People

Gary Voelker, Principal Investigator

Mark Hutchinson

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Science

PhD Candidate

markrhutchinson@yahoo.com


Determining the migratory connectivity of golden-cheeked

warbler and black-capped vireo throughout their respective breeding ranges

and quantifying the post-breeding movement of golden-cheeked warbler into

marginal habitat adjacent to breeding habitat.

Jerry Huntley

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Science

PhD Student

chewie79@neo.tamu.edu


Investigating systematics and biogeography of African bird and mammal lineages.

Johanna A. Harvey  

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Science

PhD Student

johannaaharvey(at)gmail.com

I am examining the diversity and evolution of avian and reptile malaria lineages, as they are distributed across the African continent. The degree to which Haemosporidian lineages are geographically structured, distributed and limited, as well as determining the phylogenetic relationships among parasite as well as their host associations.

CV (pdf)

Jen Cary

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Science

PhD Student

jencary83@yahoo.com

I am investigating hybridization between Black-crested and Tufted

Titmice, along the Edwards Plateau in south-central Texas.  I have two main questions, 1) What is the extent of hybridization, and 2) what song elements differ between the species and what elements are used by hybrids.

CV (pdf)

Laura Duffie    Phylogeography of birds in the Democratic Republic of


the Congo; Stiphrornis systematics

On to bigger and better....

Jaime Rodriguez    Avian systematics


Currently Masters student with Jessica Light, Texas A&M University

Alyssa Martin    Phylogeography of African arid-zone birds

Natalie Izral    Systematics of Pipits

Maura Palacios Mejia

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Science

PhD Candidate

mepalacious(at)tamu.edu

My current research is focused on the systematics, evolution and ecology of livebearing poeciliid fish in Mexico and Central America. In addition, I am also working on the population genetics of the tropical gar, Atractosteus tropicus, throughout its distribution from southern Mexico to Costa Rica.

CV (pdf)


Victoria Rodriguez     Systematics of Poeciliopsis gracilis complex


CV (pdf)

Anna Blick    Genetic determination ofthe Desert Massasauga distribution


in Texas

Arianna Gonzales    Phylogeography of African arid-zone birds and


sytematics of Pipits

John Pistone

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Science

Masters Student


Examine temporal and spatial diversity of avian species in across south Texas

Justin Henningsen

Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Science

Post Doctoral Researcher

justin.henningsen@gmail.com


Post Doctoral Researcher

Graduate Students

Undergraduate Students (current)