Dept. of Animal Biology
The Department of Animal Biology conducts theoretical and applied research in the areas of:
- behavioral ecology,
- population and community biology,
- molecular evolution,
- population genetics, and
- phylogenetic systematics.
Current research involves a wide range of organisms, from protozoans through mammals.
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Dissertations and theses from the Department of Animal Biology
Data files and publications of a 25 year and 63 month study of populations of the prairie and meadow voles
(2004)Migratory birds have the ability to select a breeding site from a large number of sites across a large geographic area. Therefore, one might expect that migratory birds would select the site where they would realize the ...
In Vivo Interaction Between Health Food Supplements and Chemotherapeutic Agents on DNA Damage and Cell Production (2004)As expected, both Ara-C and MMS treated mice had DNA and cellular damage. SW, FL, Soy and RM10 were found to cause alterations of DNA and/or cellular damage. SW affected to increase genotoxicity of bone marrow while the ...
Taxonomy of the Neotropical Thorny Catfishes (Siluriformes: Doradidae) and Revision of Genus Leptodoras (2002)Cladistic analysis of relationships among Leptodoras and related taxa (Anduzedoras, Doras, Hassar, Hemidoras) using morphological data recovers Leptodoras praelongus (Myers & Weitzman) as the most ancestral species. The ...
The Phylogenetic Relationships Among Extant Catfishes, With Special Reference to Ictaluridae (Otophysi: Siluriformes) (2002)Cytochrome b suggested cryptic diversity within several species of Noturus. Relationships among members of the subgenus Rabida were resolved and in many cases well supported. Relationships among Schilbeodes were poorly ...
(Current Zoology, 2005)We summarize the social organization and mating system of the prairie vole Microtus ochrogaster as determined from an extensive field study in east-central Illinois, USA. The fundamental social organization of M. ochrogaster ...