Department of Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis: Ph. D. Graduates in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics




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Department of Biology, University of Missouri-St. Louis: Ph.D. Graduates in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics.

Name

Date

Nationality

Thesis

Advisor

Current Position

Salazar, Diego

2013

Costa Rica

Exploring the localand regional effects of plant diversity plant herbivore interactions

Marquis

Postdoc, University of California-Berkeley

Madeiros, Matthew

2013

USA

Elucidating the factors that modulate the distribution of avian haemosporida parasites across a community of hosts

Ricklefs

Postdoc, Brazil

Rivera, Jose Luis

2013

Ecuador

Galapagos seabirds as a model system for understanding parasite - host specificity

Parker

Assistant Professor, Universidad Catolica, Quito, Ecuador

Tsunekage, Toshi

2013

USA

Oxidative stress in avian embryos

Ricklefs

Administration, Grinnell College

Ettling, Jeff

2013

USA

Population structure of the Armenian viper

Parker

Curator of herps, Saint Louis Zoo

Hong Wa, Cynthia

2012

Madagascar

Diversification and coexistence in the Madagascar olive (Noronhia, Oleaceae)

Stevens

Research Assistant, Missouri Botanical Garden

Svensson, Linda

2012

USA

Community organization of avian malaria parasites in lowland Amazonia: prevalence, diversity, and specialization in a local assemblage

Ricklefs

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Sari, Eloisa

2012

Brazil

Colonization history and origin of the Galápagos flycatcher (Myiarchus magnirostris) and its parasites

Parker

Postdoc, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Brazil

Hernandez, Edgar Javier

2012

Colombia

The effect of photoperiod on regulation of key components of the life cycle in the bumble bee Bombus impatiens L. (Hymenoptera: Apidae).

Tang-Martinez

Research Associate, Tyson Research Station, Eureka, MO

Levin, Iris

2011

USA

Host-parasite interactions in Galapagos seabirds

Parker

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Missouri-St. Louis

Norris, Jeffrey

2011

USA

Urban development in Costa Rica: the direct and indirect impacts on local and regional avian assemblages

Bourne

Director, Natural Solutions, Costa Rica

Dutra, Huberto

2011

Brazil

Effects of the exotic shrub Lonicera maackii on the plant animal interactions in the invaded habitat

Marquis

Assistant Professor, Life University, Georgia

Carlsen, Monica

2011

Venezuela

Understanding the origin and rapid diversification of the genus Anthurium Schott (Araceae), integrating molecular phylogenetics, morphology and fossils

Stevens

Missouri Botanical Garden

Kozlowski, Corinne

2010

Canada

Avian developmental endocrinology: The effects and role of yolk hormones, sibling dynamics, and life-history

Ricklefs

Endocrinology Technician, Saint Louis Zoo

Baker-Méio, Beatriz

2010

Brazil

Coexistence of sympatric taxa of Chamaecrista Section Xerocalyx: Addressing the interplay between morphology and biotic interactions

Marquis

Instituto de Biologia, Universidade Federal de Uberlandia

Fuentes-Soriano, Sara

2010

Mexico

Phylogenetic relationships and character evolution in Physarieae (Brassicaceae)

Kellogg

Postdoctoral Fellow, Indiana University formerly Research Associate, Missouri Botanical Garden

Lee, Danielle

2010

USA

An investigation of behavioral Syndromes and individual differences in exploratory behavior of prairie voles, Microtus ochrogaster

Tang-Martinez

Urban Outreach Coordinator for Science and Citizens Organized for Purpose and Exploration, St. Louis

Coehlo, Marcos

2010

Brazil

Evolution and biogeography of South American fire-eye antbirds (genus Pyriglena): Insights from molecules and songs

Blake

Postdoctoral Fellow, Universidade de São Paulo

Zapata, Felipe

2010

Colombia

Phylogenetics and diversification of Escallonia (Escalloniaceae)

Stevens

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California-Berkeley

Barber, Nicholas

2009

USA

Tritrophic interactions in forests:  Direct and indirect interactions between birds, insect herbivores, and oaks

Marquis

Visiting Assistant Professor Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Illinois University

Santiago-Alarcon, Diego

2008

Mexico

Zenaida doves and their blood parasites, with special emphasis on the Galapagos Dove

Parker,

Ricklefs


Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow, Germany

Durães Renata

2008

Brazil

Spatial and temporal dynamics of lekking behavior and female mate choice in the blue-crowned manakin (Lepidothrix coronata, AVES: Pipridae).

