I am currently working out of Simon's lab at the University of New Orleans. Simon's work focused mainly on functional morphology and sexual selection where he uses different model organisms from anoles to beetles where he looks at trade-offs between performance and life-history traits to assess genetic quality. Simon is also researching how sexual dimorphism affects performance and life-history traits, and the affect of invasive brown anoles, Anolis sagrei on green anoles, Anolis carolinensis.
During the summer of 2010 I was fortunate to join Dr. Bickford's lab at the National University of Singapore on an NSF East Asia & Pacific Summer Institute award to work on part of my dissertation. Dr. Bickford's research focuses on the affects of climate change, habitat degradation, and latitudinal gradients on amphibians, and the impacts the illegal reptile and amphibian trade has on wild populations.
Eric and I have been working together for eight years from when we first met at Loma Linda University. Eric's work focuses on using radiotelemetry to study the ecology of snakes. Eric recently completed his PhD where he focused on examining niche partitioning between red diamond rattlesnakes, Crotalus ruber, and southern Pacific rattlesnakes, Crotalus oreganus helleri.
Lee served on my committee for my master's at Loma Linda University. After many long years of working in Baja California and publishing a book on the herps of Baja, Lee has now been working in Malaysia for over 10 years surveying the country for herps and describing many new species.
Bill was my adviser for my master's at Loma Linda University. Bill is a very ambitious biologist working on a wide range of projects from venom metering in venomous snakes to the behavioral ecology, conservation, and taxonomy of different reptile and bird species, particularly in the Bahamas.
Todd recently completed his PhD and is currently serving as the manager at Cano Palma's Biological Station in Costa Rica. His PhD research focused on how various environmental variables, particularly water quality, affected the population dynamics of several frog species over many years. Along with continuing his study on frogs at Cano Palma, Todd is responsible for heading up various projects ranging from sea turtle conservation, bird trapping, mammal transects, and of course, catching snakes.
Alex is currently working on his PhD at the College of Staten Island under Dr. Frank Burbrink where he will be looking at the phylogeography, speciation, and demography of various snake species, particularly cryptic species complexes.
Evan S.H. Quah
Evan is currently working on his PhD at the Universiti Sains Malaysia where he would likely be studying the biogeography of montane reptile and amphibians in Malaysia. For the past couple of years, Evan has been working with Dr. Lee Grismer surveying different sites throughout Malaysia for herps and describing new species.
Anne did her honors thesis under Dr. David Bickford where she looked at the diet and endoparasite composition of reticulated pythons, Broghammerus reticulatus. Anne is currently at the University of Hong Kong where she will begin her master's degree working with Dr. Nancy Karraker looking at the effects of relocation of the white-lipped pitviper, Cryptelytrops albolabris.