FOWLER-FINN LAB

EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY OF ARTHROPODS

KASEY FOWLER-FINN, PH.D.

 

Kasey is interested in the roles of plasticity and environmental variation in evolution. Some of her primary interests include behavioral plasticity, the evolution of mating behavior, the influence of social experience on 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)

                                see student contributions to Wikipedia on the course Wikipedia page

 

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

"Daniel" Dong Keun Lee is a pre-med biology major who joined the lab in the Fall of 2014. His research project focuses on mating and male-male competition in daddy long legs, which will be the topic of his Honors Capstone Project.

 

Timothy Jeffries is a pre-dental biology major who joined the lab in the Fall of 2014.

 

Morgan Smeester is a pre-med undergraduate student studying biology, and a member of the lab since Fall 2014. Her current research projects involve studying treehopper flight using high speed videography, and investigating genitalic morphology in harvestman (commonly known as daddy longlegs).

Xumei Chaney joined the lab in the Fall of 2015. She studies mating behavior in daddy long legs.

 

Pallavi Mhaskar joined the lab in the Fall of 2015. She studies mating behavior in daddy long legs.

 

Emily Scott is a Biology junior who joined the lab in the Fall of 2015. She studies mating behavior in daddy long legs

 

Carli Beckett is a Biology major who joined the lab in the Fall 2015. She studies mating behavior of daddy long legs and is developing a project on jumping spider behavior!

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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