Jimmy A. McGuire

Museum of Vertebrate Zoology & Department
   of Integrative Biology
3101 Valley Life Sciences Building
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-3160
Telephone: (510) 643-4699
Fax: (510) 643-8238
E-mail address: mcguirej@berkeley.edu

 

EDUCATION

San Diego State University, B.S. Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude), Biology minor, 1985-89
San Diego State University, M.S. Biology, 1989-94, Thesis: "Phylogenetic Systematics and Evolutionary Biology of Crotaphytid Lizards" (advisor - Richard Etheridge)
University of Texas at Austin, Ph.D. Zoology,1993-1998, Dissertation: "Phylogenetic Systematics, Scaling Relationships, and the Evolution of Gliding Performance in Southeast Asian Flying Lizards (Genus Draco)" (co-advisors - David Cannatella and David Hillis).
United States National Museum, Postdoctoral Fellow, 1999, (Advisor - Kevin de Queiroz).      

   

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Assistant Professor and Assistant Curator, Louisiana State University, 1/1/2000–12/31/2002
Assistant Professor and Curator of Herpetology, University of California, 1/1/2003–6/30/2008
Associate Professor and Curator of Herpetology, University of California, 7/1/2008–present

 

TEACHING

Herpetology (IB 175 & 175L), Vertebrate Natural History (IB 104 & 104L), Seminar in Molecular Evolution (IB 264), Seminar in Phylogenetic Systematics (IB 290), Herpetology Seminar (IB 234), Coalescent Methods for Phylogenetics and Population Genetics (IB 291)

 

HONORS

Graduated from San Diego State University with Summa Cum Laude distinction, 1989
Society of Systematic Biologists Ernst Mayr award competition, Honorable Mention, Athens, Georgia, 1994
Society of Systematic Biologists Ernst Mayr award, Vancouver, 1998
Society of Systematic Biologists Publisher’s Award for Excellence in Systematic Research (in recognition of the
best student paper published in the journal Systematic Biology, 1998; Morphology, Molecules, and the Phylogenetics of Cetaceans)
Elected a Fellow of the California Academy of Sciences, 2009

 

INVITED SEMINARS

1994 - University of Texas at Austin, San Diego State University
1995 - Washington University
1998 - University of Texas at Austin, Louisiana State University
1999 - William and Mary University
2000 - Southeastern Louisiana University
2002 - Oklahoma State University, University of California, Berkeley (2)
2003 – Field Museum of Natural History, University of Indonesia, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia, Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense, Indonesia
2004 – Brigham Young University
2005 – University of California, Davis, UC Berkeley, University of Indonesia, Washington State University
2006 – University of Oklahoma, Virginia Tech.
2007 – San Diego State University, University of California, Santa Cruz
2008 – Santa Rosa Junior College (Peter Leveque Natural History Lecture)
2009 – Humboldt State University, University of Kansas, Findlay College, Bowling Green University
2010 – University of Nevada, Reno
2011 – University of Colorado, California Academy of Sciences
2012 – The University of Texas at Austin

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

The Herpetologists' League, Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles, Society of Systematic Biologists, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, The Society for the Study of Evolution

 

COMMITTEES AND SERVICE

Sigma Xi (Berkeley chapter), President, 2011-present; Sigma Xi (Berkeley chapter), Vice President, 2010-2011; Herpetologists’ League Board of Directors, 2009-present; Editorial Board of the Society of Systematic Biologists, 2006-2009, SSAR Board of Directors, 2005-2009, ASIH Board of Governors, 2001-2006. Editorial Board of the ASIH, 2005-present. Editorial board of the International Herpetological Symposium (publishers of Herpetological Natural History) 1994-1998. Judge for ASIH Stoye Student Award competition, 1999. Chair of the ASIH Stoye Student Award competition for general herpetology, 2000. Judge for the SSB Ernst Mayr Award competition, 2000. Society of Systematic Biologists Nominating Committee, 2001, 2011, 2012. Served on NSF Systematic Biology Panel in 2005, DBI (biological infrastructure) in2009, DDIG Panel in 2010.

Reviewer for The National Science Foundation, Nature, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, American Naturalist, Evolution, Systematic Biology, Molecular Biology and Evolution, Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, Canadian Journal of Zoology, Genetica, Herpetologica, Herpetological Monographs, Herpetological Natural History, Herpetological Review, Journal of Herpetology, Copeia, Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, Zoologische Anzeiger, and Breviora.