Faculty & Staff Directory
Joris van der Ham
- Assistant Professor
- Undergraduate Program Director
PhD, Biology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2007
MS, Biology, University of Amsterdam, 2002
Dr. van der Ham is an invertebrate ecologist and zoologist. His past research focused on ultra anatomy, molecular phylogenetic, and estuarine ecology of a wide variety of invertebrates. He has a specific interest in community ecology and he studies the relationship between environmental variables and invertebrate community structure at various spatial and temporal scales. His most recent research focuses on the community ecology of carrion insects. Dr. van der Ham and his students investigate variation in succession patterns of diptera assemblages of carrion communities, and how these patterns are affected by environmental factors.
Dr. van der Ham is the Undergraduate Program Director and Academic Advisor for the undergraduate programs in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy. He teaches Applied Ecology and Invertebrate Zoology.