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Henry L. Bart, Jr. | Professor
Email: hbartjr@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 862-8283
Fax: (504) 862-8706
Office: 4054 Stern
Field of Research: Ecology and Systematics of Freshwater Fishes and Amphibians

Dorothy Cheruiyot | Professor of the Practice
Email: dcheruiyot@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 862-8280
Fax: (504) 862-8706
Office: 422 Boggs
Field of Research: Plants and animal interactions, elemental defense, biointeraction between elements and organic defense chemicals, trophic transfer of elements

Keith Clay | Professor and Chair
Email: clay@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 865-5563
Fax: (504) 862-8706
Office: 432 Boggs
Field of Research: Symbiotic interactions and their effect on larger scale ecological and evolutionary processes, utilizing a variety of systems from vertebrates to bacteria, with an emphasis on plants and arthropods.

Emily C. Farrer | Assistant Professor
Email: efarrer@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 862-8288
Fax: (504) 862-8706
Office: 308 ESB/Israel
Fields of Research: Plant Ecology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Global Change Biology, Invasive Species, Wetland Ecology, Population Genetics, Botany

Kathleen Ferris | Assistant Professor
Email: kferris@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 862-8285
Fax: (504) 862-8706
Office: 362 ESB/Israel
Field of Research: Quantitative and Population Genetics of Natural Plant Populations, Speciation, Plant Ecology

Hannah Frank | Assistant Professor (Starting Fall 2020)
Email: hkfrank@tulane.edu

Alex R. Gunderson | Assistant Professor
Email: agunderson@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 862-8295
Fax: (504) 862-8706
Office: 304 ESB/Israel
Field of Research: Physiological and evolutionary ecology, global change biology, herpetology

Donata R. Henry | Senior Professor of the Practice
Email: droome@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 862-8299
Fax: (504) 862-8706
Office: 431 Boggs Hall
Fields of Research: Ornithology and Ecology

Jordan Karubian | Associate Professor
Email: jk@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 865-5549
Fax: (504) 862-8706
Office: 306 ESB/Israel
Fields of Research: Animal Behavior, Tropical Ecology and Conservation

Tim McLean | Senior Professor of the Practice
Email: tmclean1@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 247-1553
Fax: (504) 862-8706
Office: 430 Boggs
Fields of Research: Molecular Marine Microbiology

Renata DurĂ£es Ribeiro | Professor of the Practice
Email: rduraes@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 862-8286
Fax: (504) 862-8706
Office: 428 Boggs
Fields of Research: Avian ecology, behavior, conservation and evolution

Thomas W. Sherry | Professor
Email: tsherry@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 862-8296
Fax: (504) 862-8706
Office: 4024 Percival Stern
Fields of Research: Bird Population Ecology and Conservation Biology

Caz Taylor | Associate Professor
Email: caz@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 865-5172
Fax: (504) 862-8706
Office: 426 Boggs
Fields of Research: Population Biology of Migratory & Invasive Species, Wetlands Ecology

Sunshine A. Van Bael | Associate Professor
Email: svanbael@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 862-8291
Fax: (504) 862-8706
Office: 364 ESB/Israel
Field of Research: Tropical ecology, plant-insect-fungal interactions, multi-trophic interactions, coastal and wetland ecology

Visiting Faculty

Peter Tellez, Ph.D. | Visiting Assistant Professor
Email: ptellez@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 247-1549
Office: 4017 Stern

Emeritus Faculty

Stuart S. Bamforth | Professor Emeritus of Biology
Email: sobamforth@aol.com

John H. Caruso | Senior Professor of the Practice Emeritus
Ph.D., Tulane, 1975
Email: jcaruso@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Systematics of marine fishes, especially chaunacid and lophiid anglerfishes, and deep-sea fishes of the Gulf of Mexico.

Steven P. Darwin | Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., Massachusetts, 1976
Email: darwin@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Flowering plant evolution and classification; botany of Pacific Island plants; plant phylogenetics and biogeography; flora of the southeastern United States and the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico.

Milton F. Fingerman | Professor Emeritus of Biology
Email: miltonf@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Crustacean Biology, Endocrine Mechanisms, Color Changes, Growth, and Reproduction.

Bruce E. Fleury | Senior Professor of the Practice Emeritus
Ph.D., Tulane, 1996
Email: bfleury@tulane.edu
Research Interests: Ornithology, Dinosaur Biology, Bird-Human Interaction.

David C. Heins | Professor, Fellow of the Linnean Society of London
Email: heins@tulane.edu
Phone: (504) 862-8293
Fax: (504) 862-8706
Office: 4027 Stern Hall
Fields of Research: Ecology and Life-History Evolution of Fishes, Host-Parasite Relationships

Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Jennifer Coulson | President
Affiliation: Orleans Audubon Society
Term: Nov 1, 2016 - Oct 31, 2020
Email: jacoulson@aol.com

Dr. Julie Sloan Denslow | Professor
Affiliation: US Forestry Service
Term: Sep 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2021
Email: jdenslow@fs.fed.us

Dr. Jessica Henkel | Science Advisor and Coordinator
Affiliation: Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council
Term: Aug 1, 2015 - Jun 30, 2019
Email: jessica.henkel@restorethegulf.gov

Dr. Pawel Waryszak | Postdoctoral Researcher
Affiliation: Blue Carbon Lab at the Centre for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University, Australia
Term: May 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2021
Email: Pawel.waryszak@gmail.com
Website: https://sites.google.com/site/pawelwaryszak/
Office: 4028 Stern Hall

Dr. Scott Walter | Senior Lecturer
Affiliation: Texas State University
Term: Oct 20, 2015 - Oct 19, 2019
Email: s_w208@txstate.edu

Dr. Beth Wee | Senior Professor of the Practice and Associate Dean
Affiliation: Tulane University, Neuroscience Program
Term: May 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2021
Email: bwee@tulane.edu
Office: 2007 Percival Stern Hall

Dr. Julie Whitbeck | Ecologist
Affiliation: National Parks Service
Email: Julie_Whitbeck@nps.gov
Term: May 1, 2017 - Jun 30, 2021

Research Faculty

Michael J. Blum | Research Professor
Email: mjblum@tulane.edu
Fields of Research: Ecological Genetics of Stream Fishes and Coastal Marsh Plants

Elizabeth P. Derryberry | Research Assistant Professor
Email: ederrybe@tulane.edu
Website: https://derryberrylab.wordpress.com/
Fields of Research: Behavioral and Evolutionary Ecology, Communication