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Dean A. Williams Ph.D. | TCU Biology Department. My past training was primarily in population biology and behavioral ecology (M.S. University of Alabama Huntsville, Ph.D. Purdue University), and my research involved a long-term (1988-2002) study of cooperatively breeding brown jays in Monteverde, Costa Rica. During a stint of postdocs at the University of Miami (2001-2007) my research interests were diverted into the fields of conservation and invasion genetics. I now use molecular tools to inform the management of pests and species of conservation concern. I teach a non-majors biology course, Contemporary Issues in Biology (BIOL 10003), and a portion of the lectures in Ecology and the Environment (BIOL 30403) during the fall.

Dr. Brad Swanson Dept. of Biology Central Michigan University. Lori Eggert lab - Lori Eggert. Assistant Professor, Division of Biological Sciences University of Missouri-Columbia Division of Biological Sciences 226 Tucker Hall University of Missouri Columbia, MO 65211 e-mail: Lori Eggert Education University of California, San Diego. BS in Biology, 1992 San Diego State University, San Diego. MS in Ecology, 1996 University of California, San Diego. PhD in Biology, 2001 Research and Professional Experience Assistant Professor, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri, 2005-present Research Associate, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 2003-present Postdoctoral Associate, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, 2001-2005 Professional Affiliations Research Interests Research in my lab uses the tools of molecular genetics to study wildlife species that are difficult or dangerous to study using traditional methods.

I am also interested in intraspecific phylogeography. Lori Eggert's CV. Wayne Getz's Group - UC Berkeley ESPM - People. Mailing address: 140 Mulford Hall #3114 University of California Berkeley, CA 94720-3114 Office and Lab: 5052 and 5048 Valley Life Sciences Building Berkeley, California 94720 Office: 510-642-8745 Lab: 510-643-1227 Fax: 510-666-2352. Society for Conservation Biology | MS Assistantships in Bat Ecology, Conservation, and Management. Position Description: MS research assistantships available for two projects studying bat ecology and management in Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GRSM), Tennessee. The projects are as follows: Project 1) Use and selection of anthropogenic structures by bats as summer roosts. During the summer, employees and visitors to GSMNP report seeing or coming into contact with bats roosting in anthropogenic structures (i.e., buildings), increasing the risk of zoonotic disease transmission.

Seven bat species found in GSMNP, including 5 affected by WNS, will roost in anthropogenic structures. Managers of GSMNP and other NPs want to maintain these structures in a way that promotes bat survival and reproduction, and, in relevant species, recovery from WNS, but they must weigh this against the need to permit visitor access, preserve structures, and minimize public exposure to disease. Stipend: $15,000/yr plus tuition and health insurance. Start Date: Mid-April 2015 Contact Information: Dr. Home. Biological Sciences. John G. Kie, Ph.D. Research Professor Ecology and management of mule deer, elk, moose, and other large mammals; landscape ecology; effects of landscape structure on the movements and distributions of animals. Education Ph.D., 1977, University of California, Berkeley; 1977.

M.S., 1973, University of California, Berkeley; 1973. B.S., 1972, University of California, Berkeley; 1972. Biographical Sketch Dr. Teaching Landscape Ecology (spring, even-numbered years) Ecological Modeling (spring, odd-numbered years) eminar: Readings in Ecology (spring) Selected Publications Kie, John G., Jason Matthiopoulos, John Fieberg, Roger A. Morales, Juan M., Paul R. Smouse, Peter E., Stefano Focardi, Paul R. Tomkiewicz, Stanley M., Mark R. Mandal, Rakesh, Sophie St-Hilaire, John G. Long, Ryan A., John G. Stewart, Kelley M., R. Long, Ryan A., Jonathan D. Long, Ryan A., Jonathan D. Long, Ryan A., Janet L. Long, Ryan A., Janet L. Stewart, Kelley, R. Bowyer, R. Nicholson, Matthew C., R. Stewart, Kelley M., R. Biological Sciences. About Us The Department of Biological Sciences contributes to the mission of ISU with an emphasis on: advancing scholarly endeavors through discovery and the creation of new knowledge, foundational biological education for the health professions, providing a diverse array of courses and majors for students in the life sciences, and educator preparation.

