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Faculty Profile

Jason Dale Hoeksema

Biology
PROFESSOR OF BIOLOGY
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318 SHOEMAKER
UNIVERSITY, MS 38677
(662) 915-1275
Joined UM: August 17, 2006

Areas of Expertise

  • ECOLOGY, PLANTS AND FUNGI
  • EVOLUTION

Brief Bio

Jason D. Hoeksema is an Associate Professor of Biology. Dr. Hoeksema received his Ph.D. in Ecology from the University of California, Davis in 2002. He held positions as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of California, Santa Cruz from 2002-2006, and as a postdoctoral fellow at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center from 2006-2007, before joining the Department of Biology at the University of Mississippi in 2007. Dr. Hoeksema's research focuses on the ecological and evolutionary consequences of interactions among species, especially mutualism, competition, and parasitism between pine trees and their symbiotic soil fungi. His published papers have appeared in such journals as Bioscience, Ecology, Ecology Letters, American Naturalist, Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, and Communications Biology. He has received funding from the National Science Foundation, the US Department of Agriculture, and the US Department of Energy. Dr. Hoeksema teaches courses in Mycology, Ornithology, Coevolution & Species Interactions, and Statistics.

Degrees

PhD
Biology
THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA/DAVIS, CALIFORNIA (2002)

Awards

Excellence in Advising Award - Office of the Provost
2012