People

 

Sunshine Van Bael (biography)

Assistant Professor

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Tulane University


Email: svanbael@tulane.edu

Office: 364 Israel Building

Phone: 504-862-8291

Fax: 504-862-8706


Mailing address: 6823 St. Charles Avenue,  Suite 400 Boggs

Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

New Orleans, LA 70118


and


Associate Scientist

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

The Republic of Panama


Office: 183 Gamboa

Phone: 703-487-3770 x 8504

Fax: +011-507-212-8148

Mailing Address:

STRI

Unit 9100 Box 0948

DPO, AA 34002

USA

Bananas from Finca Agua Salud, photo by Andrea Concepcion

Courses:

EEB 2210: Insect Biology


EEB 4110/6110: Tropical Ecology


EEB 4430/6430: Entomology


EEB 4080/6080: Biostatistics and Experimental Design

Lab members at Tulane:

Post-doctoral associate

Demetra Kandalepas

Research interests: fungal endophytes, coastal restoration



















Graduate students

Kim Mighell

Research interests: cryptic biodiversity,

endophytic fungi, bryophytes, insect-plant-fungal

interactions
















Peter Tellez

Research interests: insect-plant-fungal interactions, chemical ecology,

tropical ecology














Elizabeth Kimbrough (bio)

Research interests: endophytic fungi, coastal restoration, botany, lichens, bryophytes, conservation biology and tropical ecology
















Laboratory Manager

Mae Berlow















Masters Degree students

Casey Gu














George Washburn


Undergraduate students


Emma Tower and Taryn Farber
















James Sebes

Kathalina Tran


Joshua Lerner














Elaine Broussard














Jennifer Janowsky




















Lab members in Panama at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute:


Catalina Estrada

Research Interests: chemical ecology, tropical

evolutionary ecology, plant-insect interactions

Contact: estradac@si.edu








Luis Mejia

Research interests: mycology, systematics, genomics

agriculture, plant pathology, endophytic fungi

Contact: Mejialc@si.edu










Enith Rojas

Research interests: mycology, endophytes

tropical agriculture









Science education and art:

Damond Kyllo, STRI  dakyllo@me.com



Other Collaborators in Panama:

Ariadna Bethancourt, University of Panama

Hermogenes Fernandez, STRI

William Wcislo, STRI

E. Allen Herre, STRI