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    Cook Graduate Students

    Yadeeh Escobedo
    (Ph.D. in progress)

    "Comparative Phylogeography of the North

    Pacific Coastal Mammals:  Implications

    for Island Endemics"

    Jolene Rearick
    (Ph.D. in progress)

    "Molecular evolution of freeze tolerance in North American frogs"

    Kayce Bell
    (Ph.D. in progress)

    "Ecto- and endo-parasite diversification 

    in western North American chipmunks"
    Jessica Weber
    (Ph.D. in progress)

    "The molecular basis of adaptation

    in caviomorph rodents"

    Bryan McLean

    (Ph.D. in progress)

    "Pattern and process in the radiation of ground dwelling squirrels"

    Amanda Jones

    (M.S. in progress)

    "Mammals of the middle Rio Grande basin"

    Past UNM Graduate Students in the Cuervo Lab

    Jason L. Malaney

    (Ph.D. 2013)

    "Exploring boreal mammals through integration of statistical conservation phylogenetics, taxonomy, and comparative phylogeography"
    Brooks Kohli
    (M.S. 2012)
    "Phylogeography of northern
    red-backed voles"

    Brittany Barker

    (Ph.D. 2012

    co-advised by

    Bob Waide)

    "Comparative phylogeography of ecologically

    distinct frogs from the Puerto Rican Bank"

    Andrew Hope
    (Ph.D. 2011)

    "Historical biogeography of Beringian shrews"

    Andrew is now a Postdoctoral Associate of the USGS Molecular Ecology Lab in Anchorage Alaska.

    Natalie Dawson

    (Ph.D. 2008)

    " Vista Norteña: Endemism, conservation genetics, and insular biogeography of mesocarnivores of the North Pacific Coast"

    Natalie is now Associate Director of the Wilderness Institute, University of Montana.

    Jose "Pepe" Frances
    (M.S. 2008)

    "Conservation genetics of Wolverines"

    Anson Koehler

    "Comparative coevolutionary examination of Soboliphyme baturini in marten (Martes americana & M. caurina)"

    Dr Koehler received his PhD at University of Otago and now is explaining pathogens in urban environments in Australia.


    University of Alaska Fairbanks Alumni

    Suzette Durall-Mouchaty
    (M.S. 1993)
    "Phylogenetic analysis of northern hair seals based on nucleotide sequences of the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene".

    Suzette finished her Ph.D. at the University of Lund, Sweden, and is a Lecturer, University of Houston Downtown.

    Ellen Lance

    (MS 1993)

    "Biogeography and evolutionary genetics of the tundra vole"

    Ellen is now Branch Chief, Endangered Species Field Office, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Anchorage

    Doreen Parker-McNeill
    (M.S. 1996)
    "Distribution and forest ecology of bats in Alaska". 

    Doreen is now employed by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Fairbanks.

    (Chris Conroy)
    (Ph.D. 1998) 
    "Molecular phylogenetics of arvicoline rodents". 

    Chris is now Collection Manager at the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology at UC Berkeley.

    John Demboski 
    (Ph.D. 1999)
    Comparative biogeography and systematics of several mammalian taxa (Glaucomys, Lepus, and Sorex

    John is now Chief Curator of Birds and Mammals, Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

    Karen Stone
    (Ph.D. 2000)

    "The evolution of insular populations of marten (Martes americana)."

    Karen is now Associate Dean at Southern Oregon University.

    Allison Bidlack
    (M.S. 2000)

    "Molecular genetics of fragmented populations of northern flying squirrels (Glaucomys sabrinus)."

    Allison (Ph.D. 2008 UC Berkeley) is Director of the Alaska Coastal Rainforest Center in Juneau.

    John Chythlook
    (M.S. 2000)

    "Stickle-back (Gasterosteus aculeatus) differentiation in Bristol Bay."

    John is now a Fisheries Biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.

    Kurt Galbreath

    "Genetic consequences of Pleistocene glaciations for the tundra vole (Microtus oeconomus) in Beringia".

    Kurt (Ph.D. 2008 Cornell University) is an Assistant Professor at Northern Michigan University.

    Idaho State University Alumni    
    Michael Lucid
    (M.S. 2003)

    "Phylogeography of Peromyscus along the North Pacific Coast".

    Michael is employed by Idaho Fish and Game.

    Aren Eddingsaas
    (M.S. 2003)

    "Aleutian ground squirrels: endemics or introductions?"

    Aren is a biologist with Idaho Department of Fish and Game

    Eric Tomasik
    (M.S. 2003)

    "Genetic Variation in Wolverine".

    Eric is a biologist with USDA Forest Service in Montana

    Byron Weckworth
    (M.S. 2004)

    "Genetic differentiation of coastal wolves".

    Dr. Weckworth received his PhD from the University of Calgary and now is the Asian big cat specialist for Panthera.

    Eric Waltari
    (Ph.D. 2005)

    "Historical biogeography of Beringia: Phylogeography of soricids and leporids".

    Eric is now a postdoc at City University of New York.

    Amy Runck
    (MS 2001)
    "Genetic and morphologic introgression between Clethrionomys rutilus and Clethrionomys gapperi". Co-advised by M. Matocq. Amy is now an Assistant Professor at Winona State University in Minnesota.

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