Benjamin A. Sikes

Benjamin Sikes
  • Associate Professor
  • Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
  • Kansas Biological Survey

Contact Info

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Higuchi Hall, room #41
University of Kansas
2101 Constant Avenue
Lawrence, KS 66047


Dr. Benjamin Sikes is a microbial ecologist whose research focuses on soil fungi, their community interactions and use in ecosystem management.


Research interests:

  • soil
  • microbial
  • fungi
  • mycorrhizas
  • succession
  • ecosystem management
  • endophytes


Teaching interests:

  • fungi
  • microbial ecology
  • community ecology
  • restoration ecology