GRADUATE STUDENTS:

Sarah Longo, Ph.D. June 2017, UC Davis. Thesis research: Innovation and constraint: The evolution of a novel feeding mechanism in syngnathiform fishes. Sarah is currently a postdoctoral researcher with Sheila Patek in the Department of Biology at Duke University.

Mathew McGee, Ph.D. December 2014, UC Davis. Thesis research: Functional evolution in threespine stickleback. Matt is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Biological Sciences at Monash University.

Patrick Fuller, M.S. December 2013, UC Davis. Research topic: Functional morphology of zooplanktivory. 

Christopher Martin, Ph.D. July 2013, UC Davis. Thesis research: Adaptive radiation on the fitness landscape. Chris is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Tomomi Takada, M.S. December 2012, UC Davis. Research topic: effect of mouthbrooding on sexual dimorphism in gourami fishes.

Dan Warren, Ph.D. December 2009, UC Davis. Thesis research: methodological advances in the construction and application of environmental niche models. Dan is currently postdoctoral researcher at OIST in Okinawa.

Rose Carlson, Ph.D. June 2008, UC Davis. Thesis research: evolution of ecological and morphological diversity in darter fishes (Percidae: Etheostomatinae).

David Collar, Ph.D. September 2007, UC Davis. Thesis research: evolution of functional and morphological diversity in centrarchid fishes. Dave is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Organismal and Environmental Biology at Christopher Newport University.

Timothy Higham, Ph.D. August 2006, UC Davis. Thesis research: hydrodynamics of suction feeding in centrarchid fishes. Tim is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biology at the University of California, Riverside.

Andrew Carroll, Ph.D. August 2005, UC Davis. Thesis research: musculoskeletal basis of suction feeding performance.

C. Darrin Hulsey, Ph.D. July 2004, UC Davis. Thesis research: the evolution and ecology of trophic specialization in the trophically polymorphic Herichthys minckleyi. Darrin is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at the University of Konstanz.

Daniel Bolnick, Ph.D. July 2003, UC Davis. Thesis research: testing the long-standing theory that competition can drive disruptive selection and niche expansion. Dan is currently a professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas, Austin, and an Early Career Scientist at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Thomas Waltzek, M.S. December 2001, UC Davis. Thesis research: evolution of jaw protrusion in cichlids.

Justin Grubich, Ph.D. December 2001, Florida State University. Thesis research: biomechanical basis of convergent evolution of mollusc crushing in teleost fishes. Justing is currently a Research Associate at the Field Museum of Natural History and a Senior Associate for SE Region for PEW Charitable Trusts.

Steve Schenk, M.S. May 2001, Florida State University. Thesis research: functional basis of claw diversity in brachyuran crabs. Steve is currently a Biology Instructor at Truckee Meadows Community College.

Kellie Rebello, M.S. August 1995, Florida State University. Thesis research: functional morphology and ecology of feeding in pufferfishes.

Barton Richard, M.S. August 1994, Florida State University. Thesis research: scaling of functional morphology in largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides.

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHERS:

Samantha Price, 2008-2017; currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University

Hannah Wood, 2013-2015; currently Curator of Arachnids & Myriapods at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

D. Luke Mahler, 2013-2014; currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto.

Jose Tavera, 2012-2014; currently Fish Collection Curator and associate professor at Biology department of Universidad del Valle, Cali Colombia.

David Collar, 2013-2014; currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Organismal and Environmental Biology at Christopher Newport University

Thomas Claverie, 2012-2013; currently a Maître de conférences (Assistant professor) at the Centre Universitaire de formation et de recherche de Mayotte, Département des Sciences et Technologies

Christopher Oufiero, 2010-2012; currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Towson University.

Lars Schmitz, 2009-2012; currently Assistant Professor in the Keck Science Department, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer and Scripps Colleges.

Roi Holzman, 2006-2010; currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University, Israel.

Rita Mehta, 2005-2010; currently Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California Santa Cruz.

Kristin Bishop , 2007-2010; currently Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences at Florida International University.

Steven Day, 2003-2005; currently Associate Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Thomas Near, 2000-2003 (Center for Population Biology Postdoc); currently Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University.

Michael Alfaro, 2001-2003; currently Associate Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at University of California, Los Angeles.

Lara Ferry, 1999-2002; currently an Associate Professor in the Divison of Mathematical and Natural Sciences at Arizona State University at Phoenix, AZ.

John Friel, 1995-1998; currently Curator of Vertebrates in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Cornell University.

Ralph Turingan, 1993-1995; currently Professor and Chair of the Marine Biology Program in the Department of Biological Sciences at Florida Institute of Technology.

 

LAB AFFILIATES:

Nicholas Bertrand, Sept 2015- Sept 2016, currently Lab Manager/Fish Biologist for US Fish and Wildlife in the Research Unit at the Southwestern Aquatic Resources and Recovery Center in Dexter, New Mexico

Qiongying Tang, Oct 2014-Oct 2015, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Mirthe de Haas, June 2009 – September 2009, Wageningen University, the Netherlands.

Philippe Vullioud, July 2009 – September 2009, University Neuchatel, Switzerland.

Richard Svanbäck, December 2000-May 2001, former Ph.D. student in the Department of Ecology and Environmental Science at the University of Umëa, Sweden. Research project while at UC Davis: suction feeding in largemouth bass.

Christopher Sanford, 2000, Professor of Biology at Hofstra University, NY. Research project while at UC Davis: the relationship between volumetric and pressure changes in the buccal cavity during suction feeding the largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) using sonomicrometry.

 


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