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Name Email Dissertation
Year Graduated
Current Position
Javier Arce javier.arce@upr.edu Reconstructing Amazonian Ecological Memory: How Humans and Rivers Shape the Peruvian Amazon Landscape.
2006
Assistant Professor, Instituto de Investigaciones Interdisciplinarias, Universidad de Puerto Rico en Cayey, Cayey, Puerto Rico.
Gitanjali Banerjee gb2025@columbia.edu Habitat use by the Great Indian Rhinoceros and other sympatric large herbivores in Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India.
2009
Programme Manager-South & Central Asia, Zoological Society of London.
Chanda Bennett ceb61@columbia.edu Reconstructing the Evolutionary and Population History of an Introduced Carnivore, The small Indian Mongoose (Herpestes javanicus).
2007
Manager of Education, Education Department, New York Aquarium, Wildlife Conservation Society, Brooklyn, NY.
Rasit Bilgin rasitbilgin@gmail.com The Phylogeography and Populatopn Genetics of Three cave-Dwelling Bat Species in Southeastern Europe and Anatolia.
2006
Teaching and research as an assistant professor at the Institute of Environmental Sciences at Bogazici University, Istanbul.
William Bowman wpb27@columbia.edu The Respiratory Ecophysiology of Woody Stems and Branches in Temperate Forest Trees.
2006
Senior Ecologist at Land Use Ecological Services.
Mary Blair meb2127@columbia.edu Conservation and population genetics of neo-tropical primates.
2011
Postdoctoral research fellow, American Museum of Natural History.
Michelle Brown mb2425@columbia.edu
Old world primate social and ranging patterns.
2011
Postdoctoral research fellow, South Africa.
Angélica Cibrián Jaramillo acibrian@oeb.harvard.edu Genetic connectivity of natural popilations of the Mexican understory palm Chamaedorea ernesti-augustii.
2007
Recently started a faculty position at the Laboratorio Nacional de Genomica para la Biodiversidad in Guanajuato, México. See website here: http://www.langebio.cinvestav.mx/
Kevin Coffey kmc2104@columbia.edu Agrodiversity in Southeast Asia.
2008
Scientific Affairs Officer, Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Initiative in Asia and the Pacific.
Hugh Cross hugh.cross@adelaide.edu.au Sechium evolution
2003
Research Scientist, State Herbarium of South Australia, Science Resource Centre, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Adelaide, South Australia.
Nancy Dammann nmdammann@post.harvard.edu Living in the Edge: Community Based Resource Governance of the Aquatic Terrestrial Zone.
2008
Assistant Professor Adjunct of Anthropology, University of Colorado, Boulder
Liliana Dávalos lmdavalos@gmail.com Historical biogeography of the Antilles: Earth history and phylogenetics of endemic chiropteran taxa.
2004
Assistant Professor, SUNY Stonybook Department of Ecology & Evolution, head of Davalos Lab.
Leo Douglas lrd2107@columbia.edu Parks and protected areas on small islands: their representitiveness and efficacy for the conservation of biological diversity.
2011
Adjunct Lecturer, E3B, Columbia University
Julian Faivovich julian@amnh.org The phylogenetic relationships of Scinax and other hylid frogs.
2006
Research Scientist, División Herpetología, Museo Argentino de Ciencias Naturales-CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Gonçalo Ferraz gferraz29@gmail.com Bird population ecology; seabird population dynamics; forest bird flocking behavior.
2004
STRI Postdoctoral fellow Biological Dynamics of Forest Fragments Project (BDFFP), STRI/INPA, Brazil.
Christine Fiorello cvfiorello@earthlink.net Disease ecology of wild and domestic carnivores in Bolivia.
2004
Assistant Professor at University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.
Dan Flynn danfbflynn@gmail.com Community and ecosystem ecology in Inner Mongolia, China
2011
Postdoctoral research scientist, Institute of Evolutionary Biology and Environmental Studies, University of Zürich, Switzerland.
Steffen Foerster sf2041@columbia.edu Development of infant behavior, mother-infant relationships, and social behavior in free-living blue monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis stuhlmanni) during the first six months of life.
2009


Post-doctoral Research Associate, Office of the Provost for Graduate Education, Boston College and the Wildlife Conservation Society.