Loiselle

Assistant Professor, Tulane University

Baiao, Patricia

2008

Brazil

Phenotypic Polymorphism: Evolution and Maintenance in a highly polymorphic Galapagos seabird

Parker

Director of Amazon Programs, Conservation International, Brazil

Bollmer, Jennifer

2008

USA

Distribution of MHC variation in Galápagos endemic birds

Parker

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Wisconsin

Azpiroz, Adrián

2008

Uruguay

The effects of habitat loss on community structure and reproductive success of pampas grassland birds.

Blake

Uruguay

Rodríguez-Ferraro, Adriana

2008

Venezuela

Community ecology and phylogeography of bird assemblages in arid zones of northern Venezuela.

Blake

Venezuela

Ryder, Brandt

2008

USA

Understanding coordinated display in a lek breeding bird: function, maintenance and fitness

Blake

Postdoctoral Fellow, Smithsonian Institution

Kenfack, David

2008

Cameroon

Systematics and evolution of Carapa (Meliaceae-Swietenioideae)

Stevens

Coordinator of African Program, Center for Tropical Forest Science, Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Camara, Paulo

2008

Brazil

A taxonomic, phylogenetic and developmental study on the moss genus Taxithelium Mitt. (Pylaisiadelphaceae).

Kellogg

Magill


Invited Professor, Graduate Program in Botany, University of Brasilia

Tori, Wendy

2008

Peru

Sexual selection in an exploded lekking bird: the White-crowned Manakin (Pipra pipra)

Loiselle

Assistant Professor, Earlham College

Beilstein, Mark

2007

USA

Phylogeny and trichome evolution in the plant family Brassicaceae.

Kellogg

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Texas A&M University

Preston, Jill

2007

UK

Duplication, conservation and diversification of MADS-box transcription factors involved in grass inflorescence and floral development

Kellogg

Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Kansas

Sweeney, Patrick

2007

USA

Systematics and Floral Evolution in the Plant Genus Garcinia (Clusiaceae)

Kellogg

Collections Manager, Yale University Herbarium, Peabody Museum of Natural History

Feria, Teresa (Paty)

2007

Mexico

Understanding the geographic distribution of species: An evaluation of different methods for modeling species distributions and a test of the niche characteristics hypotheses.

Loiselle

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Universidad Nacional de Autonoma, Mexico (2007-2008), Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Texas-Pan American (2008)

Cohen, Alan

2007

USA

The role of antioxidants in the physiology, ecology, and life histories of wild birds.

Ricklefs

Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Martinez-Gomez, Juan

2007

Mexico

The relationship of genetic distance with pre- and postmating isolation, geographic overlap and fitness in the estrildid finches (Aves: Estrildidae).

Ricklefs

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Instituto de Ecologia, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

Vicentini, Alberto

2007

Brazil

Pagamea Aubl. (Rubiaceae), from species to processes, building the bridge.

Stevens

Post-Doctoral Fellow, INPA, Manaus, Brazil

Congdon, Elizabeth

2007

USA

Natal dispersal and new group formation in capybaras (Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris) in a seasonally flooded savanna of Venezuela

Tang-Martinez

Assistant Professor, Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach

Cornelius, Cintia

2006

Chile

Genetic and demographic consequences of human-driven landscape changes on bird populations: A case study using Aphrastura spinicauda (Furnariidae) in the temperate rainforest of South America.

Blake

Raptor Research Foundation

Servat, Grace

2006

Peru

The role of local and regional factors in the foraging ecology of birds associated to Polylepis woodlands.

Loiselle

Tropical Biology Instructor, Boston University and Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador

Holbrook, Kimberly

2006

USA

Dissertation: Seed dispersal limitation in a Neotropical nutmeg, Virola flexuosa (Myristicaceae): an ecological and genetic approach.

Loiselle

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Estacion Biologica Donana, Sevilla, Spain

Cadena, Daniel

2006

USA

Biogeography of Buarremon brush-finches (Aves, Emberizinae): Integrating ecology, evolution, and systematics.

Loiselle

Ricklefs


Assistant Professor, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia

Whiteman, Noah

2006

USA

Evolutionary epidemiology of endemic Galápagos birds and their parasites.

Parker

Assistant Professor, University of Arizona

Matson, Kevin

2006

USA

Comparative immune function in wild birds.

Ricklefs

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Groningen University, The Netherlands

Jimenéz, Ivan

2005

Colombia

Understanding vertebrate frugivores through foraging theory: fruit-patch use, diet composition and the abundance of curassows (Aves: Cracidae).

Blake

Assistant Curator, Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development, Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis

Malizia, Lucio

2005

Argentina

Diversity and distribution of tree species in subtropical Andean forests.

