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Mercedes Burns

Mercedes Burns

Assistant Professor

Biological Sciences

Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB) 215


Ph D University of Maryland, College Park 2014

BA Macalester College 2006


B.A. Biology, Macalester College (St. Paul); Ph.D. in Behavior, Ecology, Evolution, & Systematics from University of Maryland, College Park

Research Interests

Evolutionary ecology of reproductive traits and behaviors, sexual conflict, reproductive polymorphism, arthropod biology

Selected Classes

  • Fall 2020 BIOL 499 – Undergrad. Lab/Field Rsch
  • BIOL 142 – Foundations of Biol: Eco/Evo
  • Spring 2020 BIOL 481 – Advanced Topics in Evolution
  • Fall 2019 BIOL 483 – Evol: From Genes To Genomes

Intellectual Contributions

Brown, Tyler, Tsurusaki, Nobuo, Burns, Mercedes. (2021). . 1. 112 34-44 Journal of Heredity.

Zulekha, Karachiwalla, deCarvalho, Tagide, Burns, Mercedes. (2020). . icaa120. Integrative and Comparative Biology.

Orr, Teri, Burns, Mercedes, Hawkes, Kristen, Holekamp, Kay, Hook, Kristin, Josefson, Chloe, Kimmitt, Abigail, Lewis, Kelsey, Lipshutz, Sara, Lynch, Kathleen, Sirot, Laura, Stadtmauer, Daniel, Staub, Nancy, Wolfner, Mariana, Hayssen, Virginia. (2020). . 3. 60 796-813 Integrative and Comparative Biology.

Kahn, Penelope, Cao, Dennis, Burns, Mercedes, Boyer, Sarah. (2018). . 14. 8 7103-7110 Ecology & Evolution.

Burns, Mercedes, Hedin, Marshal, Tsurusaki, Nobuo. (2017). . 1. 8 36-52 Ecology & Evolution.

Burns, Mercedes. Reproductive biology of harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones): a review of a rapidly evolving research field. Current Zoology.