EVOLUTIONARY ECOLOGY OF ARTHROPODS
The Fowler-Finn lab is a diverse group of scientists interested in evolution, arthropods, vibrational signaling, outreach education, and supporting STEM diversity.
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KASEY FOWLER-FINN, PH.D.
Kasey is interested in the roles of
plasticity, genetics, and
environmental variation in
evolution. Her interests
include adaptation to global warming, the evolution of mating and social behavior, predator-prey interactions, and geographic variation in phenotype.
Advanced Evolution (graduate-level)
See student contributions to Wikipedia: course Wikipedia page
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.
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
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 Becket 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" Dong Keun Lee: 2014 - 2016
Timothy Jeffries: 2014 - 2016
Fatma Mufti: 2016
Email Dr. Fowler-Finn
Office: 324 Macelwane
Main Lab: 143B