Oliver Beckers

Oliver Beckers
Principal Investigator
Associate 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 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
Bio 526/626 Phenotypic Plasticity in Biological Systems
Bio538/539/638/639: Animal Behavior