Adjunct Lecturer at Lehman College, Baruch College and Research and research assistant and lecturer at Columbia University.

Andrés Gómez ag2112@columbia.edu Ecology of West Nile Virus.
2008
Postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC), AMNH
Anders Gonçalves da Silva ag2057@columbia.edu Causes of spatial structure in mammals: a case study in the Atlantic Forest, Brazil.
2007
Postdoctoral fellow, CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
Taran Grant grant@amnh.org The Phylogeny of Poison Dart Frogs (Anura, Dendrobatidae).
2005
Assistant Professor, Laboratório de Sistemática de Vertebrados, Faculdade de Biociências, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.
Evon Hekkala erh12@columbia.edu Conservation Genetics at the Species Boundary: Case studies from African and Carribean Crocodiles (genus: Crocodylus).
2004
Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Fordham University, Bronx, New York.
Claire Jouseau jouseau@mnhn.fr Ecosystem stability in moss-microarthropod communities.
2008
Research Scientist, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Ecologie et Gestion de la Biodiversité, Paris, France.
Ryan Kelly rpk2001@columbia.edu Genetics and Geography in West Coast Chitons (Mollusca: Polyplacophora).
2006

Analyst for Science, Law and Policy at Center for Ocean Solutions, Monterey, CA and University of California at Berkeley School of Law.

After completing his Ph.D. at E3B in 2006, Ryan received his J.D. in 2011 from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall. In this capacity he applied his knowledge of genetic and ecological research to real-world questions of law and policy.

Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis sk2059@columbia.edu Molecular evolution of elephants and wildlife disease.
2008

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, American Museum of Natural History.

Sergios also works as an adjunct professor Columbia University.

Jenna Lawrence jml127@columbia.edu Understanding the pair bond in brown titi monkeys (Callicebus brunneus): male and female reproductive interests.
2007
Lecturer at E3B, Columbia University. Jenna also serves as Program Director for the Center of Environmental Research and Conservation's (CERC) summer programs. This year she will spearhead a new summer program in Amman, Jordan.
Minh Le mdl43@columbia.edu Systematics, Biogeography, and Conservation Studies of the Turtle Family Geoemydidae.
2006

Lecturer, Faculty of Environmental Sciences Vietnam National University, Hanoi.

Research Associate, Department of Herpetology, American Museum of Natural History.

Kate McFadden kwm6@columbia.edu The Ecology, Evolution and Natural History of the Endangered Dwarf Carnivores of Cozumel Island, Mexico.
2004
Assistant Professor at E3B and SIPA. Recent recipient of Fulbright Grant to teach at the National University of Rwanda.
Martín Méndez mmendez@amnh.org Environmental factors to population structure in mobile marine organisms: a combined genetic oceanographic approach.
2010

Postdoctoral Reseach Fellow, Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics American Museum of Natural History.

Martin also works as an adjunct Professor at Columbia University and New York University.

Miranda Mockrin mhm2004@columbia.edu Duiker hunting/N Congo
2008
Working in Research and Development with the US Forest Service in Washington, D.C.
Eugenia Naro-Maciel Eugenia.NaroMaciel@csi.cuny.edu Connectivity and Structure of Atlantic Green Sea Turtle (Chelonia mydas) populations: A Genetic Perspective.
2006
Assistant Professor, Biology Department, College of Staten Island, City University of New York.
Meghan McGinty mmm2196@columbia.edu Brazilian agroforestry
2011
 
