GRADUATE STUDY IN ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY
R. H. Wiley: Doctoral Students 1977-2008
Before his retirement, Helmut Mueller and I jointly supervised many graduate students in the fields of Animal Behavior and Behavioral Ecology. Those who worked closest to my interests are listed below. Additional students worked closest to Mueller's interests.
Lisa Davenport, Ph. D. 2008. Behavioral ecology of the giant otter Pteronura brasiliensis in oxbow lakes of the Manu Biosphere Reserve, Peru. Research associate, Center for Tropical Conservation, Duke University.
Matthew McKown, Ph. D. 2008. Acoustic communication in colonial seabirds: individual, sexual, and species-specific variation in acoustic signals of Pterodroma petrels. Postdoctoral associate, University of California at Santa Cruz.
Jonathan Micancin, Ph. D. 2008. Acoustic variation and species discrimination in southeastern sibling species, the cricket frogs Acris creptiatns and Acris gryllus. Visiting assistant professor, College of William and Mary; assistant professor, Blackburn College, Carlinville, IL.
David Luther, Ph. D. 2007. The evolution of communication in a complex acoustic environment. Postdoctoral associate, University of Maryland; term assistant professor, George Mason University, and Smithsonian-Mason School of Convservation.
Amy Skypala, Ph. D. 2004. Family dynamics of parental care in Northern Mockingbirds. Postdoctoral associate, Montana State University; assistant professor, University of Arkansas--Fort Smith.
Cindy Hogan Trussell, Ph. D. 2004. Communication in two monogamous songbirds, the Carolina and Moustached Wrens. Associate professor, University of Alaska, Kodiak College.
William Mackin, Ph. D. 2004. Vocal communication and breeding biology of Audubon's Shearwaters. Visiting assistant professor, Guilford College.
Joanna Vondrasek, Ph. D. 2003. The evolution of communication and territoriality in the Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis). Postdoctoral associate, University of Virginia; pprofessor, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Chartlottesville.
Jeremy Hyman, Ph. D. 2001. Territorial communication in a songbird, the Carolina wren. Postdoctoral associate, Duke University; associate professor, Western Carolina University.
Jordan Price, Ph. D. 1998. Acoustic communication in a cooperative songbird: use and recognition of shared repertoires. Postdoctoral associate, Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota; professor, St. Mary's College, St. Mary's, Maryland.
Todd Hass, Ph. D. 1997. Distributions of pelagic seabirds in relation to dynamic features of the Gulf Stream. Postdoctoral associate, Department of Zoology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Lori Wollerman Nelson, Ph. D. 1995. Acoustic communication and acoustic interference in a neotropical frog. Associate professor, Hood College, Frederick, MD; administrator, USC Wrigley Institute Undergraduate Research Programs; adjunct faculty, Washington State University.
Joseph Poston Ph. D. 1995. Male competition for mates and mechanisms of mate choice by females in the boat-tailed grackle (Quiscalus major). Postdoctoral associate, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington; professor, Catawba College, NC.
Marc Naguib, Ph. D. 1995. Perception of auditory distance in song birds and its implications for long-range communication. Instructor, Lehrstuhl fuer Verhaltensforschung, Universitaet Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany. Senior reesearcher, Department of Animal Ecology, Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), Heteren; professor and head, Behavioral Ecology Group, Wageningen University, Netherlands.
Jean Boal, Ph. D. 1993. Complex learning in octopuses. NIH postdoctoral fellow, Univesity of Texas Medical School, Galveston, and Zoological Station, Naples. Professor, Department of Biology, Millersville University of Pennsylvania.
Michael Green, Ph. D. 1992. Adaptations of Baird's Sparrows to grasslands: acoustic communication and nomadism. Biologist, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C.; deputy chief, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Migratory Birds and Habitat Programs, Pacific Region, Portland, OR.
Renee Godard, Ph. D. 1990. Individual recognition by migratory songbirds. Professor, Hollins College, Roanoke, VA.
Ted Stevens, Ph. D. 1988. Genetic consequences of social behavior in cooperatively breeding wrens. Research associate, Archbold Biological Station, Lake Wales, Florida.
Elizabeth Stevens, Ph. D. 1987. Ecological and demographic influences on social behavior, harem stability and male reproductive success in feral horses. Postdoctoral curatorial intern, National Zoo; director, Conservation and Science, Disney Animal Kingdom, Orlando, Florida; senior vice president, Environmental Affairs, Disney Worldwide Services.
Walter Piper, Ph. D. 1987. Causes and consequences of social dominance in white-throated sparrows. Postdoctoral associate, Purdue University, Indiana University; research associate, Genetics Laboratory, National Zoo, Smithsonian Instituion; professor, Chapman University, Orange, CA.
Stephen Hall, Ph. D. 1987. The movement patterns of free-ranging animals. Biologist, N. C. Natural Heritage Program.
Manee Archawaranon, Ph. D. 1987. Hormonal control of aggression and dominance in white-throated sparrows. Associate professor, Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok, Thailand.
David Westneat, Ph. D. 1986. Parental care and alternative mating tactics in the indigo bunting. Postdoctoral associate, Cornell; professor, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY.
Jay Whitehead, Ph. D. 1985. Long-distance vocalizations and spacing in mantled howling monkeys. Research associate, Institute for the Study of Communication Processes, University of Florida, Gainesville.
Peter Frederick, Ph. D. 1985. Mating strategies of white ibis. Research professor, Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation, University of Florida, Gainesville.
Barbara Simpson, Ph. D. 1982. Communication with complex vocal repertoires by the Carolina wren. Visiting assistant professor, Case Western Reserve University; clinical professor, N. C. State College of Veterinary Medicine.
Donna Schroeder, Ph. D. 1980. Whistled song as communciation in the tufted titmouse. Associate professor and chairperson, Department of Biology, College of St. Scholastica, Duluth.
Jim Russell, Ph. D. 1979. Reciprocity in the social behavior of coatis. Postdoctoral associate, National Zoological Park, Smithsonian Institution; scientist, Hewlett-Packard; principal scientists, Russell Biomedical Research Consulting.
Douglas Richards, Ph. D. 1978. Environmental acoustics and song communication in passerine birds. Postdoctoral associate, Kewalo Basin Marine Lab, University of Hawaii.
John Robinson, Ph. D. 1977. Vocal regulation of spacing in the titi monkey. Postdoctoral associate, National Zoological Park; associate professor, University of Florida; director, International Conservation Program, Wildlife Conservation Society.
Cleber Alho, Ph. D. 1977. Spatial distribution of Peromyscus leucopus in different habitats. Profesor, Universidade de Brasilia.
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