Scholars from around the world come to the Kellogg Biological Station to engage in research with our faculty.
Current Visiting Scholars
Dr. Jacobs will be a sabbatical scholar at KBS during the Fall Semester 2015. During her time here she will be working on projects designed to transform secondary biology (and possibly other STEM) teach preparation programs at CSU so that pre-service students strengthen their science and engineering practice skills through engagement in KBS/LTER ecological research. She is also interested in developing tools that will adapt LTER teaching resources for use in urban Chicago classrooms. Dr. Jacobs is co-PI on two NSF grants exploring ways to recruit and train science teachers to work in urban areas and a pending NASA grant, "Training America's next NASA generation -- Environmental Stewardship of Earth Systems Yields Innovative Approaches to Challenges Posed by Global Change," which involves collaborations with several LTER sites.
Dr. Juenger's research focuses on the interface of ecological and evolutionary processes in natural plant populations. He is generally interested in phenotypic evolution and the role of natural selection and genetic architecture in shaping evolutionary responses and local adaptation. His lab uses a variety of tools in studies of natural genetic variation, including statistical genetic analyses, quantitative trait locus (QTL) and association mapping, studies of gene expression, and genome sequencing. A long-standing effort is the identification and characterization of genes underlying drought adaptation and physiology among natural populations collected from diverse habitats. More recently, they have begun several projects exploring plant stress responses to climate change and the potential performance of biofuel crops grown on marginal lands. In addition, he has long-standing interests in co-evolution, the evolution of phenotypic plasticity, and the genetics of speciation. Finally, he has a number of diverse collaborations centered on the use of molecular toos and statistical analyses to ask questions in ecology and evolutionary biology.
Past Visiting Scholars
Dr. Kathryn Cottingham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Bryan Foster (email@example.com)
Dr. Junmin Li (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Dr. Nalini Nadkarni
Dr. Zhigang Zhao (email@example.com)
Dr. Terenzio Zenone (firstname.lastname@example.org)