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Dr. John D. Horner

John Horner
Professor Direct: 817.257.6181
BS Louisiana State Univeristy, 1979 MS New Mexico State University, 1983 Ph.D. New Mexico State University, 1987
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Research Interests

I am an evolutionary ecologist with research interests in plant-insect interactions.  One primary focus of my research is the process of speciation.  In particular, I have focused on the role of ecological interactions in speciation with gene flow.  I am also interested in the ecology and evolution of carnivorous plants.  My research in this area has recently been focused on the attraction of prey, pollinator-prey conflict, and cost-benefit analyses of prey capture by carnivorous plants.

Teaching Responsibilites

I offer upper-division courses in Evolution (BIOL 50303) and Terrestrial Ecosystems (BIOL 50103).  I also teach two seminars in evolution (Behavioral Ecology and Evolutionary Medicine).