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Peter Buck Fellowship Program

Background

Established with an endowment from Peter Buck in 2011, the Peter Buck Fellowship Program is considered the most important contribution to the intellectual vibrancy and influence of Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in its 100+ year history. Long-time member of the NMNH Board, Peter Buck, is a physicist, restaurateur, and philanthropist. To help play an active role in the scientific development of the next generation of scientists and foster intellectual exchange between the NMNH community and a diverse pool of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers he endowed this fellowship program.

The Peter Buck Fellowship Program is designed to complement the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP), allowing NMNH to offer more diverse and longer term fellowships.

Purpose

The purpose of the Peter Buck Fellowship program is to support full-time, resident, independent research focused on utilizing the NMNH collections and facilities.  Awardees are expected to be actively involved in the scholarly activities of the Museum and the NMNH community in general.

The two central goals of the Peter Buck Fellowship Program are to train the next generation of scientists and museum professionals, and to increase the flow of new ideas, perspectives, and skills into the Museum community through full-time resident fellowships.

To accomplish this we mainly award multi-year postdoctoral fellowships, generally paired with first year awards through the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP), to external postdoctoral scholars who have received a PhD. or equivalent within the last five years.

Peter Buck fellowships are open to citizens of any country for them to conduct resident research as part of the NMNH community under the advisorship of an NMNH staff scientist.

Eligibility

Applicants should have a proven record of research accomplishment.  Fellowships are available to US and non-US citizens.  Applicants must write and converse fluently in English.

To be considered for a Peter Buck Fellowship award, researchers must have received their PhD. or equivalent degree and all formal requirements for a PhD. must be completed before the start of the tenure.

A Peter Buck Fellow may not also be a Smithsonian employee or contractor during the period of his/her fellowship appointment and may not hold another type of Smithsonian academic appointment (e.g., Research Associate or Internship) during his/her appointment as a fellow.

All Peter Buck Fellows are expected to be resident at NMNH (NHB, MSC, or SMS) full time and actively engaged in the NMNH community during the entire fellowship tenure.

Off-site absences of up to a total of  four weeks, annually, such as to conduct/participate in field work, attend professional meetings, and otherwise actively pursue complementary scientific endeavors are generally permitted.

Only top candidates from the SIFP will be considered for award through the Peter Buck Fellowship Program.  Only applicants who name an NMNH research scientist as their primary advisor and with review through the Evolutionary and Systematic Biology (ESB), Anthropology (ANTHRO), and Earth Sciences (EASCI) committees will be considered.

Research projects must actively make use of NMNH collections and facilities.

How it Works

Proposals for the Peter Buck Fellowship Program must be submitted through the central SI Fellowship Office, SIFP fellowship call.  To be considered for a multi-year postdoctoral fellowship award through the Peter Buck Fellowship Program, applicants are encouraged to include a two year timeline as part of their application.

Applicant proposals will be reviewed by SI staff with expertise in the appropriate discipline and then reviewed, discussed, and ranked by the central SIFP fellowship committee who will assess the relative merit of proposals, candidate’s eligibility, and appropriateness for placement as part of the NMNH community.  The NMNH Associate Director for Science (ADS) will consider committee recommendations, as well as other factors such as building a diverse community and supporting the Museums science strategy before selecting who will be awarded a Peter Buck Fellowship.

Stipend:  Stipend rates for Peter Buck postdoctoral researchers are the same annual base stipend as other SIFP Fellows.

Research Allowance:  In addition to stipend, Peter Buck Fellowship Program applicants may request a research allowance of up to $4,000 each year.  This includes budget and justification for equipment, supplies, research-related travel costs, and other support required to conduct the proposed research (excluding stipend and relocation costs).  Applicants are highly encouraged to include travel to, and participation in, professional meetings.  The amount of research allowance awarded will be based upon the budget and justification presented by the applicant. Applicants are encouraged to discuss realistic research costs with NMNH staff, specifically the proposed NMNH advisor(s), before submitting an application.

Health Insurance Allowance:  In addition to stipend, Peter Buck Fellows will be provided a health insurance allowance of $5,000 each year.

Relocation Allowance: Postdoctoral fellows may also be awarded a relocation allowance to assist with the fellow’s temporary relocation to the Smithsonian facility in which they will be primarily stationed. Relocation costs should NOT be included in the research allowance budget.  This is independently determined by OFI and awarded separately.

How to Apply

Apply through:  SOLAA

Follow all guidelines for the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP).

