2012 Speakers

Jessica Blois continues her job as assistant professor at University of California Merced.

Andrew Hill completed his Ph.D. at the University of Colorado and works as chief scientist at Vizzuality in New York. He is working on projects with a broad set of challenges from biodiversity informatics to data visualization and global information systems.

Lauren Sallan became a Michigan Fellow and assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Michigan! Sallan was recently interviewed about the early record of vertebrates, especially fishes, by Palaeocast, an online radio show supported by the Paleontological Society.

She’s published a few recent papers: Sallan, L. C. (2012) Tetrapod-like Axial Regionalization in an Early Ray-finned Fish.Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 3264-3271.

Friedman, M. and L. C. Sallan (2012) Five Hundred Million Years of Extinction and Recovery: a Phanerozoic Survey of Large-Scale Diversity Patterns in Fishes. Palaeontology. 55: 707-742.

Sallan, L. C. and M. Friedman (2012) Heads or Tails: Staged Diversification in Vertebrate Evolutionary Radiations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 279: 2025-2032.

Morgan Tingley is now an assistant professor at the University of Connecticut in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

Dan Rosauer has worked at the Australian National University since 2012, where he is a Research Fellow in the Moritz Lab, Research School of Biology and part of the Centre for Biodiversity Analysis.  He will soon be starting an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellowship, also at Australian National University, to delve more deeply into the phylogeographic-scale processes which drive broad-scale patterns of biodiversity. His recent publications include:

Rosauer DF, Catullo RA, Vanderwal J, Moussalli A & Moritz C (2015) New lineage range estimation method reveals fine-scale endemism linked to Pleistocene stability in Australian rainforest herpetofauna. PLoS One.

Rosauer DF & Jetz W (2015) Phylogenetic endemism in terrestrial mammals. Global Ecology and Biogeography, 24, 168-179.

Moritz C, Fujita MK, Rosauer DF, Agudo R, Bourke D, Doughty P, Palmer R, Pepper M, Potter S, Pratt R, Scott M, Tonione M & Donnellan S (2016) Multilocus phylogeography reveals nested endemism in a gecko across the monsoonal tropics of Australia. Molecular Ecology.

Monica Papes continues her work as assistant professor at Oklahoma State University, in the Department of Integrative Biology. She recently co-taught a Conservation Implementation course in Ethiopia, as part of KU Biodiversity Informatics Training Curriculum, funded by the JRS Biodiversity Foundation.