Oliver Beckers

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 at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

  • Post-doctoral Research Associate at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE

  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) at University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

  • M. S. in Biology (Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior) at 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

  • BIO526/626 Phenotypic Plasticity in Biological Systems

  • BIO538/539/638/639: Animal Behavior


Oliver Beckers

Oliver Beckers

Principal Investigator, Associate Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

1112B Biology Building, Murray State University, Murray, KY 42071-0009

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