Applicants do not need apply separately or identify the Peter Buck Fellowship Program to be considered for award.  To receive consideration, candidates must apply to the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP ) with a research proposal in an area of study related to Natural Museum of Natural History (NMNH) facilities, collections, and select as the primary advisor an NMNH research scientist from the Research Staff listing provided in SORS. Individuals listed as Affiliated Research Staff are eligible to co-advise, but not serve as primary advisor.

The application deadline and notification date for the Peter Buck Fellowship Program are the same as the SIFP.

Notification of status can be anticipated about 5 months following the application deadline; generally in March.

Fellowship tenure must be continuous and start within one year of notification; beginning no sooner than June 1.

Selection Criteria

In addition to the selection criteria for the Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program (SIFP), applicants will be considered for award through the Peter Buck Fellowship Program based on:

  • Research of the highest intellectual and ethical standards
  • Research topics with a clear connection and purpose for NMNH on-site investigation utilizing our collections and facilities
  • Investigations that support the Museums science strategy
  • Efforts toward creating a diverse community

 

PETER BUCK FELLOWS

2011

BARCLAY, Richard. Northwestern University.

Reconstructing changes in the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere that occurred during an interval of rapid global warming 56 million years ago. (PETM).

Primary advisor: Wing, Scott.

 

BRANSTETTER, Michael. University of California, Davis.

Reconstructing the evolutionary relationships within the tribe Stenammini using a combination of molecular and morphological evidence.

Primary advisor: Schultz, Ted.

 

GOBLE, Emily. Yale University. Miocene and Pliocene East African Fauna Relative to Global Climate Change. Primary advisor: Potts, Rick.

 

GROCHOLSKI, Brent. University of California, Berkeley.

Investigating Earth’s water cycle by measuring the water storage capacity of key mantle minerals and the effect of water on the melting behavior of these minerals under the extreme conditions of Earth’s interior.

Primary advisor: Cottrell, Elizabeth.

 

GUTIERREZ, Elicier. City University of New York.

Investigating the evolutionary relationships of South American white-tailed deer, an important group from a conservation and wildlife management perspective.

Primary advisor: Helgen, Kristofer.

 

HAMILTON, Allison. University of California, Los Angeles.

Investigating species boundaries, biogeography, and genetic variation in lizards that inhabit the Vanuatu Archipelago.

Primary advisor: DeQuieroz, Kevin.

 

JUD, Nathan. University of Maryland, College Park.

Investigating ecological changes associated with the rise of flowering plants.

Primary advisor: Wing, Scott.

 

SOSA-CALVO, Jeffrey. University of Maryland, College Park.

Investigating the coevolution between ants and their fungi through the systematics and taxonomy of the primitive fungus-growing ant genus Myrmicocrypta, and their fungal cultivars.

Primary advisor: Schultz, Ted.

 

THOMAS, Daniel. University of Cape Town.

Reconstructing the plumage colors and diets of extinct birds using spectroscopic analysis of fossils.

Primary advisor: James, Helen.

 

VAN BOCXLAER, Bert. Ghent University.

Biodiversity and evolution of late Cenozoic freshwater mollusks of Africa integrating data from fossil and living mollusks to explore their evolution, natural history and biogeography through time.

Primary advisor: Strong, Ellen.

 

WILEY, Anne. Michigan State University.

Using novel methods, including stable isotopes in feathers, to study the diets of highly mobile pelagic seabirds and to detect change in ocean food webs through time.

Primary advisor: James, Helen.

 

2012

BALDWIN FERGUS, Jamie. Duke University.

Visual adaptations of hyperiid amphipods in the mid-water zone.

Primary advisor: Osborn, Karen.

 

BLAIMER, Bonnie. University of California, Davis.

Patterns of phylogenetic community structure in Malagasy ants.

Primary advisor: Schultz, Ted.

 

CASADO-ZAPICO, Sara. University of Oveido.

Investigating the relationship between oxidative stress and individual age in human teeth.

Primary advisor: Ubelaker, Doug.

 

DAVIS, Frederick. University of Minnesota.

Analyzing the mantle beneath volcanic ocean islands in order to understand the evolution of these unique volcanoes.

Primary advisor: Cottrell, Elizabeth.

 

DIKOW, Torsten. Cornell University.

Working at the intersection of metagenomics and phylogenomics: an example using Marsupial microbiomes.

Primary advisor: Woodley, Norman.

 

LYSON, Tyler. Yale University.

