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mentors

Participating AU mentors are experts in synergistic ecological disciplines (see below) and have significant experience training undergraduate student research.  Moreover, our mentors are passionate about training undergraduate students and will participate in all aspects of the REU Site program.  Students chosen to participate in the REU program are encouraged to identify mentors whose research interests parallel their own to develop an interesting research project soon after arriving in Auburn.  We intend to have each REU student be mentored by two or three faculty with complementary yet different expertise.  Check out the tentative REU project ideas.

Ash Abebe

Dr. Ash Abebe

Research Interests: Nonparametric statistics

   

chris anderson

Dr. Chris Anderson

Research Interests: Wetland and floodplain ecology, urban ecology, land use, stream ecology

   

Loka Ashwood 

Dr. Loka Ashwood

Research Interests: Water quality, environmental sociology

 

REU mentor - Dennis DeVries

Dr. Dennis DeVries

Research Interests: Fisheries management, fish ecology, conservation

 

Yucheng Feng 

Dr. Yucheng Feng

Research Interests: Microbial ecology, microbial community structure and function, soil and water interface, water quality

 

Latif Kalin 

Dr. Latif Kalin

Research Interests: Hydrology, water quality, modeling, watershed, nutrient cycling

   

Jasmeet Lamba 

Dr. Jasmeet Lamba

Research Interests: Watershed modeling, hydrology, water quality

   

Ming-Kuo Lee 

Dr. Ming-Kuo Lee

Research Interests: Hydrology, environmental geology, groundwater

 

Jamie Oaks 

Dr. Jamie Oaks

Research Interests: Evolutionary ecology, biogeography, population genetics

 

Brenda Ortiz 

Dr. Brenda Ortiz

Research Interests: Climate, land-water interactions, eutrophication, extension and outreach

 

Tonia Schwartz 

Dr. Tonia Schwartz

Research Interests: Evolution of stress, maternal effects, epigenetics

 

Todd Steury

Dr. Todd Steury

Research Interests: Statistics, population ecology, species interactions

   

Dan Warner 

Dr. Dan Warner

Research Interests: Evolutionary ecology, plasticity, phenotypic selection

 

Matt Waters 

Dr. Matt Waters

Research Interests: Paleolimnology, climate change, eutrophication

 

Alan Wilson 

Dr. Alan Wilson

Research Interests: Community and population ecology, predator-prey interactions, field experiments, plankton dynamics

   

Rusty Wright 

Dr. Rusty Wright

Research Interests: Fisheries management, community ecology, trophic interactions, outreach

   

mentor spotlight

Dr. Alan Wilson