The faculty is dedicated to excellence in teaching, including engaging students at all levels in sustained, significant research. Our objectives are to promote a culture that recognizes excellence in education and research and to prepare students for advanced studies in the life sciences, including ecological, evolutionary, organismal, microbiological, and biomedical research; admission to medical, dental, veterinary, and other health professional programs; and professional opportunities in government, industry, and education.

Sarah Benson-Amram - Research. General Interests I am interested in understanding the evolution of complex cognitive abilities in animals, in investigating what animals know about their social and ecological environments, and in asking how animals use this knowledge and their ability to learn about their environments in adaptive ways. Aside from being fundamentally interested in these questions, I also think that questions about animal cognition are particularly relevant in today's rapidly changing world. More than ever, animals need to be able to quickly adapt to new conditions and deal with novel challenges. I am interested in understanding the role of cognition in these situations. The evolution of intelligence Why did intelligence evolve?

This research is being done in collaboration with Dr. Innovative problem solving Why are some animals able to solve complex problems whereas others fail? Numerical cognition Social learning Skill pooling Other Research Experience Studying lemurs (Silky Sifakas) in Marojejy, Madagascar. Reptile and amphibian conservation. Reptile and Amphibian Conservation Biology Thomas P. Wilson, Ph.D. Research Interests I am passionate about working with students so they can become independent scientists and forward thinkers.

I am a broadly trained scientist who holds advanced degrees in Zoology, Environmental Science and Public Policy, and a certification as a Geographic Information Systems Professional (GISP). In short, I am a seasoned field biologist who enjoys the outdoors and excels at solving problems in the field. I am comfortable working with a variety of aquatic and terrestrial taxa. Grants/Projects 2014 Boyd, J. 2013 $500 (PI with M.Dillard). 2012 $1,600 (Co-PI with B. 2011-2012 $ 50,000 (Co-PI with A. 2009 $ 65,000 (Co-PI with J. Publications Manis, C., and T.P. Manis, C., T.P. Wilson, T. Gaudin, T. Reynolds, B., and T.P. Miller R. Moss, S., J.

Technical Reports Shaw, J., D. Books/Book Chapters Akre, T. Wilson, T.P., and T.S.B. Researchers use solar power to study wild elephants in Africa. By Mark Shwartz Peter Zielyk, Flipside Creative A team of elephant researchers from Stanford University has transformed a remote corner of southern Africa into a high-tech field camp run entirely on sunlight. A team of elephant researchers from Stanford University has transformed a remote corner of southern Africa into a high-tech field camp run entirely on sunlight.

The seasonal solar-powered research camp gives scientists a rare opportunity to quietly observe, videotape and photograph wild elephants at Mushara waterhole, an isolated oasis in Etosha National Park in Namibia. "One of the really special aspects of solar energy is that it allows us to be in this incredibly remote area that's closed to tourists and is off the grid," said lead researcher Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell, an instructor at the Stanford School of Medicine and a collaborating scientist at Stanford's Center for Conservation Biology. O'Connell-Rodwell has been studying elephant communication at Mushara for 20 years.

11 » As elephants go, so go the trees: Research shows hunting can have catastrophic effects on tropical forests » University of Florida. GAINESVILLE, Fla. --- Overhunting has been disastrous for elephants, but their forest habitats have also been caught in the crossfire. A first-of-its-kind study led by researchers at the University of Florida shows that the dramatic loss of elephants, which disperse seeds after eating vegetation, is leading to the local extinction of a dominant tree species, with likely cascading effects for other forest life.