Investigating the lung ventilation in turtles and the origin of turtles.

Primary advisor: DeQuieroz, Kevin.

 

SLATER, Graham. University of California, Los Angeles.

Tempo and mode of evolution in living and fossil canids.

Primary advisor: Hunt, Eugene G..

 

YAMATO, Maya. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Soft tissue anatomy of fat bodies in the skull of minke whales.

Primary advisor: Helgen, Kristofer.

 

YESHURUN, Reuven. University of Haifa.

Late Pleistocene/Early Holocene faunal remains from Nubia examining changing strategies of animal exploitation during a period of major climate change.

Primary advisor: Zeder, Melinda.

 

2013

AMES, Cheryl. University of Maryland, College Park.

Box Jellyfish Sting Venomics. there must be something in the genes.

Primary advisor: Collins, Allen.

 

BETANCUR, Ricardo. Auburn University.

Evolutionary patterns and processes of catfishes.

Primary advisor: Vari, Rich.

 

CHIRCHIR, Habiba. George Washington University.

Bone density in mammals.

Primary advisor: Potts, Rick.

 

DUFFIE JUDY, Caroline. Louisiana State University.

Hybridization in streamertail hummingbirds.

Primary advisor: Graves, Gary.

 

ERICSON, Klint. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Cultural encounters of 17th Century Spanish missions in New Mexico.

Primary advisor: Isaac, Gwyn.

 

KELLEY, Neil. University of California, Davis.

Evolution of marine reptiles and marine mammals.

Primary advisor: Pyenson, Nicholas.

 

LARABEE, Fredrick. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Functional Morphology and Evolution of Trap-Jaw Ants.

Primary advisor: Schultz, Ted.

 

MCDONOUGH, Molly. Texas Tech University.

Understanding the Evolutionary Origins of Smallpox.

Primary advisor: Helgen, Kristofer.

 

REEDER-MYERS, Leslie. Southern Methodist University.

Chesapeake Bay historical ecology.

Primary advisor: Rick, Torben.

 

SOHN, Jae-Cheon. University of Maryland, College Park.

Evolution of leaf mining moths (Yponomeutoidea & Gracillarioidea).

Primary advisor: Davis, Donald.

 

WARNOCK, Rachel. University of Bristol.

Staratigraphic and phylogenetic model for telling evolutionary time.

Primary advisor: Wagner, Peter.

 

ZHANG, Jing. Miami University of Ohio.

Interaction between microbs, clay minerals and organic matter.

Primary advisor: Santelli, Cara.

 

ZHANG, Ning. Pennsylvania State University.

Origin and evolution of tendrils in Vitaceae.

Primary advisor: Zimmer, Elizabeth.

 

2014

BERCOVICI, Antoine. Universite de Rennes.

How to survive a mass extinction.

Primary advisor: Sues, Hans Dieter.

 

CARLSEN KRAUSE, Monica. University of Missouri, St. Louis.

Plant diversity in the tropics.

Primary advisor: Kress, John.

 

DARROCH, Peter. Yale University.

Mass extinctions and biogeography.

Primary advisor: Erwin, Douglas.

 

DOMMAIN, Rene. University of Greifswald.

The environmental context of human – evolution generating a high-resolution paleolandscape and climate record of the Olorgesailie basin (Kenya) for the past 0.5 Ma.

Primary advisor: Potts, Rick.

 

EVANS, Nathaniel. University of Florida.

Morphological evolution of swimming crabs.

Primary advisor: Lemaitre, Rafael.

 

HEIKKILA, Maria Aura. University of Helsinki.

Improved time frame for the diversification of Lepidoptera (moths & butterflies): a synthesis of paleontology, next-generation sequencing and morphology.

Primary advisor: Labandeira, Conrad.

 

JESOVNIK, Ana. University of Maryland, College Park.

Evolutionary biology of ants.

Primary advisor: Schultz, Ted.

 

KAYAL, Ehsan. Iowa State University.

Sequencing complete mtDNA for demosponges.

Primary advisor: Collins, Allen.

 

MCLEAN, Bryan. University of New Mexico.

Pattern and process and radiation of ground dwelling squirrels.

Primary advisor: Helgen, Kristofer.

 

PINTO, Miguel. City University of New York.

Evolution of Trybasome parasites.

Primary advisor: Helgen, Kristofer.

 

RIBEIRO, Eduardo. University of Chicago.

South American historical linguistics.

