Professor Faculty Graduate Advisor Diversity Program Officer
3151 Marine Biotech
Debora Iglesias-Rodriguez has worked for twenty years on diversity and function in marine phytoplankton combining molecular approaches, carbon physiology and biogeochemistry in the lab and in the field.
Our laboratory is engaged in four interlocking areas of research. The underlying theory being developed in our lab concerns the nature of adaptive peaks for different types of trophic interactions (links in the food web; predator/prey, parasite/host).
Distributional ecology and systematics of western North American and Australian amphibians and reptiles; ecology and systematics of monitor lizards; mechanics of intergrade zones and of speciational processes; crypsis; functional and evolutionary morphology; ethnozoology; conservation biology.
I am interested how microbial interactions and tightly-coupled biogeochemical cycles drive the ecological and evolutionary dynamics of populations, with a current focus on the bacteria and archaea of marine aggregates and biofilms.