People

Current collaborators:

Idelle Cooper — James Madison University

Mark McPeek – Dartmouth College

Steve Jordan — Bucknell University

Jessica Purcell – UC Riverside

Former collaborators:

Warren Abrahamson – Bucknell University

Richard Harrison – Cornell University

John Thompson —  UC Santa Cruz

David Sloan Wilson — Binghamton University

Undergraduate research students:  

Jongbeom Park ’18 – Summer 2016  Currently a student at Grinnell College.

Julia Shangguan ’18 – Summer 2016 – Currently a student at Grinnell College

Amanda Bressoud ‘17 – Summer 2016 – Currently a student at Grinnell College

Jane Jordan ’18 – Summer 2016 – Currently a student at Grinnell College

Gabrielle Mercado ’16 – Spring 2016

Rebecca Rasmussen ’16 – Summer 2014, 2015

Edward Hsieh ’16 – Summer 2014, 2015 – Lab technician in Amy Toth’s lab at Iowa State University

Margaret Mamantov ’16 — Summer 2014 – Grad student at U. Tennessee Knoxville

Ruth Riedl ’16 – Summer 2014 — Medical student at University of Iowa

Clare Gunshanen ’14 – Fall 2013 –

Eric Streeder ’14 – Summer 2013 –

Madeline Cloud  ’14 – Summer 2013

Sam Sherwood ’12 – Spring 2012

Karissa Fernandez ’12 – Spring 2012

Glenn Clark ’10 – Summer 2009 – Behavioral and genetic studies of a unicolonial ant

Glenn Clark ’10 – Spring 2009 – Population structure of an endemic Hawaiian damselfly

Allison Louthan ’08 – Fall 2007, Spring 2008 — AFLP phylogeny of Hawaiian tephritid flies

Mike Fenster ’08, Margarent Funk ’08 and Maria Namwanje ’09 – Summer 2007 – Molecular phylogenies of Hawaiian tephritids

Mike Fenster ’08 and Emma Meade ’07 — Summer 2006 – Speciation in Hawaiian tephritids

Derrick Mitchell ’06 and Jonathan Homans ’06 — Summer 2005 – Morphological and ecological variation among populations of endemic Hawaiian tephritids

Anna Larimer ’05, Chris Mitros ’05, and Hanghang Wang ’07 — Summer 2004 – Effects of burning and mowing on prairie soil and litter arthropods

Megan Todd-Thompson ’05 – Summer 2003 — Genetic differentiation among island populations of an endemic Hawaiian fly

Anne O’Brien  ’03 – Summer 2002 — Molecular phylogeny of native Hawaiian herbivores

Aleia McCord ’03 Summer 2002 — Genetic differentiation among island populations of a native Hawaiian herbivore

Pam Marks ’02 – Summer 2001 — Investigations for 4th grade science

Idelle Cooper ’01 – Spring 2001 — Quantitative image analysis of a hybrid zone in gall flies

Abby Laatsch ’01 – Spring 2001 — Genetic analysis of gall fly hybrid zone

Monica Poelchau ’01 – Summer 2000 – Molecular systematics of S. African plants*

Tor Janson ’01 Summer 1999 — Butterfly populations in Iowa prairie remnants and reconstructions

Liz Roeder ’01 Summer 1999 — Effects of burning and mowing on above-ground prairie arthropods – 

Idelle Cooper ’01 Summer 1999 — Effects of burning and mowing on below-ground prairie arthropods – Assistant Professor of Biology at James Madison University

Brendan O’Fallon ’99 Spring 1999 — Methods for quantification of tephritid wing patterns – Manager of Clinical Informatics and Integration at ARUP Laboratories.

Zoe McKiness ’99 Spring 1999 — Molecular phylogeny of oak gall wasps

Shira Peltan ‘99, Summer 1998 — Molecular markers for a gall fly hybrid zone

Abby Laatsch ‘01, Summer 1998 — Sexual selection in a gall fly

Josh Rehmann ‘00, Summer 1998 — Molecular phylogeny of oak gall wasps

Jennifer Johnson ‘99, Summer 1997 — Effects of ranching on Hawaiian cave arthropods*

Lisa Faust ‘97, Spring 1997 — Sexual selection in a gall fly

Devin Drown ‘97. Spring 1996-Spring 1997 — Molecular phylogeny of oak gall wasps

William Eichman ‘97, Spring 1996-Fall 1996 — Comparison of growth in gall fly host races

Marta Fisher ‘97, Summer 1996 — Feeding ecology of macaws in Costa Rica*

Aksel Casson ‘96, Summer 1996 — Molecular phylogeny of N. American damselflies

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