Kevin Olival olival@ecohealthalliance.org Flying fox population genetics and phylogeny; Nipah virus emergence.
2008
Research Scientist, Wildlife Trust and Adjunct Lecturer, Columbia University.
Todd Osmundson two2102@columbia.edu Systematics, biogeography and conservation of Neotropical macrofungi.
2008
Postdoctoral researcher in the Garbelotto lab at UC-Berkeley.
Oscar Pineda-Catalan op2101@columbia.edu Anthropogenic Pressures and Effects on Podocnemis Turtles (P. expansa, P. unifilis, P. sextuberculata) in the Iquitos Area of the Peruvian Amazon.
2011
Postdoctoral research scientist, American Museum of Natural History.
Ana Luz Porzecanski alporze@amnh.org Historical Biogeography of the South American Aridlands: A Molecular Phylogenetic Study of Endemic Avian Taxa.
2005
Assistant Director for Capacity Development and NCEP Coordinator for the Americas at the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History.
Gleb Raygorodetsky glebr@shaw.ca Strict Protection or Managed Harvest? Furbearers, Institution and Socioeconomic Change in Kamchatka, Russia (1971-2001).
2006
Biocultural Diversity Consultant.
Sushma Reddy sreddy@fieldmuseum.org Historical biogeography of southern Asia: Investigating patterns of biotic assemblages and their relationships using endemic avian taxa.
2005
Postdoctoral fellow at Field Museum, Chicago.
Esther Quintero-Rivero meq2101@columbia.edu Systematics and biogeography of birds.
2011
Postdoctoral fellowship, American Museum of Natural History.
Jessica Rogers jer2103@columbia.edu National park success
2011
 
Mike Russello russello@amnh.org A hierarchial examination of genetic diversification: conservation implications for parrots in the genus Amazona.
2003
Assistant Profressor, University of British Columbia Okanagan.
Robert Schelly rcs42@columbia.edu Phylogenetics of the Lamprologini based on molecules and morphology.
2006
Postdoctoral Fellow at AMNH.
Robin Sears rsears@fieldstudies.org New forestry on the floodplain: the ecology and management of Calycophyllum spruceanim (Rubiaceae) in the Amazon landscape.
2003
Program Dean, The School for Field Studies, environmental study abroad programs, Salem, MA, USA www.fieldstudies.org.
Adrienne (Romanski) Simoes-Correa aromanski@rsmas.miami.edu Impacts of anthropogenic disturbances on coral reefs.
2008
Currently works for National Center for Coral Reef Research (NCORE) , Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami.
William Leo Smith wls10@columbia.edu The Limits and Relationships of Mail-Checked Fishes (Teleostei: Percomorpha) and the Evolution of Venom in Fishes.
2005
Assistant Curator and Head of Fishes, Department of Zoology, The Field Museum & Committee on Evolutionary Biology, The University of Chicago.
Craig Starger cjs52@columbia.edu Coral Population Genetics in the Indonesian Seas.
2007
As of September 2011, Craig will become a Climate Change Specialist at USAID, in the Bureau for the Middle East and Asia. Craig has also been awarded the AAAS Science Policy Fellowship in Washington DC.
Sylvia Vitazkova skv6@columbia.edu Effects of demography and ecology on parasites of wild black howler monkeys (Alouatta pigra) from Beliza and southern Mexico.
2005
Director, Zoo & Aquarium Leadership Program, MAIS Deputy Director, Mason Center for Conservation Studies Assistant Professor, New Century College.
Andrea Wetterer andreawetterer@mac.com Evolution and the Ecological Diversification of Phyllostomid Bats (Mammalia: Chiroptera).
2003
Research assosciate, division of vertebrate zoology, AMNH. Postdoctoral researcher, Department of Anatomical Sciences, SUNY Stony Brook.
Charles Yackulic cby3@columbia.edu Modeling geographic ranges of large mammals, especially elephants, and patterns of loss in these species.
2009
NSF bioinformatics postdoctoral research fellow at Princeton University.