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Meet Our Students

Serena Achá
Ph.D.
Bolivia
Muchhala Lab

Research interest: Systematics of Prunus (Rosaceae) and Passiflora (Passifloraceae), species delimitation and geometric morphometry.
Contact: sia7vc@mail.umsl.edu


Samoa Asigau
Ph.D.
Papua New Guinea
Parker Lab

Research interest: Population genetics and spatial and demographic patterns of mosquitoes in implicating avian malaria in the Galapagos Archipelago.
Contact: ssacn6@mail.umsl.edu


Rani Asmarayani
Ph.D.
Indonesia
Stevens Lab

Research interest: Systematic study of Asian Piper (Piperaceae).
Contact: rawd5@umsl.edu
Matthew W. Austin
Ph.D.
United States
Dunlap Lab

Research Interest: Behavioral responses to anthropogenic environmental change; phenotypic plasticity; bumble bee ecology.
Contact: mwacpb@mail.umsl.edu


Camilo A. Calderon-Acevedo
Ph.D.
Colombia
Muchhala Lab

Research interest: Bat systematics and evolution, Bat-Plant interactions.
Contact: cackdb@mail.umsl.edu


Miguel Chaves Fallas
Ph.D.
Costa Rica
Marquis Lab

Research interest:  Plant-insect interactions on tropical islands, plant taxonomy, restoration ecology and conservation.
Contact:  chamiguel@gmail.com

 

Eva Colberg
Ph.D.
USA
Marquis Lab

Research interest:  plant-animal interactions, seed dispersal, myrmecology, tropical ecology + conservation.
Contact:  eva.colberg@gmail.com


Estefania Fernandez
Ph.D.
Bolivia
Marquis Lab

Research interest: Restoration ecology, tropical forests, bromeliaceae, facilitation cascades and networks.
Contact: epi.stef@gmail.com

 


Andreia Figueiredo
Ph.D.
Brazil
Dunlap Lab

Research Interest: Cognitive ecology, animal learning, insect behavior, social behavior, pollination biology.
Contact:  aqtbp@mail.umsl.edu


Diana Gamba
Ph.D.
Colombia
Muchhala Lab

Research interest: Biodiversity, biogeography, and evolution of flowering plants (specifically Melastomataceae). Focus of studies in Neurotropics, particularly in the Chocó and northern Andes.
Contact: dlgtk5@mail.umsl.edu


Meghann Humphries
Ph.D.
USA
Research interest:  Phylogeography, population genetics, host/parasite coevolution.

 

Mari C. Jaramillo
M.S.
Ecuador
Parker Lab
Research interest: Disease Ecology of malaria (Plasmodium) parasites in Galapagos avifauna.
Contact: mcj6fd@mail.umsl.edu

M. Isabel Loza
Ph.D.
Bolivia
Ricklefs Lab

Research interest: Rarity and beta-diversity of trees of Bolivian forests.
Contact: milwc6@mail.umsl.edu

 


Patricia Mendoza Becerra
Ph.D.
Peru
Parker Lab

Research Interest: Wildlife trafficking, primate rehabilitation and disease risk.
Contact:  am632@umsl.edu



Juan Moreira-Hernandez
Ph.D.
Costa Rica
Muchhala Lab

Research interest: vertebrate pollination and seed dispersal, plant evolution, ecology of Neotropical bats, biodiversity conservation.
Conact:  juan.moreira@gmail.com or jimxx6@mail.umsl.edu



Fidisoa Rasambainarivo
Ph.D.
Madagascar
Parker Lab

Research interest: Conservation medicine, health and diseases at the human and wildlife interface.
Contact:  ftrz98@mail.umsl.edu

 


Amanda (Yingtong) Wu
Ph.D.
China
Ricklefs Lab

Research Interest: Origin and maintenance of biodiversity, the ecology and evolution of species range size, host-pathogen interaction.
Contact:  yw3dp@mail.umsl.edu

 

Last Updated:  April 2018