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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 fellow

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,

tropical ecology











Stephen Suchy

Research interests: coastal restoration














Jordan Hoffman

Research interests: tropical ecology,

plant-fungal-insect interactions
















Laboratory Manager

Mae Berlow
















Undergraduate students


Emma Tower and Taryn Farber



















Ryan Wolfe












Casey Gu














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