Blake

Technical coordinator, Proyecto Alto Bermejo, Fundación ProYungas; Research Associate, Laboratorio de Investigaciones Ecológicas de las Yungas, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina.

Boege-Tobin, Deborah

2005

USA

Ranging patterns and habitat utilization of northern river otters, Lontra canadensis , in Missouri: Implications for the conservation of a reintroduced species.

Tang-Martinez Bourne

Assistant Professor, Biology, University of Alaska-Anchorage, Kenai Peninsula College-Kachemak Bay Campus

Rougès, Mercedes

2004

Argentina

Bird community dynamics along an altitudinal gradient in subtropical montane forests.

Blake

Research Associate and Education Coordinator, Laboratorio de Investigaciones Ecológicas de las Yungas, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Argentina.

Boege, Karina

2004

Mexico

Ontogenetic variation in plant resistance: Consequences for plants, herbivores and their natural enemies.

Marquis

Assistant Professor, Institute of Ecology, UNAM in Mexico

Huyvaert, Kate

2004

USA

Social and genetic dynamics of extra-pair mating in Waved Albatrosses (Phoebastria irrorata).

Parker

Assistant Professor, Colorado State University

Nielsen, Charlotte

2004

USA

Intraspecific nest parasitism in wood ducks: Ecological and evolutionary perspectives.

Parker

Waterfowl Research Scientist, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Won, Hyosig

2004

South Korea

Phylogenetic and biogeographic study of Gnetum (Gnetales).

Renner

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Biological Sciences, Seoul National University

Lohmann, Lucia

2003

Brazil

Phylogeny, classification, morphological diversification and biogeography of Bignonieae (Bignoniaceae, Lamiales).

Kellogg Stevens

Professor, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Hansen, Erpur

2003

Iceland

Ecophysiological constraints on energy provisioning rate by diving seabird parents.

Ricklefs

Director of Ecology Division, South Icelandic Nature Institute

Fallon, Sylvia

2003

USA

Historical biogeography and community ecology of avian malaria in the Lesser Antilles.

Ricklefs

Natural Resources Defense Council, Washington, D.C.

Escalona, Tibisay

2003

Venezuela

Maternal effects on reproductive success in a river turtle (Podocnemis unifilis) in southern Venezuela

Loiselle

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Iowa State University

Perez-Eman, Jorge

2002

Venezuela

Molecular Phylogenetics and Biogeography of the genus Myioborus (Aves: Parulinae).

Blake Ricklefs

Professor and former Chair, Instituto de Zoología Tropical, Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela.

Magombo, Zacharia

2002

Malawi

Systematic and biogeographic studies of the moss family Diphysciaceae M. Fleisch. (Muscii).

Kellogg Magill

Curator, National Herbarium, Malawi

Price, Michelle

2002

UK

A systematic study of the moss genus Holomitrium Brid. (Dicranaceae, Musci). A study of taxonomy, biogeography and phylogeny.

Kellogg Magill

Curator, Cryptogamic Herbarium, Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques de la Ville de Genève

Arango-Caro, Sandra

2002

Colombia

Edge-effects on tree regeneration in the Colmbian Andes.

Loiselle

Adjunct Professor, Harris Stowe College

Huang, Shing-Fan

2002

Taiwan

Phylogeny and historical biogeography of Acer.

Ricklefs Raven

Department of Science Education, National Hsinchu Teachers College, Hsinchu, Taiwan

Dwyer, Rodney

2002

USA

Contemporary pollen movement in shortleaf pine, Pinus echinata Mill.

Sork

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Iowa State University, Ames

Fernandez, Juan

2002

Colombia

Genetic diversity and mating system in a fragmented population of the Andean oak Quercus humboldtii Bonpl. (Fagaceae).

Sork

University of Paris, Orsay, France

Kyllo, Damond

2001

USA

The effects of light and a common mycorrhizal network on growth and community structure of understory shrubs, Piper and Psychotria, in a Neotropical forest.

Marquis

Post Doctoral Visiting Scientist, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

Chanderbali, Andre

2001

Guyana

Contributions to the systematics of Lauraceae. I. Phylogeny and historical biogeography of Lauraceae: Evidence from the chloroplast and nuclear genomes and II. A monograph of Endlicheria (Lauraceae).

Renner

van derWerff



Post-Doctoral Fellow, Florida Museum of Natural History

Eric Wiener

2001

USA

Tree regeneration in an experimental tropical secondary rain forest.

Sork

Assistant Professor, Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey

Graham, Catherine

2000

USA

Individual, species and community level responses of birds to forest fragmentation in southern Mexico.

