FOWLER-FINN LAB

EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY OF ARTHROPODS

LAB GROUP

 

We are a diverse group of scientists passionate about arthropods, vibrational communication, outreach education, and supporting diversity in STEM. If you are interested in joining, please click here

 

 

FALL 2016: Emily Scott, Humza Ahmed, Carli Beckett, Alex Downey, Pallavi Mkhaska, Dowen Jocson, Will Shoenberger, Kasey Fowler-Finn, Balloch Fowler-Finn (lab mascott). Not pictured: Evian Perez, Morgan Smeester, Allie Kemph, Todd Johnson, Noah Leith

KASEY FOWLER-FINN, PH.D.

 

Kasey is interested in the roles of genetics, plasticity, and environmental variation in evolution. Some of her primary interests include adaptation to global warming, the evolution of mating and social behavior, predator-prey interactions, and geographic variation in morphology and behavior.

 

See the research and publications pages for more information on her current and past projects. Download her CV.

 

Courses taught: Advanced Evolution (graduate-level)

                        Evolutionary Biology (core course for Biology majors)

Course Wikipedia pages:

                                Undergraduate Evolutionary Biology, Fall 2015

                                Graduate Advanced Evolution Spring 2016

 

GRADUATE STUDENTS

Dowen Jocson - Master's Student

 

Dowen is working on her M.S. degree currently researching how temperature influences female mating preferences and male mating signals in treehoppers. Her research interests also include pollinators, evolutionary ecology, and other insects.

Dowen at Shaw Nature Reserve

William Shoenberger - Ph.D. Student

 

William began his Ph.D. at SLU in the Fall of 2015 after completing his undergraduate in Biochemistry at the University of Missouri. In the Fowler-Finn Lab, William is studying the evolution of complex social behaviors in arachnids and insects

Will at Mountain Lake Biological Station

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Daniel, Morgan, Kasey, and Tim in the field, 2015

Morgan Smeester is a pre-med Biology major studying treehopper flight using high speed videography, and is involved in a number of other projects in the lab. Fall 2014 -

 

Pallavi Mhaskar is a pre-med Neuroscience major studying mating behavior in daddy longlegs and treehoppers. Fall of 2015 -

 

Emily Scott is a Biology major studying mating behavior in daddy longlegs. Fall of 2015 -

 

Carli Beckett is a Biology major studying reproduction in daddy longlegs. Fall 2015 -

 

Alex Downey is a pre-med biology major who studies the affects of temperature on mating behavior in treehoppers. Spring of 2016 -

 

Humza Ahmed is a pre-med biology major who studies mating behavior in daddy longlegs. Summer 2016 -

 

Allie Kemph is a biology/bioinformatics major studying mating behavior in daddy longlegs. Fall 2016 -

 

Evian Perez is a psychology major studying mating behavior in treehoppers. Fall 2016 -

 

Todd Johnson is a biology major studying mating behavior and ant mutualisms in treehoppers. Fall 2016 -

 

Noah Leith is a biology major studying mating behavior in treehoppers. He is also our resident engineer. Fall 2016 -

 

PAST LAB MEMBERS

Daniel, Morgan, Kasey, and Tim in the field, 2015

Fatma Mufti Summer 2016.

 

"Daniel" Dong Keun Lee Mating and male-male competition in daddy long legs. Fall of 2014 - Spring 2016.

 

Timothy Jeffries Mating in daddy long legs species. Fall of 2014 - Spring 2016.

 

LAB FUN!

Pumpkin carving, 2016

Mailing: Department of Biology, Saint Louis University

              3507 Laclede Ave. Saint Louis, MO 63103

Email:    Contact Dr. Fowler-Finn

Lab: 143B Macelwane Hall

Office: 324 Macelwane Hall

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