Lab Members

 

 

 

Town Peterson. Town is broadly interested in systematics, distributional ecology, historical biogeography, and disease transmission.

Postdoctoral Researchers and Sabbatical Leave Visitors

Graduate Students

External Advisees

  • Fatima Parker, University of the Western Cape, South Africa
  • Sainge Nsanyi Moses, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, South Africa
  • Yvette Umurungi, University of Rwanda, Rwanda

Undergraduate Students

  • Tarian Reeves
  • Tanner Myers
  • Tracey Funk

 

Lab Alumni

Postdoctoral Researchers

  • Carlos Yañez-Arenas, 2013-2015, presently Assistant Professor, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
  • Huijie Qiao, 2012-2013, presently Assistant Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Carlos Eduardo Almeida, 2012, presently Assistant Professor, Universidade do Estado de São Paulo, Araraquara
  • Rita Donalisio, 2009-2011, presently Professor, Universidad Estadual de Campinas
  • Curtis Miller, 2008-2011, presently Postdoctoral Researcher, University of New Mexico
  • Alberto Jiménez-Valverde, 2008-2010, presently Postdoctoral Researcher, Departamento de Ciencias de la Vida, Universidad de Alcalá, Spain
  • Sarah Bush, 2004-2010, presently Assistant Professor, University of Utah
  • Richard Pearson, 2005-2007; presently Assistant Professor, University College of London
  • Muir Eaton, 2005-2007, presently Associate Professor, Drake University

Ph.D. Students

  • Hannah Owens, 2015, presently postdoctoral researcher, University of Florida
  • Narayani Barve, 2015, presently postdoctoral researcher, University of Florida
  • Vijay Barve, 2015, presently postdoctoral researcher, University of Florida
  • Miguel Ortega-Huerta, 1999, presently Investigador, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. (co-chair with Kevin Price)
  • Daniel A. Kluza,, 2002, presently Senior Adviser, Risk Analysis (Marine), Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, New Zealand.
  • Enrique Martínez-Meyer, 2002, presently Investigador Titlar, Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. (co-chair with Kevin Price)
  • Griselda Escalona-Segura, 2000, presently Investigadora y Directora, EcoSur-Campeche.
  • Nathan H. Rice, 2000, presently Collections Manager of Ornithology, Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia. (co-chair with Walter Dimmick)
  • David M. Watson, 1999, presently Associate Professor, Charles Sturt University. (co-chair with Norm Slade)
  • Oliver Komar, 2006, presently Professor and Director, Biodiversity Institute, Universidad Autónoma de Honduras.
  • Kris McNyset, 2005, presently U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. (co-chair with Ed Wiley)
  • Marina Anciães, 2006, presently Assistant Professor, Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas da Amazônia (INPA), Manaus, Brazil. (co-chair with Rick Prum)
  • Ed Scholes, 2006, presently Curator of Video Resources, Macaulay Library, Cornell University. (co-chair with Rick Prum)
  • Elisa Bonaccorso, 2007, presently Assistant Professor, Universidad Indoamericana, Quito, Ecuador. (co-chair with Linda Trueb)
  • Adolfo G. Navarro-Sigüenza, 1998, presently Investigador Titular, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. [Degree granted via UNAM]
  • Richard Williams, 2010, Postdoctoral Resercher, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Pingfu Chen, 2008, presently Assistant Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences. (co-chair with Ed Wiley)
  • Monica Papeş, 2009, presently Assistant Professor, Oklahoma State University.
  • Yoshinori Nakazawa, 2009, presently Disease Geographer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (co-chair with Steve Egbert)
  • Sean Maher, 2010, presently Assistant Professor, Missouri State University. (co-chair with Bob Timm)
  • Arpad Nyari, 2011, presently Adjunct Professor, Oklahoma State University.
  • Brett Benz, 2011, presently Postdoctoral Researcher, American Museum of Natural History.
  • Lynnette Dornak, 2012, presently Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin - Platteville. (co-chair with Steve Egbert)
  • Andres Lira-Noriega, 2014, presently Assistant Professor, Instituto de Ecologia, Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico. (co-chair with Jorge Soberón)
  • Luis Emilio Escobar, 2014, presently post-doctoral researcher, University of Minnesota. [degree granted via Universidad Andres Bello]

M.A. students

  • Muhammad Nazri Janra, 2014. (co-chair with Rob Moyle)
  • Katherine Powers, 2001 (co-chair with Ed Wiley)
  • Lisa Ball, 1998, presently biology teacher, Lawrence High School.
  • Alexis Powell, 2004, presently Doctoral Candidate, University of Minnesota.
  • Arpad Nyari, 2005, see above.
  • Monica Papeş, 2003, see above.
  • Christine Ellis, 2008, presently Researcher, U.S. Department of Agriculture – APHIS. (co-advised)
  • Guojun Chen, 2008, presently in government, People’s Republic of China.
  • Blanca Hernández-Baños, 1992, presently Associate Professor, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. [Degree granted via UNAM]
  • Leo Legra, 2009, presently Senior Consultant, Coffey Environments.
  • Kate Ingenloff, 2013, see above.
  • Patricia Feria-Arroyo, 2001, presently Associate Professor, University of Texas Pan American. [Degree granted via UNAM]

Undergraduate Researchers (* published paper from research)

  • Hesiquio Benitez-Diaz*
  • Patricia Feria*
  • Kevin Cohoon*
  • Thalia Tooke
  • Deacon Jones
  • Monica Toribio*
  • Mandeline Godown*
  • Thomas Radocy*
  • Erin Hall*
  • Jonathan King
  • Caylor Luther*

External Advisees

  • Nuria Roura i Pascual, Universitat de Girona
  • John Giles, Northern Arizona University
  • Adam Ferguson, Texas Tech University
  • Daniel Lew, Museo de Historia Natural La Salle, Venezuela