Lab Alumni/Students

Nicholas Spano: Ph.D. student, started Fall 2014 

Eric Holt: Ph.D. student, started Fall 2015 

2016 Natalia Villavicencio: Causes of Quaternary extinctions in South America (Postdoctoral Fellowship, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile | UC · Departamento de Ecología)

2016 Zixiang Zhang: Comparative Morphology of Miocene and Recent Antilocaprids of the Western United States (M.Sc.)

2000-2015 Marc Carrasco: Research Associate, biogeography and biodiversity

2015 M. Allison Stegner: Spatial and Temporal Variation in Mammalian Diversity of the Colorado Plateau (USA) (Postdoctoral Fellowhsip, University of Wisconsin)

2013 Kaitlin Maguire: Understanding the paleoecology and niche dynamics of mammals in the Mascall Fauna (Middle Miocene), Oregon. (Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of California Merced, then hired by U.S. Geological Survey)

2013 Emily Lindsey: Taphonomy and paleecology of asphaltic Pleistocene Vertebrate Deposits of the Western Neotropics (Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship, Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, Montevideo, Uruguay, then Assistant Curator and Excavation Site Director, La Brea Tar Pits & Musuem and Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability)

2013 Susumu Tomiya: Ecological Aspects of the Diversity Dynamics of North American Fossil Mammals (Postdoctoral position at Chicago Field Museum of Natural History and then De Moines University, Department of Anatomy)

2010 Jenny McGuire: The effects of Quaternary environmental changes on Microtus distribution and morphology (Postdoctoral position at National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, tenure track position at Georgia Tech, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences )

2009 Alan B. Shabel: Craniodental Morphology and Biochemistry of Africans Carnivorans: Toward a New Model of Plio-Pleistocene Hominin Evolution (Lecturer, UC Berkeley, Department of Integrative Biology).

2008 Nick Pyenson: Understanding the paleoecology and evolution of cetaceans in the Eastern North Pacific Ocean during the Neogene. (postdoctoral fellowship at University of British Columbia, then hired as Curator at Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History) (co-advised with D. Lindberg)

2007 Brian Kraatz: The Origin and Evolution of Lagomorphs in the Paleogene of Asia. (postdoctoral fellowship at American Museum of Natural History, then hired as Assistant Professor at Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, CA).

2005 Samantha S. B. Hopkins: Evolutionary History and Paleoecology of Aplodontoid Rodents. (2-year postdoctoral fellowship at National Evolutionary Synthesis Center; Associate Professor, Department of Geology, University of Oregon).

2005 Edward B. Davis: External Forcing and Mammalian Macroevolution. (Postdoctoral Fellowship at Museum of Vertebrate Zoology; then hired as Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, University of Oregon )

2004 Robert S. Feranec: Ecological consequences of the evolution of key adaptations, and niche partitioning in C-3 dominated environments. (Postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University, Hired as Curator of Quaternary Vertebrate Paleontology at New York State Museum)

1997 Christopher J. Bell: Microtine rodent evolution and biochronology. University of California at Berkeley Department of Integrative Biology. (Professor of Geology, University of Texas at Austin )

1997 Tina I. Rouse: Climate change and morphological evolution of Pleistocene Cynomys. University of California at Berkeley Department of Integrative Biology. (Hired as American Association for Advancement of Science Fellow at U.S. Agency for International Development)