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Mark D. Rausher

John Carlisle Kilgo Professor of Biology

Office: Room 3326 French Family Science Center, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 684-2295

We investigate the evolutionary processes that cause change at both the phenotypic and genetic levels. We have particular interests in the genetic basis of adaptation and in the evolution of metabolic pathways. Our approaches include molecular dissection of ecologically important phenotypes and characterizing patterns of selection acting on those phenotypes under natural conditions. For more information, please visit the Rausher lab web site. Full Profile »

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Benjamin Redelings, Ph.D.

Research Scientist

Office: 130 Science Drive, Rm 137, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-7351

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Jonathan Rees, Ph.D.

Consultant, IT

Phone: (919) 668-4551

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Chantal D. Reid

Assistant Professor of the Practice in the Division of Environmental Sciences and Policy

Office: 4102 Environment Hall, 9 Circuit Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90328, Durham, NC 27708-0328

Phone: (919) 660-7378

As a physiological ecologist, my primary interests are to understand how environmental stresses on leaf gas exchange and plant carbon allocation control carbon gain, plant growth and reproduction. My research focuses on environmental factors likely to be affected by global change, particularly direct effect of carbon dioxide (CO2) and tropospheric ozone (O3) on physiology, and indirect effects on species interactions and distribution. My current research addresses two topics: i) the effects... Full Profile »

James F. Reynolds

Professor Emeritus

Office: 130 Science Dr., Biological Sciences Bldg., Rm 137-BOX 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 660-7404

Research in my lab focuses on the direct effects of disturbance (e.g., drought, overgrazing, land-use change) on dryland ecosystems. My main interest is desertification (land degradation in drylands), a phenomenon often equated to a reduction in the biological and economic potential of land to support human populations, livestock and wild herbivores and which, ultimately, is linked to global environmental change through climate, biodiversity loss, human dimensions, and land use change. The... Full Profile »

Julie Reynolds

Associate Professor of the Practice of the Department of Biology

Office: 130 Science Drive, 034 Biological Sciences Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0038

Phone: (919) 681-6899

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Daniel Rittschof

Professor, Marine Science and Conservation

Office: 135 Duke Marine Lab Rd, Beaufort, NC 28516

Phone: (252) 504-7634

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Connie Robertson

Data Manager

Office: Rm 137 Bio-Sci Bldg, 130 Sceince Drive, Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, 130 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 660-7299

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Jennifer Rocca, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Phone: (919) 684-6556

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Allen G Rodrigo

Adjunct Professor of Biology

Office: 137 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708-0338

Phone: (919) 684-1698

My research focuses on evolutionary bioinformatics and computatioanl biology. In particular, I am interested in the development of novel methods to study the evolution of genes, genomes, organisms and species. Full Profile »

Alejandro Rojas-Flechas, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Office: 3316 Forrestal Dr, Durham, NC 27703

Campus Box: Campus Box 90338, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (517) 898-8438

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Alexander Rosenberg

R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences

Office: 203A W Duke Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90743, Durham, NC 27708-0743

Phone: (919) 660-3047

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V. Louise Roth

Professor in the Department of Biology

Office: 241 Bio Sci Bldg, Durham, NC 27708

Campus Box: Duke Box 90325, Durham, NC 27708-0325

Phone: (919) 660-7352

In addition to conceptual work on the biological bases of homology, variation, and parallel evolution, my research has focused on evolutionary changes in size and shape in mammals: the functional consequences of these changes, and the evolutionary modifications of ontogenetic processes that produce them. This work makes use of DNA sequences, morphometric data, and geographic distributions to study macroevolutionary changes within a phylogenetic context. Projects have included DNA sequence... Full Profile »

Charmaine DM Royal

Associate Professor in the Department of African and African American Studies

Office: 234 Friedl Bldg, Box 90252, Durham, NC 27708-0141

Campus Box: Duke Box 90252, Durham, NC 27708

Phone: (919) 668-6515

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