Blake

Assistant Professor of Biology, SUNY Stony Brook

Barrantes, Gilbert

2000

Costa Rica

Ecology and evolution of Phainoptila melanoxantha (Bombycillidae, Aves) in the highlands of Costa Rica and western Panama.

Loiselle

Professor in Biology, University of Costa Rica

Razafimandimbison, Sylvain

2000

Madagascar

Tribal delimitation of the tribe Naucleeae (Rubiaceae): Inference from molecular and morphological data sets and a revision of Breonia A. Rich. (Naucleeae).

Richardson

Bergius Foundation, Stockholm, Sweden

Fair, Jeanne

2000

USA

The ecological and physiological costs of contaminants to birds: Consequences for individuals and populations.

Ricklefs

Los Alamos National Laboratory, Environmental Science Group

Valdespino, Carolina

1999

Mexico

The reproductive system of the fennec fox (Vulpes zerda).

Asa

Professor, Instituto de Ecologia, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

Goerck, Jaqueline

1999

Brazil

Ecology, Evolution, and biogeography of Drymophila antbirds (Thamnophilidae, Aves) in the Neotropics.

Loiselle

Programme Manager for BirdLife International, Brazil

Lill, John

1999

USA

The influence of adjacent trophic levels on life history evolution in Psilocorsis quercicella (Lepidoptera: Oecophoridae).

Marquis

Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, George Washington University

Avalos, Gerardo

1999

Costa Rica

Photosynthetic acclimation of canopy branches and seedlings of lianas to light changes in a tropical dry forest.

Mulkey

Professor in Conservation Biology, University of Costa Rica

Bowser, Gillian

1998

USA

Genetics, geographics, and prairie dogs: A landscape model of prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) dispersal.

Loiselle

Blake


Assistant Dean of Sustainablity and Strategic Planning, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University

Renjifo, Luis Miguel

1998

Colombia

Effects of landscape matrix on the composition and conservation of forest bird communities.

Loiselle

Director, Conservation Biology Program, Humboldt Institute Colombia

Randrianasolo, Armand

1998

Madagascar

Systematics and evolution of three Malagasy genera of Anacardiaceae: Micronychia Oliv., Protorhus Engl. and Rhus section Baronia (Baker) H. Perrier.

Richardson

Miller


Assistant Curator, Missouri Botanical Garden

Perez-Salicrup, Diego

1998

Mexico

Effects of liana cutting on trees and tree seedlings in a tropical forest in Bolivia.

Sork

Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard Forest, Harvard University

Paz y Miño, Guillermo

1998

Ecuador

Sibling recognition and effects of odor cues in prairie voles, Microtus ochrogaster.

Tang-Martinez

Professor, Worcester State College

Villegas, Ana Cristina

1997

Colombia

Intraspecific variation in clonal growth and its demographic consequences for the tropical terrestrial bromeliad, Aechmea magdalenae.

Kelly

Program Officer for the Andes-Amazon Initiative.

Stowe, Kirk

1997

USA

Experimental evolution of resistance in Brassica rapa: Correlated responses of life history traits, tolerance and realized defense to selection for foliar glucosinolate content.

Marquis

Assistant Professor, Beacon College, Leesburg, Florida

Hochwender, Cris

1997

USA

Defense and tolerance in Asclepias syriaca L. (Asclepiadaceae).

Marquis

Assistant Professor, Biology Department, University of Evansville, Indiana

Carnevali, Germán

1996

Venezuela

Systematics, phylogeny, and twig epiphytism in Cryptocentrum (Orchidaceae).

Berry

Sork


Director, Herbarium Yucatan (Mexico)

Ramírez, Ivón

1996

Venezuela

Systematics, phylogeny, and chromosome number evolution of Cryptanthus (Bromeliaceae).

Sork

Associate Director, Herbarium Yucatan (Mexico)

Lorea-Hernandez, Francisco

1996

Mexico

A systematic revision of the Neotropical species of Cinnamomum Schaefer (Lauraceae).

van der Werff

Richardson



Institute of Ecology, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico

Zhu, Guanghua

1995

China

Sytematics of Dracontium L. (Araceae).

Croat

Grayum


Richardson

Deceased, Formerly Assistant Curator, Flora of China Project, Missouri Botanical Garden

Reynal, Carlos

1995

Peru

Systematics of Neotropical Zanthoxylum (Rutaceae) with an account on the wood anatomy of the genus.

Richardson

Loiselle


Professor in Forestry Conservation, National Agrarian University, Peru

Rueda, Ricardo

1993

Nicaragua

Systematics and evolution of the genus Petrea (Verbenaceae).

Gentry

Richardson



Vice-Chancellor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Nicaragua-León


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