Primary advisor: Merrill, William.

 

SIGEL, Erin. Duke University.

Genome evolution in hybrid ferns.

Primary advisor: Schuettpelz, Eric.

 

SPEARMAN, Lauren. Rutgers University.

Community phylogenetics and biodiversity of South African grasshoppers.

Primary advisor: Hayek, Lee-Ann.

 

SUGIYAMA, Nawa. Harvard University.

Analyzing ancient felid bones from the Maya site of Copan, Honduras.

Primary advisor: Rick, Torben.

 

TURCATEL, Maureen. North Carolina State University.

Phylogenomics of robber flies.

Primary advisor: Dikow, Torsten.

 

VAN ALLEN, Adrian.  University of California, Berkeley

Crafting Nature: Conservation, Biotechnology, and the Future of Collecting.

Primary advisor: Bell, Joshua A.

 

WATERS, Laura. University of Michigan.

Experimental geochemistry of Obsidian Rhyolite lavas.

Primary advisor: Andrews, Benjamin.

 

2015

BENTLAGE, Bastian. University of Kansas.

Biogeographic patterns and ecological processes that govern species.

Primary advisor: Collins, Allen.

 

DOUGLASS, Kristina. Yale University.

Extinction of the elephant bird in Madagascar.

Primary advisor: Rick, Torben.

 

FRAASS, Andrew. University of Massachusetts.

Controls on Species Longevity during Cretaceous Environmental Crises.

Primary advisor: Huber, Brian.

 

FRASER, Danielle. Carleton University.

Community structure of fossil mammals.

Primary advisor: Lyons, S. Kate.

 

GOODHEART, Jessica. University of Maryland, College Park.

Nudibranch phylogenetics and evolution.

Primary advisor: Strong, Ellen.

 

GOSTEL, Morgan. George Mason University.

A conserved ortholog set (COS) for Compositae: A case study in the genus Moquiniastrum and outreach through GGI Gardens.

Primary advisor: Funk, Vicki.

 

GOTTSCHO, Andrew. University of California, Riverside.

Speciation and Species Delimitation of Zebra-tailed Lizards (Callisaurus draconoides complex).

Primary advisor: DeQuieroz, Kevin.

 

HARRIS, Wendy “AJ”. Oklahoma State University.

Assembly of the North American woody flora.

Primary advisor: Wen, Jun.

 

HINKLE, Margaret. Washington University.

Manganese oxidizing in fungi.

Primary advisor: Post, Jeffrey.

 

LARABEE, Fredrick. University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Biomechanics of ant mandibles.

Primary advisor: Schultz, Ted.

 

LEASI, Francesca. Drexel University.

Genome diversity and evolution in microscopic organisms (meiofauna).

Primary advisor: Norenburg, Jon L..

 

LECLERC CAFFAREL, Stephanie. University of East Anglia.

American presence in Figi.

Primary advisor: Kaeppler, Adrienne.

 

LUNNING, Nicole. University of Tennessee.

Melting experiments on chondrites.

Primary advisor: McCoy, Timothy.

 

MCCURRY, Matthew. Monash University.

Evolution of marine tetrapods.

Primary advisor: Pyenson, Nicholas.

 

MILLER, Theresa. University of Oxford.

Biodiversity Management in the Canela Indigenous Community of Brazil: Linking People, Plants, and Landscapes.

Primary advisor: Bell, Joshua A.

 

SMITH, Emily. Harvard University.

Small shelly fossils from the Early Cambrian.

Primary advisor: Erwin, Douglas.

 

SOUL, Laura. University of Oxford.

Macroevolutionary responses to invasion in the Miocene mammalian fossil record.

Primary advisor: Hunt, Eugene G.

 

TORNABENE, Luke. Texas A & M University.

Evolution of Gobies.

Primary advisor: Baldwin, Carole C.

 

2016

BALK, Meghan. University of New Mexico.

Changes in community composition of megafauna-dominated systems.

Primary advisor: Carrano, Matthew T..

 

BELL, Kayce. University of New Mexico.

The Impact of Host Hybridization on Parasitism in Western North American.

Primary advisor: Phillips, Anna.

 

BENAGE, Mary. Georgia Institute of Technology.

Explosive Volcanic Plume Dynamics: examination of air entrainment through experiments, image analysis of eruptions, and numerical models.

Primary advisor: Andrews, Benjamin.

 

BUENAVENTURA, Eliana. University of Copenhagen.

