Organismal biologists seek to understand the remarkable diversity of life forms on Earth by analyzing organismal structure and function. We take an integrative approach to this research, combining analyses at levels ranging from molecules to whole organisms.
Explore the labs of Biology faculty who focus their research in organismal biology:
Research interests: Neurobiology & behavior
Research interests: Biomechanics and Animal Locomotion
Research interests: Biomechanics of marine invertebrates and musculoskeletal systems
Kingsolver, Joel G.
Kenan Distinguished Professor
108 Coker Hall
Research interests: Environmental physiology; evolutionary ecology; population biology; climate change
Research interests: Behavior, Neuroscience, Sensory Biology, and Conservation of Marine Animals
Lohmann, Kenneth J.
Charles P. Postelle, Jr. Distinguished Professor
403 Coker Hall
Research interests: Behavior, Neuroscience, Sensory Ecology, and Conservation Biology of Marine Animals
Research interests: Disease Ecology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Community Ecology
Sockman, Keith W.
228 Wilson Hall
Research interests: Behavioral and Physiological Ecology
Research interests: Animal Magnetoreception and Navigation; Robotics; Bio-Engineering
Weakley, Alan S.
Adjunct Associate Professor; Director, UNC Herbarium
419 Coker Hall
Research interests: Plant Systematics, Floristics, Biogeography, Conservation Planning, Bioinformatics, Vegetation Classification and Mapping
Research interests: Plant Community Ecology, Conservation Biology, Biodiversity
Willett, Christopher S.
Research Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
406 Coker Hall
Research interests: Molecular population and evolutionary genetics