Research ranges broadly across major scientific issues in the tropics, with research projects on tropical botany, ecosystems, behavior, genomics, and faunal assemblages. Because of Miami's unique location, we have several local resources available to faculty and students. On campus, we host the Gifford Arboretum, which students and faculty use for research, teaching and outreach. We also have close ties with the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science & Policy, where some of our graduate students receive support and a few of our faculty have adjunct appointments.

William Browne, Ph.D. (University of Chicago, 2003)
Assistant Professor
Email
305-284-3319
Laboratory Website

Don DeAngelis, Ph.D. (Yale University, 1972)
Research Professor
Email
305-284-1690
Laboratory Website

Michael Gaines, Ph.D. 
Professor
Assistant Provost of Undergraduate Research and Community Outreach
Email
305-284-5058
Laboratory Website

Carol Horvitz, Ph.D. (Northwestern University, 1980)
Professor 
Cooper Fellow
Email
305-284-5364
Laboratory Website

David Janos, Ph.D. (University of Michigan, 1975)
Professor
Cooper Fellow
Email
305-284-6300
Laboratory Website

Kevin McCracken, Ph.D. (Louisiana State University, 1999)

Associate Professor
Kushlan Chair in Waterbird Biology & Conservation

Email
305-284-9058
Laboratory Website

Kathleen Sealey, Ph.D. (University of California at San Diego, 1982)
Associate Professor
Email
305-284-3013
Laboratory Website

William Searcy, Ph.D. (University of Washington, 1977)
Professor
Maytag Chair in Ornithology
Email
305-284-2065
Laboratory Website

Leonel Sternberg, Ph.D. (University of California, 1978)
Professor
Cooper Fellow
Email
305-284-6436
Laboratory Website

Richard Tokarz, Ph.D. (University of Colorado, 1977)
Associate Professor
Email
305-284-6209
Laboratory Website

Kathryn Tosney, Ph.D. (Stanford University, 1979)
Professor
Email
305-284-3988
Laboratory Website

 

Floria Mora-Kepfer Uy, Ph.D. (University of Miami, 2011)
Research Assistant Professor
Email
305-284-6220
Laboratory Website

 

 

J. Albert C. Uy, Ph.D.   (University of Maryland, 2000)
Associate Professor
Aresty Chair in Tropical Ecology
Email
305-284-8558
Laboratory Website

Barbara Whitlock, Ph.D. (Harvard University, 2000)
Associate Professor
Email
305-284-5412
Laboratory Website

Athula Wikramanayake, Ph.D. (University of California at Davis, 1993)

Professor
Chair of Biology

Email
305-284-4134
Laboratory Website


ADJUNCT FACULTY

 

Javier Francisco-Ortega Ph.D., Birmingham (England), 1992. Origin and evolution of plants endemic to islands.

Martine Hossaert-McKey,Ph.D., Pau France, 1988. Evolutionary biology of nursery pollination mutualisms.

Carl E. Lewis Ph.D., Cornell, 2000. Molecular biology, systematics, and evolution of palms. Plant Syst. Evol. 236:1-17, 2002 (with Doyle).