What Highly Conserved DNA Regions tell us about evolution: Anchored hybrid enrichment and massively parallel sequencing for comparative studies.

Primary advisor: Dikow, Torsten.

 

DELICADO IGLESIAS, Diana. Justus Liebig University.

Why do taxa differ in species richness? A multifactorial evolutionary investigation of microgastropods.

Primary advisor: Hershler, Robert.

 

EVANS, Nathaniel. University of Florida.

Patterns of molecular evolution associated with physiological adaptation to low-salinity.

Primary advisor: Lemaitre, Rafael.

 

FERREIRA DOS SANTOS, Bernardo. American Museum of Natural History.

Evolution of convergent functional systems in a hyperdiverse clade of parasitic.

Primary advisor: Brady, Sean G.

 

KEATING BITONTI, Caitlin. Stanford University.

Size evolution of single-celled and multicellular eukaryotes across the Eocene-Oligocene boundary (~34 Ma).

Primary advisor: Hunt, Eugene G.

 

PACE, Marcelo. University of Sao Paulo.

Cambial variants in Malpighiaceae: structure, development, evolution and diversification.

Primary advisor: Acevedo, Pedro.

 

PATRELLO, Christopher. University of Rochester.

Northwest coast Native American tourist art.

Primary advisor: Bell, Joshua A.

 

ROA VARON, Adela. College of William and Mary.

Multi-scale phylogenetics of hakes (Merluccius, Merlucciidae), a high-priority group for fisheries conservation.

Primary advisor: Baldwin, Carole C.

 

WRIGHT, David. Ohio State University.

How do mass extinctions reshape ecologic diversity in the marine biosphere?

Primary advisor: Hunt, Eugene G.

 

2017

ARMSTRONG, Chelsey. Simon Fraser University.

Indigenous Forest Gardens: Ancient Cultural and Ecological Impacts on Contemporary Landscapes.

Primary advisor: Rick, Torben.

 

CARABALLO ORTIZ, Marcos. Pennsylvania State University.

Cultural implications of bird population decline to present as public exhibition.

Primary advisor: Wen, Jun.

 

CHANG, Lucy. University of California, Berkeley

Assessing the role of morphological distinctness in macroevolutionary dynamics

Primary advisor: Huber, Brian

 

DE MIRANDA, Gustavo. University of Copenhagen.

Phylogeography of the Brazilian Atlantic Forest: whip spiders as a model system using a combination of next generation sequencing and multi-locus approaches.

Primary advisor: Wood, Hannah M.

 

DONOVAN, Michael. Pennsylvania State University.

Evolutionary and ecological responses of insect herbivores to glacial-interglacial climatic.

Primary advisor: Labandeira, Conrad.

 

HOLYCROSS, Megan. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Partitioning of vanadium in high pressure systems as a function of oxygen fugacity.

Primary advisor: Cottrell, Elizabeth.

 

HOSNER, Peter. University of Kansas.

Evolution of flightlessness of rails.

Primary advisor: James, Helen F.

 

LIN, Chan. University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Comparative neuroanatomy in hyperiid amphipods: how sensory adaptations shape their brains.

Primary advisor: Osborn, Karen.

 

O’CONNELL, Kyle.  University of Texas, Arlington

Using historical museum samples and genomic data to investigate demographic shifts in Appalachian salamander communities.

Primary advisor: Bell, Rayna

 

PRATES, Ivan. City University of New York.

The evolution of sexual signals in mainland anole lizards: a comparative genomic approach.

Primary advisor: de Queiroz, Kevin.

 

PRITCHARD, Adam. Yale University.

The Early Evolution of Crown-Group Reptiles: New Perspectives on Anatomical Innovation & Ecological Diversification.

Primary advisor: Sues, Hans-Dieter.

 

PRZELOMSKA, Natalia. University of Cambridge.

Deified to extinction? Insights into human impacts on Hawaiian forest birds through the genomic analysis of `ahu`ula (feather capes).

Primary advisor: Kistler, Logan.

 

URIBE, Juan. Universidad Autonoma de Madrid.

Phylogenomic Relationships Of Vetigastropoda (Mollusca, Gastropoda): capture by hybridization of DNA of exotic specimens from museum collections.

Primary advisor: Strong, Ellen

 

2018

DAL FORNO, Manuela. George Mason University

Starting from scratch: Using whole genome sequencing to understand lichenization in Basidiomycota.

