Mike is a doctoral candidate in ecology and evolutionary biology mentored by Rob Moyle.
Research interests: Speciation, diversification, phylogenetics, and biogeography of Neotropical birds. Evolution of vocalizations in birds.
B.S. in natural resources from Cornell University, 2004
- 2011. Inferring process from pattern: using multilocas coalescence analysis to investigate an insular avian hybrid zone. Frank M. Chapman Memorial Fund, AMNH. $3,000.
- 2011. Student Travel Award. Smithsonian Institution and National Tropical Botanical Garden. $1,100.
- 2011. Inferring process from pattern: using multilocus coalescence analysis to investigate an insular avian hybrid zone. American Ornithologists' Union Research Award. $2,040.
- 2010-2011 Using a multi-locus, coalescent framework to study patterns of genetic variation across an insular avian hybrid zone. Sigma Xi Grants-in-Aid of Research. $700.00.
- 2010 Student Travel Award. American Ornithologist’s Union. $210.
- 2008. Panorama Small Grant. Redefining biogeographic patterns in the avifauna of the Apurimac Valley Peru: A collections-based approach to describe species and their distributions. $700.
- 2008. Tinker Summer Field Research Grant. Southern cone biological inventorying: Providing a tool for training conservation workers. $555.50.
- Andersen, M. J., Nyári, Á. S., Filardi, C. E., and R. G. Moyle. A multi-locus dataset reveals novel insights into the systematics, biogeography, and species limits in the world’s most diverse bird species: the Pachycephala pectoralis/melanura complex. Smithsonian Institution’s Evolution of Life on Pacific Islands and Reefs conference, Honolulu, HI, USA, May 2011. Contributed Oral Paper.
- Andersen, M. J., Oliveros, C., Nyári, Á. S., Filari, C. E. and R. G. Moyle. 2010. A molecular phylogeny of the variable kingfisher (Ceyx lepidus). American Ornithologist’s Union Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, February. Contributed Oral Paper.
Andersen, M. J. and R. G. Moyle. 2009. A molecular phylogeny of the variable kingfisher (Aves: Ceyx lepidus) reveals a novel endemic Philippines lineage. University of Kansas Natural History Museum Graduate Student Organization Annual Retreat, Lawrence, KS, USA, October. Contributed oral paper.