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Faculty Profile

WILLIAM JOHN RESETARITS

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BIOLOGY
PROFESSOR AND DOHERTY CHAIR IN FRESHWATER BIOLOGY
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322 SHOEMAKER HALL
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-2887
Joined UM: 06/01/2014

Brief Bio

William J. Resetarits, Jr. Professor of Biology and Henry L. and Grace Doherty Chair in Freshwater Biology Research William J. Resetarits received his BA (University of Missouri St. Louis) and MA (University of Missouri Columbia) in Anthropology, an MS(Research) (Saint Louis University) in Biology, and a Ph.D. from Duke in Zoology with a Mathematics minor. He has held a number of Faculty positions, including at Texas Tech University and the University of Southampton (UK), and spent two years as a rotating Program Director at the National Science Foundation. He has numerous publications in high-profile ecological journals, including a paper selected for inclusion in 100 Influential Papers Published in 100 Years of British Ecological Society Journals, and a highly influential book, Experimental Ecology: Issues and Perspectives. His primary research interest lies in uncovering the processes affecting the structure and dynamics of ecological communities. While his main focus is on understanding processes at the community level, he works at levels from the population to the metacommunity, and on a range of issues from the role of behavior in patterns of species distribution and diversity, to evolutionary aspects of community assembly, to understanding the dynamics of linked communities in complex landscapes (metacommunities). His work has been primarily funded by the National Science Foundation and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Degrees

PHD
ZOOLOGY
DUKE UNIVERSITY/ DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA (1988)