Dr. Scott Burgess
Department of Biological Science
Florida State University
319 Stadium Dr, Tallahassee, FL, 32306
Phone (office): +1 (850) 645-9563
Email: sburgess “at” bio.fsu.edu
See the Research page for more information
Alex is studying polyandry and sibling conflict, and how it varies between different environments, using observations and experiments on the Florida Crown Conch.
Jackson is studying the limits to evolutionary rescue in marine invertebrates with complex life cycles.
Marília is empirically estimating 2D dispersal kernels for bryozoans in the field and studying how phenotypic and environmental factors alter the distance and spread of settlement from a known source.
Lisa does everything from molecular work, data collection, field work and boat tending, maintenance of aquariums and phytoplankton cultures, and general lab management.
Zachary Zubek (Fall 2016 – Spring 2017)
Zack’s honors thesis looked at the patterns and consequences of inbreeding in Bugula neritina. He reared bryozoans in the lab to create deferentially inbred crosses, then compared larvae from parents in the different treatments to estimate self-fertilization, bi-parental inbreeding, and inbreeding and outbreeding depression.
Emily Beyer (2015 – 2016)
Pamela Betancourt (Spring 2015)