People & Research
Faculty who are members of the Center for Biodiversity share a common interest in the study and conservation of biological diversity. Their specific research programs vary, but major emphases are evolution (Hedges, Helmus, Hsieh, Kumar, Marin, and Spigler) and ecology (Behm, Cordes, Freestone, Sanders, Sewall, and Spigler). Most faculty use genomic data and bioinformatics in their research. Two members (Hedges and Kumar) develop and maintain public research databases related to biodiversity. The faculty web sites of individual members can be consulted for more details.