Their work shows that loss of animal seed dispersers increases the probability of tree extinction by more than tenfold over a 100-year period. “The entire ecosystem is at risk,” said Trevor Caughlin, a UF postdoctoral student and National Science Foundation fellow. “My hope for this study is that it will provide a boost for those trying to curb overhunting and provide incentives to stop the wildlife trade.” The team looked specifically at seed dispersal and how elephants contribute to moving the seeds around the forest. Caughlin spent three years gathering tree data in Thailand. Effects of poaching on African elephants | Center for Conservation Biology. The gruesome reality of poaching.Photo by Karl Ammann Poaching caused a decline of African elephants from 1.3 million to 600,000 individuals between 1979-1987.

Mortality was unusually concentrated among the largest adults with the biggest tusks. Old matriarchs (the oldest adult females that provide the social glue in elephant herds) were particularly vulnerable. Their tusks are large and their groups were easier to find than solitary adult males. Many family groups lost their matriarchs, compromising their social, competitive and physiological functioning. The youngest offspring often perished with their mothers, causing a disrupted age structure. Many older offspring were orphaned, only to range solitarily or in atypical groups of unrelated females. Objectives We examined long-term impacts of poaching on elephants of the Mikumi-Selous Ecosystem, Tanzania—one of the largest and most heavily poached elephant populations on the continent prior to the 1989 ivory ban. Methods Results. State University Libraries : About. Formerly known as the Elephant Research Foundation LibraryA Web Site Dedicated to Elephant Research, Study and Enjoyment The Jeheskel (Hezy) Shoshani Library Endowed Collection (formerly known as the Elephant Research Foundation Library, or ERFL) is a diverse collection of information and display resources about elephants and their relatives both past and present and can be searched in the WSULS Online Catalog.

The collection is housed in the Purdy Library, patrons can apply for access at one of the service desks. Requests for interlibrary loan will be honored whenever possible. About ERF Founder Jeheskel (Hezy) Shoshani Hezy became interested in elephants after reading "Burma Boy" by Willis Lindquist. In 1977 he established the Elephant Research Foundation (an international nonprofit organization) and was the editor of its publication, Elephant. Kay E. Holekamp Laboratory - Welcome! Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld | Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies. Biology at Bard College | Faculty and Staff. Program links quick links Faculty and Staff Felicia Keesing David and Rosalie Rose Distinguished Professor of Science, Mathematics, and Computing; Director, Biology Program Contact: Office: Reem-Kayden Center 211 Phone: 845-752-2331 E-mail: Website: click here to download file Back to top. Loren Hayes. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

I am also an Associate Researcher at P. Universidad Catolica de Chile and an adjunct at Universidad Austral de Chile. My dissertation research with Dr. Nancy Solomon at Miami University (Ohio) focused on the reproductive benefits of alloparental care and mechanisms of parental and alloparental care of offspring by female prairie voles (Microtus ochrogaster). My current research program focuses on the evolutionary significance of rodent sociality and mating systems. 2013-2016: National Science Foundation (#1261026). 2012-2013: Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga. 2009-2013: National Science Foundation (#0853719): US-Chile IRES: Intraspecific variation in the social behavior of Chilean rodents - Ecology, mechanism, and fitness.

Bauer, C.M., Hayes, L.D., Ebensperger, L.A. & Romero, L.M. Hayes, L.D. & L.A. Ebensperger, L.A. & Hayes, L.D. Application | Graduate Program Zoology & Physiology | Arts & Sciences. Step 1: Identify a faculty member in the Department of Zoology & Physiology whose research interests are similar to yours. A listing of faculty and their research areas is available through the Department of Zoology and Physiology web page.

Contact the appropriate faculty member(s) and find someone interested in potentially serving as your graduate advisor. Step 2: After you have found a potential advisor(s), email a completed departmental application form, a copy of your curriculum vitae, copies of college transcripts and GRE scores to them. International students must include a copy of their TOEFL scores. Step 3: Our graduate admissions committee will review all applications and make decisions on admission based on the availability of funding and a commitment from a faculty member to serve as the advisor. The deadline for receipt of all application materials is 15th of January for summer/autumn admission and 15th of September for January admission. Research. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences | The faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences value scholarship in all its forms – discovery, integration, application, and teaching. We value understanding for its ow.

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