty

Faculty

Amy Chew
Lecturer-Anatomy Course
Amy_Chew@brown.edu 

Mark Bertness
(Lab website)

Problems in the population and community
Ecology of marine plants and animals.
Mark_Bertness@brown.edu

Elizabeth Brainerd
(Lab website)

Functional morphology, comparative physiology, and biomechanics
Elizabeth_Brainerd@brown.edu

Stephen M. Gatesy

Functional morphology, the evolution of the vertebrate locomotor system.
Stephen_Gatesy@brown.edu

Christine M. Janis

Vertebrate evolution (especially Cenozoic mammals), craniodental functional morphology, mammalian systematics (especially ungulates).
Christine_Janis@brown.edu

Rebecca Kartzinel
Assistant Professor (Research) 
Plant population genetics, genomics, and ecological epigenetics.
rebecca_kartzinel@brown.edu

Tyler Kartzinel
Conservation biology, molecular ecology and the evolution of species interactions.
Tyler_Kartzinel@brown.edu
Lab Website 

James Kellner
(Lab Website)
Structure and dynamics of tropical forests, environmental remote sensing. James_R_Kellner@brown.edu

Andrew Leslie
(Lab Website)
Paleobotany, functional morphology, and evolutionary patterns in seed plant reproductive structures.
Andrew_Leslie@brown.edu

Douglass H. Morse

Behavioral ecology: foraging, life history variables, and sexual selection.
D_Morse@brown.edu

Stephen Porder
(Lab website)

Graduate Program Co-Director
Biogeochemistry, nutrient cycling in tropical forests, interaction between geologic and ecological processes.
Stephen_Porder@brown.edu

Sohini Ramachandran

(Lab website)

Population genetics and evolutionary theory, applied to human genetic variation
Sohini_Ramachandran@brown.edu

David M. Rand

(Lab website)

Department Chair
Molecular ecology and evolution, coevolution of nuclear and mitochondrial genomes, and speciation.
David_Rand@brown.edu

Dale Ritter

Anatomy Course Director/
Senior Lecturer 
Dale_Ritter@brown.edu

Thomas J. Roberts

(Lab website)

Department Vice Chair
Biomechanics and energetics of vertebrate movement.
Thomas_Roberts@brown.edu

Dov Sax

(Lab website)

Species invasions of non-native plants and animals; Evaluating conservation strategies best suited to preserving biodiversity from the novel threats posed by climate change.
Dov_Sax@brown.edu

Kate Smith

(Lab website)

Conservation Medicine; Disease Ecology; Biogeography; Global Environmental Change.
Katherine_Smith@brown.edu

Sharon Swartz
(Lab website)

Biomechanics, functional morphology, and the evolution of vertebrate limbs.
Sharon_Swartz@brown.edu

Marc Tatar

Life history evolution with an emphasis on Senescence.
Marc_Tatar@brown.edu

Daniel M. Weinreich

Lab Website
Graduate Program Co-Director
Darwinian evolution at the level of individual mutations within protein coding genes. 
Daniel_Weinreich@brown.edu

Timothy Whitfeld
Herbarium Collections Manager and Assistant Professor (Research)
Timothy_Whitfeld@brown.edu
Herbarium Website 

Jon D. Witman

Population and community ecology, oceanography, and marine biology.
Jon_Witman@brown.edu