Primary advisor: Schuettpelz, Eric

 

ELLER, Andrea. University of Oregon

Environmental Mismatches in Nonhuman Primates: Anthropogenic environments and health outcomes.

Primary advisor: Sholts, Sabrina

 

FARFAN, Gabriela. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Assessing mineralogy, crystallography and morphological disorder in opals from biogenic and geological origins.

Primary advisor: Post, Jeffrey

 

GONZALEZ, Brett. University of Copenhagen

Extreme Scale Worm Diversity: The Path to Pelagicism (Aphroditiformia, Annelida).

Primary advisor: Osborn, Karen

 

JUKAR, Advait. George Mason University

Structure of the local terrestrial herbivore guild in the Mesozoic and Cenozoic.

Primary advisor: Carrano, Matthew T.

 

MURRAY, Elizabeth. University of California, Riverside

Evolution and relationships of the Chrysidoidea and their relatives.

Primary advisor: Brady, Sean G.

 

MYERS, Edward. City University of New York

Diversification Across South American Arid Biomes: Spatially Explicit Demographic Model Selection in Crotalus durissus.

Primary advisor: Bell, Rayna

 

NANGLU, Karma. University of Toronto

Ambulacrarian origins re-visited through the Cambrian fossil record.

Primary advisor: Erwin, Douglas

 

NITTA, Joel. Harvard University

The Biogeographical Past and Future of Ferns in French Polynesia.

Primary advisor: Schuettpelz, Eric

 

SMITH, Kerri. University of Texas, El Paso

An integrative approach to elucidate metapopulation structure and habitat use of the Sowerby’s beaked whale, a cryptic marine species.

Primary advisor: McGowen, Michael

 

WOMACK, Molly. University of California, Berkeley

Rampant middle ear evolution in frogs and lizards.

Primary advisor: Bell, Rayna

 

2019

AUSTIN, Rita. University of Oklahoma

A Cross-Institutional Investigation of Dental Calculus: Determining Substrate Origins and Differential Biomolecular Recoverability.

Primary advisor: Sholts, Sabrina

 

BALASWAMINATHAN, Sowparnik. University of California, San Diego

Passage from India: Intimacy, Politics, and Curatorial Practice during the Cold War.

Primary advisor: Bell, Joshua A.

 

BARVE, Sahas. Old Dominion University

Do Himalayan birds wear a down jacket? Adaptation for plumage thermo-insulation in montane birds.

Primary advisor: Dove, Carla

 

BRANCO, Cristiana. Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Filling a critical knowledge gap on deep-sea ecosystems by characterizing the distribution and diversity of deep-sea sponges of the NW Atlantic.

Primary advisor: Collins, Allen

 

ELLIOTT SMITH, Emma. University of New Mexico

Characterizing the importance of kelp to ancient Pacific coast ecosystems.

Primary advisor: Rick, Torben C.

 

EVANS, Scott. University of California, Riverside

The role of oxygen in the evolution and extinction of Ediacaran animals.

Primary advisor: Erwin, Douglas H.

 

GUICE, George. Cardiff University

Constraining Archean geodynamic regimes in the São Francisco and Amazonian Cratons, Brazil: an integrated field, petrographic and geochemical approach.

Primary advisor: Ackerson, Michael

 

HODEL, Richard. University of Michigan

Combining phylogenomics and collections-based deep learning technologies to resolve phylogeny, assess polyploidy, and infer biogeography in Prunus.

Primary advisor: Wen, Jun

 

KALLAL, Robert. George Washington University

Big heads and fast jaws: characterizing cheliceral and carapace morphology of araneoid spiders in the genomic age.

Primary advisor: Wood, Hannah

 

KORASIDIS, Vera. University of Melbourne

Terrestrial pollen carbon isotope record and ecology across the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum.

Primary advisor: Wing, Scott L.

 

LIN, Audrey. University of Oxford

Evolution of human antiviral genes.

Primary advisor: Kistler, Logan

 

RAGNI, Anna. Richard Gilder Graduate School

Life history and environmental correlates to mammalian trabecular bone.

Primary advisor: Sholts, Sabrina

 

RASSMUSSEN, Daniel. Columbia University

The long and short of run-up: Insights into the timing of volcanic eruption from a study of Volcán Arenal.

Primary advisor: Cottrell, Elizabeth

 

WILLERT, Madison.  Georgia Institute of Technology

Anthropogenic-Mediated Shifts in the Trophic Structure of Reef Fishes.

Primary advisor: Baldwin, Carole C.