Oliver Beckers

Oliver Beckers
Principal Investigator
Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
1112B Biology Building
Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071-0009
Phone: (270) 809 6054 (Office)
Email: obeckers@murraystate.edu

Research interests (key words)

Phenotypic plasticity, evolution, animal behavior and communication.

Primary study animals

Crickets (Gryllus rubens), Katydids (Neoconocephalus triops), parasitoid Tachinid flies (Ormia lineifrons/O. ochracea)

Education and Professional Experience

Assistant Professor
Department of Biological Sciences, Murray State University, KY, July 2014-present.
Post-doctoral Research Associate and NIH-post doctoral fellow
Advisor: Dr. Armin P. Moczek; Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
Post-doctoral Research Associate
Advisor: Dr. William E. Wagner Jr.; University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior)
Advisor: Dr. Johannes Schul; University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
M. S. in Biology (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior)
Advisors: Dr. Otto von Helversen & Dr. Johannes Schul, Friedrich-Alexander University-Erlangen

Courses taught at Murray State:

Bio101 Biological Concepts
Bio216 Biological Inquiry and Analysis
Bio221 Zoolology: Animal Form and Function
Bio330 Principles of Ecology
Bio 526/626 Phenotypic Plasticity in Biological Systems
Bio538/539/638/639: Animal Behavior