Physiological adaptations (primarily metabolic and reproductive endocrine changes) to infectious diseases; immune-endocrine interactions; ecological immunology; emerging infectious diseases; ecotourism; male reproductive ecology; human life history evolution; behavioral endocrinology.
Danielle advises undergraduate students in biology, microbiology, and animal behavior as well as students who are considering these degree programs.
I use measurements and computer models to study interactions between plants, soils, and the atmosphere from local to global scales.My current interests include priming effects and protected carbon in soils, as well as analysis of landscape-scale carbon and water fluxes using the eddy covariance technique.Coordinates the Undergraduate Teaching Assistant program. Complete the digitization (imaging, databasing, and georeferencing) of the IU herbarium in Symbiota and assist other herbaria in Indiana in getting their collections digitized in the Consortium of Midwestern Herbaria data system.Care for plants in the Jordan Hall Greenhouses, Botany Field and other satellite areas; work includes watering, fertilizing, weed and pest control, and other activities as specified by the individual researchers.She assists students in planning coursework compatible with their interests and program requirements; confers with prospective students and parents; and makes referrals to other IU personnel for further information on specific programs and services.
Evolution and Development; Insect Genomics; Developmental Plasticity; Behavioral Ecology and Sexual Selection; Insect Endocrinology; Invasive Species and post-invasion Evolution; Natural History of Onthophagus beetles.Responder to first aid emergencies; prepares injury reports.Tammie compiles information for the Schedule of Classes; checks enrollments; oversees course evaluations; reserves rooms for learning groups, review sessions, exams, and final exams. Directs cultivation, stewardship, and fundraising efforts for the department. Coordinates special projects, including some of our named lecture series and scholarships/fellowships program updates.Coordinates EEB, GCDB, and Micro seminar series as well as named lectures, special events, and Holland summer programs.Compiles and distributes This Week in Biology (TWIB).Having grown up writing, Susan realized most of what she wrote about were her impressions of nature: the light, the colors, the ever changing mood, but most of all, the way she felt when in the Natural World. She moved to Boulder, CO in 1994 where she received her training as a practitioner of The Rolf Method of Structural Integration and then opened her practice in Crested Butte in 1996.