Joel C. Trexler

Joel C. Trexler

Director of Marine Science Program

Office: MSB 361
Phone: (305) 348-1966
Lab: MSB 310
Fax: (305) (305)-919-4030


Trexler Research Lab


  • Ph.D., Florida State University, 1986 (Biology)
  • M.S., Florida State University, 1983 (Biology)
  • B.S., University of South Carolina, 1979 (Marine Biology)
  • Organization for Tropical Studies, Costa Rican Natural History 83-1

Research Interests

Our lab focuses on two types of questions that are central to ecology and evolutionary biology. The first is related to budgets, trade-offs in allocating limited resources, and the genetic and/or ecological constraints that shape those trade-offs. I have recently been working with Don DeAngelis on models of the evolution of complex reproductive adaptations in poeciliid fish The second type of question involves the implications of spatial ecology and migration on community dynamics. This work involves testing concepts of metacommunity dynamics in the Everglades.