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Andrés CuervoResearch Postdoc with Dr. Derryberry

Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2013

Research Interests: Diversification of tropical avifaunas using complementary approaches in molecular systematics, comparative biogeography, and phylogeography. He is currently studying the diversification of a large radiation of pantropical passerine birds, and the evolution of elevational zonation, geographic variation, and endemism in Neotropical mountains.

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Michael DooseyResearch Postdoc with Dr. Bart at TUBRI

Ph.D., Tulane University, 2010

Research Interests: Molecular systematics of fishes; developmental morphology of the caudal fin in teleost fishes; comparative morphology of fishes; distribution and conservation of Louisiana's inland fishes.

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Joanna GyoryResearch Postdoc with Dr. Taylor

Ph.D., MIT / Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute joint program, 2011


Research Interests: Dr. Gyory is an oceanographer interested in biological-physical interactions, especially those involved in the ecology of benthic invertebrates. She likes to combine modeling, field observations, and laboratory experiments to identify mechanisms that explain patterns observed in the ocean.
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Demetra KandalepasResearch Postdoc with Dr. Blum and Dr. Van Bael

Ph.D. Louisiana State University, 2012


Research Interests: Dr. Kandalepas is a wetland ecologist with special interest in wetland restoration and plant-microbial symbioses. Dr. Kandalepas currently is studying the effects of degradation and stress in coastal marsh communities with an emphasis on fungal endophytes and bacteria associated with Spartina alterniflora.
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John SchenkKoch-Richardson Fellow in Plant Ecology an Evolution

Ph.D., Washington State University, 2009

Research Interests: Dr. Schenk is a plant systematist interested in how adaptation of morphological traits is driven by environmental variation, and how this relationship shaped lineage diversification.

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Scott WalterResearch Postdoc with Dr. Karubian

Ph.D., University of Louisiana - Lafayette, 2012

Research Interests: Conservation and management of threatened species and ecosystems have directed Dr. Walter's research on understanding the ecological interactions that regulate population viability of wildlife species.

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