GRADUATE STUDY IN ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
BEHAVIORAL ECOLOGY AND SOCIOBIOLOGY
R. H. Wiley: Doctoral Students 1977-2008
Over 37 years (1971-2008), I supervised 31 doctoral students (see below) and several master's students.
At the moment I serve on a few students' committees, while I concentrate on finishing a few of my own projects.
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. Postdoctoral associate, 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. Currently, visiting lecturer, University of North Carolina--Chapel Hill.
David Luther, Ph. D. 2007. The evolution of communication in a complex acoustic environment. Postdoctoral associate, University of Maryland. Currently, assistant professor, James Madison University.
Amy Skypala, Ph. D. 2004. Family dynamics of parental care in Northern Mockingbirds. Postdoctoral associate, Montana State University; associate professor, University of Arkansas--Fort Smith
Cindy (Hogan) Trussell, Ph. D. 2004. Communication in two monogamous songbirds, the Carolina and Moustached Wrens. Faculty, Kodiak College.
William Mackin, Ph. D. 2004. Vocal communication and breeding biology of Audubon's Shearwaters. Visiting lecturer, Elon University; currently, visiting lecturer, Guilford College; adjunct, Biodiversity Research Institute.
Joanna Vondrasek, Ph. D. 2003. The evolution of communication and territoriality in the Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis). Postdoctoral associate, University of Virginia; currently, associate professor, Piedmont Virginia Community College, Chartlottesville.
Jeremy Hyman, Ph. D. 2001. Territorial communication in a songbird, the Carolina wren. Postdoctoral associate, Duke University; currently, 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. Professor, Hood College; currently, freelance science writer.
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; associate 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, Behavioural Ecology Group, Wageningen Universty.
Jean Boal, Ph. D. 1993. Complex learning in octopuses. NIH postdoctoral fellow, Univesity of Texas Medical School, Galveston, and Zoological Station, Naples; currently, 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.; currently, biologist, Nongame Migratory Bird Program, U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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 Woldwide 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 and director of research, 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 and Range Sciences, 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 of veterinary behavior, College of Veterinary Medicine. North Carolina State University.
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, Oregon.
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; senior vice president and director, International Conservation Programs, Wildlife Conservation Society
Cleber Alho, Ph. D. 1977. Spatial distribution of Peromyscus leucopus in different habitats. Profesor, Universidade de Brasilia; currently, environmental consultant.
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