About EEB

The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Interdisciplinary Research Program integrates independent research programs related to the disciplines of ecology and evolutionary biology to heighten awareness of this important area of biological research within Texas A&M University. Members of EEB at Texas A&M include faculty, students, and postdoctoral researchers from multiple departments in several colleges within the university. We aim to foster research and teaching collaborations and enhance interdisciplinary training in ecology and evolutionary biology.

Recent Publications

  1. Faris, AM, Wang, HH, Tarone, AM, Grant, WE. Forensic Entomology: Evaluating Uncertainty Associated With Postmortem Interval (PMI) Estimates With Ecological Models. J. Med. Entomol. 2016; :. doi: 10.1093/jme/tjw070. PubMed PMID:27247349 .
  2. Pechal, JL, Benbow, ME, Tomberlin, JK, Crippen, TL, Tarone, AM, Singh, B et al.. Field Documentation of Unusual Post-Mortem Arthropod Activity on Human Remains. J. Med. Entomol. 2015;52 (1):105-8. doi: 10.1093/jme/tju012. PubMed PMID:26336287 .
  3. Pimsler, ML, Pape, T, Johnston, JS, Wharton, RA, Parrott, JJ, Restuccia, D et al.. Structural and Genetic Investigation of the Egg and First-Instar Larva of an Egg-Laying Population of Blaesoxipha plinthopyga (Diptera: Sarcophagidae), a Species of Forensic Importance. J. Med. Entomol. 2014;51 (6):1283-95. doi: 10.1603/ME14029. PubMed PMID:26309319 .
  4. Singh, B, Crippen, TL, Zheng, L, Fields, AT, Yu, Z, Ma, Q et al.. A metagenomic assessment of the bacteria associated with Lucilia sericata and Lucilia cuprina (Diptera: Calliphoridae). Appl. Microbiol. Biotechnol. 2015;99 (2):869-83. doi: 10.1007/s00253-014-6115-7. PubMed PMID:25306907 .
  5. Ellis, LL, Huang, W, Quinn, AM, Ahuja, A, Alfrejd, B, Gomez, FE et al.. Intrapopulation genome size variation in D. melanogaster reflects life history variation and plasticity. PLoS Genet. 2014;10 (7):e1004522. Epub 2014/7/24. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1004522. PubMed PMID:25057905 PubMed Central PMC4109859.
  6. Owings, CG, Spiegelman, C, Tarone, AM, Tomberlin, JK. Developmental variation among Cochliomyia macellaria Fabricius (Diptera: Calliphoridae) populations from three ecoregions of Texas, USA. Int. J. Legal Med. 2014;128 (4):709-17. doi: 10.1007/s00414-014-1014-0. PubMed PMID:24811885 .
  7. Huang, W, Massouras, A, Inoue, Y, Peiffer, J, Ràmia, M, Tarone, AM et al.. Natural variation in genome architecture among 205 Drosophila melanogaster Genetic Reference Panel lines. Genome Res. 2014;24 (7):1193-208. doi: 10.1101/gr.171546.113. PubMed PMID:24714809 PubMed Central PMC4079974.
  8. Fiene, JG, Sword, GA, Van Laerhoven, SL, Tarone, AM. The role of spatial aggregation in forensic entomology. J. Med. Entomol. 2014;51 (1):1-9. . PubMed PMID:24605447 .
  9. Andersen, JJ, Portnoy, DS, Hafner, JC, Light, JE. Populations at risk: conservation genetics of kangaroo mice (Microdipodops) of the Great Basin Desert. Ecol Evol. 2013;3 (8):2497-513. Epub 2013/6/26. doi: 10.1002/ece3.637. PubMed PMID:24567823 PubMed Central PMC3930042.
  10. Fujiwara, M, Mohr, MS, Greenberg, A. The effects of disease-induced juvenile mortality on the transient and asymptotic population dynamics of Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha). PLoS ONE. 2014;9 (1):e85464. Epub 2014/1/10. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085464. PubMed PMID:24427310 PubMed Central PMC3888422.
  11. Pechal, JL, Crippen, TL, Tarone, AM, Lewis, AJ, Tomberlin, JK, Benbow, ME et al.. Microbial community functional change during vertebrate carrion decomposition. PLoS ONE. 2013;8 (11):e79035. Epub 2013/11/12. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0079035. PubMed PMID:24265741 PubMed Central PMC3827085.
  12. Pechal, JL, Crippen, TL, Benbow, ME, Tarone, AM, Dowd, S, Tomberlin, JK et al.. The potential use of bacterial community succession in forensics as described by high throughput metagenomic sequencing. Int. J. Legal Med. 2014;128 (1):193-205. doi: 10.1007/s00414-013-0872-1. PubMed PMID:23749255 .
  13. Picard, CJ, Deblois, K, Tovar, F, Bradley, JL, Johnston, JS, Tarone, AM et al.. Increasing precision in development-based postmortem interval estimates: what's sex got to do with it?. J. Med. Entomol. 2013;50 (2):425-31. . PubMed PMID:23540132 .
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